Q: What are this season’s hottest shoe trends?
I’d like to welcome Tanesha, Bluefly’s stylist in residence and fashionista! She has joined us today to answer a few questions about the latest trends in shoes.
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A: The two B’s: Booties and brogues (men’s style oxfords). I think women look completely adorable yet strong in a great brogue; especially in a two-tone or metallic. You counteract that with the flirty fun bootie. The season’s best have ‘don’t mess with me’ details like buckles, straps,or studs.
Q: Who is your favorite shoe designer?
You’re killing me! That’s like choosing a favorite child! I will narrow it down to a small group of consistent faves: Chloe, Miu Miu, Phi, Margiela I could go on.
Q: What shoes can help take a cocktail dress from drab to fab?
A: Assuming we’re talking about say, an LBD, you want to definitely go for color, shine, embellishments, or all three! It’s so fun to pick a contrasting color like red, purple, or gold to really punch up an otherwise basic dress. Go for a rich material like satin or velvet and if it has sequins or jewels-all the better.
Q: Where should women go to find affordably priced, high-fashion shoes?
A: Forgive me for shamelessly plugging Bluefly here but a wider selection of hi-lo shoes cannot be found! Seriously, if you are looking for your high profile mega brands: Prada, Dior, Gucci, Louboutin it’s there. You will also find your more insider-y fashion lines like Brian Atwood (a Rachel Zoe fave), and Roger Vivier. For a more price conscious but equally fashion-forward look, head straight to Pour la Victoire, Report Signature, and Candela.