Summer Shoes 2016 – The Chanel Revival

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I don’t think any of us can walk down the high street right now without seeing a cute pair of two tone pumps – usually kitten heel height – in cream or white with a black toe, i.e. an homage (imitation?) of the Chanel pump of 2016. They are everywhere, and for good reason.

Loved by bloggers, Instagram stars, and the fashion elite, the Chanel pump is instantly an recognisable classic, but packs a serious fashion punch for such simple design and minimal colour. They are extremely versatile, great wore with jeans and dresses, and are a super shoe choice for that difficult transitional weather we are quickly – too quickly – approaching, keeping toes in with ankles out.

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For the real deal, head down to Brown Thomas on Grafton Street or go to Polyvore.com. And for the unreal deal, as per those strolls down the high street, head to Office or go online. They do a really nice take the shoe, with a comfy size heel that won’t kill you for day wear, and won’t break the bank!

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Image source: Pinterest, WhoWhatWear, Vogue US

Trend Watch – Our Love Affair with Flamingos

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Pink birds. Whats not to like? I have, and it seems the rest of the world also has, had a fascination and love of the long necked feathered lady – there are males too! – for some time now. And it would seem flamingo fans worldwide have come out of the alkaline lakes – where they live, apparently – and the fashion industry have taken notice.

You can get pretty much flamingo anything these days – bags, dresses, key-chains, shoes, blowup pool seats – you name it, millennials have it. You are not a real blogger or Instagram star if you haven’t posted a picture of yourself in an inflatable flamingo on hols, in a pool, with a cocktail, an insane body – you are 19, it’s easy then (she typed bitterly) – in a crochet bikini – how is this even a thing. Yarn and water??

Both high end and high street designers, like Kate Spade and Prada, have jumped on board, so its as easy as visiting Dublin Zoo to see any flamingo style fashion and make it part of your wardrobe. I must say, it does cheer me up of a Monday! Go pink or go home.

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Images: Pinterest, Elle, In Style, New York Times, Sophia Webster