Las botas se adueñan de la estación

Una de las razones por las que adoro esta temporada es la variedad de estilos de botas que podemos hallar en las tiendas.

Me declaro una fiel fanática de este calzado, y admito que me ha hecho feliz el arraigo que han tenido las botas y botines durante el pasado año en Puerto Rico, pues como sabemos, debido al clima tropical nuestro, no es el más utilizado en la Isla.

Así que las botas llegaron para quedarse, y esta temporada otoño-invierno, le apuesta más a las más bajitas, planas y de tacón de dos pulgadas o menos, a las de estilo motociclista y las militares. Se destacan también, los estilos con cordones, en cuero y gamuza, tanto en los neutrales negro, marrón y nudes, como en los tonos otoñales camel y color vino.

Ya hemos visto a famosas como RihannaJessica Alba y Audrina Patridge luciendo sus botas bajitas y planas de cordones. Mientras, otras como Charlize Theron, han optado por los botines de plataforma, como lo vemos en la foto de arriba.

Se puede decir que la historia de las botas va de la mano con la historia de las civilizaciones. Los primeros registros que se conocen de este calzado elaborado con propósitos de protección hablan de la existencia de la bota desde el año 15000 a. C. Las piezas más antiguas proceden de Mesopotamia, en el medio oriente. Se cree que en esa época eran usadas tanto por hombres como mujeres, con diversidad de decoraciones.

Pero fue en el siglo XIX, cuando la mujer asumió una nueva actitud más curiosa y dispuesta a salir de su casa a conocer el mundo y para la década de 1830, comenzaron a surgir las primeras botas femeninas, en modelos delicados y refinados, con botones o amarradas con cordones o lazos. Más adelante, la conservadora reina Victoria, popularizó la bota femenina, en particular, la “bota Balmoral”, nombrada de esta forma, en honor al pueblo escocés.

Así la bota fue evolucionando, y en los últimos años del siglo XX, este calzado, que ha trascendido las clases sociales, las ocupaciones, la procedencia y el género, puede encontrarse en el guardarropas de todos.

A continuación, varios de los estilos disponibles en Novus Novushoes.com.

Botas Idoré Cognac de taco bajito

Botas Idoré Cognac de taco bajito

Botas estilo militar Steve Madden Troopas

Botas estilo militar Steve Madden Troopas

Botas Runway de plataforma al tobillo

Botas Runway de plataforma al tobillo

Botas Idore amarradas con taco bajito

Botas Idore amarradas con taco bajito

Botas Naturalizer en cuero

Botas Naturalizer en cuero

Botas Idore Nanette de plataforma amarradas

Botas Idore Nanette de plataforma amarradas

Botas Nine West flats altas

Botas Nine West flats altas

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Time for Fashion

Every year twice a year every woman’s fantasy comes her way: fashion week. It is celebrated all around the world with cities playing the main character of these stories that develop new trends. During the month of September it was show time all over the place. Different trends were revealed as the spring 2013 collections covered the different catwalks with a fresh air in between them.

In Puerto Rico High Fashion Week was celebrated with multiple designers pitching in to participate on the event. From young to recognized designers the collections were filled with originality and detail. To close this magnificent event The Blonds showed they’re risky, sexy and va va voom collection only the way they could.

With different trends and looks I am so looking forward to spring or maybe I don’t have to, after all I live on a tropical island which means I can wear shorts whenever I want (YES!). Of course the shoes are a big part of an ensemble; they can either make it or break it. We saw a lot of platform shoes combined with shorts and cool colors that scream spring but don’t yell at summer. The flowers were also a big hit and this time I don’t mean flower prints, I mean flower crowns. For that woman that wants to feel sexier and wants to look more sophisticated there was a big hit with the strappy sandals. We are in some way going back to what was more minimalist but in a way made us feel so close to being a woman.

On the other hand, you will forever and always have your classic look. Even when you twist it up a little bit you are still emphasizing on what’s been here for let’s say a very long time. Here comes the Mary Jane (of course), what could be more classic than a shoe that can transform into a little girls favorite shoe to the dance floor of the hottest club? Featured with a pump platform and golden details it is just the perfect shoe to wear right now, during spring and I would say you’re safe to wear it next year.

All the designers did a great job in general in presenting what will be wearing in a few months. Will you be wearing any of the trends presented in the runways?

Shoes available at www.novushoes.com

Heels Reach New Heights

In the past years we’ve seen celebrities like Lady Gaga, Kesha, Katy Perry among others sport mind blowing, out of proportion fashion statements. I guess they are allowed since most of they’re outfits (except for Gaga) are meant for stage, red carpets or amusement of the fans. It is very unusual that these ensembles hit the mass market and become part of the day to day style that most of the people have. Every once in a while we get that lucky one that hits a home run and let’s just say is out of the park for everyone else to see or in this case use.

 The no heel platform has come to stay. You either love it or you hate it (I’m choosing love). Different variations of the style have been adopted by designers from gothic rocker to feminine, all of them fashion-forward of course. Lady Gaga was the first seen in these impossible to walk shoes; it was like the fashion circus. But then again she dresses to impress literally. Her choices were too high, too out there and too of everything. The idea was set in stone but executed only for a performer not for us the fashion consumers that will do anything for that one special piece.

 Designers took the task to tone down the extravagant style but without taking out its essence. It is a risky look but it can be so fun if you try it. Push yourself not to be as everyone else, new is so good especially when it comes to a pair of shoes. You can go for a clean look or a spike rocker style that only a celebrity could pull off. The thing is you don’t need to be a celebrity to pull it off you just need the love for fashion and a little bit of attitude.

Jeffrey Campbell for Idore styles available at www.novushoes.com

From Sporty to Glam: Wedge Sneakers

Fashion is known for reinventing itself over and over again. Nothing is new come to think of it; there is always inspiration from another era. We copy fads and statements from different centuries repeating ourselves and believing we are pioneers on a trend when actually probably your grand-grand-grand-mother used to rock that back in her time. That goes to for recreating a simple ensemble or piece into a fashionable item.

Sneakers are known to be a sporty shoe which is used to be comfortable or to perform activities like sports. It could be used in fashion especially for boys. It all began when the high tops crossed our path. First the boys started using them and all kinds of celebrities then girls started leaning into the trend and mixing it up with dresses and shorts. Although the style was and still is a great hit between young, trendy fashion savvy consumers it doesn’t have that girly look we strive for.  

Comes the absolute fabulous sneaker wedge boot. To die for in every way you can analyze them. The style is fresh, fashion-forward & not as sporty as it sounds. It adds some type of coolness to whoever wears them. Celebrities all over the place are styling it up from shorts to leather pants and even maxi skirts! I mean how does it get any better? You are ultra comfortable, amazing looking and you’re still wearing wedges.

It is not an ensemble all of us can get away with. Some will not dare and others may not have a clear idea on how to wear them but one thing is for sure; everyone will love them. Checkout some ideas on how the stars are rocking theirs.

Available at www.novushoes.com

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