I live in Chapel Hill in a neighborhood full of ("greek life") undergrads, so I guess you could say I'm pretty up on the latest styles...sort of! Depends on who you are, I guess. But one thing that's ubiquitous in my neighborhood as well as yours is TOMS. Holy cow, I see about 20 pairs a day.
So obviously I just bought some! I was stressing out about the styles because it turns out there are lots of cute ones, and finally decided on these lil' babies:
I'm pretty into the pastel-heavy 1980's preppy look, if only to admire other people pulling off pleated khakis...I think of Jennifer Grey in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, or maybe an Utne Reader (Mother Jones, whatev) staffer from 1987...or, let's face it, Hope from Thirtysomething! Can't wait to try these out with some gently-washed denim and earrings made out of pottery.