Shoes complete our looks. Come! let’s see some more trendy designs that make a difference this year.
It’s time we all embrace the unusual, sculptural heel, available in a variety of geometric shapes you definitely knew the names of in elementary school. The innovative heels are basically wearable architectural feats, allowing you to incorporate a sense of wonder and drama into your work or party outfits. Keep your look simple with jeans and a t-shirt, letting the footwear captivate onlookers.
Sneakers have become a permanent fixture in runway collections, so don’t expect dad’s sneakers to completely disappear any time soon. Style it with a tie-dye top or a rugby-shirt dress for the ultimate color clash–approved combo. This is one comfortable trend my feet are thankful for.
Monse’s entire spring ’19 collection gave a nod to the seaside, and it seems other designers had similar ideas, releasing woven footwear. Nautical details popped up on the models’ feet at shows like Milly and Ulla Johnson, paired with flowing dresses and skirts. In an instant, we were all thinking of booking vacations to the Caribbean or the French Riviera. Luckily, you don’t have to wait until next season to get your hands on a pair of rope sandals. Pick to pack with you for your next vacation.
Feathered heels and flats dominated the spring runways, from Valentino, to Prabal Gurung and Simone Rocha. The feathers fluttered down the catwalk, and in a second, stole the spotlight from the rest of the outfit. There isn’t just one spot where designers are incorporating plumage. Some added feathers to the heel of their footwear while others lined it on the straps. All look amazing.
You need a pair of thin, strappy heels or flats STAT. You’ll find brands like Zara and BY FAR making the most elegant barely-there sandals that are perfect for the office or weddings. You do have to buy and try different styles to find the comfiest pair for you, but it’s worth it. I personally prefer a style with kitten heels, worn with socks to make it wintertime appropriate.
You’re about to see buckles on flats and stilettos, adding edge to traditionally more feminine footwear. If you’re not ready to have your feet completely caged in, there are simpler, single-buckle options out there. Pro-tip: If you choose shoes with multiple buckles, give yourself a few extra minutes in the mornings to put them on.
The fashion industry loves a good, quirky shoe. For spring 2019, the focus was on big toe energy with plenty of designers, from Tibi to Dries Van Noten, creating toe-strap shoes. These looked sleeker and more chic than it’s 2018, but still placed a heavy emphasis on one’s toe. If you don’t already own a pair, shop for some cute options to wear on your tropical getaways in December.
Should anyone make fun of your Teva shoes, you’ll have the last laugh. After all, fashion houses like Prada have long been making this utilitarian style. The design, made of crisscrossing Velcro straps, was summer’s shoe solution to “ugly dad sneakers.” Designers such as Sandy Liang and Anna Sui even incorporated Teva shoes into their New York Fashion Week presentations last year, which means you definitely need to get your hands on a pair.