As many of you know – I’m a huge fan of Freda Salvador shoes. Actually mildly obsessed . . . they are comfy, stylish and every single time I wear a pair I’m bound to get asked where they are from. Their fall collection is one of my favorite collections yet – the mix of leathers, colors is fabulous and they added a heeled boot that is stunning. Hear more about what inspired them this season.
What was the inspiration for your fall collection?
We love designing Fall. For this collection we were inspired by 70’s and 90’s music…Rock and Roll and Grunge! Janis Joplin in the 70’s and Kate Moss in the 90’s. The lines are geometric and simple, but we played around with hardware, like studded welts and removable studded harnesses. We added an elongated toe flat and 2.5′ heeled bootie to our assortment this season…which definitely plays up the Rock/Grunge feel!
How do you choose your fabrics? Does that have any effect on how next season’s line will look?
Twice a year we go to a leather and component Fair in Bologna Italy where we choose all of our leathers. We of course have our favorite tanneries that we see first and then we love just browsing the entire Fair. It is unbelievable what they can do with leather! For Fall we love using hair calf, so depending on what prints are being offered, that definitely inspires our designs.
What exciting things are coming for Freda Salvador in the future?
We have several surprises up our sleeve, especially for our San Francisco customers, so stay tuned!!!!
Now the fun begins – we’re giving away one of our favorites and a staple in my closet, the Freda Salvador Change shoes. You can wear them with just about anything – jeans and a tee, shorts for our Indian summer that should be arriving, or pair them with a skinny black pants to dress them up. Then you have to decide if you want to wear them with the saddle or without. The sky is the limit with these beauties. It’s one of the favorites of the Freda founders and myself! Here’s how they would style these giveaway shoes.
What is your favorite way to style the giveaway shoes?
This is one of our favorite shoes of the collection because of the print and versatility. We love this print specifically because it is interesting but still a neutral. We like to wear it casually on the weekends with the saddle on and rolled up jeans. Take the saddle off for a simple loafer…perfect with more tailored, skinny jeans for work.
To enter, simply tell us how you would style these Freda Salvador Dotted Change shoes for fall. Then pop over to Freda Salvador to follow them on twitter or instagram. If you live in SF – be sure to stop by their beautiful store on Union Street!
We can’t wait to hear how you’d wear these loafers!
Entries must be posted by Monday, August 26th, at 10 a.m. PST, and one winner will be chosen at random.
*Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.
Photography for Sacramento Street courtesy of Freda Salvador