Hot Shoe Trends Spring 2010: Turquoise shoes
Pantone, a company considered the global authority on color for the design industry, recently announced the Color of the Year for 2010. They say turquoise is the new “it” color – specifically a shade they call Pantone 15-5519.
According to Pantone, turquoise combines “the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green” and “evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.” I’m not sure exactly how they decide on the color of the year, but I have to say this is one shade I can really get behind. I absolutely love turquoise and it certainly works wonders paired with neutrals like black, brown and white. An excellent example that comes to mind is Eva Mendes at the Golden Globes in her white Dior gown and turquoise necklace, which surely inspired many to break out their own turquoise jewelry. But, you can also get creative and mix it up with bolder colors like red (another combo I love) and Pantone says it’s “especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.” Making a fashion statement with turquoise is particularly easy to do with shoes, which can add just the right dose of fresh color to your look. So, if you want to get a jump-start on this trend (in various shades), check these pairs out:
Luichiny Gim Me sandal for $79.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless
Charlotte Russe Starburst Pump for $34.99 at Charlotterusse.com
Poetic Licence Holiday Delight in blue for $128.95 at Shoebuy. Get 20% off with coupon code SHOP and free shipping.
Jeffrey Campbell Downtown Bootie for $139.95 at Nordstrom
Chinese Laundry Colette for $59 at Chineselaundry.com. Coupon code CL-FAST gives free shipping, which saves $9.50.
Nine West Malynn in limited sizes for $29.95 at 6pm until 12/27/09
Charles by Charles David Turvy for $135 at Shoes.com. Get 20% off with coupon code ENJOY09, making them $108 with free shipping.
Miss Me Valenti-2 for $22.68 at Amazon
Get the previously mentioned turquiose/yellow-green combo with the Anne Klein Euphony 3. It’s $78.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy and coupon code SHOP takes another 20% off.
Update: Another option that leans more towards green than blue is the previously mentioned Seychelles Scallop heel at Urban Outfitters, also known as the Seychelles Tippy Toes at Karmaloop. Get 30% off at Karmaloop with coupon code 30HAM (exp. unknown) and 10% off at Urban Outfitters with coupon code supersorry through 12/24/09. Urban Outfitters only has one size left, but the price at Karmaloop is much better at $70 after coupon.