Monday February 25, 2013
Fifty shades of bright
With Pedro’s range of brilliantly coloured footwear, it takes fashionistas a lot of willpower not to stop and stare.
HANDS up, if you find last season’s muted shades as depressing as we do. Black and grey? So blah. White and cream? So boring.
Well, we’re here to announce good news. Colours have returned, and they’re back in full force in Pedro’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. We’re talking bright, bold hues on great-looking bags and shoes to help rescue you from winter’s fashion slump.
For the women, standout pairs include sky-high wedges with neon accents as well as court shoes in cobalt blue, canary yellow and vermilion. For a fashion statement, wear them loud and proud with other colours – style is, after all, 90% confidence.
Those who are not as colour crazy can still go wild with towering heels sexed up in enthralling butterfly prints or snake embossing. The colours on these ones are subtle – from the top, onlookers will hardly notice your neon pink soles. Best of all, the shoes come with matching bags, so you’ll never have to worry about clashing accessories.
Bright shades are also all the rage with Pedro men’s collection. From tangerine to turquoise, this season’s moccasins offer the final word in fashion. The dyed suede will ensure your look stands out in the city or, even better, the next time you find yourself on white sand.
The new loafer is, however, what we believe to be this summer’s absolute staple. Crafted from genuine calf leather, suede or denim, these once classic shoes are given a new lease of life with cheeky details. For a preppy day look, go for tassels. Want something to echo your party boy personality? Check out the snake-printed, neon highlighted version.
So how do you walk a mile in this season’s crazy kicks? First, skip the socks if you’re wearing shoes – this means you won’t have to worry about colour-coordinating. Second, designers have paired them with casual tailoring and a simple overall look. So you’d be wise to do the same. – Louisa Lim