Take the practicality of ballet flats, add sleek details or outrageous features, and you have a more refined version of the classic shoe. Smoking slippers are quickly replacing everyday flats as the go-to shoe for stylish women on the go. Like their predecessor, the different routes you can take when selecting your pair of smoking slippers are endless; below are four of the main categories of the new shoe trend!
The Sliver Sandal
We’re loving the mini-version of spring’s super-hot wedge trend, one that allows you to multitask while walking rather than focus on not spraining an ankle. Take a cue from Alexander Wang—the sliver wedge is just the right amount of heel for a feminine boost and black scales add an extra point of interest to any look. They’ll be perfect paired with spring’s breezy printed pants or a sweet midi dress.
In this business called fashion, designers will come and go; some get their 5 minutes of fame, while others are here to stay, and still there are those that have the creativity to start, and the tenacity to make a wow-worthy reappearance. We here at Joonbug have found a few of our favorites that have made names for themselves in the past, and come back to remind us why we loved them so much to begin with!
Manolo Blahnik’s kitten heels are back for this spring with stylish celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker making their rounds in NYC to collect as many pairs as they can get their hands on! Yes, Manolo Blahnik has grace us with the classic pointed toe heel presence for years, however, it has been a while since we have seen much from him and this season he’s coming back with a double whammy. His collaboration with J. Crew for Fall 2012 was definitely a great way to get back into the mix with the classic pumps in great fabrics. Next on the list is Hong Kong’s luxury retailer, Lane Crawford where vintage shoes by Manolo Blahnik that date all the way back to 1974 will be part of an exclusive collection at the retailer including his notorious Mondrian pumps, and lace-up booties.
Named for the classic "little black dress," Dress on Newbury Street has been a force of good taste for Bostonians since 2005. The shop offers a streamlined, sophisticated collection of... well dresses but also tops, bottoms, shoes and accessories. As you step into Dress you'll notice a cheery, yet restrained staff waiting to greet and welcome you to the store. Martha, the manager, dons billowy pants with a cinched waist and a classic tucked-in top. She looks effortlessly chic, much like the store itself.