There is just something enchanting about the fall season when the foliage turns gorgeous hues, the air is crisp, seasonal foodstuffs re-appear and football season is in full swing. It also signifies a proverbial changing of the closet guard—the perfect time to spruce up your family’s fashion sense. Amid a bounty of seasonal possibilities, here are a few fashion finds that’ll have you steppin’ out in style.
QTee.com Customized Apparel & Accessories (www.QTee.com) – Prices vary
The QTee.com fashion site lets anyone fully customize their apparel and accessory selections. The company offers various styles of t-shirts, classic sneaker shoes, sweatshirts, hats, sweatpants, tote bags, flip flops and more. Just find a product, browse 100’s of graphics and then customize colors in the designs just the way you want! As an example, take their “Plaid Twist” shoe, which is a timeless look. There are 1,000’s of different color combinations you can make with this pattern alone! So if you have your favorite jacket, shirt or pair of pants at home, you can customize this design to match it exactly. With QTee.com, you can also customize the colors on flip flops, including the strap color. On the apparel front, I particularly like QTee.com’s “Bull Princess” Crewneck—especially since I’m a Taurus. Click on the design online and you’ll see a color palette. Use it to change the color of the roses and the feathers to create a brand new custom look. You can even change the shirt style and color. In addition, you can have this same design on other items like a black baseball tee, a crop top and so on. Same ideas apply to sweatpants as well as hats like the “Bull Headed” design, in which all of the colors can be customized. The site also allows users to pick popular combos or see what other customers have designed.
Trendy Boots from Demand Shoes (www.DemandShoes.com) – $110.00 – $140.00
No matter what the fashion forecast predicts, you can weather any storm in trendy boot styles from Demand Shoes—especially the Luichiny Storm Chaser platform boot and the Ladies Nite over-the-knee boot designs, which are two of my personal fav’s! The edgy Storm Chaser boots are super-versatile, with a contrasting zipper, eyelet, lace-up, and buckle details. These daring booties look fly with everything from skinny pants to mini-dresses. The sky-scraping 5.25 inch heel is grounded by a 1.5 inch platform, ensuring you’ll always be ready to rock-n-roll. The Ladies Nite boots will also get you noticed! With an all over suede and a lace-up back, you’ll definitely be turning heads! Bold, sexy and awe inspiring, the Luichiny brand at large offers unique heels, materials, ornaments and an overall style sure to single you out from the crowd. Luichiny products cater to the fast-paced, ever changing lifestyles of the women who wear them. Their designers travel throughout the U.S. as well as, Europe, South America and Asia to uncover the latest fashion trends. They’re always testing new styles in upscale boutiques in New York to find the hottest, freshest footwear fashions.
ShoeCandy by Kara Mac (www.karamac.com) – Starting at $89
From former Ralph Lauren designer Kara Mac in partnership with TLC beauty expert Ann Merin comes ShoeCandy—a line of designer Brazilian leather shoes in classic styles (flats, pumps, boots and sandals) that can be instantly customized to match—or elevate—your ensemble. Wearers can style their shoes with a variety interchangeable accessories like heel covers and toe clips to change the look of their shoes whenever they want. Beautiful animal skin prints, such as python and tortoise, create eye-catching daytime looks. While rhinestones and metallics create beautiful evening styles. ShoeCandy sandals, available in both low and high heel, include an extra customizable feature of interchangeable t-straps.
Robeez Children’s Footwear (www.MyRobeez.com) – $26 – $40
Developed by a Canadian mom for her son, the trend-setting Robeez line of children’s footwear implements cutting edge measures to comfort little toes and ensure each shoe allows for healthy growth and foot development—all with styles parents love. Robeez footwear mimics bare feet by flexing and bending with every step while protecting the wearer’s feet from the world. Using high quality leather and materials, Robeez shoes are both comfortable and durable while their softer soles cushion feet and allow toes a better grip, helping balance, encouraging muscle growth and preventing slipping. From crawling to cruising, walking to running, for indoors and out, Robeez makes shoes for newborns to two year-olds that promote healthy foot development while being fashionable and fun to wear. Medical experts worldwide agree that when it comes to the healthy development of little feet, there’s no question about it barefoot is best. Robeez has embraced this philosophy. Robeez footwear carries the prestigious Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association, an accreditation only awarded to products that promote natural foot function. The line includes: Maggie Moccasin Gold Girls Soft Sole, Flying Francesca Girls Mini Shoez, Petal Pop Girls Soft Sole, Owlivia Girls Soft Sole, Classic Moccasin Brown Soft Sole, Team Adventure Boys Mini Shoez, Mr. Bear Boys Soft Soles and Friendly Firetruck Boys Soft Sole.
Foot Fetish Heel Balm (www.Skinn.com) – $22
All season long you can enjoy silky smooth feet thanks to Skinn Cosmetics’ Foot Fetish Heel Balm. What’s more, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Skinn Cosmetics will donate 100% of sales of their Foot Fetish Heel Balm to support Bright Pink–a national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. So, you can help stomp out breast cancer with flaunt-worthy feet using Foot Fetish Heel Balm in Grapefruit. The sweet-smelling application glides on like butter yet absorbs quickly to smooth, hydrate and exfoliate rough or cracked feet. Vitamin A, C and E, Shea Butter, Grapefruit, Meadowfoam Seed and Jojoba Oils work together to reveal your most silky, petal-soft skin yet! Apply generously on feet before bed, and let the healing power take effect overnight. Skinn Cosmetics incorporates the time-honored methods of mothers and grandmothers who made their own soaps, creams and masks at home using pure, natural ingredients. These classic traditions combined with the most advanced technology and delivery systems available differentiate Skinn from all other cosmetic brands. So go ahead and give your feet the luxury treatment they need and deserve!
“The Luxe List” Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions are accepted at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.
***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided and/or sponsored at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***