These fives staples rocked the summer season and will continue to be huge into the fall. Here are our top tips for helping you transition these style splurges into the colder months!
Red – Red is going to be a huge color come autumn. Find a variety of reds in different shades and textures so you have the option to be bold, soft or glamorous. A great signature red item to invest in for the fall would be a pair of red shoes like the Lucia Suede Platform Wedge ($198) from Ann Taylor. The suede will be a fab fabric for colder weather and these shoes would pair well with a wrap dress.
Blue/Teal – Blues and teals are perfect for transitioning into September. Buy accessories in these cool tones to add the perfect finishing touch to your overall look. A set of bracelets like Chamak by Priya Kakkar Bangles ($58/4 at Nordstrom) helps lend a pop of color to your outfit while also displaying your trendsetting style.
Colorblocking – Colorblocking has been a big summer trend that will continue well into winter. You can wear this style in a two-tone pairing or in a multi-range of colors. To make the look just right for your office, stick to one color and pair it with a neutral. We love this 2 B Rych Colorblock Ponte Dress ($285 on neimanmarcus.com) because it combines nude accents with a burst of bold red!
Leopard – In the colder months, leopard looks sleek and chic! For this coming season, it’s all about bold outerwear that will get you noticed. A sophisticated and more demure style like the ASOS Leopard Coat ($155.15) can work its magic with an LBD or a pair of skinny jeans.
Orange/Rust – Orange and rust shades are the new brown for fall. Use these colors as great neutrals that add an autumn glow to your look. Choose a pretty satin shirt like this Patterson J. Kincaid Harlow Pocket Blouse ($98 on bergdorfgoodman.com). The burnt orange color will work well at the office when paired with a navy pencil skirt and can easily transition to a girls night out, too!
Have you tried any of these trends yet? Will you be wearing them into the fall season? Which one of these is your fave?
-Chastity Palmer Davis from GlitterBuzzStyle.com
Chastity Palmer-Davis is the beauty/fashion writer behind GlitterBuzzStyle.com. GlitterBuzzStyle provides women with personal styling tips, the latest fashion trends, beauty reviews and sale alerts. Chastity’s love for fashion and the entertainment industry has given her the opportunity to contribute to Honey Magazine, work for television show Full Frontal Fashion and cover backstage press for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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Shop the Full Story: The Hottest Neutral Wedge Sandals this Season
I’m seeing wedges everywhere these days; there are so many chic choices! If you’re going to add one wedge sandal to your wardrobe this summer, then why not add a neutral pair you can wear with everything? Check out six of my favorites to choose from whatever your budget.
Alexander Wang Kasia Whipstitch Wedge
I spotted (and splurged on) these when I saw them at Edit Boutique. They are the perfect dress up or dress down wedges and super chic—love the details. I recently paired them with a pale pink Ramy Brook dress and then the next day with jeans and a tee shirt.
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Ash “Lucy” Wedge Sandals
I am a big fan of these 5” platform wedge sandals (being that I am a petite 5’4). Check out the vintage studded accents—so hip and retro-cool. They look great with a pair of wide leg jeans, a white tank and a long chunky necklace.
Buy Now, $200
MICHAEL Michael Kors Juniper Espadrille
I love the effortless style of MICHAEL Michael Kors for summer and think these classic wedges are a no-brainer! Pack them for a weekend trip to the beach—they are all you will need when paired with a maxi dress or white jeans.
Buy Now, $140
Steve Madden Riddgge
Steve Madden is the master of knocking off the best designer shoes. These wedges play to the geometric and structured looks I saw on the runway during fashion week. They are simple and streamlined—easy to wear with all your favorite summer styles.
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To capture the look of the 70’s, these boho chic wedges are perfect. The macramé detail is on trend and feminine. Looks great when paired with a simple sheath or worn with cut off jean shorts.
Buy Now, $79
Women’s Dolce Vita for Target® Rope Wedge Sandals – Cognac
I love when great brands like Dolce Vita do affordable lines for Target. These cool wedges are an updated version of the gladiator sandal combined with a classic espadrille wedge heel. Plus, faux leather footwear is vegan and cruelty-free. I like them with simple sundresses or with skinny jeans.
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I’ve been obsessed—literally, obsessed—with getting my hands on the Pierre Hardy for Gap black suede lace-up wedges since the collaboration was announced at the end of the summer. So obsessed that I’ve been saving a little stash of money for the pure purpose of chasing down the shoes, and have restrained myself with quite some difficulty from buying a less adorable yet more easily accessible look-alike. So you can imagine my despair when their release date was pushed back from October 19th to October 28th, my elation when the date was moved up again to October 25th, and my utter despair when on Monday the sales associate in the Gap flagship on Fifth Avenue told me the shoes would not be available until the next day, October 26th. Adding to this desperation was the fact that only 8 or 9 pairs of the shoes would be available in their respective sizes, which would not be a huge issue except for the fact that I was blessed with the most average of shoe sizes. I instantly checked Racked for an update on their quest for the shoes. I have to admit I was a little relieved to hear that they hadn’t found them yet either.
You would think that this would all be enough to derail me from my journey to Pierre Hardy awesomeness, but I guess you can’t stop shoe-crazed inertia. With only a glimmer of hope I decided to check back into the Gap on Fifth Avenue after work on the 26th and instantly tracked down the nearest sales associate, begging for merely a glimpse at these most elusive of shoes. He stated that only two pairs remained and asked for my shoe size. I answered with a range of 38.5-39, to which he replied, “Let’s hope you fit into this 40” and opened the gates of heaven.
And then there they were in all of their wedge-heeled, peep-toe, lace-up glory. I just knew they would fit, or knew I would convince myself that they did. I slipped one on my foot (the foot that is a little bigger than the other, of course) and was sold. Before any other Pierre Hardy fans could rip them away I proceeded to the register and purchased the covetable wedges for a slightly steep but totally worth-it $195. I sit here now in my new Pierre Hardy for Gap shoes, feeling quite proud of myself.
If you weren’t as desperate (or crazy) as me about getting your hands on these shoes and missed them in stores, don’t fret. Apparently shipments on the shoes are slowly trickling into Gap stores in major cities including NYC, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Good luck tracking them down, and happy shopping! —Kate Bryan