Fabulous ladies shoes and fashion handbags can easily transform and
update an outfit. Never underestimate the power of the correct footwear for an
outfit. Great shoes, sandals, boots or special 'take
notice of me' shoes, like these affordable
purple tie shoes right from
Dorothy Perkins, can take an outfit
into the fashion moment. Coloured shoes are shoes of the
Then update rule number one is to buy new
shoes, get the newest haircut or coloured hairstyle, plus the handbag that pays homage
to current 'it' bag looks. Those three changes will update
last year's look with minimal effort. Need more
information on 2007 fashion trends then check out my page on
fashion looks for
spring 2007 or the
The fashion trend toward the Short Leggy Look, means there will
be plenty of thigh and ankle on view this spring. In turn, it means that feet will be very much on
show and footwear will be highly noticeable. So ladies shoes and
sandals are extra decorative in appearance or have interesting
surface texture, shimmer or glistening shine and gleam to the
materials and leathers. They also have ties, buckles,
straps and bows.
For spring/summer 2007 choose a shoe fashion trend that suits you from the super wedge,
to jewelled flat sandals or pumps, to
spike studded stiletto heel platforms, to single, double and triple strapped Mary Jane
styles. These stacked heel clogs above are from New Look.
Whilst heels are high many are sturdy solid stacked heels that do offer
more support than narrow stiletto heels.
In the spring of 2007, jewelled shoes are consistent with the fashion trend towards
futuristic space age dresses that
have embedded jewel effect necklines, sleeve bands and skirt borders. Shoes with sequins and stones, dripping with Pailettes or square
punk guard dog studs, contrast against shoes with soft romantic
Shoes at McQueen were trimmed with a rose
corsage and many garments are too.
Far Right - Faith gold ladies sandals with decorative stones effect
Below right crystal stone straps on evening sandals from Faith.
Ladies fashion shoes are just as likely to be made made from
thick satin, impressed liquid silver look fabrics, hessian or
linen look plain weaves as from
60's floral prints, striped material, animal print or reptilian skin.
This spring is about glistening gleam or raised
texture. You'll easily find a
bow, buckle, embedded paste jewels, sequins, pleating or ruching on
many shoes or
Chunky ladies wedge shoes with interesting hollowed out Perspex, or
Lucite heels are very futuristic and were a feature of catwalk
shows. Cut-out hollowed effect and cone heels are
combined to make very new looking fashionable wedge shoes.
Whilst you won't see many of the latter on the high street, no
doubt in due course mass production companies will soon be
offering their copies of Miu Miu/Prada inspired look-alikes.
Wedges have been very popular this past autumn/winter 2006,
but now in 2007, we have fashion trend for stronger brighter colours.
Sea-green peep toe wedge shoe near right is by Faith at £50.
Lots of other wedge styles of
varying heights feature rope, beads and the shiniest of patent
leathers. These ladies wedge shoes left are by Dune and feature
fashionable animal print. They combine fashion glamour and
staying power height.
These pink shoes from Primark right, are bang on trend with
all the correct elements of a spring/summer 2007 shoe.
Note the shiny
patent, contrast gold piping, peep toe and linear wood finish
to the platform wedge and the electric pink tone - a hot
colour with an 80's vibe for spring 2007.
Buckle features have been everywhere this past autumn and
the trend continues into spring/summer 2007. Sometimes you will
find a buckle closure to complete the strap, other times the fastening is a baby ball button. The green Mary Jane shoe far right is by Faith shoes.
Mary Janes with
the simple bar across the front strap have been in and out of
fashion since the 1920s.
The Mary Jane shoe is known to have existed since 1914 when
skirts were shorter. Unhampered by longer skirts women of that
fashion era began to move more quickly. A strapped shoe
would have been an aid to walking as well as a pretty style
variation. More importantly it was an aid to tango dancing
and kept the shoe on the foot.
Marks and Spencer have quite a range of Mary Jane styles this
season, including coloured suedes.
of the noughties decade sometimes shows ladies shoes with two or even three bar-straps, whilst
boots show many more straps.
and ultramarine are good colour choices for Mary Jane shoes this
season, as are fashion conscious Mary Janes trimmed with contrast
piping or made up in two tones.
These 'Cody' Mary Janes far right and trimmed in pink are from
Jones the Bootmaker at £80.
T-Strap Platform High Heels
Heeled fashion shoes for spring/summer 2007 are so high that
most are easier to wear with an ankle strap or 'T' bar strap.
The T-strap keeps the shoe in place and a strap is almost
essential if you don't want to topple off platform shoes that
can be likened to works of sculpture.
keep the shoe on the foot include, loose tied bows with streamers
and baby button straps. As you can see purple is popular
shoe colour for Spring 2007. These gentle platform sandals
are from Wallis. Debut purple satin bow wedge right £45 from
These gold shoes are from Debenhams and are from J by Jasper
Conran. Right Debenhams stacked heel linen sandal £40
Spring/Summer 2007 Accessories.
notice that many of the ladies shoes featured here are in statement
colours with contrast piping or trim, or
fashion shoes and sandals are made up in one of the
metallics such as gold or silver.
These gold sandals with wrap
ankle strap are from New Look and have a real summer feel.
But printed shoes are another eye catching option.
We saw last season how
animal prints were important. This season
you can add stripes, spots and florals to that list.
Leather shines with an extra gleam. Shoes sparkle with dusted
glitter effects, sequins or larger Pailettes. Futuristic
trends that gleam include Lucite and clear Perspex in shoes.
Think gleam, glimmer and glow like these elegant small platform,
but high heeled gold shoes centre from Dune illustrate.
The fashion trend for metallic looks has moved onto ladies boots like these left from French
Connection UK as well as daintier footwear like these silver
sling backs from Faith shoes.
If height in footwear is a no-no for you, then metallic ballet
flats like these far right below by Faith shoes and in exciting
rich gold or other finishes may be the answer. Notice how
the flat metallic shoes far left from French Connection are a
soft rose gold tone. Expect to see every variation
of gold tone this spring/summer 2007/
Ballet pumps with rounded and pointed toes are both easy to find
in the shops.
are perfect for evening sandals like these affordable silver
sandals left from Dorothy Perkins.
Sling back footwear comes in forms from chunky super wedge shoes to
heeled clogs with straps to dainty evening sandals. These very
wearable cream contrast peep-toe sandal £40/€65 are from Wallis
combine several of the features of this season - contrast piping,
Mary Jane bar strap, sling back heel and peep toe.
There is a wide range of footwear on offer for spring summer 2007 and
the choice is yours.
To read more about shoe styles popular in the past year
Read more about these colours and about
fabrics on the Spring 2007 colour page.
Images are courtesy of Faith Footwear, Dune, Dorothy
Perkins, French Connection, Principles, Debenhams, Wallis and New Look.
Header pink shoe image courtesy Dorothy Perkins.
Special thanks to David of http://www.prshots.com/ one of the best sources of PR material.
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