Aug 6, 2012

The Trend: Glitter and Caps

When it comes to fashion and trends, I've traditionally been a little bit late on figuring out what is going on.

In case you're like me, I can't help you with the fashion trends in clothes... or jewelry... or hair. But luckily, we're talking about shoes!

The two prominent trends I've noticed: glitter and cap toes.

So, whether I like it or not, it seems that glitter is here to stay for while. Therefore it's worth looking around at who does it the best because honestly, those first shoes at Nine West were just atrocious! While I'm still not a big fan, Nine West made a significant improvement with Sheryl ($135). The glitter is all over the place, from the already mentioned NW to Jimmy Choo. My advice, pick a classic design for the shoe and go with a very fine glitter in either silver or gold so that it will not be completely dated by next fall.

Nine West
Jimmy Choo, Abel

Next, toe caps.  I quite like this look. It's not new but let's face it, very few things in fashion are. However, the way it's being done this time around, mixing it with many other current trends, is resulting in some really beautiful shoes!  One trend right now seems to be metal and other shiny material (seriously, who can resist shiny?!) Again, Nine West has a nice example with the Baroque ($125).  And this trend is also seen across the board; I really like these beautiful twotone pumps by Narciso Rodriguez.
Nine West

Narciso Rodriguez

And just to completely solidify these two trends, let's combine them into one shoe!

Giuseppe Zanotti
Christian Louboutan, Maggie

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