Accessories Report

“Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.” Oh Marilyn, what great words to live by. As a role model with a realistic approach to everyday life, Marilyn Monroe knew exactly what she was talking about when it came to the basic accessory no woman can live without—shoes! This fall, ankle straps are one of the major trends in footwear.

Ankle straps were all over the fashion week runways in Paris this spring. This footwear trend was seen in a variety of styles including: booties, pumps, and flats. The trend was also seen in a variety of colors and patterns, like white leather and snakeskin. The ankle strap is proving to be more than just a phasing trend. Designed to flatter any size leg, ankle straps give the illusion of length and stability. Beauty, versatility and functionality— count me in!

While ankle strapped footwear can work with a multitude of outfits, this Fashionista tapped into the functional, but chic sandal version of the trend. Her outfit consisted of a mint-green long sleeve tunic and basic black leggings. Her accessories, including her flat sandals, were accented with gold plating (very on trend with metallics). The gold carried throughout her outfit kept the look tied together and polished.

Spotted: At Tibi, the ankle straps were thick and bold against the hemlines of each garment, each in a shade of your classic black. During the Louis Vuitton show, ankle strap pumps strutted down the runway in a variety of neutral shades. Prada played with multiple trends to create an ingenious footwear creation.


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