One of my favourite High Street stores is Next, and I have been very privileged to get a sneak preview of some of the amazing shoes and accessories you will be adding to your must-have list next season. This is a collection with one eye to the past, but with its two feet firmly planted in the super-stylish present. Here are a few of my favourite pieces.
Get the Kate Moss vibe
If you loved the blue boots that Kate wore the day before her wedding, then you are in for a treat. Next have the perfect pair of 1970s inspired teal platform boots that will let you work that rock and roll boho vibe perfectly. Team them with a tan coloured midi skirt and skinny rib polo neck for that Laura Mars look. You could also add the teal cloche hat if you feel brave enough to mix up your eras!
The Wedge is definitely not disappearing!
I love these tan wedge loafers. They seem to be the perfect winter shoe, just crying out for chunky tights, or over the knee socks. Wear this with either tights or socks, and then add shorts and a pussycat bow tie blouse. Leopard print accessories could add to the look, this watch is really stylish!
Daddy, I want a pony!
Some of the pieces in the new Next collection have the feel of vintage luxury accessories from the archives of fashion houses such as Gucci and Hermes. These amazing black and tan boots are a case in point. They look like riding boots that would leave little change from £1,000 and I can imagine them being worn by a Lady of the Manor in full riding regalia. Team them with your skinny jeans and a tweed jacket to get the Stella Tennant look. Add the horse skinny belt to your waistband for the full heritage look.
There are more fab pieces to be revealed from Next – Fashion-Mommy will be really happy to share them with you.
All items will be available at Next stores nationwide and at www.next.co.uk
- White Stuff Autumn Collection – sneak preview. (fashion-mommy.com)
- Miss Selfridge A/W preview – choose your era! (fashion-mommy.com)
- Gold by Giles for New Look – sneak preview. (fashion-mommy.com)
- Trend Alert: Leopard Print! (gliks.com)
- Terry Di Haviland – The Rock & Roll Cobbler celebrates 5o years in shoe business. (fashion-mommy.com)
- Sneak Preview: Louis Vuitton Fall/winter 2011-2012 (thepulsemagazine.onsugar.com)