When a trend manages to be super repellant and unorthodox, almost preposterous at the same time, you can bet all your money on me falling for it. Or better yet, put your money on these furry shoes (my favorites are these Undercover and Senso pairs)- mostly sandals – that will keep your feet warm when you absolutely don’t need it at all (unless you are one of those street style star wannabes at winter fashion weeks). I am literally attracted to how ugly they look, I think this really is a fashion thing and I’m not expecting anyone to get it. If you do get it but don’t want to spend money on something you probably won’t wear next year, my solution is to get a strong double sided tape and a piece of old fur stole from a vintage shop, cut and paste it on your shoe of choice et voila.
So the shoe that your boyfriend is going to hate to his very core but you will love more than anything in your closet is here: the flat mule. It combines the oriental aesthetic and comfort of a slipper and chicness of a pointed toe loafer, making your summer days a little better. Lucy from Fashion Me Now and Emerson Fry lookbooks are my ultimate inspirations for the trend which actually requires no inspiration at all; just slip them on with whatever and go! .
The only clothing category in my closet (or drawers) on which I’ve never ever spent more than $30 is sleepwear. I usually either go with old t-shirts, some cute cotton shorts I’ve bought from Oysho in the past and thermal sweaters that are supposed to be worn underneath sweaters, worn as sleepwear by me. It never made sense to me to spend money on something that’ll wrinkle under the sheets or get stained during breakfast (or, ehm, midnight snacks). Then suddenly, it made sense: wearing your pyjamas (top, bottom or as an ensemble) outside, making it a part of your daily street look. Now I can loosen the purse strings a little. Especially for this Eberjey set. .
I know they won’t even be in the stores for at least another 6 months, but the shoes were all I could think about during fashion month. Shoes are all I can think about most of the time. From Proenza‘s knots to Phillip Lim‘s laceups, Céline‘s square toes to Valentino and Rouland Mouret‘s zippers, Isabel Marant‘s buckles to Christian Dior‘s patent knee highs; there were a lot of trends to take note of but there was only ONE trend that’s worth the attention because Gucci & Maison Margiela & Fendi & Vivienne Westwood & Salvatore Ferragamo and Balenciaga said so, together: FUR. Fur is the only thing you should carry on, around and under your feet this fall.
I am openly addicted to and obsessed with the color gold, especially when it comes to shoes (exhibit a, exhibit b). I can’t say that I own a lot of gold stuff, aside from my almost all gold jewelry, but I get smitten everytime I see a metallic jacket, pair of pants or lately, boots and booties. I’m guessing this goes back to my very first pair of shoes that I consciously picked when I was around 4, flat mary janes made up of gold sequins. I literally slept with those for a month before I got myself to actually wear them. History is about to repeat itself, I’m thinking. .