I love warm weather. I love summer and I love when we experience unseasonably warm spring and fall seasons. I love it. I REALLY love it because it extends the sandal wearing season. LET THE TOES BE FREE, I will yell from the rooftops. Well, not really from the rooftops, but you get my passion for warm weather and cute sandals. As you may have noticed this year, our winter is dragging out a bit too long. Let’s be done with it! Throw all of our socks in a drawer and get on with spring 2013.
So, to get us in a warm weather state of mind, I met with two experts who certainly know shoes, style and fashion trends and asked what to expect this spring.
Leslie Butler, VP of Merchandising for Schuler Shoes says “Spring 2013 brings lots of fun in footwear! Sandals are colorful with blues and corals leading the pack. Embellishments are more toned down, not as much bling. Softer touches such as tonal details like tooling or embossing or stones of tonal not contrasting colors. My team of buyers have bought a wonderful selection of styles and colors into the stores for you this spring! The selection literally changes every week day when we receive new product shipments at our doors.”
Dawn Fryxell, owner of Lucky Girl Jewels and Styling offers a spring runway report that says “watch for bermuda shorts, statement sunglasses, bold stripes and black and whites. Black and White – This season the emphasis is on strong black-and-white looks. Appropriate to wear year-round, easy to pull off at every budget, and sleek enough to work at the office or on date night. This trend is the definition of wearable. Bold Stripes – Think stripes this spring! With denim, they’re all-American; with navy, they’re nautical-chic; and worn head-to-toe, they’re just plain cool. Bonus: You’ll definitely be able to wear them for seasons—even years—to come.”
So, with all of that in mind, we have pulled a few shoe samples together that offer a little bit of everything and seem to work well with what is trending right now. Whether you are hoping to add a pop of color to a black and white or you are jumping in with both feet and finding the perfect shoe to go with bold stripes, we have a wonderful selection to choose from this spring.
The Women’s Heidi by Cobb Hill is a low wedge sandal that features understated hook and loop straps decorated with eye-catching antique buttons. The Heidi is designed with full grain leather upper, a molded footbed that provides lightweight cushioning and leather and suede lining.
The Deluxe by Naot is a luxurious wedge sandal with great cutout design. Perfect for a night out in the warm summer breeze. The Deluxe features leather upper, cork and latex footbed wrapped in leather and a 3 inch heel. Leslie Butler shares that “laser cutouts are an important fashion detail that was made clear in the outfit you saw Beyonce wearing during the half time show at the Super Bowl. Look for it in footwear like the Deluxe from Naot (pictured above).”
The Gift from Taos is a sandal that offers buttery soft leather, hand stitched scrunch pleated vamp for eye popping appeal and the signature Taos footbed for long lasting comfort. Leslie explains that “ruching is a detail we have seen in clothing and footwear for the last few seasons. It remains popular and is evident in shoes like the Gift from Taos, among others.
Stop in to any of our neighborhood stores this spring. We would love to see you. We have a wide selection of sandals and a great staff that love to talk shoes.