Shoes hold the same place in a fashion lover’s heart as handbags. They can elevate a boring outfit and are usually structured in creativity and craftsmanship.
Designer shoes depreciate more slowly than clothing (but faster than handbags), sometimes even It is increasing. In value as time goes by.
So, if you want to invest your hard-earned money in a pair you won’t regret come next season, or maybe you just need it. to do A little money from your shopping habits, you’ve come to the right place, because we consulted the experts to find the right line of designer shoes worth the investment.
Just because they don’t require an investment doesn’t mean you should ignore trendy styles in favor of the classics. We spoke to Metrezzan Fashion VP Tiffany Hsu to find out which styles will reign in 2023.
‘The neo-classic pump is a must have for next season and you can’t go wrong with Saint Laurent,’ Hsu told LUK.
‘Saint Laurent’s ‘Pablo’ slingback pumps are classic but oh-so-sexy, they work with every look from day to night.’
How to decorate them? Continue the neo-classic theme with an A-line skirt (perhaps in leather) and a long black coat, or copy Saint Laurent’s runway with tight lycra and matrix sunglasses. Either way, these vampy pumps can read as work and dance floor appropriate.
‘We saw a lot of platform versions last summer, but we really like them as shoes in particular,’ explains Hsu.
Amina Muadi is still the queen of shoes and her ‘Sita’ version in suede is top notch.’
How to decorate them? Elongate your legs to the max by pairing these strappy heels with a teeny mini skirt. We love matching mini skirts with round-necks and extra-long coats – tights are definitely an option.
XL Mary Janes
‘A big trend we saw for SS23 is the return of Mary Janes in funky platforms,’ Hsu tells LUK.
“My favorite Bottega Veneta ‘Mostra’ platforms are beautiful and timeless.’
How to decorate them? Stepping on Mary Janes is a great choice when you want to create an opulent and feminine ensemble. We pair them with midi dresses and oversized suits, just like we saw at the Bottega Veneta AW22 show.
‘Boots and a mini skirt are my favorite combination for spring,’ says Hsu.
‘Pimple Studio is a true classic and their over-the-knee boots with a rectangular shape are simply cool.’
How to decorate them? Pairing mini skirts and knee-high boots is a great idea come spring, but while it’s still chilly, a midi length will still do the trick. The combination of kick boots and a flowy skirt always works, but we especially love jeans paired with leather.
‘Ballerinas come in all shapes and colors for the upcoming winter,’ explains Hsu.
Choose embellished ballet flats from Miu Miu to add a little extra sparkle and upgrade your wardrobe. A simple black pair of jeans mixed with those flats will do the job.’
How to decorate them? Hsu is right – Miu Miu’s most glamorous offerings are probably best-dressed. But if you’re investing in any more streamlined back colors, we say double-down on ultra-feminine feminine shapes.
While finding the next ‘it’ shoe is a worthwhile pursuit, curate your wardrobe from trend-setting, durable kudos to boots (pun intended), vintage, archive and second-hand shoes.
It’s also often a predatory financial choice, with pre-worn pieces being cheaper in the first place, and often holding or increasing in value if you choose wisely.
Vestaiire Collective told LL UK: ‘Evergreen furniture and accessories are always a safe investment, increasing in value over the years.’
“We find that luxury accessories, particularly bags or shoes, are the best performing categories in our platform.’
To find out which brands of stylists, sneakers, and flats to invest in (or sell if you’re short on cash), Vestiaire lets you know the best-selling shoe brands of 2023, including Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Parada, Hermès, and Jimmy Choo.
For those who are not interested in passing trends in the new “new in” segment and indifferent to the ends and troughs of the sales market, the classic shoes, timeless in their style and proud of their heritage, should turn to him.
Here they are. She UK The main choices of shoe style.
Gucci Jordan Loafers
You may be familiar with the Gucci-like Horsebit loafer.
As the story goes, while working at The Savoy Hotel in London after World War I, a young Guccio Gucci (the brand’s founder) noticed how significant equestrian symbols were to the English aristocracy. So when he launched the Gucci brand in 1921, he made sure that the icon was connected to his identity.
In the year It was his son Aldo who introduced the Horsebit loafer in 1953. The stunning skin slip quickly became synonymous with the jet set and Hollywood stars.
Although already a true classic, Alessandro Michele’s Reworked in a slimmer shape (pictured above), horsebit-embellished buns are once again a must-have to create the Jordanian style.
Chanel two-tone slingbacks
Originally created by Gabriel Coco Chanel in 1957, there’s more to Chanel’s two-tone slingbacks than meets the eye. The bare top lengthens the leg, while the black toe shortens the leg. genius
Former creative director Karl Lagerfeld introduced them back in Fall/Winter 2015, and they soon became a must-have.
To get your hands on a pair (or second-hand), you’ll need to go straight to Chanel — and there’s no guarantee that Chanel will continue to make them for years to come.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps
Named after an area steeped in history in Paris – the Quartier Pigalle, home to the Moulin Rouge and other such establishments – the Pigalle is Christian Louboutin’s most iconic red-soled shoe to date.
With a pointed toe and pencil-straight 120mm heel, the shoe is loved for its ability to position-correct and elongate the foot. Kate Moss owns countless pairs, and you rarely see her on the red carpet wearing another pair of shoes.
Black patent is a signature innovation but due to their popularity they are available in many fabrics and treatments.
Manolo Blahnik’s which pumps
Carrie Bradshaw chose Manolo Blahnik’s jeweled blue Hengesi pumps as her ‘thing blue’ when she (finally) married her ‘big’ first. Sex and the City film, she inadvertently (or perhaps not) gave the shoe iconic status.
Don’t believe us? Olivia Palermo decided to wear them on her wedding day in 2014.
Covered in satin with a 105 mm heel, Henry was inspired by Napoleon I, Josephine and Pauline Bonaparte. The Swarovski-encrusted signature on the finger, meanwhile, was inspired by a vintage found in Italy by Blahnik, who loves accessories.
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