We spend a lot of time talking about shoe veterans like Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, but as we look forward to the new year, I love trying to predict which upstart brands are going to land among the stars.
I’m often critical of Saint Laurent under Hedi Slimane, but the man does have an undeniable knack for certain things. To me, his collections often feel cobbled together of riffs on pieces other labels have found cool-girl success with, like Chelsea boots and leather jackets marked up until they feel rarified, but that approach does turn out a lot of pieces that are enviable on their own.
There are few brands that consistently nail their own look as well as Kate Spade. The brand’s version of ladylike prep has been honed over many seasons with designer Deborah Lloyd, and Kate Spade’s Pre-Fall 2016 lookbook is full of the bright, cheerful, cute-but-not-cutesy bags we’ve come to expect.
New Year’s Eve calls for things that glitter, sparkle and shine, and to help you ring in the new year, we found some noteworthy, statement-making bag and shoe options to kickstart 2016!
New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to bring out your glamorous accessories, and this year should be no different.