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The Look: Denim In Demand

This spring marked the acceptance of double denim in apparel, but Spring ’16 will bring the denim footwear needed to complete the fashionable head-to-toe blue jean look.

Designers are turning to denim fabrications—mainly light to bright shades of blue—to create an All-American vibe in their summertime collections. The material also serves as a playful alternative to tap into the ongoing Seventies fashion trend without heavy suede and wood.

For Spring ’16, Restricted is toying with pin-up fashion with platform peep-toe sandals done up in spotted denim, complete with retro denim knots across the toe. Rebels keeps it simple with classic slip-on Vans-style sneakers with a light blue chambray upper and a touch of braided jute along the outsole. Joy & Mario also paired chambray with jute in an extensive range of espadrille lace-ups offered in solid and color blocked chambray, and on sportier styles that combine jute with phylon midsoles.

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To complement Flogg’s Seventies-inspired collection, Flogg Founder and Creative Director Carol de Leon created added a touch of denim to the straps of a platform sandal on a chunky wood heel. Gold ring hardware and rounded studs adds a glam feel to the throwback style.

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For designers that wanted to stick with leather uppers, denim blue was a solid choice across a number of lines, including Pikolinos’ nautical-inspired oxfords, Antelope’s cloud-like baby blue sandals and David Isaac, which used blue leather on weighty cross strap platform sandals.