Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Santee Alley Spring 2014 Shoe Trends

With the official arrival of spring a few days ago, it's officially time to update our shoe game for warmer weather. This season seams to be all about edgy footwear, cut outs, and caged bootie/sandal styles. 

What exactly do we mean by caged booties and/or sandals? See exhibit A below...

Exhibit A
A cross between gladiator sandals of season's past (which seem to be making a comeback for summer by the way) and our favorite fall booties, this trend combines our love for both into one shoe. A similar but more formal shoe style is also trending this season. The lace up heeled sandal, like the ones pictured below, have the same caged feel an bootie-like aesthetic.

Combat boots are still going strong, but the DocMarten's inspired lace up ankle boots we're seeing int he alley come in spring-perfect colors like sky blue, fuscia, white and our personal favorite, the floral print.

And how fierce are those wedges? While the wedge is a spring classic, this style again puts emphasis on the "edgy" look. We've seen a lot of shoe styles with gold detailing and hardware, including the booties below. Notice how these fall in line with "cutouts" trend we mentioned above.

Which one is your favorite?

All of the shoes pictured in this post are available at Forever Fashion located at 1031 Maple Ave. inside the alley. For purchase or product inquiries please contact the store directly at 213-746-6336.

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