Fashion Facts:: Jacket: Forever21 :: Tee: Forever21 :: Skirt: Forever21 :: Shoes: Forever21 :: Purse: Thrifted
Yes, yes... I know, I'm late. The wedged sneaker trend was not something that I thought that I would be participating in when it first burst onto the scene in 2012, in fact, I actually said the I would be having absolutely no parts in it. The thought of a sneaker/wedge hybrid just seemed downright tacky to me but, I obviously had to recant my statement. When Isabel Marant first released her line of $700 wedged sneakers I wasn't a fan of the aesthetics of the shoe. I later saw the Marc Jacobs version and while I found his adaptation to be a bit more appealing, I still didn't see myself in wedged sneakers. After awhile, everywhere you looked there was some version of the wedged sneaker and quite frankly, I was sick of it. It wasn't until I was doing my daily once over of Forever21's website a few weeks ago and spotted the shoes in the photos above that I began to have a change of heart. I loved the color scheme and the fact that they were five inches, which is a lot higher than its counterparts, peaked my interest. They were on sale and so I thought I would give them a try and I was pleasantly surprised. Forever21 has definitely improved the quality of their shoes recently (causing me to purchase five pairs in the last month, pray for me) and they've even released a line of stunning genuine leather shoes that range in price from $49.99- $79.99. I decided to pair my wedged sneakers with an all black ensemble and my blue Knicks beanie (I would be remiss if I didn't mention the fact that they cooled Miami's heat the day that I wore this). It was a very comfy casual look that's great for running errands or a day of shopping.