Women everywhere are abandoning their heels and platforms for wedge sneakers. To be perfectly honest, I was not a fan of this trend when it began – it reminded me of high school girls basketball. However, if you have a chance – try them on. Not only are they extremely comfortable, but incredibly flattering. The concealed wedge lengthens your legs and gives the figure a ‘lift’.
The pair I tried on were the OG’s – Isabel Marant’s Bekkett. Marant attributes the design to her teenage years when she would put a cork sole in her trainers. “I wanted to keep the comfort of a sneaker while looking taker at the same time,” she says. Since Bekkett’s introduction three years ago, it’s not uncommon for the shoes to be sold out before they could even hit shelves. Now slews of wedged sneakers have now emerged from big names like Marc by Marc Jacobs, Chloé, and Stella McCartney to Sketchers, Steve Madden and even Nike; further propelling the trend of lux street fashion.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Isabel Marant ~ Bekkett: $640.00
Ash ~ Bea: $235.00
BDG ~ Quarter-Strap High-Top Wedge Sneaker: $79.00
Report ~ Cosette: $69.95
One of my favorite warm-weather accessories… sunglasses. A summer must-have, the perfect pair of sunglasses not only look good but initiates a sense of confidence.
Sunglasses are a great way to reflect your unique style. Consider mixing it for the summer months. If you always go black – try-on a fun, bright color or cool print. If you always go for the same shape, try-on something different, like a trendy round frame or the universally flattering cat-eye.
If you can’t stray from the classics, brands like Ray-Ban release new collections all the time, featuring new and trendy colors or prints. A slight twist on a classic style.
Eyewear is constantly evolving with new styles and trends. Here are a few stellar sunnies:
Rebecca Minkoff ~ Bedford Sunglasses: $230.00
Matthew Williamson by Linda Farrow: Jackie O Sunglasses: $352.00
Ray-Ban ~ RB2140 Original Wayfarer (Rare Prints Collection): $150.00
Stella McCartney ~ Aviator: $250.00
Dita ~ Mariposa: $425.00
Elizabeth and James ~ Layfayette Cat Eye Sunglasses: $155.00
Celebrities gathered last night in Manhattan for the 2011 Met Gala. The favored color palette this year was clearly a flesh-tone nude. My pick for Best Dress-ed: Gwyneth Paltrow, wearing Stella McCartney. The actress-turned pop star stood svelte and statuesque in a crystal-covered, backless gown. With a gorgeous Judith Leiber clutch in-hand and Louboutin’s on-feet, Gwyneth Paltrow glistens.