Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Trend Watch : Animal Prints

Hey Shoejunkies! I don't believe I have seen more animal prints since the golden age of film. Back then it was a sign of wealth and prosperity. Fast forward to environmentally correct now. It's more a sign of edginess (which I love). Summer always brings out exotic influences and this season is no exception. They keep coming up in different ways, metallic, colors, and even in sneakers. WOW! I have a few picks for you. But keep on the lookout for yourself...

Try this on on for size. CARLOS BY CARLOS SANTANA's Pursuit in leopard. The woven wedge give an earthy look but the leopard strappiness is all vamp. Hello sundress, frock and don't forget about the crop pants. Very breezy with just the right amount of va-va-voom
. $89.99 @Shoes.com

How yummy is is this? Looks like Dr. Scholl's Original went through an update.
Meet the new and improved Heaven in brown giraffe. I love the giraffe print. Rare compared to other animal prints so when I see it, I grab it. Perfect for taking in the sites on vacation or walking during festival season. Remember, Dr. Scholl's is the original leg shaper shoe. There are imitators but only one originator. $49.99 @Shoes.com

does it again with Dylan snakeskin in fatigue green? I love it. Pair with cargo shorts and feminine top. Neutral enough to wear anywhere, but dressy enough for clubbing, weddings, cocktail parties, etc... $118.99 @Shoes.com

Naughty Monkey
gets in the game with Jungle Fever in zebra print on pony. It's sexy, playful, and edgy. It's 40s and 50s trends. It's monochrome and men's tailoring trends as well. Ahhh flexibility. $69.99 @Shoes.com

Tiger print on pony and gold. Love this combo in Femme from LAUNDRY by SHELLI SEGAL. First, tiger print is rare compared to the leopard and zebra counterparts but just as hip. Second, the gold leather detail and buckle rock. The 2 are together are neutral glam. So they can dress up your casual looks and work for dressy. on sale $101.99 @Shoes.com

Shoejunkies this is the Christy by Punkrose. Christy meet the Shoejunkies. How cute are these sneakers in leopard? They're so fun. Bike ride anyone? Sightseeing? No? How 'bout putting a cute face on the mundane task of running errands? You may not feel glamorous. At least your feet will be cute. $39.99 @Shoes.com

Steven by Steve Madden
does it again with NV1's modern take on the classic leopard peep toe pump. This is how I picture leopard print styling. Vampy. This style still and will always turns heads. It would look awesome with the Spring/Summer Armani-esque styles. With the flowing chiffon trousers and neutral fitted jackets add a sun hat and you're ready.
$127.99 on sale @Shoes.com

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