With shoes this summer, like so many other trends for 2014,
everything old is new again-
White VANS also- does it take you back to Junior High or High School? Classic canvas lace- ups are cute with boyfriend shorts and jeans, summer skirts and the dressed up track pant.
CONVERSE ALLSTARS and SUPERGAS are hot also. Even any white TENNIS SNEAKER-
think K-Swiss, Tretorn, Puma... nails the look for your white capris and striped maxi skirts. For my younger readers- the white sneaker is also super cute with shifts and sundresses.
SLIP ON sneakers are back in, too. A fresh take ( and offering more support)
on traditional espadrilles. Again look for Keds and Vans- both in solids
and fun prints and florals! Any time comfortable, functional shoes are in style
one should take advantage! They are available for every taste and budget,
from the floral lace look Givenchy $650 at Saks to a perforated white
Tory Birch $165, to Keds lime lavender chevron $39.99 at Zappos.
Pair them with any casual summer look.
BIRKENSTOCKS - once only a hippie's, geeky tourists' or senior citizen's choice
for sandals are now a fashion favorite as flat sandals are now a stylish statement.
Comfort is playing a big role this season.With many designers now doing their own versions
- the chunky sandal is now cool. Check out the Rebecca Minkoff Talis Too and the classic
Birko-Flor patent Birkenstock below and find versions from Givenchy to Marni
to Topshop and Zara recreating this iconic style.
MULES are another '90's trend in footwear making a comeback for 2014 -
little edgier and more sophisticated this time around.
They work nicely with another revived trend- the midi and maxi skirts.
If you don't love the chunky, clunky feel there are options that are more streamlined-
like a stiletto without a back
After a bit of an absence, it's good to be back blogging
More to share soon. Always love to hear what you think, too.