Saturday, October 11, 2008

Spat It Out!

Spats, which consist of a cloth or leather gaiter covering the shoe upper and ankle and fastening under the shoe with a strap, originated in the late nineteenth century. They were used by French, Italian and Japanese soldiers as part of their uniforms.
Spats are worn today by Scottish highland pipe bands and some U.S. marching bands. Moreover, they are a popular shoe accessory for the modern fashionista!
Credits: First three images via possothespat.com. History courtesy wikipedia.org.
Spotted: Blake Lively as Serena wearing spats on the set of Gossip Girl! OMG!


Get the look of spats with a fabulous buttoned boot!
CC loves this pale pink and black patent knee-high Islo Isabella Lorusso boot, at islo.it.
Pink Studio short red wool and brown leather Delila bootie, at Nordstrom.com.
L.A.M.B. gray Rosebury hidden platform button bootie, at shopbop.com.
Irregular Choice Pleasure Island pump



Spatterdash has some really fun spats, like the red satin ones pictured at right.
The four thumbnails below are just a sampling of the amazing variety of spats by Strumpets.
Consider accessorizing your shoes this autumn, darlings!


47 comments:

Anna-Maria said...

I was wondering what those were called in English. I would kind of like them but don't know where...Maybe I'll make my own. :)

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Savvy Mode SG said...

oh cute. i will totally check them out.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-this is a great look, love your picks too!

Cara Mia said...

weird, cool and cute, all at the same time! i like 'em :)

ivoreece said...

They looks very interesting! :)

Missa said...

Oooh, the ruffley ballerina ones! So pretty!

Jasnaaa said...

Nice, and cool blogg! :)

WendyB said...

I love the LAMB bootie!

Annie said...

The yellow Gossip Girl ones and the red and gray ones.

Kat said...

the four photos below are just gorgeous! pretty inspiring to me...

Miss Karen said...

Hehe they can look pretty stylish but I find some of them look very strange indeed!

STEFANIE said...

haha funny ^-^ The like the booties with the buttons :)

Join the Gossip said...

I like the grey pair toward the bottom, but overall I think this style is a little too out there form e =)

saray said...

I just talked about those things with my mother last week..

♥ fashion chalet said...

I want those shoes! :)

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Little Bow Prep said...

I like the pink ones!

Jillian said...

those first pair of boots are SO HOT
holy crap!

ahh! <3

TRISH said...

Omg. Those shoes are cool! :)

chauss said...

interesting shoe additions. kinda fun!
bliss lau is doing shoe chains to add on top of high heels this season.

Songy said...

I was wondering what they were called when I was watching movies from the '50s. Now I know. Cool.

enc said...

I like the idea.

Nisey♥Liite said...

I hate open toed boots but i love your blog :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

this is so fab...will check the info! So grateful CC, for all your hard work finding the fabulousities... Feel free to join my 'guessgame' ok. Great weekend to ya'

Blessings* as always!

Sydney Speel said...

my mom doubted that spats were back in...

i said, how could they not be?!

Lisa said...

hmmm i totally don't think i could ever pull them off! But they are super classy + quirky.

fashion is fun and these are, so thanks for sharing.

i hope you're having a fabulous weekend.

x.

thanks for the comment love!!!!

Lil Midget said...

They're great!

xo

yiqin; said...

OMG amazing! You always have the best picks in your blog!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

These are great and so genuius for changing up some old shoes!A lot of shoes on the runway seem to be inspired by spats. thanks for the two websites you added that included that make them.I would love a leather pair or two :o)
muah!
x
Marian

the Yellow Elephant said...

I really love those from stumplets(isn't it?).

the Yellow Elephant said...

I really love those from Strumpets

Sara Li said...

Wow i like it!!

Creaholica said...

Aw! I like them, funny idea.

Thank you very much :)
And I have to say I really like your blog!

stellawantstodie said...

I dont like it so much...

LucyinStLou said...

This probably sounds really unchic, but don't they remind you just a teeny tiny bit of leg warmers?

kokostiletto said...

SPATS!!! oh that is what they are called!! you know my absolute fave ones are the last mini 4 pictures at the bottom! the cherries are awesome! i thought spats were so hideous before but now i am reconsidering....

kokostiletto said...

i linked to this post since it was so fab :)

miss cavendish said...

I wore full Highland dress, complete with spats, in boarding school . . . they kind of remind me of Depression-era chic, too--how timely!

POST VILLAGE said...

pretty sure i would wear them all!

Diana Coronado said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh the cherry ones !!

Adorableeeeeeeeeeee !!

KATLIN said...

I've always wanted a pair of spats. A good one can be like a good vest... something you throw on to change it up.

Nothing Elegant said...

Most of these actually look really sexy -- I'm surprised!

Sara Morante said...

One good thing about fashion nowadays is that any style can coexist. That is functional! Great selection, CC!!!

RASPBERRY said...

These spats are way better than the ones they used back in the 20s ^^

Isa said...

I love it! Congrats for your blog!

Talibonita said...

Not only are the things you choose to post gorgeous and amazing, but your writing is ten thousand times smarter than crappy fashion magazines. Spats! Now I know!

monkeespeter said...

Michael Jackson liked these!