For most women, shoes are our favorite accessory – and in the spirit of all things gorgeous and stylish, I’m taking a look at the best shoes of the 2010 Fall Fashion Season. It’s not exactly a chore, though there is some wistfulness about it (my favorites are all pretty pricey). But somebody has to find the best shoes out there this 2010 fall fashion season. Somebody should, anyway.
And that self-appointed somebody is me.
Now, keep in mind that I’m a little person, so I’m quite biased towards heels. I know that heels are not for everybody, but honestly, they should be. It doesn’t matter how tall you are. Seriously. The best shoes, and certainly the best shoes this fall fashion season, are all heels.
Another thing to keep in mind: the best shoes are not always the cheapest shoes. Especially when you’re dealing with the best designers in fashion.
Now, without further ado, the best shoes of the 2010 fall fashion season:
1) Christian Louboutin over-the-knee stiletto boots. Christian Louboutin has by far the best pair of shoes out there this 2010 fall fashion season. Fair warning, though: these Louboutin over-the-knee boots are more than a little outrageous.
First of all, they’re patent leather, which is one of my favorite materials (it’s so shiny – and waterproof). Second, they’re stilettos, which are my favorite form of high heel. Third, they’re platforms, so they’re a little more comfortable (and Louboutins, by the way, are much more comfortable and feel much different than any other shoe – something about their construction). And last, but definitely not least, they have an exposed zipper (one of my latest fashion obsessions) that runs from the top of the boot all the way down the stiletto heel to the floor.
All the way. To the floor.
If you can afford the Christian Louboutin over-the-knee stiletto boots, I encourage you to buy them. I’m not pulling punches, here – they’re a whopping $2,395. But you could wear them forever – they’re Louboutins, and black boots never go out of style anyway. Love.
2) Chanel tweed knee-high boots. These Chanel boots are a testament to tweed, which is one of the biggest fabrics we’re seeing in the 2010 fall fashion designer collections.
These Chanel tweed boots aren’t stilettos, and they are a hodge-podge of colors and textures – tweed here, tufts of fabric here. They’re like Paul Bunyan meets Heidi Klum, if you know what I mean. These Chanel tweed boots aren’t for the faint of heart, either – they’re going to make a serious statement, and you can’t downplay them with the rest of your outfit.
Likewise, you need to have enough fashion savvy to know how to dress the Chanel tweed boots so that you don’t look like a lumberjack lost on your way to the log cabin. But, again, if you can afford these and you’re bold and adventurous, take the plunge on the Chanel tweed boots.
3) Yves Saint Laurent blue suede platform pumps. Blue suede shoes are back, my friends, in the form of these delicious Yves Saint Laurent platform pumps.
If you’re not into boots, these YSL pumps are an excellent alternative. They’re electric blue, they have a sizeable platform (to give little ladies like me some stature), and they have an elegant, nearly-stiletto heel.
Again, they’re pricey at $720, but with the suede, these YSL pumps get the texture that’s so popular this 2010 fall fashion season, yet they don’t make the overwhelming statement that the Chanel tweed boots do. These YSL pumps are easier to wear, easier to blend (yes, even though they’re blue – in fact, blue is my favorite color for a shoe), and can dress up or dress down. All in all, a perfect shoe for the 2010 fall fashion season.