>> This trend may seem counter-intuitive for cooler months, but for Fall 2011, designers like Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim sent barely-there ankle-strap heels down their runways — often paired with textural layers of winter-ready clothing. It's a juxtaposition that manages to look lady-like and irreverent all at once; perfect for transitional months, and perfect for right now. Can't bear to go bare after September? No worries. This style was also visible in the Resort 2012 collections, and just so happens to be a Summer go-to for some of our favorite stylish editors. Click through to trace this trend from the runways to the street, then continue on to shop the look.
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