Pantone has expedited its color forecasting this year and released the top colors for Spring 2017. The immediacy of this release is in part because of the see now, buy now movement following New York Fashion Week. Niagara Blue, a denim-inspired hue, is number one, followed closely by a ladylike yellow, known as Primrose Yellow.
Giannico came onto my radar this past year after coming across a pair of Andy Warhol banana heels (there’s also a Picasso-inspired pair that’s to-die-for). With whimsical, fun-loving designs, styles, and lots of bright colors (for my inner 5-year old), I’m completely smitten with the designer, Nicolò Beretta’s designs.
My latest loves are these yellow, blue and white mules that are simply perfect for Spring.
Pair them with a midi skirt for a brunch date, or with a pair of white culottes to accentuate the bright pop of these mules.
What do you think of these heels? How would you style them?
Miu Miu is totally killing it in the shoe department lately. First, the glittery retro heels that dreams are made of, and now… Pink, yellow, and grey color blocked cowgirl boots with their logo and KITTENS (they are always kittens, never cats, to me…) emblazoned on ’em. These badass boots scream IDGAF… in the cutest way possible. Wear ’em with a pair of denim jeans and a white button up, or with an all black ensemble for a chic look that lets these boots stand out on their own.
Miu Miu Leather Boots, $1,600, via MyTheresa
What do you guys think of these pink cowgirl boots? Would you wear them?
Up until 2014 when Alessandro Michele took the reigns as the new creative director of Gucci, the label had lost some of its luster in recent times (aka: post the reign of Tom Ford). Sure, they had maintained a luxury status due to their monogram and the loyal customer base, but essentially, it just hadn’t kept up with the ever changing world of fashion.
Alessandro Michele walking the runway at Gucci’s Autumn/Winter 2016 show
Enough lingering on the past. The point being, is that Alessandro Michele is a freaking genius, and he’s dolled up the fashion house real pretty since coming into office. After his first Gucci presentation in February last year he said, “It’s been 20 years since Tom worked his magic at Gucci. The world is completely different. What women want is completely different.” Amen.
After their fashion-forward September catwalk show last season, they became Net-a-Porter’s second best-selling brand. Naturally, the shoes have become a game-changer once again, with sky-high platforms, and enough studs to officially dub them a lethal weapon. See the almost-sold out (albeit still in pre-order) Malin Spiked Leather Sandals below, with the signature Gucci colors, and adorned with dangerously alluring details. Style these sandals with a boxy skirt and geek-chic details to balance out the look.
Gucci Malin Spiked Leather Sandals, $1,500, via Saks
What do you think of these sandals? How would you style them?
Charlotte Olympia Teams Up With Havaianas To Create Fashionable Flip-Flops
What is it about the (unofficial) national sandals of Brazil that designers and fashion insiders alike love so much? This upcoming collab is one of my favorites: Charlotte Olympia teams up with Havaianas to create perhaps the most fashionable flip-flop ever. The Spring/Summer 2016 collection will debut this upcoming February after a preview at Milan Fashion Week this September.
The collection will include 3 flip flop styles and a beach towel. The best part? You can snag a pair for only about $40, rather than the usual high price tag for Charlotte Olympia shoes. The collection is inspired by her signature kitty motifs, retro pin-up style, and, of course, her quirky, tongue-in-cheek attitude.
The designer, Charlotte Dellal, is daughter to Brazilian model Andrea Dellal, which may have contributed to one of the reasons for the collab.
Brazilian model Andrea Dellal with designer daughter Charlotte Dellal, via StreetPeeper
What do you think of Havaianas? Will you be shopping this collection?
Recently, I stumbled across a sushi-printed jacket, and had to track down the designer immediately. It turns out, the jacket was the product a new fashion label known as Au Jour Le Jour. The Italian label debuted in 2010 as brainchild of designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez.
Designers Mirko Fontana e Diego Marquez
The designers combine their complementary and diverse skill sets and backgrounds to create elegant, yet quirky and sophisticated, yet totally unique designs.
Anna Dello Russo in Au Jour Le Jour
Their whimsical prints can be found on celebrities and fashion icons alike, as well as through high-end department stores and prestigious online fashion boutiques, such as FarFetch.
What better way to wear a pop of color than on your feet?
Colorblocked shoes were seen all over the Spring 2015 runways, from blue & pink at Versace to green, blue, pink, & yellow at Burberry. Nicholas Kirkwood shows off his unique style with an orange, yellow, pink, & blue pump adorned with a chunky silver metallic heel. Although it seems at first glance it would be difficult to pair such a colorful shoe with many outfits, I’ve found that the more colors in a shoe, the easier it tends to be, as each one of the subtle colors blends perfectly with a solid color outfit on top. Or, pick one or two of the colors, and match it with a printed dress in the corresponding color, and voilà! A perfectly styled outfit that’s right on trend.
Nicholas Kirkwood + Roksanda Ilincic bow-embellished leather pumps, $840
What do you think of these Nicholas Kirkwood pumps?
Adidas superstars are making a huge comeback, and I love how they are casual enough to be styled with just about everything. With different styles and colors to choose from, they’re this season’s go-to shoe. Check out the unique ways to style them after the jump below.
Chinoiserie-inspired prints were everywhere at Simone Rocha‘s Spring 2015 runway show. The red satin brogues have a pointed toe and signature Perspex heel, and are adorned with whimsical matching floral appliqués. Style them with a matching bright and colorful dress, inspired by Rocha’s runway show, or balance out the look by pairing them with a pair of denim skinnies and a crisp white blouse and blazer.