Wardrobe Building: Capsule Foundation Shoes

Today’s post marks the final day of spring/summer capsule foundation pieces in our Building a Capsule Wardrobe series with a focus on shoes. Next up will be the fun stuff – adding color, pattern and accessories!

Spring/Summer Casual Capsule Foundation Shoes

The two shoes that I think will get you through 80% plus of your spring casual wear needs are pictured below: a simple white sneaker and a neutral slide sandal.  Don’t panic yet at the thought of just two shoes – we can add something else in an accent color when we get to the next step!

 

Capsule Foundation Simple Sneakers

Capsule Foundation Neutral Slides

For the Office

For office wear, pumps are the foundation workhorse.  While some work environments allow for open toed shoes and while some women prefer a loafer to a pump when wearing a trouser; a classic, pointed toe, mid-heel will get you through nearly all work situations.

Capsule Foundation Pumps

Shoe & Jewelry Trends for Spring 2017

Today’s post will wrap-up our spring trend coverage for 2017 with a focus on shoe & jewelry trends!  If you missed the first two segments, catch them here and here.

Shoes

Below are a few of the top shoe trends for spring 2017.  If you’d like to try some of the more outrageous styles without busting your budget, try looking at Zara, Asos and Mango.

Thick Heels

Heels have been running a bit thicker for the past couple of seasons and that trend is holding this spring.  It’s also an easy style for most everyone to wear!

Shoe Trends: Thick Heels

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Top 3 On My Clothing Bucket List

I find myself day-dreaming a bit today so thought it would be fun to talk about aspirational pieces of clothing and accessories.  You know…the ones that you hope to save up for some day and, once purchased, will treasure like your first-born child.  Three of the pieces on my list are detailed below.  
 

Do you keep a clothing bucket list?  If so, I’d love to hear what’s on it! 
Please share in the comment section.

 
Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps: $595 

Named after Brigitte Bardot this classic shoe with a modest 70 mm/2.75 inch heel is the most attainable item (i.e., least expensive) on my list.  The simple classic styling is exactly what I’m referring to when I encourage clients to invest in well made pieces with styling longevity.  The Jimmy Choo Romy 85 is a similar style at the same price for girls that fall into the Choo Camp. 

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Cartier Tank Francaise Watch: $3,250-7,550 (depending on size/finishes chosen)

The original Cartier Tank was inspired in 1917 by the Renault Tanks which Louis Cartier saw in use on the Western Front.  In the past 100 years the original has led to many variations such as the Tank Cintree, Tank Chinoise, Tank Folle, Tank Americaine and, my preferred, the Tank Francaise.  This piece subtlety implies luxury…wealth…refinement!

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 Chanel 2.55 Bag: $3,600-6,000 (depending on size/finishes chosen)

In February of 1955, hence the 2.55 name, Coco Chanel updated her classic design house handbag.  The 50th anniversary of this bag was celebrated in 2005 with the style named Reissue 2.55; however, 2.55 has now come to stand for all Chanel bags of this similar style.  Whether in tweed, velvet or one of the many calfskin versions, the classic styling makes this bag investment worthy – as stylish and coveted in 2016 as it was in the 1950’s.classic_flap_nbsp-sheet-png-fashionimg-hi
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