ASOS Pointy Toe Mules
Of all the footwear trends to make their way onto our feet this summer, mules have honestly came as a bit of a surprise. With their bulkier structure and need to be created in heavier materials, the shoe doesn’t exactly scream summer. However, almost every spring collection ( Proenza Schouler created a two-tone, pointy toe option that has me swooning) featured a variation of the shoe designs, which had me contemplating the power of this particular trend, and why it has been one that is lingering, while also transforming, for several seasons now.
When it comes to summer, there are two things that are guaranteed here in Louisville: the slightly suffocating humidity, and Forecastle musical festival. And just like any other music festivals of its kind, many of the attendees use the weekend as an opportunity to express themselves with their unique style choices.
Resort 2017: Sonia Rykiel \ Helmut Lang \ Calvin Klein
Phs: Via Vogue
For the past week, I have been indulging in the latest Resort 2017 offerings. With each year, the resort collections become more influential; designers take this as a moment to introduce the trends that carry over to the following season. These early introductions mean that as style mavens, we get an opportunity to see and experiment with the next big thing in fashion before it hits the runways at fashion week in the fall.
One of the trends I saw in several collections that can be worn now, and will surely be a big hit for seasons to come, is the use of belts in almost every possible way. Don’t think of belts in the functional sense though. Instead, think of them as an adornment that can be layered, wrapped and draped in new and unusual ways. So whether you are looking for a piece that has a belt already built in it, or you want to layer of few of the options you already have in your wardrobe, belts are the easy way to add a little panache to any look.