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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Customers Comment: The Best and Worst Trends of 2010

Well it is the end of another year and still just the beginning of a new decade. And what a time for shoes and accessories! Would you agree? There is so much happening with trends, styles, materials and looks that we wanted your opinions on what worked and what needed work.

We polled our Facebook Fans and Tweeps about the best and worst trends of 2010 and wrote up their thoughts below. (As for the worst trends, well, we can agree to disagree.)

Best Trends
Sam Edelman Vesey

Over-the-knee (OTK) boots Huge hit! Everyone who responded loved OTK, hands down. With the popularity of skinny jeans and leggings, these beauties transformed any fashionista from casual to sexy, chic and fabulous. However you wanted it, OTK boots delivered. 

Platforms From sandals to boots, they are here to stay and we love it. What other shoe offers a 4.5" heel with a one-to-two-inch platform, turning you into a six-foot supermodel without the foot pain? Platforms were made for walking, dancing, standing, sitting and wherever else your creative mind takes you. 

Wedges Espadrilles, corkscrew, wooden and artistically designed. Our most fave spring/summer pick of the year.

Franco Sarto Rugby
Lace-up/Oxfords The boyfriend look remains popular. From the boyfriend jeans and sexy button downs, to three-piece suits and fedoras. Obviously not the shoe for every maven, but a winner for those who did.

Calvin Klein Sallie
Open-toe Boots Any shoe maven with a serious fetish did not miss out on a pair of these show-stoppers. Their half-size counterparts—booties—are a great transitional shoe from fall to winter and spring into summer. These shoes are an investment piece. You will get your fashion value in the long run.

Worst Trends

UGG Australia sheepskin boot
UGGs Always a bone of contention, the UGG. Slang for sheepskin boot or "ugly" (so says the company literature). This boot is so ugly/adorable it has polarized its way into one of the most popular shoes ever—on good and bad lists alike! UGG Australia is definitely having the last laugh with this one. Have you nay-sayers stepped in a pair of these cloud nine delights? You will swoon and soon be a UGG owner yourself. Trust!

Charles by Charles David Privilege
Kitten heels We invoke our right to agree to disagree. We love these Audrey Hepburn, '50s, classic chic by Charles David. But, hey, we're just the messenger.

 Industry SLS10-81GB - no longer available
Hybrid sandals Not the most flattering of sandals this past spring, unless you are over 5'9". Hybrids were such a new trend that the fashion police quite busy with many a fashion faux-pas. Wonder if we will be a little more prepared next season should this complex look reappear?

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