Trend Talk

FIVE FAB BOOTIES YOU’LL FALL FOR

Fall is back – it’s time to set those summer sandals aside. Cozy up, enjoy your pumpkin spiced latte, and start the season in autumn’s hottest trend… BOOTIES! Check out our fashion merchandiser’s top-five picks for cooler weather.

SWEET ON SUEDE

All avenues lead here! This staple Avenue – Bowery ankle bootie in rich suede will be your fall go-to – it easily pairs with jeans and your favorite sweater. You’ll want it in all 3 colors!

SUPER STACKED

No need for a taxi to get you around town – give yourself a lift with this stacked heel suede Taxi – Accolade bootie. Soft suede and edgy zipper details will make you stand out in the crowd, whether paired with skinny jeans or a skirt.

STRUT-WORTHY STYLE

Sleek and sexy! A stacked heel update to the classic Chelsea boot, the Boulevard is a hot tamale… heat up the cooler temperatures while out on the town! The soft rich suede upper is available in three color options: black, charcoal, and burgundy.

COMFORT TO BOOT

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what you’ll do. Spend all day on your feet in this casual Lite Step – Tricky bootie with ruched microfiber upper in either chocolate or black. The air-cooled memory foam insole ensures you’ll be comfortable from sunrise to sunset!

ALL THE RAGE

Play up the 90’s grunge trend in this fun and playful update to the lug boot: the Cypress – Cedar bootie! Grab that floral babydoll dress and sweater leggings and go! The distressed microfiber upper, utility sole and zipper details give you all the edge you’ll need this fall, plus a memory foam insole to boot! Pick it up in either color – chocolate or black.

Which bootie is your go-to look for fall? Share your top picks with us!

HOT FALL TREND: KNIT CASUALS

Say aloha to summer and head into fall trend-first with one of the season’s hottest looks: fall knits!

Lightweight sneaker styles have been all the rage in recent years, and these wonderful wovens are right on top. They make a terrific transition into cooler weather, come in gorgeous textures and shades, and are incredibly comfortable thanks to their soft, breathable materials. Woven technology also opens the door to limitless patterns and designs, on everything from sock-like sneakers (like our Elite Flex – Hartnell for him and Galaxies for her) to relaxed casuals for guys (the Arcade – Vontae and Relaxed Fit: Walson – Morado), the sporty low-profile Relaxed Fit: Breathe Easy – Sweet Jam sneaker and the always beloved, always demanded Cleo – Hot Dot flat, a perfect blend of statement-making style and all-day comfort.

What fave knit style will you be seen in this fall? Tell us, tell all!

Clockwise above: the Cleo – Hot Dot flat in purple and navy; Relaxed Fit: Breathe Easy – Sweet Jam sneaker; Arcade – Vontae casual;  Relaxed Fit: Walson – Morado loafer; and men’s Elite Flex – Hartnell and women’s Galaxies sneakers.

FALL FAMILY BOOTS WITH MOTHERHOOD AND MERLOT

We partnered with Joanna Clute from Motherhood and Merlot to show us how to gear up the entire family with Skechers boots for the fall season.

With the change in season right around the corner, Skechers has some fabulous boot styles for everyone in your crew. From toddler booties, to school-age kiddos and adults, there is something for everyone. I love the fall season, and boots/booties are a must have for your closet when the weather starts to cool down. My girls and I chose very different styles. It’s great that Skechers has so many options, so that everyone has something to wear.

Bell sleeves and ruffles are trending big time now, and I would put them on all of my kids if they would let me! My two youngest girls will be living in this trend this season. I love that the gold Little Lady booties pair so well with dresses, or pants and a cute top. Here in Arizona, we can pretty much wear dresses all year round, but I know that fall in some areas is much cooler, so these versatile booties are perfect for all climates.

My favorite way to pair my daughter’s western-style Mad Dash booties are with a flannel t-shirt dress. I adore the way that this looks on her, and it is so easy to style! These booties also come in black, as well as the brown color that she is wearing.

For myself, I chose the burgundy Taxi – Accolade booties and I am obsessed! Red is a power color for fall, and these booties do not disappoint. They look great with jeans, or a dress (with bell sleeves of course), and the color is just perfect for the warm tones of fall.

Plus, they have the soft memory foam insole, so they are EXTREMELY comfortable. When walking around with four kids at the pumpkin patch, this is a must for me! These are also available in taupe, which I am dying to get, and black. A must-have in every color.

A huge thanks to Skechers for asking me to share some fall looks for the whole family with all of you! It is so much fun rocking these adorable booties and getting to dress up my girls as we all prepare for fall.

What are your favorite fall styles this season? Let me know in the comments! And check out my blog Motherhood and Merlot for more seasonal outfits, beauty posts, and motherhood topics.

