The Return of the Glitter Heel from Miu Miu – Trend Tuesday
Last fall the crew here at FoS were beginning to get rather tired of seeing editors and their comrades in Miu Miu’s sensational glitter heeled 40′s inspired booties, yet the labels latest offering for fall, glitter heeled mary-janes, has us re-thinking the versatility of the idea…
And with those retro-tinged mary-janes done up in a slew of delicious, vivid patent leather hues, the concept now has an even greater reach as we see them working well with looks high & low for a woman of any age.
How to make them work without surrendering to an all-out trend while adapting them to a wardrobe for any age you ask?
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Well for starters, high-heeled mary-janes will always add a dose of ultra-femme decadence to any look, but when you add glitter to the mix you are talking about an elevated concept on the idea of girly glamour.
So with that in mind make sure to avoid pairing them with girlish prints and silhouettes as they will reverse your age in a manner that will make you appear to be trying too hard.
Stick to tailored pieces with a more masculine elegance as they will ground the shoes in an age appropriate realm while adding a radiant bit of flair to even the most basic of looks. Keep what you wear with all of Fall 2012′s glittery footwear options on the more refined and sophisticated side as you’ll be able to highlight the shoes beauty while making a case for going bold. Subtly.
Glittery shoe alternatives available online now:Published on August 28, 2012
Naveed Hussain, stylist and fashion editor, has a BA in art history and extensive knowledge in the history of fashion and social media outreach. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art and was assistant to the owner & editor at VagabondNyc, where he also contributed to FocusOnStyle. Naveed has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.