Every six months, the streets of the world's fashion capitals overflow with style-inspiration riches. In New York, London, Milan, and Paris, the fashion industry turns out in their newest and finest lewks, filling us with the frenzied realization that we need a vinyl trenchcoat, a teeny-tiny purse, and neon green everything. It's overwhelming! What's a shopper to do?
First, take a deep breath — we're here to help you navigate and focus. We're in the throes of Paris Fashion Week, the final circuit of the Month (yes, that's a capital M) and arguably our favorite, for a couple of reasons. First, the sometimes-decisive but always-alluring French-girl style is in fullest effect in its home city, and we're watching our Gallic counterparts with eagle eyes for styling tricks. Second, as the final leg, Paris is the last chance for the street-style stars from all over the world to pull out all the sartorial stops. So needless to say, we're really paying attention.
So, where to put your energy — and your dollars — when it comes to the endless eye candy that Paris provides? Well, since you asked: our expert opinion is shoes. We're seeing all kinds of trends this season: grunge redux, South Beach color schemes, Lilliputian heels, and cowboy boots. It's an exciting time below the knee, so we're rushing to our favorite retailers and filling our carts with footwear. Plus, nothing solves a life woe like new shoes. Want to forget your slush-sodden commute Monday morning commute? Usher in the new season with a festive purchase? Bored? We recommend new shoes for all of these scenarios, and we're looking at the streets of Paris to inform our next purchase. Allons-y.
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