BEST BTS STYLES FOR GIRLS

Welcome back to our all-girls’ edition of hot BTS styles! Our Top Five line-up has all of the sparkles, bling, lights and comfort you’d expect from Skechers Kids… and then some! Our product gurus have selected an adorbs collection of so-cute styles sure to have all eyes on the girl in class. Read on!

SHINE BRIGHT

Who doesn’t love shiny, sparkly shoes? Air Lights are the perfect fit for a stand-out girl who wants her shoes to be the center of attention.  This new addition to the S-Lights collection includes a new lighted technology show cased from toe to heel, a totally fun look.

And when it’s time to tone down the sparkle, a heart shaped on/off switch keeps the focus on the beautiful metallic-colored stitching surrounding the shoe. And the easy bungee closure makes for quick access to start dazzling through the day!

 TIME TO SHINE

Just in time for BTS, Skechers introduces Energy Lights in Rose Gold! This blush beauty is ready to stand out in a crowd. It’s available up to a size 7 youth, in a metallic shade that will make a girl feel trend-right and fashion-forward during the day and ready to light up and stand out in the dark.

The same exciting Energy Lights features are included: seven different blinking color lights included in 11 fun light-up sequences, an on/off tongue switch and a chargeable battery so the fun never ends!

SO-COOL COMFORTS

Here are two sweet ways to give your girl tons of style, with comfort included! The newest addition to the bubbly Skech-Air family, Skech-Air Ultra – Sparkle City is a sparkling star with girly glitz: pink and purple ombre details in a comfy mesh upper, filled with Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam. This sneaker is the complete package; it looks adorable and feels comfortable for all-day wear at school and for play at home. You can find it at select Skechers retail stores.

And the stretchy, spunky Diamond Runner sneaker includes Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam for fresh and comfy all-day wear, a stretchy EZ sock fit design that molds to your foot and a high apex upper for a cool, sporty look.  Cheerful color pops, sleek black mesh and sparkly laces make this style very trendy and fresh! Every girl will want to stay active when wearing this cool jogger!

PRETTY POP PRINCESS

Twinkle Toes presents Shuffles – Rockin Stars! This Twinkle Star showcases how to look glamourous in a light-up high-top with sequined star cutouts and vibrant hot pink rock glitter. An on/off switch is also included for when you need to turn off the toe cap lights. The metallic black material makes her spunky yet dainty, ready to take on another day in the limelight!

We love this new girls’ line-up – which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments! 

 

BEST BTS STYLES FOR BOYS

Kids’ imaginations have been running wild all summer with new movies, new toys… and now NEW SHOES! Thanks to Skechers Kids’ innovations, unique looks and cool comfort, back-to-school tracks are now a must-have treat. Check out these five hot styles from our style merchandisers; they’re sure to cover the halls this fall.

OUT OF THIS WORLD

The first pair that got my attention looked straight out of an alien odyssey movie. Skech-X: Cosmic Foam, this pair rocks a thick cushioned “Cosmic Foam” midsole that’s moon-speckled and that screams bounce! An edgy circuit board pattern with bright neon accents on a stretchy high-top design make this pair truly stand out.

INFINITE FUN

When he’s ready to explore the dark universe: Street Lightz 2.0 – Skech-Rayz are here! This pair of metallic Hot Lights shoes feature step activated lights that chase his steps to give a cool trailing effect and they stay lit to catch up with his sprint! To top it off this shoe features an infinity mirrored light on the top of the toe area that will leave him mesmerized.

 

FUEL UP WITH COLOR

If he doesn’t want a toy on his foot and wants a pair of shoes that will “magically” make him jump higher, run faster, and make him the next sports hero, then the Skech-Air 3.0 – Downswitch is for him! It’s easy to strap in and play on. 14 air-cushioned pods surround a cool sporty zig-zag designed sole for plush that performs. Then there’s Nitrate – this super-lightweight lace-up pair features Skech-Knit mesh which is breathable and durable, and with a 3D printed design on the outside and air-cooled memory foam insoles that keep him looking and feeling cool.

BOLD AND BRIGHT

For the boy who wants every step to be a statement, there are Energy Lights! With seven different colors and 11 different light-up options, the party is ready to start when he steps into the room! Easy-to-recharge batteries will give him six hours of continuous lighting options that will have this kid feeling cool. These shoes have a classic leather mid-top silhouette, but with a blast of lights on the bottom. This pair is so cool that they’re now available in adult sizes!

Tell us which boys’ shoe is your favorite for fall… and check out our top five girls’ styles this Thursday!

BLOG TAKEOVER: A WEEKEND IN SKECHERS

We partnered with blogger Samuel Anthony from The Frenchie Toast for this takeover so that he could share how easy it is to style a full weekend with Skechers.

