Fall/Winter 16/17 Shoes

Like I told you on the first trend report, this Fall collections have too much information. Maximalism strikes again and you can spot its trace elements both on the clothes and accessories. I´ll be showing you what I believe to be the essential shoes for this season on this trend report and the next one will have all the accessories. Please note that it´s not my fault. Personally, I blame creative directors. The creative process of every important fashion house was just remarkable this Fall/Winter. I, of course, was a victim.

Loafers

It was Fall 2015 and Alessandro Michele had a perfect vision for Gucci. The loafers emerged and they´re not going anywhere anytime soon. If there´s any versatile shoe for this Fall, it´s the loafer. So, have you picked yours?

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Bottom Middle: Gucci (via net-a-porter.com); all the others: ASOS.com

Flat Slides

You´ve already seen them during summer and even last Fall. I must say I have mixed feelings when it comes to flat slides because I don´t find them that comfortable or practical. But i´ll tell you if this relationship makes any progresses. A piece of advice: don´t run while wearing them.

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Top Left: Gucci (via Vogue.com); All the others: ASOS.com

Mid-heel Shoes

Also known as “Granny Shoes” and definitely a very possible acquisition for this season. I find them very comfortable and super stylish, perfect to wear with frilled jeans and a cozy oversized knit (you know, for those days when you don´t want to put much thought on what you´re going to wear).

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Top Left : Chloé (via Farfetch.com); the others: ASOS.com

Ballerina Shoes

I didn´t love ballet very much when I practiced it but I did like my ballerina shoes very much and used to wear them around the house. You can transport yourself back to your childhood days with a classier version of ballerinas or an edgier one. Blame it on Miu Miu. As for my Bimba y Lola edgy ballet shoes, I find them perfect to wear with culottes.

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Top Right and Left: ASOS.com; Bottom Left: Miu Miu (via Vogue.com); Bottom Right: Bimba y Lola (old collection).

Mary-Janes

The classic. Is there anything more feminine than a good pair of Mary-Jane´s? Again, a good reminder of your childhood days. And because velvet is one of the main Fall fabrics, if you want a win-win situation, find yourself a pair of these in velvet. If you´re able to find something that goes terribly wrong with Mary-Janes, please let me know. I haven´t so far. P.s. a tracksuit doesn´t count. We´ll talk about athleisure later.

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Top Left: Dolce & Gabbana (via Farfetch.com); Top Right: Marc Jacobs (via Farfetch.com); Bottom: both ASOS.com

Ankle Boots

I know, I know. But history tends to repeat itself. So ankle boots are a thing, again. But this time the ankle boot trend comes bolder. You can choose from a huge variety of prints and play mix&match with your outfits now more than ever. If you´re not much of a bold prints kind of person, you still have lots of options: pvc, suede, velvet… everything with only one color or a little statement on the heel. Can you guess which one I daydream about? 😉

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Top Left and Right: ASOS.com; Bottom Left: ASOS.com, Bottom Right: ASOS.com (Tommy x Gigi is already on ASOS).

 

As always, I’d love to know what you think. Which are your favorites? See you in the comment section and stay tuned for the next trend report 🙂

 

 

 

New Years Eve Inspiration III

Heels

Because everybody loves a good gown, the third option (I must confess it´s the one I never choose) is all about long classical dresses and matching heels.

My intention was to make every single detail on the outfit stand out a bit plus give you an idea of what hairstyle and make-up you can pick. I prefer strong colors though I wouldn´t apply that to the 4th outfit – for that one I would say nudes and pastels.

This image was created with Polyvore App.

Velvet Issue

It is fall/winter 2014/15 prodigious fabric. It is soft, it can give you a stunning shape or just ruin it (it is a very difficult fabric to wear).
But let’s start from the beginning: when Gucci had Tom Ford, back in 1994 (sure I was a little girl, but one with velvet details on her outfits, cause both my mother and grandmother have great taste!) and there was a red velvet suit – the same one Gwyneth Paltrow rocked on Mtv VMA’s.
Back then, velvet was expression of a grunge culture – and Tom Ford was probably the first designer to show how feminine and powerful a woman can look on a velvet tux.
Every year (specially on festive season) we go trough fall winter collections and stare at this magical fabric: it comes in a more conservative way (think about a black tux or a small detail on a shoe) or more audacious and bold (an emerald green dress or the eternal and fabulous royal blue).
Either way, designers gave us enough choices to pick the perfect velvet piece. From Saint Laurent to Alexander McQueen, J.Brand or Altuzarra for Target Collab, Emilio Pucci, Elie Saab and even Massimo Dutti – all offering the best options.
I must confess, every time I hear ‘the 90’s are back’ I tend to be very afraid. But somehow designers lately have taken the worst pieces (the crops, for example) and redesign them in order to achieve something great. Velvet is one of those pieces.
How about you? What do you think about this trend and how would you wear it?

How to properly use velvet
Velvet can be super tricky to wear: in order to give you the perfect shape it mustn’t be to tight nor give much. You must be aware that velvet will start to loose shape eventually.

How to accessorize your velvet
With a full velvet look, I prefer golden accessories. The contrast between the soft dark yet shining fabric and a great golden bracelet and earrings or a statement necklace is beyond perfect. Think about the baroque trend to inspire yourself while accessorizing.
If you’re not much of an accessories person, I suggest another great trend: the silk scarf. Nothing goes better with velvet than the contrast of silk and the variety of padrons of silk scarves.
When It comes to choose the perfect shoes, I’d say stilettos.
Careful when choosing your accessories, you don’t want to take the whole holiday season to much seriously.

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Source: pinterest, vogue.com