It’s usually about now that the impatience for warmer weather turns our thoughts towards planning a few additions to our spring wardrobe. To help encourage that sun to show it’s face a little early, here at Upper Street we thought we’d take a look at what we consider to be the key trends for Spring Summer 2011.
Colour blocking works best when executed with simple shapes and if you’re not brave enough to colour block the brights then why not try neutrals? To dip your toe into this trend, try some tonal colour blocking with these burgundy, purple and violet leather platform court shoes.
Don’t be scared of brights – wear them in head to toe hues, work them with a ladylike silhouette or add in a zingy accessory or two. A pair of patent d’Orsay courts in yellow with a tangerine ankle strap will add extra sunshine to your day. Take a look at our recent trend report for the Bright Blues for some ideas to inspire when designing your unique shoe.
The New Nudes
From blush to putty and petal through to camel, our new beautiful nude shades are a graceful alternative to the abundance of colour this season. Fluid jersey and delicate chiffon in these makeup tones are the perfect partners for these soft suede and camel snake gladiator sandals. Look out for our new shade of nude patent coming soon.
For a 70′s revival channel Ali MacGraw in Love Story by day and Studio 54 Halston-esque glamour for evening. The maxi dress is a great way to work the 70′s trend, just add in something as simple as a floppy hat, straw bag or a summery platform sandal in camel snake to complete the look.
As the weather warms up, we’ll be looking in more detail at how to work the Spring Summer 2011 trends into some ultra covetable shoe designs. Check back soon to ensure that you’re putting your best foot forward this season.
Upper Street shoes come in a huge range of sizes from the petite 33 (UK 1.5) to the generous 43 (UK 10) with 4 width fittings. We also offer free alterations to fit and we’re so confident that you’ll love your final design that we’ll refund you if you don’t!
To book an appointment in our London Studio, email email@example.com or call us on 0845 680 9365.
If you can’t make it the studio but still want to see our full range of luxurious materials, visit our Upper Street Swatch Store.Whether you’d like to experience the richness of our suedes, feel the silken quality of our sumptuous Italian satins or visualise our glossy patents as a shoe, you can order as many swatches as you want!