You know it’s time to start percolating fall trends when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicks off. Sure, we have about two months left of summer (whaat?!) but fashion is always one season ahead of everyone else. That means those birks you bought in early May are already passé, but fear not – the ugly shoe trend will continue through fall and winter, albeit in a less orthopedic-friendly fashion. First, let’s address the question everyone is thinking: Why do fashion people love ugly shoes so much? Put simply, it’s because ugly shoes make an outfit cool and effortless with the right styling. Fashion loves a great challenge, and what’s more challenging than making dad shoes look runway worthy?
Here’s what we know so far about the ugly shoes of the coming season. Like spring and summer’s iterations, we’ll be seeing more flatforms, chunky soles and leather straps inspired by the Céline and Stella McCartney shows. The good news is that unlike the flatforms of this season, these shoes are significantly less ugly, and actually look pretty cool. The bad news is that, as with any flatforms, phentermine 37.5 no prescription needed you’re likely to sustain a horrific fall, so you’ll want to steer clear of these shoes in icy conditions. Meanwhile, for the risk-averse and weather-weary there’s Miu Miu rain boots, the most practical and comfy runway shoes ever made for ice and slush. And what about shoes for your everyday mundane errands, such as grocery store shopping? Karl Lagerfield has you covered with sporty and feminine tweed Chanel sneakers that transform into chic lace-up boots with a gaiter to shield your calves from the cold. Other ‘ugly shoe’ runner-ups are the ’70s futuristic-inspired dreamy over-the-knee boots from Marc Jacobs, and edgy sneaker booties from Chloe that have a distinct feminine feel despite borrowing influences from the boys.
One thing is for sure, cozy chic is the theme for fall 2014 and like the shoes, the clothes are made for comfort and bundling up, but I’ll save the clothes for another post. What do you think of the shoes? Are you loving or leaving the flatforms for fall?
[Images via Vogue.com]