Nine West fall shoes – extended sneak peek
With many pretty things on display at Nine West for fall, I thought I would complete the sneak peek of the preview with a few notes on trends presented at the event.
The Riding Boot
Yes! After many seasons of elegant riding boots for fall, it’s still here. I love the riding boot- sleek and uber cool in a Jackie O kind of way. Our fave is the croc-pressed leather one with gold buckles at the ankle (pictured below). Gorgeous.
Ankle-height footwear continues to be strong this season. It’s taking me years to get into booties- I still don’t have a pair – but I’m thinking that with the fun embellishment we’re seeing for fall (fringes, beautiful shaping at the cuff, and the claw foot shape reminiscent of Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo shoes worn by Daphne Guinness – see pics below) I will likely join the party.
In case you haven’t noticed, ankle straps are on everything. Some people worry that the ankle strap makes them look shorter, cutting off the lean line from foot to the top of the leg. Well, it does, but it also defines the foot/shoe area, which is not a bad thing if you’re wearing very sexy shoes.
Suede, delightful suede
Ah, suede. We love you. And we’re so happy you’re on every style of heel and boot this coming fall. Purple suede knee-high stiletto boots? Disco platforms? T-bar dancing shoes? Mmm…
The glitz is everywhere. We’re really into the patent-tipped pumps for the office- bringing together conservative suiting with a comfortable heel and a silver toe (below). We’re also super pumped about the shiny loafers, mirrored heel ankle strapped suede pumps- fully loaded, as they say.
The obvious is that there’s quite a bit of animal print out there this fall (spring is for sailor stripes, fall is for animal prints) but what really has us excited is the pony hair flats and buckled court shoes (second below). All class.
Figuring out how to combine the clutch and the cell phone, these nicely-sized clutches do the trick. We like the compact size of these patent-leather ones below and the two-tone leather with zip detailing that welcomes mismatching your accessories.
One last trend note:
Silver. It’s totally missing. There’s never been a better time to go bold gold.
Images courtesy of me.