Buckles, laces, and pin-thin stilettos. Wearing shoe trends often requires some sartorial bravery. The Fall 2014 runways featured Western details like fringe and distressed leather (as spotted at Alexander Wang) and comfy-casual kicks (recall those couture-quality sneakers at Chanel). Here, Rue La La stylist Caroline M. shows us how to tackle these two talked-about trends.
Let’s be honest. Not only do square-toed shoes look funny, but they’re also a bit dated (and don’t plan on them coming back anytime soon). Instead, steer clear of this type of short-lived trend and choose a couple of pairs of classic lace-ups, like an Oxford or desert boot for every day and a brogue for those occasions that call for a little something extra.
- Brown leather or suede is the best neutral to start off your collection.
- Try a rich chestnut as well as a lighter brown to add variety.
- Pair with all shades of denim and pants – these are versatile and go with almost anything.
By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer
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