As a New Yorker for almost nine years now, I’ve learned to be extremely skeptical of the furry little groundhog that emerges every year on February 2nd. Fool me once, shame on you. But fool me every single year since 2010, and I kinda just learned to tolerant smile from December to May. But somewhere in the deepest midst of fashion month, I’ve found myself staring out the window at a snowy, freezing London while reading through a flurry of texts from friends and colleagues back in the Big Apple bragging about the ‘t-shirt weather.’ What’s goin’ on?
While it may have only stuck around for 48-hours, there is nothing so powerful to lift a New Yorker’s mood than the first signs of Spring. Balmy weather brings with it hints of sidewalk cafés, iced coffee, blooming flowers and most liberating – fewer clothes. Warmer climes physically free our East coast bodies of all their winter layers, footwear included. Which is why we’ve partnered with Stuart Weitzman to bring you the best of Spring trends paired with their cult ‘Nudist’ line.
Not an exhibitionist? Not to worry. The signature stiletto has been showing skin in the most fashionable way from its groundbreaking launch in 2013. Known for its minimalist design and two simple straps, the single style has since evolved into a full line of varying heights, colors, and textures. With a ‘Nudist’ suited for every occasion this Spring, step into the new season with style. Here’s how our editors are wearing Stuart Weitzman with SS18’s biggest trends inspired from runway to real life.
- The 80s Called, They Want Their Glam Back
From Saint Laurent to fashion’s favorite wunderkind, Halpern, over-the-top eveningwear and glammed up daytime looks were all over the SS18 runways. While the catwalk creations might be too literal for our taste, you can rock the trend without looking like a bad throwback. Opt for vivid jewel tones in satin and sequins. The ‘100Square Nudist’ in silk satin is the perfect mix of sass meets class.
- The Transitional Trench
While temperatures north of 60 are just begging us to slip into silky summer dresses, we still have some time to go before we can show serious skin. Instead, ditch your winter parka for a lighter outwear in the form of the trench. The British classic pairs well with pretty much anything, but we think it looks super sleek over a mid-length tea dress with a cute block heel. Go for the ‘Simple Sandal,’ an ideal mesh of form, function and femininity – just like your springtime trench.
- Patterns, Please
If we’ve learned anything this season, it’s that the people love their p’s; plaids, polka-dots and patterns galore decorated the SS18 catwalks from Sonia Rykiel to Self Portrait and are showing no signs of leaving anytime soon. To offset a bold pattern, choose a footwear that works to compliment, not compete. The classic ‘Nudist’ is our calling card. Sophisticated, simple and seamlessly woven into even the most look at me look.
- Take a Walk on the Wild Side
This season, Stuart Weitzman is adding some attitude to the ‘Nudist’ with their ‘Metal Rose’ line. The range of shapes and styles all have one thing in common – ultra chic metallic studs. Before you think this is too rock n’ roll for your taste, take a note from the books of Miu Miu and McQueen, where edgy elements reigned supreme. We love the ‘Rosemarie’ sandal in black suede. The best part? It’s so wearable, so now. Just throw on a pair of jeans and oversized cashmere and you’re good to go.