I headed to Rack Room to stock up on the latest boot trends including fringe. It's boot season ladies! Are you as excited as I am?
October weather is perfect for boot season--you can show off a little leg while styling your new footwear favorites. One of my top picks for new footwear trends is fringe. I'm wearing the Bjorndal Black boot (more colors are available) with fringe all over it. On Sale now for $89.99.
I paired the fringe boots with an old Missoni dress I picked up in Venice a few years back (tip--Italy has great sales in January--this was 70% off!). The purple hues and snug knit balance out with the fringe. Of course, I also love fringe with denim and western inspired outfits, but I thought it would be fun to wear with a dress to shake things up. Fringe is my top trend pick for fall.
Don't take my word for it, I also asked and expert, Rack Room Shoes Buyer, Alyson Stanley. Did you know I used to be a buyer a Ralph Lauren? Ever wonder what that means? Alyson explains, “It is my responsibility to pick the merchandise, I'm responsible for selecting everything from winter boots to summer sandals. I have to anticipate fashion trends and our consumer needs. To stay current, we travel to seasonal fashion shows to see the new styles. I use a combination of intuition, research, information from past seasons and input from the Rack Room Shoes team to help me select what styles and quantities to buy.”
Alyson also says fringe is big! What else? Ankle boots, pointy toe flats, dress and wedged shooties, rider boots and lugged soles. Wait. You don't know what a "shootie" is? Ok, it's a cross between a bootie and a shoe.
To stay up on what’s cool, the Rack Room buying team travels to fashion shoes in Europe and New York to see the styles the designers are showing each season. Alyson says, “I visit designer showrooms to determine the mix of merchandise we will buy for each season. After I meet with the different designers and after the shows, I have the information I need to review the different trends and evaluate what I want to buy for our stores.”
When she’s on her trips, Alyson looks at the trends and select styles that will resonate with the Rack Room Shoes customer. She says, “The Rack Room Shoes customer wants to be on-trend, but she also wants shoes that are practical and a good value.”
Which shoe trends will Alyson be wearing this season? She says, “My top pick for fall is Limelight Jena in tan. For an everyday casual look, I pair the Jena with skinny jeans and a sweater.”
Want more scoop for fall? Alyson says overall fall footwear trends from Rack Room Shoes include: chunkier heels, mixed media, patents, zipper details, fringe, pointy toes, textured fabrics and natural stacked heels.
And guess what? Not only are these boots on sale now, but you can also jump on the BOGO trend. Rack Room Shoes is known for it’s everyday “Buy One Get One 50% Off” promotion on all styles
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