If you've been keeping up with your daily digest of fashion news, you should be noticing that something quite interesting has been brewing in the industry for the upcoming spring season. Finally, women can embrace a more orthopedic-friendly style shoe that is taking the fashion-sphere by storm; our good old friend: the SNEAKER!
There are so many types of styles, functions, colors, you name it, that you can look for in a sneaker, which can make the whole selection process become pretty overwhelming. But don't sweat ladies, Mode has broken it down for you into three simple steps. First, take a look at the high-fashion couture inspiration that caught our attention, straight from the runway in Paris. Second, we will show you how some of our favorite bloggers have styled several looks so you can pick your favorite(s). Lastly, we have provided some examples of each shoe type that are currently on the market for you to buy, so get them while they last!
Chanel Spring Couture 2014
Christian Dior Spring Couture 2014
The Skater Shoe
Swedges! Sneaker Wedges
Sincerely Jules / Kitty Chan
(I liked these three pictures so much that I couldn't narrow it down to one)
Buy Your Own!
Suede Classic GC
Jack Purcell Leather
Dunk Sky Hi Wedge
New Balance for J Crew
620 - They're selling out like crazy!
Supernova 5 Glide Running Shoe
Abstract Geo Slip On
Lastly, there are two hot collaborations that you MUST keep your eyes out for:
1. Riccardo Tisci for Nike
I am too excited for words to see what this magical creation will look like. Tisci has brought Givenchy to a whole new level of cool, and has done a superb job in giving the brand a great presence in street fashion. A Tisci collaboration with a sneaker kingpin like Nike is everyone's dream come true! Or at least mine.
2. Adidas Originals for Topshop
A more affordable option for us price-conscious shoppers. This is also a collab that I absolutely cannot wait for. I love Topshop as is, and always have been an Adidas girl from childhood (do you remember the Samba phase?). Not to mention, Topshop also recently announced that it will be opening a 5th Avenue flagship in Manhattan - aka the goods will be much more accessible to those who don't always feel like trekking down to soHo. This lovely brand collaboration will be launching 20 new pieces on March 20th.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking photos for my sister Lisa and her lovely fiance, Patrick on behalf of their widely celebrated engagement. We toured the Upper East Side and made plenty of fun stops along the way, starting in their neighborhood by the East River, and ending in Central Park. Take a look at some beautiful pictures of an even more beautiful couple. Who knows, maybe this whole photography thing can be my next side job?