Friday, 10 August 2012

What a STUD! This season’s fiercest of trends.

Studded shoes and boots are set to take over the fashion footwear shelves this coming Autumn season.With the right styling, you can take this trend and work it your own way...

Studded Loafers, tough casual.

Toughen up your daily look with a pair of studded loafers, perfect for adding a touch of unexpected severity to your usual day to day shoes. Check out these studded slippers by ASOS.


Creepers, a rebellious trend.

Creeper shoes have been hot favourite with the young fashion crowd this Summer, update the look for Autumn with the studded version from Love Your Shoes.


Studded heels, rock chick chic.

For a glamorous night out, bring out your edgier side with pair of studded high heels. Wear with a simple bodycon dress or skinnies so that the shoes have the full impact! Feast your eyes on these super spiked high heels from Barratts Shoes.

Spiked Boots, the handsome rogues.

Attention seeking spiked detailing on these Jeffrey Campbell boots available at Office are some serious pieces of footwear, would need to walk far apart from friends to avoid spiking their ankles!

Clash the different spikes, studs and buckles to be really bold with this statement look. Opt for gold and silver to mix up your metallics and stand out from the crowd wearing Studded Shoes!

Not totally your thing? You don’t need to go all out with the stud look, add subtle studs on key features of the shoe or boot such as across the toe cap, wedge or platform heel, or over a strap.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Creepers: Friend or Foe fashion trend!

This trend I’m not sure I can ever be a fan of... however, love them or loathe them, I’ll write about creeper shoes!

Originally worn by the 1950’s cool kids, then Brothel Creeper shoes or affectionately known as creepers, were worn with eccentric clothing at that time. 

Then becoming popular then in the rock and roll ages, creepers got an underground make over. Keeping the flat platform crepe sole but jazzing up the fabrics and colours to give Creepers a rockier fashion edge.

Now with celebs and pop stars alike are sporting the creeper shoe, giving the look a modern twist on an old classic! It is fair to say that this underground shoe has a very distinctive style that sets it apart from all other shoes, and should be worn by the bold fashionista. This isn’t a shoe for day to day wear by most people!

The creeper trend is hitting the high street hard, so I’ve picked out some of my hot favourite Creepers:

Underground Shoes Triple Sole Creepers - Urban Outfitters

UndergroundCreeper wedge triple leopard - Office

Creep Platform Hi Top Boots- Schuh

 Stitch Detail Lace Up Classic Creepers- Barratts

Friday, 27 April 2012

Casual Shoes: For ladies who like to loaf.

I am one of these ladies, mooching about town on a Saturday and chilled out Sundays sitting back in coffee shop, chatting with the girls is my idea of relaxing. And for this kind of leisure time, high heels are not an option – forget SATC – this is real life Leeds lasses gathering. 

With brogues too formal, ballerinas sometimes too flimsy on the sole and the weather not quite there for espadrilles yet – left with one very stylish option, the loafer. Loafers are a classic look, and back in modern fashion in range different fabrics, patterns and colours to bring them smack into the now.

Slicker than your average in these hot to trot Dalmatian print loafers from New Look, the monochrome mixed with animal print joins two fashions in one .

Draw vintage inspiration from these chic Tassle Loafers by Office. Great for work, these loafers would be perfect with tailored trousers and soft blouse for a feminine feel.

Nude is a colour that remains high in the fashion style stakes so combined with loafer detailing – you would be on to a winner with this offering by Topshop.

And finally, a bit more for a fashion leader than follower, are pastel shades. I love these Pastel Green Loafers by Odeon Shoes. So fresh for the summer, with white jeans, these are totes adorable!