Spring is a great time of the year to be fashionable. Colors are cuter than they were last winter. Your skin once again becomes something that you expose and not hide under coats or thick boots. Strappy stilettos are sexy and not-as-uncomfortable as they were in the snow. This season, Manolo Blahnik will satisfy your shoe lust, regardless of taste.
Trends in shoes tend to be fleeting, especially when moving from February chill to March sunshine. This season’s new crop of covetable Manolos covers about every trend on the runways. Whether it’s GAP or Gucci, there’s a pair Blahniks to go with your outfit.
First there’s the profusion of stones that we’ve all been seeing in other brands’ collections (most notably Gucci’s). Blahnik seems to have paid attention to this trend as well, with designs in his usual sexy-and-independent-woman style.
This classic t-strap design (known as ‘Lluxa’), for example, gets a major update with the jewels going down along the front. It’s perfect for formal events, especially if you’re wearing a relatively plain ensemble. The sparkle from the stones really catches attention.
Strappy also seems to be a major theme in Blahnik’s new collection. With everyone else going back to the Mary Jane style, Blahnik sticks to his guns with sexy, strap-laden shoes. Now that the weather’s warming up, it’s time to show some skin, ladies!
This studded strappy sandal (nicknamed ‘Ibiza’), for example, might end up covering a lot of your foot, but the little skin that peeks through just screams sex appeal. If you’re not into the schoolgirl-style trend right now, this’ll work just as well. Besides, all your Mary Jane-wearing friends will fall back to their strappy shoes in a season or two.
High shine has been a very big thing in bags for the last couple of seasons, and Blahnik crosses it over to shoes for spring. There’s a bumper crop of shiny Manolos ranging from patent yellow to metallic purple. It’s a great way to make dull outfits (particularly monochromatic or black-and-white ones) so much more dramatic.
Just try stepping out in these shockingly bright metallic turquoise heels (codenamed ‘Sprappy’) and see if you don’t attract some admiring stares. Even your dullest navy blue office outfit will look runway-ready with these blinding babies.
It’s spring and it’s time to put your best (heeled) foot forward. And if you’re wearing Manolos, you can be sure your oh-so-stylish foot will make a Carrie Bradshaw-esque statement.