Blue suede shoes are a guaranteed conversation starter, and we’ve tracked down a seriously hot new pair.
Let me introduce Correns by B Brian Atwood, a new 4.25 inch heel with a 0.5 inch platform. This blue suede stretch sandal will cost $395 and ships 21 June 2013. It’s available for pre-order now from the Brian Atwood website.
If you can’t wait that long for your blue suede fix, then I can happily report that help is at hand. Jessica Simpson’s Jasmint in Americana blue suede has just returned to heels.com. This kick-arse 5 inch stiletto has a 1.5 inch platform.
I’d recommend getting in quickly as this shoe is very popular and will no doubt sell out. In fact the stocks of size 9 are already exhausted 🙁
Trying to predict shoe trends is one of the more fun guessing games we play, but to get the really good tips why not ask an industry expert? Recently the team from Australian Exhibitions & Conferences did just that when they caught up with Jen Sherrin of leading fashion trend forecaster WGSN.
So what trends can we look for in this coming fall and winter? Jen says that we can expect rich and dark tones as usual this winter, but also that the pastel look from spring and summer should continue on through the colder months. However the pastel look for fall and winter will be a little more subtle or subdued that the look from the warmer seasons.
Jen also says to look out for tone-on-tone pastels this fall and winter, referencing the likes of Jil Sander. We should also see references of black and white coming into the pastel collection and some companies are even putting a tiny bit of neon into the pastels for accessories.
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Theres no neon in these charcoal ankle boots, but we think their two-toned, color-blocked design will remain on trend for a while to come. Pictured here in Charcoal/Amoretto these round-toe, 4.5 inch ankle boots are new from Jessica Simpson for $129.
See the full interview with Jen Sherrin of WGSN here:
Wooden wedges are definitely fashionable right now, but have you seen some of the weird and wonderful designs for wooden heels that are making an impact this season? Amongst all the more “normal” wooden wedges there are some really bizarre designs that are worth taking a closer look at.
Our pick of the craziest are these grey leather wing tip brogues from B Store. The stacked leather heel on the sole of the brogue is attached to a solid wooden wedge platform to create a truly unique and mad effect. These are certainly an eye-catching shoe!
The cutout theme continues with these 5 inch cutout wedges from Reed Krakoff. They’re pictured here in nude leather and python, and have a 1.5 inch front platform. £487.50 from net-a-porter:
With a 2 inch front platform, these peep-toe, slip on wedge heels from Camilla Skovgaard have a fairly traditional 5 inch wedge heel. What makes them unusual is the overlap of black leather on the wooden wedge, utilising straight lines and curves for an eye-popping effect. These heels are Camilla Skovgaard’s tanganica leather and wooden wedge mules – £329.17 from net-a-porter:
Finally, these Jessica Simpson Alexy 2 wedges are literally groovy:
Could tortoiseshell be the latest trend emerging in the world of high heels? The tortoiseshell look is certainly popular among the high-end shoe designers, and perhaps it is only a matter of time before other designers and brands take up the fashion too. Today we have tracked down 5 of the sharpest tortoise shoes currently on the market: two sandals, two pumps and a peep toe.
The high heel featured at the top of this article is Stuart Weitzman’s “Fantasia” sandal. This shoe has patent leather straps with a tortoiseshell pattern, a small exposed 1 inch platform and a 5 inch stiletto heel. It can be farfetched from Palermo Italy for €263.
The pumps are by Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik. The Choo (above) is Abel, a 4 inch tortoiseshell-print patent-leather pump from the Choo 24:7 capsule collection. It is new to net-a-porter for £312.50. The Manolo (below) is also a 4 inch tortoiseshell-print pump. It’s available in limited sizes from Bergdorf Goodman for $595.
For a more budget, option the Endo tortoise sandals from Jessica Simpson (below) stack up well. These shoes have a 5 inch tortoise heel with criss-crossing straps and a 1 inch stacked platform also with the tortoiseshell pattern. They’re currently on sale at heels.com for $67.99.
Our final tortoise shoe find are these red calf leather peep toe pumps from Jimmy Choo. The leather in these high heels has a tortoiseshell pattern and they can be farfetched from Capri Italy for €467.
“This little lady in my belly throws off my balance,” Simpson said in a recent interview. “I’m flat-footed, so cute flats and ballet slippers are comical on my feet.” Simpson is due to give birth in only a matter of days and has been recently reported as saying “I feel like I could pop at any second!”
It’s a pretty safe bet that Simpson will be back in her high heels soon. She’s also already confessed to being mildly concerned about her daughter inheriting one aspect of fiancé Eric Johnson athleticism – the effect on shopping! “I swear, I will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins,” Simpson laughed last month.
Meanwhile, the actress, singer and TV personality’s fashion brand continues to gather momentum. The Jessica Simpson Collection’s website has recently been upgraded to improve the browsing experience and has a new name too: Jessica Simpson Collection has just become Jessica Simpson.