Foot-Prints

Who doesn't love a great print, one that wakes your feet up in loud or charming hues? And, with each step your feet receiving a pep-talk to parade the streets on an early morning. Whether animal inspired or an enchanting floral, prints have evolved greatly.


Patterned and printed footwear have conquered the territory from tops and bottoms to, now must-have complimentary outfit companions and deem themselves of much importance as function. Although, there has been hazy areas in the "function" department recently, leaning toward an elite high-tower instead of a stable home of practicality. 
 
We've seen the comeback of the printed sole stylishly pouncing the catwalks in many prior seasons. They are the dazzle in breaking the ice with not your typically generic intro or selling soundbite. Rather, your sole conversing footwear is the new elevator pitch


Shoes telling the story of good tastes, clever shopping strategies, daring abilities, and perhaps the goings on behind the boundaries of one's closet. Why not, right? It's often necessary to interject a busy heel with an ensemble in need of a pick-me-up! What better way to show a slice of your personality than with shoes.


Let's face it, shoes [often] are the accessory!
Printed soles can brighten a fashion heart. Shoes generally may even alter the tone of your day, especially when being well-received from strangers. We search, stare, maybe compare prices and buy! Then, all it takes is one strut, prance, or glide across a surface to bond us with a specific print or sole of choice. Witnesses are present and whether silently admiring or vociferously detesting the type that we've chosen, it exemplifies our style. A reflection in the manner of our dress ... if worn on any occasion.


So, what do your footprints look like this season?  




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34 comments

  1. Courtney Thomas17 January, 2012

    The only printed shoe that I actually have is a leopard print but you've definitely got me wanting more!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  2. So many great printed shoe options Madison! I'm rather loving the Rachel Roy ones. I believe a shoe can make any outfit!!

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  3. I won't lie to you - There's a pair of Senso booties I've been dying for for about a year or so now. I just can't spend that much on them!

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  4. What a beautifully written post! It is shoesday on Fashion RECON too. Everything you say here is exactly the way I feel about my shoes. I really love that giraffe Senso bootie!!

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  5. What a beautifully written post! It is shoesday on Fashion RECON too. Everything you say here is exactly the way I feel about my shoes. I really love that giraffe Senso bootie!!

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  6. I am liking those flower print platforms and the ASOS 2 pair are also very cute, especially for the $.

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  7. great choice of shoes, very eclectic and totally fabulous.

    mongsmythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  8. Great post!!!
    I am a shoe addict!!!!
    There are SO many amazing shoe designers featured here!!!
    http://fashiondiarylooks4.blogspot.com

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  9. Shoes so are the accessory - i am loving the prada ones for a shoe statement summer x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  10. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle18 January, 2012

    Fab shoes--I am definitely on the bright wedge bandwagon for spring and am saving for a big splurge!

    xo Mary Jo

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  11. I'll take the Topshop beauties!

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  12. There really are SO many great prints out there.... I am eyeing a pair of snake skin loafers right now.  Also on my radar is something tribal inspired....

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  13. I am as well. love a great bright shoe! 

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  14. Oh Yvonne, thanks so much! So glad that you enjoyed reading. -xo

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  15. Thought you might be, can't wait to see them! Aren't shoes the best? xo

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  16. Love the Anthro ones - so quirky!

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  17. wow... those senso heels! beautiful!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  18. i'm usually not a wedge person, but i love those oscar de la rentas!

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  19. If only I could wear those!

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  20. These are all gorgeous shoes. I'm a massive shoe fan. The Oscar De La Renta ones are my favourite. 

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  21. I love Zara, Asos and Topshop or great, fun shoes, at a good price. When it comes to a splurge, MiuMiu always has my heart. From sparrows, to glitter, and polka dots, I love it all!!

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  22. I loved those as well. Thanks for your comment. -xx

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  23. :)  I love it all too! especially polka dots & stripes! 

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  24. I love wedges, but I understand if you're not. The Oscar de la Renta ones were surprising for me to see, such a lovely print too! :)

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  25. OMG! Snakeskin loafers, I know I'd love them! sound amazing. :)

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  26. I absolutely agree that shoes are an important accessory.  I am so BORING with my shoe selection, pointed toe in red, black, camel, brown, and olive green please.  I am definitely going to make it an effort to try newer colours, heights, styles and you've just given me the inspiration I was looking for!

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  27. i love the new printed shoes!  it's going to be fun this spring wearing all sorts of styles.  i just thrifted a pair of patterned wedges and i also got some snakeskin jeffrey campbells with that crazy woodblock heel from Urban Outfitters!  can't wait to wear them!!!

    Claire

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  28. Wow - the Rachel Roy and ODLR are amazing.

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  29. I loved the Rachel Roy style as well. Thanks!

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  30. Can't wait to see them dear! I am loviing snakeskin prints as well. -xx

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  31. Great taste in shoes :) XX

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  32. I want them all!!

    XX,
    Miranda

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