Every woman needs a great pair of flats, and for the fall 2012 season we recommend smoking slippers. The smoking slipper features everything we love about loafers, oxfords, and ballet flats — versatility, style and comfort.
Hugh Hefner’s 1970’s style may first come to mind, but fashion shoe designers Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin have created modern fall favorites. With slippers in every price range and dressed in anything from skulls to studs to animal prints, we have no doubt you will find the perfect pair.
Footwear trends for the fall 2012 season:
Add a hint of shine to your cold-weather wardrobe; sequined footwear is edgy and elegant. Styles like the If Sequin Smoking Slipper by Ash make a statement covered in matte sequins alongside a row of chic spikes that add both texture and edge to your evening look.
Lace-inspired shoe designs have engulfed the runways this year. They offer a simple, yet highly ladylike way to wear shoes without overwhelming your ensemble. Styles like the Caviar-Crystal Lace Smoking Slipper by Valentino feature a rounded toe and a subtle lace overlay. Lace is not limited to just basic black and white shades anymore. Try a lace slipper in red, burgundy or royal blue.
Leopard spots, zebra stripes and tiger prints remain a classic choice for shoe designers. No animals have been excluded — cows, cheetahs, and even giraffes. Smoking slipper styles like the Metallic Leopard-Print Smoking Slipper by B Brian Atwood can be found in a metallic leopard-print fabric with stunning rhinestones that light up the heel.
Studded shoes have been around for several seasons, but they look extra fantastic on a smoking slipper. Edgy studs are not only retro on ankle boots, pumps and heels, but also on flats. If you love the look of flats but want to bring something new and trendy to the table, opt for a pair of studded shoes, like the Wheel Studded Smoking Slipper by Jimmy Choo. The shimmering fabric is covered in a slew of perfectly placed micro-studs, exuding a sleek finish.
Cure those summer blues with a bit of vibrant cobalt on your shoes. Cobalt blue is certainly one of the most popular colors for the fall 2012 season, seen on some of the hottest kicks, like the Sabrina Suede Smoking Slipper by Cole Haan. Not only is the cobalt blue color magnificent and bright, but this pair of shoes also brings in the favorable suede trend that is a fashion favorite for fall. Cobalt blue is the perfect way to add a major pop of color into your wardrobe.