7 Shoe Trends That Are Going to Be Huge This Year
Let’s give ’em something to walk about
Raise your hand if you’re sick and tired of yanking your socks and boots on every day. Keep your hand raised if you’ve fantasized about your first “Hallelujah-winter-is-over!” pedicure. Dear friend, you’re not alone. Here, seven shoe trends to look forward to in the coming year.
Anything With Velvet
Nope, this luxe fabric isn’t stylish only in winter (and it’s not just for booties). Expect to see this plush trend stick around all year long in slippers, sneakers and platform sandals.
Anything With Buckles
We know, we know: Your beloved lace-up flats are still going strong. But this edgy twist can be found on nearly every type of footwear, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself craving a little punk accent on your ballerina flats. The detail goes way beyond moto boots (but, yes, those are still trendy, too).
OK, hear us out: These rubber-soled throwbacks are cropping up everywhere (and have been pushed to the fashion forefront by the likes of Rihanna, Kaley Cuoco and others)…and we’re not mad. Sure, they’re a glorified flip-flop. But they’re also just so damn comfortable.
Is that a (Gucci) snake on your shoe or are you just happy to see us? In all seriousness, the new year has us yearning for lucky charms, quirky patterns and imaginative appliqués as a welcome upgrade to our basic white kicks.
Truthfully, these are your grandmother’s shoes, but in the best way. The block-heeled pumps gets a modern upgrade in two-toned and suede styles that would give even Coco Chanel a run for her money.