There is something completely spectacular about the way different things are cut each season. It must be simply because we want our clothes to feel a little fresher than before by adding that little element. A few cut outs in just about anything can make something simple into something complex yet beautiful. We have seen the everlasting trend of wedges and flatforms on the runway by designers such as Giuseppe Zanotti and Dolce and Gabbana.
Luckily these designers have added a twist by creating a cutout/crisscross look that will proceed even in the summer time. From leather to mesh materials, the possibilities of versatility are endless creating something new every time. While we may have strayed away from that cage like shoe that we saw in Yves Saint Laurent spring 2009 collection, that same concept remains for this season but with a little more sophistication. The variety we see in wedges, flatforms and sandals is hard to stray away from this cut out and crisscross look that seems to be the compliment to any outfit.
This week’s Fashionista was spotted wearing Botticelli shoes by MIA, paired with a black tulle skirt from Saks Fifth Avenue and a black top from Forever 21. The cutout shapes compliment the sandals giving this simplistic monochromatic look a little more attention to detail. To finish off this look, the yellow belt from Franchesca's allows for the space in the cutouts to blend well with the black, in turn breaking up the color in the ensemble.
Hint: To get this look, you can go with a similar cut out type of shoe that uses crisscross like the knotted sandals by Sigerson Morrison or the campbell crisscross flat sandal by Dolce Vita. If you want a heel, try the Helena suede heel by Charlotte Ronson. For the skirt you can get that ballerina tulle by Haute Hippie and pair it with an Ella Moss florence top.