Not long ago, you might have found yourself all dressed up with nowhere to go. Or, more likely, you weren't dressed up at all. But that was then, and Golden Goose Outlet this is now. Yes, I know this sounds a bit silly but there is something about perky socks that makes me smile. Whether it's a pair of fashion socks, from the likes of Gucci, Prada, or Simone Rocha, that infuse a bit of luxury for WAY less than a pair of shoes from these brands would cost! or something a bit quirkier - say with an embroidered tiger or printed cherries. I used to wear mismatched boot socks or no-shows, but now I play with printed animals, fruits, tie-dye, and stripes as my socks go from supporting act to main attraction.
And while these kicks are extremely comfortable, they are also the largest sneakers. Humongous. Hulking. This weekend, the model was spotted taking in the L.A. Without further ado, say hello to the sleeping bag shoe. That inevitably takes us back to Hearst's point about fashion being unregulated: As long as it's up to individual brands to voluntarily draw down their emissions, pay living wages, phase out chemicals, and do about one thousand other things, the industry isn't going to change as quickly as it needs to.
If you're looking for an antidote to the minimalist, barely-there shoe this summer, look no further than the label Ugo Paulon. The sandals are like little puffer coats for the feet, with bulbous, sculptural straps that lace around the calves. They're accentuated with spirals and swirly prints in sandy and brown hues, or light pinks and fiery oranges.