Espadrilles + Sneakers = Espasneaks

Two constant summer shoe staple trends year after year have been espadrilles and sneakers. Seriously, can you remember a summer in recent years where this has not been the case? Well guess what? Just like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups the two have joined together for this summer season. The “espasneak” (as I like to call it) is popping up everywhere.

Shoe Trend: Block Heel Ankle Strap Pumps

At first I was not sure this trend was age appropriate. Then Carol and I got to talking about how to style fall’s hot shoe trend: block heel ankle strap pumps and I was won over. They are a more sophisticated Mary Jane style and I particularly love the ones with multi straps. You can go a little crazy with the pattern since baroque and florals are so in this season but that could look a little too trendy if you are over 40 and don’t know how to pull the look off properly (don’t go there unless you really know what you are doing or are a fashion risk taker). A safer bet is a black suede, patent or velvet block heel ankle strap pump

Hot Shoe Trend For Fall: The David Bowie Bootie

Oh how I miss David Bowie! I am still crushed he is gone from this earth. But in a beautiful tribute to the late great musical genius, his 70’s style over-the-top boots are actually on trend for Fall ’16. Now I know most of our readers think we might be insane for suggesting this trend, but hear us out.