SS17Alaia

It's January and 70 degrees outside. What a tease.

Though I love winter (yes I do) the break has been nice. This month every year my focus shifts to spring pre-orders for clients. And guess who made my list?

Azzedine Alaia is one of the world's most respected fashion designers. Honest. Shy. Yet doesn't bow to the pressures or demanding timetables of the fashion industry.

The spring collection is full of sculptural silhouettes and meticulous craftmanship. And, oh the shoes! 

Available at Net-a-Porter

If you didn't notice, the bomber made a big comeback this fall. And into spring it goes

While there are many to choose from, I am most excited about these. Valentino, Saint Laurent and Kenzo bring on the style personality with bright, cheery colors and prints, just in time for spring. These lightweight jackets amp up any outfit, from jeans to flirty skirts. And if you happen to prefer dark solids, they have those, too.

bomber

Featured above in order: Valentino, Saint Laurent, Kenzo all available at Net-a-Porter

There is something about that lived-in look to a boot. Easy. Casual. No fuss.

This black suede and leather laceless desert boot from Marsèll is perfect for most of life's everyday occasions. Instantly recognizable by a use of washed leather finishes and fluid shapes, the Italian artisanal label is known for its nonchalant take on luxury. The shoes are carefully handcrafted with a worn-in look for a modern appeal.

A shoe that will take you far.

marselllaceless

Available at Farfetch

The morning chill was delicious, wasn't it? It made me long for slippers.

Hands down, my favorite gift from my family every Christmas is slippers. Why? Well, that's simple, my feet are always cold. Some years I experiment with new brands. However, I am mostly boring and stick with the same down slippers, as they are a sure thing.

Look at these, though! Sorel, you have me tempted. A slipper that I can actually walk outside in. There are a couple versions, too, in addition to color options. Premium suede upper, rich felt vamp, cozy fleece and vulcanized rubber outsole whose herringbone design delivers traction on wet surfaces.

Oh yes!

feltmoc

Available from Sorel

Sneakers are still on trend.

Yay for comfort!

Add a sports-luxe finish to any daytime look with Alexander McQueen's leather sneakers. Available in white with several trim options, the classic style is elevated with a chunky rubber sole that features a built-in wedge for height and comfort. A beautiful rosy-pink suede panel to the heel is printed with the designer's logo in an opulent gold-tone effect for an instant dose of chic.

AMsneakers

Available at My Theresa