A Step Above...
It seems white is the new "black", sartorially speaking, according to various runway reports. One can also say that for Spring 2011, pastel is the new neutral, and the new "it" height for heels is noticeably lower than in past seasons. Yesterday's New York Fashion Week standouts were Tory Burch and Douglas Hannant.
Luckily for high steppers, Tory Burch still believes in putting women on high pedestals. She took a new approach to the classic espadrille, using twine the platform of her super high-heeled neutral sandals. This style will surely inspire rendition by lower-priced brands.
The shoes on the Douglas Hannant were an ode to Spring gardens. Orange, aqua and light pink sandals with ankle straps and butterfly appliques literally put a bit of Spring in the models' steps.
*Images via Elle.com and WWD.com