We hope that everyone is having a warm, sunny summer with their family and friends! As Fall approaches, now is the time to grab some go-to heels that will last you through the winter. Boots, booties and peep-toe pumps are our favorites from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.
For Charlotte Olympia’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection, a 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis is behind the inspiration. From this collection titled “Mechanix” we see elegant shoe styles transformed with colorful network of cogs and wheels plus intricate circuit board embroidered prints. Electra features a crisscross vamp with a slingback strap, side buckled closure and chunky 40mm platform. We love these heels paired with a simple flirty layered skirt or vintage combo dress.
You can shop more Pre-Fall Charlotte Olympia styles at Shopbop.
This season’s retro ready-to-wear calls for 1970s influenced footwear just like Kirkwood’s Maya platform sandal. Crafted with either high tortoiseshell leather, patent leather or smooth suede and finished with a chunky heel & 40mm platform. Maya is accented with a signature oversized floating feaux-pearl. We suggest pairing them with cropped wide-leg pants or pleated mini skirts.
For Fall 2016, Christian Louboutin draws inspiration from powerful stand-out themes such as Tudor, Glam, Bold Colors and Rich Embellishments.
We all know a Louboutin collection is never complete without a little shimmer and sparkle. Crystals, studs and spikes adorn many of the statement styles including the Goldocross, New Very Prive and Pigalle Follies.
There are also a couple new staple silhouettes including the Marlena Rock and Suzanna.
This collection offers a shoe for every woman. Our top three? The Barabara bootie, Folklo platform pump and Marlenalta t-strap.
Dsquared²Riri sandal | 4.7″/ 120mm heel | available in black satin at LuisaViaRoma for $9650.00
These sexy heels are from Dsquared² Fall 2016 collection, which was inspired by three fierce influences: military, Victorian and samurai. Through out the collection we see bold shapes & accents with a touch of contrasting feminine fabrics. Crafted from smooth satin or python printed leather, Riri features lattice-straps with dipped silver-tone aglets that wrap around your ankle. Half sizes are available.
Charlotte Olympia’s electric Pre-Fall 2016 Mechanix collection was inspired by Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ sci-fi epic. It’s a match made in heaven for Charlotte’s signature retro style as the film portrays a “highly stylized futuristic city” complete with snazzy robots, 1920s’ glamour and of course a dramatic love plot. Here’s a look at our favorite 5 styles:
Amped Up Dolly pump | shop at Charlotte Olympia Featuring red patent leather, pearl-like baubles along the platform, gadget embellished heel and jade covered platform.
Merylin wedge | shop at Charlotte Olympia Featuring a circuitboard inspired embroidered wedge with silver crystals and textured metallic gold leather strappy upper cage design.
Millicent sculpted pump | shop at Charlotte Olympia Featuring black suede and think chunky sculpted heel and covered platform.
Vreeland platform sandal | shop at Shopbop Pin-up inspired sandal in burgundy with a knotted suede strap across the front, croc-embossed leather platform and thin wrap-around ankle-strap.
Sky Scraper platform sandal | shop at Nordstrom Textured silver leather Art Deco obelisk-shaped sandal with a thin wrap-around strap at the ankle and flying saucer inspired crystal bijoux at the peep-toe.
Chiara Ferragni CollectionPow Bang sandals | 4.5″/115mm | shop at Zappos and CFC
Top style blogger & influencer Chiara Ferragni launched her namesake shoe collection in 2010 with the signature glitter covered ‘Flirting’ flats slowly adding more & more heels to the collection every season. The Spring ’16 ‘Heroes to the Rescue’ shoes are whimsical as ever drawing inspiration from Wonder Woman-esque superheroes and exaggerated comic strip pop art sound effects.
This Pow Bang slip-on mule is one of our favorite styles from this collection featuring two-tone blue leather with a thin toe strap, red patent leather ‘Pow’ & ‘Bang’ appliqué and zig-zag trimmed front strap. It’s available in whole sizes only and alternatively stocked in a funky fun yellow silk satin. We’re also crazy about the blue ‘Stars’ sandals!
They’re not only called “dance shoes” because you wear them while you bust a move to your jam, but they can also earn that description when just getting a glimpse of the pair literally invigorates you to do a happy dance. Whether you’re on a dance floor or not, you’d love to get your feet into Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection as it hits refresh on disco-glam footwear.
Discover fun, feminine and opulent shoes but with a punkier aesthetic in the form of metallic printed croc, cool cut-outs, spike heels and sexy pleats. The brazen collection boasts of a color scheme befitting of a woman ready to conquer the world, but with an unapologetic need to party. Yellow, silver, light pink, fuchsia, and gold are paired with glitzy metals and hair-calf prints, resulting in statement shoes that would make for an unforgettable spring and summer sartorial season.
The Hand Painted Open Back Ankle Strap Pumps meet the criteria of a power shoe –a sharp, pointed toe, a low spike heel, a striking animal print glistening in gold and fuchsia metals plus ankle and back straps are the perfect combination of sassy and sexy, commanding and seductive.
We may have a longstanding love affair with classic pumps, but Tom Ford’s twist on the staple shoe has gotten as wanting to play footsie (literally and figuratively) with the Metallic Printed Croc Cut-Out Heel Pumps. In stunning silver, gold and light pink, these babies would look ultra-sleek when worn with cropped pants or to jazz up a little black dress. The low spike heel creates a voluptuous curve, creating a sexy silhouette despite its shortage in height.
And despite our love for color, black will always hold a special space in our shoe-obsessed hearts. The calf leather Frayed Satin Spike Heel Pump with its unravelled detailing lends a lovely contrast to the gold spike heel –perfect for a day-to-night shoe. The Pleated Wrap Sandal is perhaps our favorite –the wrap-around effect of the pleated viscose and seta fabrics along with the architectural block heel will definitely add extra s spring to our step (pun intended) this season.
About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more).
Rene Caovilla embellished sandals | 115mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus
Anyone else’s jaw just drop? Rene’s son Edoardo has carried over the rich heritage of the family brand continuing to create truly beautiful shoes marrying Italian craftsmanship with couture. If you think of Caovilla shoes you immediately think of elegant crystal statement pieces! They continue to create the ultimate princess designs which have proved a perfect match for red carpet regulars including Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Garner.
This standout style features a gladiator-inspired cage design in black suede with silver Swarovski crystal covered side panels, corset lace-up front and long wrap-around suede laces. Half sizes are available.
Brittany Snow wore Stuart WeitzmanMyex sandals to the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. These strappy heels feature red suede, an exposed heel zipper and stiletto 114mm heel. Myex is available in nude suede at Shopbop and in black & red suede at Stuart Weitzman.