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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Buffalo boots

This week’s footwear trend focus is on buffalo boots and it’s quite possible that you’ve already owned a pair of these stacked-sole shoes in your youth – especially if you were a 90s teenager like me! Think back to the Spice Girls wearing platform trainers and you’ve got it! The look is all about nostalgia for the 90s and is growing in popularity. It is predicted to be one of the top youth market trends for Autumn/Winter 2014 and 2015 so if you like the look of these illuminated soles (and the extra height they give you!) get yourself a pair now safe in the knowledge that you’ll be bang-on-trend wearing them for the next two winters at least!

90s footwear trend buffalo boots for autumn winter 2014
Ashish autumn/winter 2014/15 catwalk, photograph by Marley Kate & light-up Ashish buffalo boot.

The whole look is pre-millennium-bug cyber girl: glitter, LEDs and computer-whites, cartoons and neon. This was pretty-much how I wanted to look in the 90s and I’m not sure that I can pull off this look now… but my little sister certainly can! She’s already been rocking high-top trainers for the past couple of years and this isn’t too far removed from that trend – it’s just been given a little extra cyber-oomph and a massive stack of foam!

If you want to know where you can buy similar platform footwear right now, there are some fab buffalo boots available at ASOS including my favourite unicorn high-tops and pink trainers below.

fashion trend buffalo boots and platform trainers for autumn winter 2015


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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Do you know the name of your shoes?

This week I’ve been thinking about how different types of shoes are described by different names and I’ve been surprised at the variety of names and terms use to label women’s shoes. It’s not only information that designers or fashionistas need to know; it really IS helpful when you’re shopping online to know that you want to buy a pair of red kitten-heel Mary Janes and can search accordingly. It saves a lot of time wading through a search for “red shoes” on Ebay! Fair enough, some sellers may not even know the correct terminology for their shoes, and if they did, the might get more purchases from savvy shoppers who are googling their ideal shoes with specific search terms, so this will help them too!

Either way, I thought it would be a good idea to share this diagram showing the ‘proper’ names of these different styles so that you can take note and use them when you’re shopping or even just to show off when you’re on the FROW at Fashion Week: “ooh check out those Marc Jabob platform peep-toe D’Orsays” ;)

 

Source: via Cassiefairy on Pinterest

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Tuesday Shoesday – Red, White & Blue

In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee this weekend I’ve been on the look out for some patriotic red, white and blue shoes and I’ve come up with a list of lovely footwear from the high street that is ideal to keep the celebration going throughout the Summer and the Olympics.

Navy (Blue) Ruby Shoo Blue Peep Toe Shoes | 247369641 | New LookImage for Rocket Dog Spotty Wedge SandalsNavy canvas striped wedge sandals

These Ruby Shoo blue peeptoe heels are currently on sale in New Look, Rocket Dog spotty wedges are on sale in Barratts and Red Herring stripey sandals are on sale for only £16.50 in Debenhams! Looks like now’s the time to buy your red, white and blue summer shoes at bargain prices!

But my favourite ever patriotic shoes are these gorgeous union jack dolly shoes from Irregular Choice – I’ve seriously been coveting these for years but at around £60 a pop I think I’ll be saving a little longer to be able to afford them all!