Monday, July 14, 2008

Go-to Summer Dress Shoes for the Late-'70s Mom in You!

($24, Fred Flare)
So easy it oughta be illegal. These are totally up my Etienne Aigner alley, speaking of which, I SO meant to blog about this back when it was published, but Trend Central did a fashion forecasting piece on the new decades trend: dressing like a late-'70s/ early-'80s mom. AND. I. LOVES. IT. They specifically referenced Etienne Aigner. I love that brand's '70s stuff and the whole burgandy leather bags, cords, fitted blazers, brown wedges look. Even plaid button-down shirts with the bows and sweater vests. Think the girls of The Facts of Life -- especially Blair, before she went all cray-cray Christian -- or Dana Plato as Kimberley Drummond. It feels so wholesome and safe. Well, not Dana Plato doing Playboy, holding up a video store and later ODing, but that look.

More this:

And this:

Less this:


Anyway, these are go-to Free-to-be-You-and-Me '70s mom shoes, and they're SO cheap and cute. Get 'em!

6 comments:

Anthea said...

There is something strangely appealing about these shoes. They're cute :)

Sara Millionaire said...

Lucky for me, that's right up my alley! My boyfriend was born in 1969 and he always says my style reminds him of his childhood friends' moms. Granted, his childhood friends' moms were more of the pothead variety than family sitcom, but that still means I'm going to be at least somewhat in fashion, right?

niki said...

moms are a huge style inspiration for me, i'm glad we're on the same page. also, urban outfitters sells those shoes with a closed toe, if you're interested.

Always In Style said...

love these pics, yep those shoes really do echo that time for sure - love 'em!

Katie said...

In this same genre is the Worishofer sandal. Except maybe instead of mom shoes, they're more grandma shoes? I have a pair and they're great. Clearly Germans can make a comfy shoe.

http://www.shopbird.com/home.php?cat=338&sort=orderby&sort_direction=0&page=2

Somya said...

The shoes look very cute! An unusual wooden hue and contemporary peep toe design with a 70s twist is rather different and is quite a steal.

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