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  1. Distressed Gucci Sneakers Trend

    August 14, 2019 by barbara

    Gucci has a new selection of distressed sneakers from its Cruise 2019 collection.   Inspired by the ’70s, the sportswear-inspired kicks are dubbed the “Screener GC sneaker” and are highlighted by their already-worn aesthetic.  The bizarre ‘vintage’ and ‘old-school’ trainers, which are made in Italy, cost $A1175 and are worn-in all over the sole and upper.  Selling the sneakers complete with intentional scuff marks for that price has raised eyebrows online. What’s your take on this?

  2. Zara Sandal Trend

    June 26, 2019 by barbara

    Zara is a retailer that is always the first to stock up the coolest emerging trend.  Recently we spotted this sandal with buckle details on their website. From strappy kitten heels to espadrilles, the buckle details on many sandals at Zara makes us realize that this trend is coming soon and will definitely be a hit.  Get ready and shop them now.

    Strappy mid-height heel

    Leather sandal with tortoiseshell buckle

    Leather wrap espadrille with ankle strap

    Thick sole athletic sandal

  3. Hottest Sandals Of The Season

    June 14, 2019 by barbara

    Summer means vacations and barbecues, but sartorially speaking, it is also a huge shift to open-toe season.  It is the time of the year where we can break out our open-toe shoes and let our bare feet breathe fresh air. This also means that it is time to make space in your closet for the new shoe trend.

    There was plenty of shoe inspiration to be found on the spring/summer 2019 runways. From womens water sandals to sneakers to clunky platforms, there are shoes for every occasion.  After examining the spring 2019 collections, we can narrow down to which sandals everyone will be packing on vacation come summer.  They are going to be the heel you will see everywhere.

    Without further ado, below are sandals trends that will be dominating this season and it is time to find out how to get the looks for yourself.

    The Platform

    Designers got a jump start on the platform trend for spring and summer 2019 with this carefree, woven, ’70s-style sandal options that are just aching for a good summer date night.  Comfortable and impossibly chic, these womens walking sandals are an excellent addition to your summer wardrobe.

    The Simple Mule

    One and done. That’s how much effort it takes to put your foot into a flat slide mule. This season’s best options come in chunky heels and different hues.  Keep it simple with these slip-on mules.

    The Naked Sandal

    You might have noticed a certain footwear trend that has trickled down from the spring/summer ’19 runways and popped up on your feeds.  “What trend?” You asked? That would be these downright sexy “naked sandals” that are perfect for hotter temperatures ahead, thanks to their cool, foot-baring, minimalist silhouettes.

    The Two-Strap

    The block heel sandals are still going strong. These subtly tapered heels give a trendy update to any block-heeled shoe. Try them out in any height, or in a sandal or fancier pump.  Consider it the shoe mascot of the summer wedding.

    The Flatform

    Remember the chunky flatform styles made famous by the likes of Steve Madden and Rocket Dog back in the 90’s? This controversial footwear trend is popping up this season again.  If you did not wear them as a kid, you better buy yourself a pair now.

    Gladiator Sandals

    All hail the gladiator sandal. With endless styles and shapes, do not be afraid to play around with this season’s “it” sandal style. For the most flattering results, consider adding a bit of height and go for a nude color skinny stiletto heel.  Pair the lace up gladiator sandals with an A-line skirt or a shift dress with a hemline that falls mid-thigh, to give the illusion of leaner limbs.

    Athleisure Sandals

    The enduring athleisure trend, marked by sneakers, activewear, and old-school streetwear staples are reworked with a polished edge this season. One of this summer’s staples is basically a warm-weather version of sporty sneakers. These strappy sport-style Lostisy Shoes with fuss-free Velcro strap are about to go viral.

    Hope you can find some inspiration from this list and have your pedicures at the ready!

  4. Summer Shoes Must-Haves 2019

    April 28, 2019 by barbara

    Summer is here and it is time to color those toenails and show them off.  Are you in the mood for a wardrobe shoe upgrade? From classic blocks to strappy sandals, these summer-ready shoes are the biggest statement shoe this season.  Don’t worry about busting the bank for these trendy shoes.  They are all below $100 but look over $500.

