Somehow, the footwear from Donna Karan‘s F/W09 collection went un-noticed. This hinge sole sandal is sickly chic, that my heart skipped a beat. Fall is all about additions and updating your pre-existing wardrobe, and these definitely do the trick. The colours are quite neutral and tame, but the buckle above the ankle, the cut-outs + open-toe, zipper, and rivets along the base really add personality and take the chic-factor up a notch. As we saw from Burberry Prorsum, the tire track sole is so appropriate as the F/W season approaches its days of snow. At approx. $700US, it’d be worth saving every penny and foregoing that winter jacket purchase to have your feet looking fabulous.
Of the two styles shown above, the croc embossed calfskin (left) made me salivate like a dog. Using it as a starting point, I styled an eclectic ensemble from the shoes, worked my way up, and came up with this (below, which j’adore)! [K]