Shoe Trends: Decorative Soles

Louboutin Might not be the Sole Competitor

Thanks to Christian Louboutin, style stalkers have been given another measurement of trendiness.  When a women passes by, if her rear view features a pop of red at the bottoms of her feet then she gets major points since red soles=Louboutin.  The instant recognizability of the soles has undoubtably fueled the line’s major success.  Who could forget Ryan Seacrest’s Louboutin shout out while hosting the Emmy’s a few years back? Eva Longoria sat front row with her legs crossed with one red sole waving in the air and Seacrest instantly knew they were Louboutin’s design. (Great for Christian’s image—for Seacrest’s? Maybe not so much.)

Having red bottomed feet has become a status symbol not unlike the Chanel quilt, the interlocking LV or the newly annointed Tory Burch sheild.  Louboutin was revolutionary in discovering a way to add a signature semblance to a shoe line.   Many designers have attempted to share in the sole success of Louboutin.

The house of Emilio Pucci updated this season’s footwear collection with a signature sole of their own.  Featuring their signature print looks awesome on the bottoms of these green patent boots, but I can’t imagine a busily printed Pucci pump with these same soles.

When Betsey Johnson sat down to design shoes her sugary fairytale take on fashion came not only through her shoes’ design, but the variety of printed soles they had.  From flowers to polka dots to animal print to plain hot pink—the soles correspond with the design of the shoe.

Mark Nason answers with a men’s line of boots and sandals with decorative soles.  Any man seen with boots with a hand sculpted dragon or “rock angel” on the bottoms will be well received.  Trouble is the design doesn’t stand out as much as a signature colour or print.

Beverly Feldman looks like a women’s version of Nason’s soles with gold fairies and a cute saying lining the bottoms of her shoes.

Alice+Olivia designs a line for Payless Shoe Source and the collection of shoes features a pop of bubble gum pink beneath them.  So if you aren’t ready to splurge on red soles then maybe these recessionista friendly pink ones are for you.

I applaud these designers for taking the success of one brand and utilizing it in a new way for their own trend triumph.   But do you see the sense in purchasing shoes because of their elborate soles when they will just be scraping along the dirty ground? I have always been one to purchase a bag or jacket because of a cool lining, so I’m all for the embellishment of the bottoms of my footwear.  And like many women, I hold having red-soled shoes as a right of passage in the world of fashion savvy that I look forward to in my future.

New Discount Code And Floral Prints From Daxon

Daxon are delighted to bring you their brand new discount code, which offers a great 10% saving on your order. This code also gives you Free Standard Delivery when you spend £75 or more. You will need to enter the code 8079 at the checkout, and you will have to act by Sunday 1st March 2015 for the voucher code to still be valid. Below you will find some great examples of Floral Print items from the Spring-Summer 2015 collection.

New Discount Code
Code – 8079
Promotion – 10% off your order, plus free delivery when you spend £75 or more (Offer valid on full priced Spring-Summer 2015 items. Offer not valid in red priced, red page or certain items indicated on the website. Free Delivery applies to the standard tariff only, when you spend £75 or more. Offer for single use and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Expiry – 01/03/2015

Visit the discount code website, vidcode.co.uk for the latest Daxon and AX Paris discount code. Check the newly released AXParis saving voucher for 10% off their New In Collection!

 

Printed T-Shirt with Fancy Shirt FrontPrinted<br /><br />
T-Shirt with Fancy Shirt FrontThis Anne Weyburn® T-shirt exudes femininity and sophistication and we just love it! Round scoop neckline trimmed with lace and decorative embellishment. Three-quarter length sleeves and slightly blousant hem.Our Price £29.00
Ladies Mock Two-Piece DressLadies<br /><br />
Mock Two-Piece DressThis Ladies Mock Two-Piece Dress creates a stunning illusion. It comes in softly draping 100% polyester. The printed top half creates the look of a peplum top and the plain bottom half has the look of a panelled skirtOur Price £49.00
Printed T-shirt with Crossover V-NecklinePrinted<br /><br />
T-shirt with Crossover V-NecklineThis really comfortable Printed T-shirt with Crossover V-Neckline is stunning in a tunic shirt style! You’ll love the stylish cut that flatters all body shapes. It has a crossover V-neckline accentuated with three layered bands and seaming under the bust with box pleatsOur Price £25.00
Ladies Short-Sleeved Waffle Knit T-shirtLadies<br /><br />
Short-Sleeved Waffle Knit T-shirtLadies Short-Sleeved Waffle Knit T-Shirt . T-shirt in waffle knit, a very easy to wear fabric that’s easy-care too! 89% cotton, 9% polyamide, 2% elastane. Easy care machine washable.Our Price £17.00
Printed Tapered Trousers, Wide Hip FittingPrinted<br /><br />
Tapered Trousers, Wide Hip FittingPrinted Tapered Trousers, Wide Hip Fitting. Trousers with a modern print in a really contemporary fabric for a truly fashionable look. Shaped waistband with belt loops, front hook, button and zip fastening.Our Price £35.00
Flared Printed Skirt with Elasticated WaistFlared<br /><br />
Printed Skirt with Elasticated WaistFlared Printed Skirt with Elasticated Waist. This softly draping skirt guarantees an up-to-the-minute look. It features an elasticated waistband with inset and tie fastening, side pockets and a rounded hem with mini side slits.Our Price £19.00
Ladies Strappy Crêpe DressLadies<br /><br />
Strappy Crêpe DressThis pretty Ladies Strappy Crêpe Dress could be in your wardrobe in an instant and why not pop it in your holiday suitcase? It has a round neckline with pretty straps, princess seaming front and back and short sleeves.Our Price £39.00
Floral Print Flared SkirtFloral<br /><br />
Print Flared SkirtWith its fabulous floral print, this Anne Weyburn® skirt goes all out for colour for a vibrant, sunny look this summer! Comfortable wide elasticated waistband. Pretty knife pleats either side.Our Price £45.00
Loose Fit Printed BlouseLoose Fit<br /><br />
Printed BlouseA Loose-Fit Printed Blouse that’s very comfortable and flattering for curvier ladies. It features taped edging at the round neckline, knife pleats at the front, gathers on the shoulders and back plus wide three-quarter length batwing sleeves. Rounded hem, longer at the back.Our Price £25.00
Flared Dress, Petite LengthFlared<br /><br />
Dress, Petite LengthA great, practical dress that you can wear whatever the occasion. Shhh! Don’t tell everyone but this is one of our favourites this season! It has a Round neckline and V-shaped inset at the front, straight cut at the back.Our Price £35.00

Floral Prints