In dramatic contrast to ever-more towering and vertiginous shoe styles that have become common on the catwalk (to the point of model falls becoming a far too common occurrence), the Marc by Marc Jacobs show has a delightful mix of shorter heels and flats styles that have me excited for Spring to arrive early.
First, for those who love floral motifs, is a casual shoe that is as energetic as Spring itself:
Next up are several combinations of lace-up Spring sandals and booties that have me eager with anticipation to find out which colors and styles will make it to retail sale; almost every color was represented on the runway.
The flat sandals below are a sweet and feminine alternative to the current and ubiquitous gladiator trend. I particularly love the second shoe with the slight wooden heel. This openwork bootie has a silhouette similar to the Chloe shoes that I so loved this Spring while achieving a much more airy, light and warm-weather appropriate feel. This bootie has fused the granny boot and sandal in a good way; one that might even avoid the whole issue of overheated ankles.
Now, I also love the idea of making this lace-up granny sandal into a style that can also translate to Fall with addition of a closed-toe. This neatly avoids the awkwardness we are currently encountering with the wearing of tights with open-toed booties.
Even better, it comes in Flats:
Or in a slight stacked Heel:
[Photographs courtesy of Style.com]
I keep coming back to these last two booties; I love the neutral colors. With the closed toe, lace-up granny styling, and slightly curved organic heel, I know that I need to start saving my pennies.
This may be trite, but this is the boot that I never knew I always wanted.