Trends – February 2012
Golden Delicious. Designers muster up a selection of rich yellow hues. Clockwise from top: Etienne Aigner woven moccasin; Pelle Moda stiletto; fringe boot by Minnetonka; Mia flat; Ahnu rain boot.
Something About Mary. The classic design weighs in for fall with sturdy heels and solid colors. Clockwise from top: button-embellished style by Blossom; Gidigio knotted-strap Mary Jane; Earthies ruffle-embellished Mary Jane; short heel with chain detail by Gabor; black Mary Jane by Dansko; red Mary Jane by Blondo; gray high heel by Rockport.
Twisted Sister. Braided details weave in an artisan touch. Clockwise from top: Nicole black pull-on boot; Paul Green buckle boot; studded boot by Pazzo; brown pull-on boot by Cordani; Cliffs by White Mountain cuffed boot with rope harness.
Good Cents. Banking on a contemporary take in men’s with the classic penny loafer. From top: Ted Baker leather penny loafer; suede loafer by Sebago; Bed Stü slip-on with covered-chain detail; Billy Reid distressed penny loafer.
Spark Notes. Generous amounts of glitter turn shoes into stars. Clockwise from top: Pelle Moda cap toe hi-top; stiletto by Klub Nico; Gotta Flurt hi-top sneaker; Ted Baker peep-toe stiletto; Bernardo loafer.
Bronze Rage. The rich metallic adds luster to the fall palette. Top to bottom: Dansko clog; men’s lace-up by Palladium; Pelle Moda jeweled sandal; wedge by Hush Puppies.
Navy Exchange. Dark shades of blue deepen the neutral pool. Clockwise from top: lace-up rain boot by Le Chameau; Swedish Hasbeen wood sole boot; pull-on boot by Gidigio; Gwyneth ankle boot with straps; Gabor tall boot; Ecco nylon boot; duck boot by Khombu.
Linked In. A gang of chain embellishments lock in a chic look. Clockwise from top left: pony hair flat by Vogue; tall boot by Rockport; Bernardo ankle boot; Klub Nico stiletto; boot by Bearpaw.
Check, Please. The traditional fall print crisscrosses a mix of casual styles. Clockwise from top: Patagonia slip-on sneaker; Chooka rain boot; sneaker by Gotta Flurt; Sebago boot; sneaker with quilted detail by Keds.