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Trendspotting: August 2017

The hottest hues, silhouettes, materials and add-ons for Spring ’18.

Photography by Joseph Pluchino

The Fuchsia is Now

The season’s most electric hue is fast and furious. From left: Zero Tie, Seychelles, Dansko (slide), Hoka One One.

The Fuchsia is Now

From top: Thierry Rabotin, Penny Loves Kenny.

Booting Up

Breathable fabric transitions chukkas from winter to spring, no sweat. Clockwise from top left: Clarks, Timberland, Twisted X, Cat.

Booting Up

Good Jeans

America’s fabric gets a ladylike makeover. Clockwise from top: The Flexx, Seychelles, Minnetonka, Ugg, Restricted.

Good Jeans

Finishing School

Tassels add a little prep school flair to basics. Clockwise from top left: TMRW Studio, Keds, Geox, Cougar, Gabor.

Finishing School

Pink for Puddles

Brighten up dreary days with a little puddle panache. Clockwise from top: Western Chief, Cougar, Joules.

Pink for Puddles

Wedge Salad

Wedge sandals offer stability and stature. Clockwise from top left: Taos, Clarks, Naot, Tamaris, Famolare, Thierry Rabotin, Azura.

Wedge Salad

Family Jewels

Grandma’s pearl baubles get a new lease on life as classy ornaments. Clockwise, from top: Summit White Mountain, Jewel Badgley Mischka, FFC New York, Bella-Vita, Seychelles.

Family Jewels

’Drille Sergeant

The summertime sole staple lines up in a range of silhouettes. Clockwise, from top left: Splendid, Sporto, Sarah Flint, J. Reneé, Patrizia by Spring Step.

’Drille Sergeant

Ivy League Funk

Perforated leather and cutaways graduate the classic silhouette to a whole new level.

Ivy League Funk

One, Two...

Buckle these shoes. Chunky closures create statement pieces. Clockwise from top: Gabor, Dansko, Musse & Cloud, Birkenstock.

One, Two...

Flips & Slides

A sophisticated palette and rich leathers turn daytime casuals into evening wear. From top: Pikolinos, Puma, Reef, Sebago.

Flips & Slides

Satin Finish

The rich, shimmery fabric transitions styles from day to night. Clockwise, from top: Sarah Flint, Jewel Badgley Mischka, Seven Dials, Restricted, J. Reneé.

Satin Finish

Flower Shop

Floral appliques bloom as a delicate finishing touch. Clockwise, from top: Penny Loves Kenny, Nina, Tuscany by Easy Street, Secret Celebrity, Spring Step L’Artiste.

Flower Shop

The Soft Parade

A palette of pastels sweeten sneakers to slides. Clockwise, from top left: Patrizia by Spring Step, Keds, Sacha London (wedge), Cougar, Clarks, Coolway.

The Soft Parade

Sew Good

Intricate needlepoint creations weave in eye-catching details. Clockwise from top left: Crew II, Minnetonka, Rockport, Gabor, Seven Dials.

Sew Good

For Peep’s Sake

Toes make an appearance in the mule’s more revealing relative. Clockwise from top left: Ugg, Earth, Johnston & Murphy.

For Peep’s Sake

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