Sunday, August 5, 2007

Classic Cap-toes

As Summer winds down, all of the pre-Fall and Fall styles begin trickling into the stores. A design that still looks fresh during summer but that can also work with the more traditional styles that show up during fall are cap-toe - in heels, flats, boots or booties. During the Spring we saw how Miu Miu interpreted the design in Satin and with unique color combinations (see earlier post). In the late Summer/Fall, the traditional combination of black and white is more common.

This year, Chanel celebrated 50 year of this timeless design, which has been an inspiration for all of the designers to follow.

Marc Jacobs keeps to the traditional white shoe/black cap in his Fall flats, but reverses the trend in this ankle strap pump. I think this gives a look that can go school-girly, mod or very traditional.

Alloy's NYC Mary Jane is a very affordable way to take advantage of this look. Because the design is so classic, even less expensive materials look sharp. And the wood platform and heel keep it summery.

This sharp-looking boot is actually from Payless. This mix of patent on the cap-toe and shaft keep this boot from being plain. Plus, the top piece zips off for another look.

Even though I don't typically like booties, they are going to be big this Fall. These are my favorites and are by Christian Louboutin. This version is grey, white and black but they also come in solid black or white and black.

Because this is such an iconic look there are tons of interpretations out there and the design will come back year after year, so find a favorite.

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