Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Very first article: The Ripple (apologies for the lack of photographs)

I’ve always been a great believer of having it all. All through spring, the shops have been inundated with nude pallets to make our winter-bitten feet feel pretty again. But now, the shocking bolds are coming back to give what’s south of the ankle a fright! So how can a girl decide?
The outrageous bolds may force us to throw on a pair of sunglasses, but my goodness, they certainly make an impact. On the other hand, those pretty pastels do wonders for the pins; elongating the leg and working oh-so-well with the florals and laces of this season. Luckily, finding inspiration from the likes of Diesel and LK Benet, our beloved high street shops appear to have heard my frustrated calls and found a perfect combination of the two-at a price that won’t make your student loan cry for mercy.
River Island appears to have answered my prayers flawlessly with their glorious peep-toe court. The dynamic contrasts in the shades of pink snuggle together nicely, combining the spicy hot pink with the glamour of the rather indulgent nude pink.  The peep-toe also has the added bonus of a cutesy bow, giving the somewhat simplistic court shoe a youthful feel. It also helps to merge the shoe in with the bow trend, held proudly in the limelight by the likes of Lady Gaga.  Wear with Indigo jeans to keep its chilled this spring, or flirt it up with a lacy skirt. This seasons three trends in one shoe, and at the fairly reasonably price of £49.99; who can ask better than that?
However, if your ideal look is more along the lines of rock chic Rhianna, than zingy Audrey Hepburn, please do not fear! You can happily dance around like you’re born in the 80’s and still rock the mash up of nudes and bolds in these babies.  Topshop are, as usual, right on the mark with these thick banded delights, teaming deep charcoal black with the subtle dusky pinks in their ‘Gloria cross over shoes’. A little expensive at £65, but your feet will love you!
For an alternative, slightly cheaper option, fall back on the fail-safe of River Island. They have given us a dynamic nude 80’s thick banded sandal, slashed with powerful black. Surely, that’s enough to make anyone want to don the shoulder pads and ‘work it’! The natural leather is contrasted with the metallic stainless steel heel, seen on the catwalks of Diesel and Kurt Geiger to name but a few. Therefore, River Island offers a great trend setter and good alternative to the Topshop heeled beauties, at a price tag of £59.99.
So, whatever your style, go for the clash this season and prove that your feet can have all the trends in one peep-toed swoop. Throw the Uggs in the cupboard and give those winter-worn feet the trends they deserve. 

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