The It-it: Smoking Slippers

September 28, 2012 by Lila Delilah

By ManhattanMataHari

While nicotine dependence is definitely not fashionable, smoking slippers are set to replace your go-to ballet flats for Fall. Most versions are a traditional velvet or satin. Others variations incorporate floral designs, embroidery, studs or even eye-catching glitter and gems. Either way, your feet will finally get a fashionable reprieve from the sky-high platform heels of the season without resorting to the same cliche flats that we’ve been wearing for years.

For a more classic take on the trend we love the purist plush velvet look à la Tom Ford. Charlotte Olympia’s spiderweb embroidered velvet version is cute enough to stay fashionable long after Halloween. Valentino has a more elegant take, incorporating caviar-crystal embellished floral lace over leather. Prada is offering a glitter slipper with their signature namesake hardware.

The best part of this footwear trend are the limited edition collaborations and ability to customize your own pair. Del Toro, which is at the forefront of starting the slipper trend, offers many different iterations of the smoking slipper. Our favorite is the rose embroidered collaboration with fashion week darling Theophilus London, which pays homage to his Tour de Roses concert series.

Palm Beach slipper staple, Stubbs & Wootton even teamed up with J. Crew to release high-end embroidered velvet slippers. Before you make a final decision take note that the Madison Ave J. Crew offers bespoke monogrammed versions. If you go that route you can take advantage of J.Crew’s current promotion of free shipping and 25% off with code STYLE25.

The best part about the slipper trend is that they come in varieties that fit almost every budget. Whether you like it or not we are confident that this smoking slippers trend will not going out of style anytime soon.


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