Customers were still buying boots, wearing their coats, hats, gloves and scarves and I was still in my winter mode. I notice the UPS truck pull up in front of the store. The driver pulls out a few cartons, could this be my spring selections starting to arrive? The anticipation increased as he broungt the cartons in the store. I sign for the delivery, take out the packing slip and see that it’s the sandals from Steve Madden. Still a bit surprised, I started opening the cartons and the excitement started mounting, just like Christmas all over again. I took out the first shoe box and low and behold, my first summer sandal. How Exciting!
Within that week I received more and more cartons and opened them with the same anticipation.So what is the trend in shoes Spring/Summer 2012? The focus is brilliant colors, color blocking, and metalics.
Fun bright colors are very popular this season. You’ll see stimulating tangarine orange, coral, yellow and bright green.
Color Blocking patterns are used in clothing, shoes, scarves and purses. The heel, platform, upper and the strap, show various colours, making for some very kaleidoscopic looking footwear. You can color block with various colors throughout your look or wear a simple black outfit and punch it up with color block shoes and accessories.
As if shoes weren’t fun enough to wear, anything metallic is in this season. Look for the details in silver, brass, gold, and everything in between. You can accent your Jeans with a gold metallic sandal, or wear a bronze sandal with a printed dress, you get the picture.
Let’s not forget the classic nude or black colored pumps and peek-a-boo shoe. Always a must staple in your closet for your special evening events and parties.
- That’s it for now. Talk to you in a week.