Our network partner, Fashion Pad, reminded us of a simple but valuable fashion trick. Namely, when you can think up nothing but a skirt and tank to wear, accessories make all the difference. Sure it's basic but, the truth is, there are really two camps of fashionistas: those that accessorize to the max (yes, those are the most brilliant four words ever penned in the name of fashion journalism) and those that forget that the extras make the difference. Fashion Pad merchandized a really cute Spring look and, to that end, we've created a gallery of some extra extras that we think are also pretty sharp. Remember this, in every single runway show in every single fashion week from the beginning of time until now, accessories make an appearance. What would Alexander McQueen Spring 08 have been without those Philip Treacy's hats? What would Viktor and Rolf Fall 05 have been without Lily Cole and her pillow? And what (now think about this) would Jackie Kennedy have been without those trademark shades? From couture, to first ladies, to the blogopshere, to the street, accessories make (pardon our French) a hell of a difference.
Our network partner, Fashion Pad, poked around the newest arrivals at Urban Outfitters to see which affordable sandals might get her through the summer months. We have to say, Urban Outfitters sometimes surprises us. Just the other day we were talking with a Mr. Alex Norden (see many of our original Coutorture editorials for more) about this fact. He reminded us that, outside of New York, Urban Outfitters is still very much the trendsetting empire. And sure, yes, they are and they've got some pretty cute sandals for less than $100, bottom line. And sandals, you know, are meant to be worn through so perhaps the quality argument isn't as pertinent here. And they've Urban Renewal and they stock Tom's so, you know, Earth Day too...This the the bulleted list of things you tell yourself when you walk into that place. All we can say is god bless e-commerce. Check out our spread of the spring Urban Outfitters sandals below.