Thursday, October 1, 2009

Spring Trend Alert - It's all below deck...

Now, if you are like me, you are starting to think about this year's Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, and more to the point, studiously observing the latest trends to incorporate into your look.

One thing I have noticed is the emphasis on statement shoes and legs. Observe:
Bright red with polka dots on dark legs and Mary-Janes with bobby socks! I loved that gorgeous petti-skirt in contrasting royal blue too.
Diamante studded wedges with patterned stockings (I am still undecided about the open toes with stockings look - what do you think?)

Another fantastic example of statement pins! I just love these stockings - fishnets with roses!

More Mary-Janes with bobby socks. You can get those delicious Vivienne Westwoods here.

Creating interest in one's legs is never a bad thing Kittens!

What's your Spring trend?


Jay said...

I think open toes with stockings can work, but it depends on the stockings ... a big ugly toe seam poking out of open-toed shoes doesn't do much for me. And really detailed stockings peeping from the toe of a detailed shoe can be a bit much like overkill.

Andi B. Goode said...

I've been known to wear open/peep toed wedges with beige fishnets because it's not so noticeable.
-Andi x

Ms. B said...

I love that first pair of shoes!

Louise said...

I agree with Andi that open toed shoes can work with the right pair of stockings. Fishnets, nude and/or lighter colours can look sexy. But a thick pair of opaques looks all wrong.

Allison said...

I vote NO to open toed shoes and stockings. I have never seen anyone do this where it looks right.

Anonymous said...

At a function I was at in Sydney a little while ago, Cate Blanchette was there, wearing a beautiful pair of open-toed Prada pumps in Snakeskin, under which she was wearing beige fishnets. She looked sensational, and so I am inclined to agree with Andi B. Goode on this one.

And as for my Spring trend; I'm going to go with bright, crisp checks. I'm feeling a lot of love for them at the moment.


weenie_elise said...

Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award :)

Porcelain Blonde said...

Ohhh I just love the bobby socks and heels look, even though I'd never wear it myself! It's just so darn cute ;)

I kind of overdosed on legwear last year so this year I think I'll be mostly nude, ha!

As for the open toes with stockings look, I do it, it all depends on the look. I've done Burberry/Prada imitations several times - thick gray tights or over the knee socks with platform sandals. It looks cute!

Hope your week is going well and thanks for the welcome back wishes!
<3 xxx

Closet Full of Nothing said...

I've been obsessed with roses on tights!

Icy @ Individual Chic said...

Wow, the bobby sox are so cute! I think I'm going to have to go for something similar. I have some great black ankle socks with red stars on them. They should be great ^_^

Ellie said...

I can't del with the fishies with the roses...they look like weird leg tattoos!

esme and the lane way said...

Gorgeous – very inspirational indeed (oh no! More to push me into buying some Melissas!!!) I love the tights and bobbysocks with heels, too. Personally I usually like tights/socks + peeptoes, but it also depends on the size of the peeptoe for me, and how patterned the stocking is... I almost always like it :D