The Alexa huarache sandal has been a Miista signature since the beginning. Originally available in black, tan/red and multi, we reworked the multi colorway this season to fit with the strong trend toward jewel tones. Cool colors made a serious splash this season, with head to toe purple and blue looks making their way down the runways worldwide. Our multi-colored Alexa huarache has always been made up of blue, purple, green and yellow shoelaces, but this season we went a bit bolder to give the shoes the extra pop of color we knew would be all the rage. Jewel tones have been everywhere, but we're particularly fond of the purple and blue tones that we've seen presented in a monochromatic manner. Purple's popularity has really tied into the floral trend that we discussed earlier on the blog, with designers like Prabal Gurung and Richard Chai sending bold purple prints down the catwalk. Rag & Bone went a different route and featured icy purple sportswear with black detailing in everything from ponchos to their fantastic Spring platforms. These looks are strong and feminine -- and of course purple is the color of royalty, so don't be surprised if you start putting on airs while wearing it. The blues this season were frequently uninterrupted and used in sophisticated monochromatic looks. Vera Wang mixed subtly varying shades and fabrics to create chic, flowing ensembles. The Elie Saab RTW collection was interesting in that it was a series of jewel tone monochromatic looks, including the tangerine that we all know owned the Spring season, as well as a very strong blue. Saab presented an array of all blue evening wear, ranging from gorgeous gowns to expertly tailored suits. The trend carried over to menswear as well, with Roberto Cavalli showing a bright blue suit at Paris Fashion Week topped off with a pop of white and a perfectly oversized bowtie. This season is certainly not the time to be meek with color! Be bold! [caption id="attachment_9007" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Prabal Gurung"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9008" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Richard Chai"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9009" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="rag & bone"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9011" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Vera Wang"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9010" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Elie Saab"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_9012" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Roberto Cavalli"][/caption]