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Leslie Gallin’s Top 5 Trends at FN Platform

The Spring ’17 buying season is in full swing. UBM Fashion Group President of Footwear Leslie Gallin has narrowed down her favorite trends buyers will find at FN PLATFORM in Las Vegas Aug. 15-17.

According to Gallin, the season will be marked by the return of some classics, as well as smarter heel heights and forward sneaker designs.

“Sometimes there’s a trend that’s so easy and cool, you can’t help but fall in with the crowd! This season, it’s the mule. The easy to wear and comfortable style has built a following with ‘it’ girls everywhere and is sticking around in the coming seasons. Its casual and chic aesthetic is making this a closet staple.”

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“Arches rejoice! This sole soothing style is sticking around; not too high and not too low, shoe enthusiasts are loving this style because of its practicality and feminine appeal. Dressed up or down, mid-heels are totally wearable for every day.”

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Sneaker Creepers
“Even the most daring of fashion-lovers may find this style hard to pull off. Drawing from punk and grunge themes, creepers add instant edge to a typically feminine outfit. Embrace the chunky style by pairing them with a feminine dress or skinny jeans.”

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Ankle Straps
“Simple yet sultry, ankle strap styles offer sex appeal and versatility. Easily dressed up or down, this style can be seen on the streets just as easily as the red carpet.”

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“This fashion mainstay has been with us for a few seasons now and has no plans to depart anytime soon. Booties have become a trusty day-to-day staple easily translated between seasons. Update your ankle boot game with design details like buckles, embossed leather or a daring, colorful leather like red!”

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