Cheryl Shops Spring Shopping Guide: Huarache Sandals
As it is nearly every summer, the bohemian look is back in full effect. But in case you haven't noticed, I'm not including much boho stuff in my spring shopping guide because, well, I'm kind of sick of it. Yes, it's great to run around in coin necklaces and peasant tops and gladiator sandals--and I will most likely continue to do so, to some extent--but since this style keeps coming back year after year, I already have most of the key components of the look in my closet (and I'm assuming you do too). But one new bohemian piece that's really caught my eye is the updated huarache sandal--the freshest versions have a big heel and a generous platform, so they're very tough and sexy, and could work with a variety of styles (i.e. not just the hippie look). If the cage boots I featured a few weeks ago are too out-there for you, then huaraches are definitely the investment shoe of the season.

In case you're not yet tired of my Lanvin infatuation, here's more fuel for the fire: a perfect pair of woven sandals from our dear Alber Elbaz. I like these because they're not too crazy-looking, the heel is nice and sturdy, and they're satin, which is unexpected and fancy.

If you have thicker legs, these Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti huarache wedge sandals are not for you--the combination of the platform and the wedge will make it look like you have big bricks on your feet. However, for those with slimmer stems, these have a groovy '70s look; I'd wear 'em with high-waisted pants or skirts.

These Sigerson Morrison huarache boots are certainly sexy, and in fact they remind me more of the aforementioned cage boots than actual huraraches. But, it's another way to wear the look, and these seem incredibly indulgent and luxurious to me--what's more impractical than open-toe boots?

Sigerson Morrison--and Belle--shoes have traditionally had a delicate shape, but this season they've hopped on the platform bandwagon with styles like this gladiator wedge. Again, like the Philosophy wedges above, these are not the best if you have thicker legs, but I love the studs at the sides--they toughen 'em up for a totally badass look.

Joie clothing has a very Califorina, Laurel Canyon bohemian vibe, so it makes sense that they'd make a reliably good huarache, such as this wedge sandal. The shape is actually quite elegant, and the woven design conveys the theme, but in a not-so-obvious way.

One of my absolute favorites is the Pascale huarache sandal from Pour La Victoire--I saw these at Bloomingdale's and I can attest that they're even more awesome in person. They are incredibly sexy, and, with a one-inch platform, the heel is actually manageable.

Sam Edelman has increasingly become a brand to turn to for trendy yet comfortable shoes, and it looks like their Sahara sandal is another winner. They're cute and wearable, with a sculpted, architectural heel to keep things interesting.

You know a trend is big when even Banana Republic gets in on it. I think the Bella platform is a smart pick, and if you're not into basic brown and black, it comes in light gray and gold metallic, which are neutrals in their own way.

Say what you will about Jessica Simpson; her line of shoes is not of the highest quality, but it excels at creating uber-current shoes that last just about as long as the trend does. The price is right for the Delanco sandals, but, based on the reviews, it looks like you get what you pay for.

1 comment

Alessandra said...

I love huaraches. I'm wearing a pari from Tory Burch right now.