    Leather strap sandals by Mango ($80)

    Strippy Heeled Sandals by Topshop ($80)

    Zara Animal Print Mid Heel ($35)

    UO Christy Clear Mule Sandal ($30)

  5. Heels Trend Spring 2019

    March 27, 2019 by barbara

    So you are not a fan of athleisure dad’s sneakers eh? Well no worries because here is one shoe trend that is hot on the heels of celebrities and fashionistas (pun intended). It is the classic low heel grandmother’s shoes. The sensible heel heights and designs that embody the classic style is a comfortable shoe that is bubbling up this spring.

    Charles & Keith Block Heel Pump
    Urban Outfitters Rachel Slingback
    Mustard Slingback from Zara

  6. “Ugly” Sneakers Trend for 2019

    January 27, 2019 by barbara

    Well, in 2017, we saw the popularity of dad sneakers and then last year, chunky sneakers were everywhere.  Many called them the “ugly” sneakers, for obvious reasons.  Many people still cannot accept this sneaker style.  Now that we are in 2019, a new trend has taken over and it is the platform sneaker trend. They were popular in the ’90s and this decade’s fashion style is back with a vengeance.  Just think of Spice Girls and you would be instantly brought back to those platform sneakers.

    Check out this pair of chunky platform sole from Eytys, a Stockholm-based brand.  They have recently launched a collaboration with H&M.

  7. Shoe Trend for 2019

    January 17, 2019 by barbara

    Do you think that clothes are the true outfit makers?  If yes, then you are wrong.  Shoes is the one that you should pay attention to.  Women can wear even simple jeans and a T-shirt or sweater and having the perfect pair of statement heels or booties will instantly bring your outfit vibe to the next level.  So that is why we need more shoes in our closet.   Here are some of the top styles that you may want to invest in this year.


    Croc-Effect Ankle boots from Trouva

    The kitten mule adds an instant polish look to your ensemble.  Zara Kitten Mules

    Kick in a pair of knee high boots on your next night out.  Hai Knee High Boots from Nordstrom

    Sneakers – The more sparkly the better. Vans sparkly sneakers

    Loafers never go out of style.  Loafers from Asos

  8. Shoe Trend 2019

    December 27, 2018 by barbara

    I am sure you have seen the “dad’s” sneakers or”ugly” sneakers cropping up during the last few seasons.  Some may be in love with that look and some, like me who are just undecided.  Though they are unique but I feel that the chunky side of these sneakers is rather intimidating.

    Well, this trend will still be around next year but with a little twist.  Due to the popularity of dad sneakers, this chunky design will be getting an update in 2019.   It is going to be the trail sneaker trend as in outdoor hiking trail *gasp*.

    What are your thoughts on this?  Would you be wearing the chunky trail sneakers?


    Isabel Marrant

    Ganni High Sneakers

    photos from whowhatwear

  9. Fashion Brands For Cancer Awareness Month

    October 25, 2018 by barbara

    October is the Cancer Awareness Month and there are fashion brands who are joining the fight by supporting the cause and giving back.

    Close to My Heart’ lace bra, H&M

    H&M’s Close to My Heart collection is designed with comfort in mind for women who have had a single or double mastectomy.   The bra has pockets for prostheses ranging from 32A to 38D and is available in three designs – plain, lace and a front zipped sports bra.  These bras can also be worn by women who have not had a mastectomy.

    Pink Pony Big Shirt Polo, Ralph Lauren

    Ralph Lauren has launched The Pink Pony campaign since 2000 as its worldwide initiative to fight against cancer For this year, it has launched its biggest one yet—the Together in Pink campaign, featuring survivors and families who have been affected by the disease. 25% from the sale of each item in the Pink Pony collection will be forwarded to an international network of cancer charities.

    990v4 Pink Ribbon sneaker, New Balance

    New Balance has its Lace Up For the Cure collection and will be contributing 5% of the sale of each product from this collection to Susan G. Komen, the largest breast cancer organization in the United States.  They are also giving a minimum donation of $500,000.  The Lace Up For the Cure collection is available for both men and women which consists of shirts, shoes, and accessories.

  10. Gucci Journey Jeweled Embellished Sneakers

    August 21, 2018 by barbara

    Have y’all checked out Gucci’s Journey Jewel Embellished Sneakers?

    Gucci has truly outdone itself with these over-the-top versions. Featuring removable strings of crystals, the sneakers are a combination of several different trends. Are you into these mega-chunky flared shoes?