Each season brings exciting new fashion opportunities, and it gives everyone a chance to scope out what’s happening with one a beloved accessories: shoes. The weather is warming up, and it’s time to break out the open toes. What’s in style this season? All sorts of new statement shoes that are just waiting for you to make them your own. From sexy to rebellious, you can find something for every kind of personal style, including yours. Here’s a look at some of the hot trends in footwear that you should keep an eye on when updating your wardrobe.
Heels are always in style, but the big trend right now is asymmetrical heels with unusual shapes. Different arches have also been spotted in shoes, such a tennis shoes with cut outs and ballet flats with high, pointed toes. Tom Ford released shockingly pink stilettos with accents in white dipped paint that are going to gain their own cult following. But it was Calvin Klein who made the biggest splash in heels: they released a court pump inspired by Jason Voorhees’s mask. If you weren’t paying attention before, you certainly should now. While that shoe may sound creepy, it was eye-catching and unforgettable.
Another trend right now is plastic, and it’s not just being used as a fabric for clothing. It’s also appearing in shoes. Chanel had a whole series of plastic go-go boots that were transparent except at the heel and toe. This proves that trends really can commingle with one another to produce incredible results.
To demonstrate this further, a blast from the past is making a comeback: platform shoes. This sixties style is popping up everywhere, and with the return of the eighties, here’s to hoping the comfort platform becomes a thing again. All the height of a platform shoe with none of the ankle-breaking pain.
Eclectic styles are always in vogue, but this season in particular, I’ve seen the return of funky embellishments, reinvented cowboy boots, unusual thigh-high boots, and even Crocs in chic new panaches.
One thing is absolutely certain: no matter which look is your favorite, it’s easier than ever to make a statement.