Well, after a little (unintentional) hiatus from the blogging world, I feel like something HAS to be said about the impression Isabel Marant has made in the realm of women's fashion with her wedged sneaker. Sure there have been variations of a high heeled sneak before now - most of which I really don't want to think back on. Now that I sense some are wondering what I am talking about, I will tickle your fancy by jogging your memory. Anyone recall the almost converse high top esque high heels complete with a pointed toe complimented by a stiletto to boot? Barf. Ok, you get my point - we won't review any farther. However, Isabel Marant has now taken an old concept, and perfected it by giving to us, the HIDDEN wedge sneaker. A beautiful, and wonderful concept that, as you can probably tell, I am in full support of.
I have now since made them a staple in my wardrobe, and labeled them a "necessity". (Which is a rareity for myself) Typically, a sneaker wouldn't really be my style, (or so I thought). However, I really think Marant did good when she added a feminine quality to a tom boy and sporty shoe. They are completely comfortable, have amazing support, and make your legs look leaner while giving you a bit of extra height...which is always good for us shortaaays. Just Amazing.
Now that we have all settled on why they're incredible, let's talk about the controversy of how to wear them. I hope these images can inspire you to get creative with the look - not only wearing casual outfits to pair with the shoes, but also being able to contrast the shoes with more dressy styles, and feminine and girly pieces.
After seeing tons of bloggers alike rocking the streets with their new kicks, it was hard not to want to rush out and buy a pair. As much as I would like to say I could drop over $500.00 on shoes, and feel ok with myself at this point in my life, I really couldn't. But then there was Zara - always seeming to save the day. Zara is known for their amazing european style of clothing and accessories that not only fit the fashion bill, but fit the price. Zara was on top of this trend, (as well as with every other major one) and they came up with a much more affordable version of the beautiful Isabel Marant's wedge. Check em out! (even complete with studs - I just about died!)
Love them or hate them, the sneaks are staying for a while - and I am truly ok with that. :)