Oh the glorious weekend. A time when we finally get to relax and do what we want to do…right? Ummmm…not necessarily. As an adult, weekends tend to become more like a two-day period of chores, minus the allowance. However, there are some major perks, a break from work, sleeping in and of course more time with my smashed-faced drooling fur babies.

I am definitely obsessed with my pups, which is one of many reasons why I named my blog after them: The Frenchy Toast. If you follow it or my Instagram, you may already be familiar with my special stinky boys: Harvey Winston and his younger brother, Harvey Winston Jr. Fortunately I work from home so we get to spend a lot of time together, but one of my favorite things to do is harness up my little piggies and go for a walk.

This requires comfortable clothes… Queue my excitement over the current athleisure trend, where clothes typically worn for fitness or athletics are worn solely for fashion. I like to go monochromatic when styling this trend. In this instance picking a black scalloped t-shirt with black basketball shorts and my Skechers Flex 2.0 sneakers…they feel like they were molded just for my feet and offer support without compromising on comfort…IE – it feels like you are walking on clouds. Plus, how cute are they?

Regardless of trends, I wanted to change into something a bit less casual before heading out to run some errands. I opted for dark raw denim, skinny fit of course, paired with a grey v-neck and brown Skechers Porter – Ressen sneakers. I specifically chose these because of their classic look. Needless to say running errands is a little less daunting when you feel good in what you’re wearing and how easy was that? Great jeans, a v-neck and my favorite sneakers…plus cruising around in my new car makes basic errands a little more exciting.

Weekends really aren’t all work though, Sundays are always the light at the end of the tunnel when I’ve gotten through all my responsibilities. They’re the perfect opportunity to have a lazy day on the couch with my dogs followed by a proper date night…besides it really does feel good to dress up! One thing that usually drives me crazy about formal wear is how uncomfortable the shoes are. Whether it’s straining myself to death trying to jam my foot into the shoe or simply walking in them, these shoes are normally not something I look forward to wearing. Fortunately, the Mark Nason collection addressed all my concerns with their line of DressKnit shoes. They easily slide right on and are as comfortable as house slippers, but with the support you expect from a proper dress shoe.

I hope that these looks will help inspire easy fashions for your weekend. Whether you are walking the dogs, running around town or going out for a romantic evening, remember to not over think your clothes. Stick with simple, monochromatic colors and garments that feel great! Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog takeover! Remember to stay connected by visiting TheFrenchyToast.com, following me on Instagram + Twitter @SamuelAnthony and liking my Facebook Page @TheFrenchyToast.

SKECHER STREET HITS THE STREET

Meet Skecher Street Los Angeles: an edgy, new sneaker collection inspired by the urban street scene. Designed in LA, the collection takes the hottest shoe trends and wraps it into a fresh new footwear line (an amazing idea, we think).

Skecher Street’s Uplift – Wild Thang casuals in Zebra and Leopard.

In line with the season’s leading fashion trends, Skecher Street delivers sneakers, platforms and fashion trainers with premium metallic finishes, sophisticated takes on glimmer embellishments and playful embroidered pairs with star and graphic elements. We love how every style is unique, but can also be worn all the time and complement any look.

We’re so thrilled that fashion editors are into the collection, as well as much adored fashion influencers, including Mel Joy,  Koleen Diaz, Rachel Iwanyszyn of Jaglever, and others. Thanks for the love!

 

All of Skecher Street’s new styles come with the comfort and cushion you already love from big sis (SKECHERS). Skecher Street even has a patented Rise Fit technology that gives some of their styles more height, but Rise Fit’s contoured barefoot liners feel luxurious and just as comfy as your favorite flat. A great idea, right? Style. Comfort. Confidence. Triple the fun, triple the love. Three times as good.

Skecher Street’s Hi-Lite – Sugar High hi-tops in Off White.

To celebrate Skecher Street’s launch, we took our new styles on a tour of Venice Beach to shoot the collection, and are giving away a couple pairs on Instagram (Indicate which channel). Tell us your favorite Skecher Street style in the IG comments, tag a friend and you can win! Want to shop the line? You’ll find it at skechers.com, leading retailers and Skechers stores.

Follow @SkecherStreetLA to see what LA neighborhood we’ll be hanging out in with our #SkecherStreet style.

Shown above: Skecher Street’s Uplift – Wild Thang casuals in Zebra and Leopard, and Hi-Lite Sugar High high-tops in Off White.

Clockwise below: Skecher Street’s Hi-Lite – Perf-ect in Black; Lola – Metal Mayhem in Charcoal/Silver; Alba – Wild Walkers in Leopard; Omne – Jungle Jog in White/Silver; Hi Lite in Black/Gold; and Alba – Wild Walkers in Leopard.

 

 

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