Lately, I’ve noticed that many shoe designers seem to be catching a case of the blues — but in the best possible way, of course, because what I’m referring to is a spring denim trend. Blue jeans are always a closet staple, but this trend is all about the use of denim for other types of clothing and accessories, such as shoes. And like your favorite pair of jeans, shoes in denim have the potential for some serious multitasking in any wardrobe due to the versatility of the fabric. It also tends to exude a cool, casual vibe perfect for toning down a look and making it more laid-back, which works well when this is the desired effect. I first observed this trend emerging when Mr. Louboutin released shoes in denim for the upcoming season, like the drool-worthy Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 studded denim pumps pictured above for $975 at Net-a-Porter (almost sold out) and more styles, like the Christian Louboutin Greissimo in denim for $875 and the Christian Louboutin Deroba Denim Wedge for $595 at Neiman Marcus. Plus, as Fashionologie reports, denim pieces were seen all over the runway for several noted designers and, in addition, we have the lovely Rachel Roy, who recently released an array of denim shoes as part of her Rachel Rachel Roy line. If you want to get in on the denim shoe trend, here are some styles to check out:
This is one of my current favorite shoes and it’s available in a limited-edition denim version exclusively at Akira: the Sam Edelman Lorissa for $183.90. Update: This pair is now also available at Nordstrom for $225.
The Fever Monica in bleached denim for $200 at Fever Shoes.
The Rachel Roy Idana for $99.99 at Macy’s. Apply code PRESIDENT to get 10% off, making them $89.99, through 2/21/11. I’m also hoping the Rachel Roy Kimi in light blue with red glitter platform might make a comeback after being sold out – love!!
The Jeffrey Campbell Hill Boot in blue denim for $220 at Karmaloop. Coupon code JUST4U takes 20% off for a limited time, making them $176.
The Miss Me Woody-5 for $54.10 at Endless.
The Dr. Scholl’s Bombshell denim flat for $29 at Endless.
The Guess Bilsor in limited sizes for $76.97 at 6pm.
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