Sugar and Spice

SugarandSpiceIconSugar and Spice and all things nice... well not quite, this one has just a dash of naughty thrown in too. This Trend Spotting is about sweet-as-pie with a hint of minx, a balance between pretty and girly but just enough spice to keep it fashionably chic at the same time.

Channeling past style queens, this look combines the elegance and style of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O, with a modern twist. 

Just Fab - Cecile Black

Just Fab - Cecile Black

While it may seem slightly demure within the grand scheme of my shoe tastes, the simplistic but chic nature of this boot is total and utter subtle elegance and would definitely be worthy of a spot in my wardrobe. 

The suede finish gives it an instant touch of sophistication that would have you proudly striding around the corporate corridors and the added height is a further confidence booster.

Steve Madden - Dejavu Black White

Steve Madden - Dejavu Black White

I must admit, I am a fan of Steve Madden, despite there being a number of shoes that aren't quite eclectic enough for me, I can normally stroll into a Steve Madden store and find at least one pair of sky high pumps that draw my eye. And this pair is definitely worthy of a lingering gaze...

This pair is oh-so-versatile, you can walk from work to a night out in an instant - well, you might want to taxi given their height, but you get the gist!

Jason Wu - Alexis Leather and Suede Lace-up Boots

Jason Wu - Alexis Leather and Suede Lace-up Boots

Another one of my favourites from the Sugar and Spice style edit because it really does epitomise what this trend is all about - chic, glamorous, sexy, feminine and elegant all in one. 

The mixture of textures including leather bodice and suede toe give this boot instant class, and then the additional detailing is enough to make the best of us swoon. 

Chloé - Multi-strap Leather Pumps

Chloé - Multi-strap Leather Pumps

A boot that's not for the faint-hearted! This pair from Chloé is an interesting concept that meshes different styles, creating its own distinct design that is somewhere between boot and school-girl pump. 

The buckles are the main feature and give attitude an edge, while the round-toe provides the needed femininity. 

Nicholas Kirkwood - Sequined Mesh and Patent-leather Pumps

Nicholas Kirkwood - Sequined Mesh and Patent-leather Pumps

This pair of heels is like a women's voice over on a chocolate bar advertisement; complete and utter seduction. They are so perfectly balanced between every sort of emotion - sexy, pretty, fierce, stylish, chic, glamorous... I could go on, and they are one of those pairs, that you can claim "you'll get a lot of wear out of" and you actually will!

Privileged - Victory Pink

Privileged - Victory Pink

There are certain shoes that I have an instant affinity towards, and this is definitely one of them! In fact, this would probably be my favourite heel from my Trend Spotting - Sugar and Spice style edit. 

Two words... Pink Snakeskin. It's hard not to win with that combination and with the trimmings in a glamorous gold, this is going straight to shoe heaven.

Jessica Simpson - Jeorge Black Suede

Jessica Simpson - Jeorge Black Suede

This gorgeous heel is from the Jessica Simpson collection and is a classic pump style but with just a touch of additional detail that gives it a bit more personality. 

The pump is finished in a chic black suede and then adorned with a white lace trim - it reminds me of cake decorating, which is probably why I like it! Not to mention the leopard print lining...

Viva Bordello - Empire City Black B Pink Pat

Viva Bordello - Empire City Black B Pink Pat

You might know Viva Bordello heels as being quite sexy and often available via costume websites, but don't be deterred! With the right choice, you can keep the glamour and make them appropriate for more than just the bedroom! This black and pink number is a perfect example. The black patent finish is sexy but combined with the feminine pink polka dot and trim detail you get a heel that needs to be shown off.

Betsey Johnson - Iconnn Blush Multi

Betsey Johnson - Iconnn Blush Multi

A gorgeous heel from Betsey Johnson, this is available in several variations - admittedly I have three others that are all equally as fashion fab as the next! This one isn't yet to feature in my own wardrobe but it without a doubt would have a place amongst friends. 

Quite a pretty shoe, to hit the Sugar and Spice trend you can minx up your outfit...

Casadei - Suede knee boots

Casadei - Suede knee boots

After some classic knee high black suede boots? Then these are the perfect fit! With a fantastic silhouette, these boots have the height, the shape and the finish to portray perfect glam! 

It should be no surprise I picked these for Sugar and Spice - they are the perfect transitional boot between chic and glamorous, to sexy and daring. 

Matiko - Emery

Matiko - Emery

This boot from Matiko has a sort of military-feel to it with the chunkiness of the heel, the high platform and the buckles running up the front.

The buckles have a bit of a futuristic vibe to them, something you'd expect to see Trinity donning in The Matrix, making this boot pretty versatile in the wardrobe!

Paris Hilton - Destiny Leopard Satin

Paris Hilton - Destiny Leopard Satin

Nothing says minx quite like leopard print... well in my book at least, and it can be difficult to do with leopard print, but this heel from Paris Hilton balances perfectly between sugar and spice.

The bow on the toe is just adorabe and the satin fabric gives it an elegant finish.  

Ivanka Trump - Becka Ivory

Ivanka Trump - Becka Ivory

This shoe is the epitome of that classic style - chic, feminine and secretary-foxy at the same time, so it's no surprise this heel comes from Ivanka Trump, but not only that, that blend of flavours makes it the perfect accompaniment to Sugar and Spice. 

The patent black finish oozes sophistication and style, then with the white lace trimming gives this shoe gorgeous girliness, but paired with the right outfit and you can saucy this up!

Iron Fist - Creepy Rose Bootie

Iron Fist - Creepy Rose Bootie

Absolutely fell in love with this boot when I came across it, and although at first glance you probably wouldn't pick it to fall into the Sugar and Spice trend, it actually encapsulates the theme quite nicely. 

The floral print is girly yet hidden in the pattern (in traditional Iron Fist style) are a few skulls, giving it a certain naughty and nice vibe. 

Carvela - Garland Lips Print Platform Shoes

Carvela - Garland Lips Print Platform Shoes

This heel is a superb sexy and chic number that is sure to get a few admirers along the way. The lip print is seductive, intriguing and almost vamp-ish, with a quirky curl at the sides that looks like a 'knowing' sort of smile. Combined with the studs, this heel has a bit of edge - definitely a naughty and nice number!