PORN!!!

More fall trends.  Nordstrom’s Fall trends page lists four new trends:

  1. Rivets (Could be interesting)
  2. Fringe (Dear God, no)
  3. Biker Chic (so my style) and
  4. Tailored Sophistication (also good).

So – an example of each:

1.  Riveting….

Naughty Monkey Space Invader

Naughty Monkey Space Invader

These are cute – a little overdone, I think.  The buckle on the toe might not be necessary, but I’d totally wear them.

2.  Fringe Benefits

 Sam Edelman Utah Boot

Sam Edelman 'Utah' Boot

This boot, and all others like it, makes baby Jesus cry.  Unless you are Pocahontas, you should not buy this boot.  We will speak of it no more.

3.  Biker Chic

 Linea Paolo Brooks Boot

Linea Paolo 'Brooks' Boot

Maybe it’s wrong, but I love this.  Even with the two extraneous buckles.  It’s so high, and shiny, with laces and a little pointy toe.  *sigh*

4.  Tailored Sophistication:

 kate spade hana mary jane pump

kate spade 'hana' mary jane pump

We will ignore for now that this group also contains more cut-out oxfords than should be legal, and instead focus on the plethora of Mary Janes, non-cut-out Oxfords, and the 40s vintage-style pumps.  These are pretty (and for once, I have no objection to the presence of or number of buckles on this shoe).  I kind of want them.

Any thoughts?  Favorite shoe trends?  A defense of fringe?  (Full disclosure – when I was 12 or 13, a girl in my school had some white suede ankle boots with metal studs AND a fringe, and I lusted.  I did have a pair of white boots, but they were, sadly, neither suede nor fringed.)