Velvets
Another trend that's happened as a result of a designer fad for all things Victorian is velvet, particularly on accessories. Fendi used it to tie up their ankle boots, and Jimmy Choo to fasten sandals, but it's the designers who've used it all over that grabbed our attention. Salvatore Ferragamo's classic tie-front Mary-Jane ($390) harks back to yesteryear but would look perfect with a pencil skirt right now, and Lulu Guinness's classic peep toe courts (£185) are screaming to be worn with a bargain tie-front velvet jacket from Additions. If you really feel like pushing the boat out, Brian Atwood's ribbon back peep-toes scream 'look at me' for $645.