Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Elle Spring Survival Guide - Mixed Metallics

The March issue of Elle magazine features tons of shoe styles that should be on every girls must have list. I thought I would bring them to you recessionista style. First up. Mixed metallics. And both for less than $100.

Show off your retro side with this kicky t-strap by Chinese Laundry. Bronze and gold snake embossed leather intermingle to create a gorgeous wave design making its way from the vamp, to the t-strap, to the heel. You're sure to channel your inner starlet while jetting around town in these. Delicious.

Jennica - Nine West

A soft, feminine gladiator in a multitude of metallic hues. Triangular cut outs inch their way up the foot culminating in a buckled ankle strap. Somehow this sandal manages to evoke both femininity and something harder. I can't quite put my finger on it. But I like it.


Darrah said...

I'm sorry, but I'm not a huge fan of mixing metalics. Maybe it has yet to grow on me.

ShoeZQ said...

Darrah - it definitely took a while to grow on me but now I really like it.

Robin Tara said...

I've been designing using mixed metals too. I guess great minds . . . .
My models are a bit more expensive, ($165) but made for incredible comfort by Italian shoemakers in Argentina - and you can order custom color combinations.