The holidays just ended. And, it’s still cold outside. But all fashionistas are busy thinking the same thing at this very moment – “What will I wear for Spring?” Now is the time to start planning for your 2010 Spring wardrobe. There are hot trends and colors to be discovered, but the first area I want to explore is, of course, shoes!
I got a hold of Tanesha Smith, Bluefly’s Resident Stylist, who generously shared her insights and opinions on what’s hot and what’s not for this Spring.
Since I like to make my dollar stretch, the first thing I wanted to know was which Fall shoe trends I can continue to wear this Spring. “I would definitely hold onto any sky high platforms,” said Tanesha. “I think the aggressiveness (spikes, buckles, etc.) will loosen up, but the drama of the height will remain,” she said.
And Tanesha’s pick for the number one, mega-hot Spring shoe trend? “My eyes are peeled for a sneaker wedge!” she exclaimed. A sneaker wedge? Sounds risky, but also exciting. I remember when my mother went through her sneaker wedge phase in the 70s. Maybe it’s time for me to go through mine. But how do I wear it? “Perhaps with a t-shirt dress a la Alexander Wang,” advised Tanesha. Alexander Wang-inspired? That’s it. I’m sold on the sneaker wedge!
I also asked Tanesha what shoe trends I should put away. “I’m a big cheerleader of personal style so I don’t like to rule anything totally out,” she answered. “But cowboy boots? Not a fan,” she finished. I’m keeping my slouchy, prairie-inspired boots available for this Spring, which were featured in a past Outfit of the Week, but I agree with Tanesha and am boxing up my western cowboy boots. For now, anyway.
A special thanks goes to Bluefly and Tanesha for all the great info. Now that you’re ready for Spring, happy shoe shopping!