Stepping into the Season – Collections

Stepping into the Season – Collections

A New Season = New – or maybe not so new – Shoe Trends

Sliding into a new season as a continuing “not so new” shoe trend is – you guessed it – the slide. Coming back as the most searched for summer sandal, this easy slip-on is back! Once again, they are taking over every single outfit in the fall closet. For me, they are a go-to for work, secretly making it easy to give the feet a break to go barefoot under your desk. Shhh….don’t tell anyone!

Whoaaa #JackRogers – did you really make this season’s bootie waterproof? Hold on cowboy, for this is a necessity in our shoe closet for the winter season. In cognac and in black, this suede bootie will get us through any snowstorm, with a bit of #fashionsense, which we all know, is hard to find on a snowday!

It’s time to feel good about loafin’ around the office. With an LBD or pencil skirt, the classic Vaneli #loafer should be #1 on your list this shopping season. Find them in an array of colors and prints @TheShopsatKenilworth in Collections, located on the 2nd floor.

A fabulous pair of #flats creates a perfect combination of comfort and style. A good rule of thumb is to plan for maximum shoe exposure! They pair well with a skinny or straight leg jean. Be sure the hemline finishes at or below the ankle so you can see the shoe. They look great with just about any hemline of a skirt or dress too.

We can’t forget the beloved boot. The power of a classic black boot cannot go unnoticed. Shown here in a riding style, with a little wedge heel for some #addedlift – it polishes off the #NicandZoe Viking-inspired long vest quite nicely. Although allergic to horses, I just love an #equestrian look worn on an autumn afternoon. Courtesy of Collections @TheShopsatKenilworth

Speaking of autumn, #orange you glad the leaves are starting to finally turn and the temperatures are getting cooler? #Cashmere in a happy color makes a Monday feel like Friday! Pump up your day or date night with a #Poncho @TheShopsatKenilworth in Towson.

Elena Russo

If anyone around Baltimore knows fashion from the inside out, it’s Elena Russo. Elena wasn’t just a “working” model. She was a HARD working model; running from castings to shows to photo shoots to the gym. Elena worked countless runways and designer showrooms, and major magazine shoots, print and TV campaigns for the likes of Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Marie Claire, Head Sportswear and White House/Black Market. Her work took her to Milan, New York and many other East Coast markets before she settled down in Baltimore. Now she’s sharing more of what she’s learned about beauty and fashion with you. Elena’s ability to find the reality - rather than the fantasy - of fashion is evident in her shopping know-how. With a bi-weekly fashion column, she shares her local “Elena’s LookBook,” identifying trends you can find at local boutiques in and around Charm City to help you refresh and modernize your closet, and yourself!