Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hot to Trot!

While it seems like just days ago that we were reporting that gladiator sandals were hot hot hot for summer, in reality a new season is upon us and therefore, gorgeous new footwear. As we sadly part way with our gladiators (sandals with socks, anyone?). thankfully we can look forward to a great new shoe collection on the horizon for the season. While we always believe in classics (the flip flop is to summer what the riding boot is to fall), some new and improved shapes and taking the stage and will be rocking the falling leaves shortly. Warning: these shoes are not for the faint of heart.

A personal favourite here at FABRIC Magazine for the chic and cheeky is the new Michael Kors Berkeley heels. These gorgeous zip-up 4" heels are a perfect transition piece; wear them with your skinny jeans and subdued blouse for the last hurrah of summer, and when it gets chillier, pair it with leggings and a flirty fall skirt, or rock it out with a biker jacket. As soon as we saw these heels on the Michael Kors website, we knew we had to have them. Although they are selling like hot cakes, check out Brown's, Capezio, Icon, B/2, or the Michael Kors store if you want a piece of the hottest shoes for the fall. They go for $158.

As much as we'd love to wear our gladiator inspired heels well into the cool months, winter (and thus, snow) is a harsh reality of our climate. Hence, the bootie.

The bootie is a boot meets shoe style that has been in evolution for years. What we particular love about booties these days are the little details that pull them apart from the masses. While it's always safe and sexy to go for a black closed-toe bootie, we suggest straying from the pack and trying a peep-toe, or something with a little detailling; zippers, buckles, straps, studs, textured leather - we love 'em all. Below are a couple of pairs we are creeping on from Nine West this season, but shop around soon because the bootie call won't last forever!

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