Are you ready to go shoe shopping? I can’t wait to put away my boots and break out the sandals. That won’t be happening here in New England for a while yet though… Meanwhile, I’ll have time to find the perfect shoes for spring and summer.
Clothing trends are usually easy to spot and predict, shoe trends are harder. However, we managed to hunt them down and sort through to find the best shoe trends for the coming season. The upcoming Sex And The City movie is going to have a huge impact on the trends. We have managed to find a few hints from them already.
The brown strappy Christian Dior sandals that Carrie is wearing in the picture to the right, are a good clue to what to look for in a spring sandal.
Here is a pair of sandals that are similar in style…
Other hot shoes trends for spring and summer:
While neon colors are fun, make sure you don’t end up glowing like a Christmas tree! Neon colors are sure to make your outfit pop so the key to wearing bright colored shoes is “less is more”. Make sure your outfit is comprised of white, tan, beige, navy, gray, or black pieces, then add a brightly colored, neon shoe to make any outfit fun!
Style: Aiden Wedge
Color: Lime Green and Black
Colors: Black, Green, Brown, Blue, and Amethyst
Keep your eyes peeled for shoes with ultra funky heels. They are hard to find right now, but will be getting more popular as spring approaches. Shoes with architectural heels are not necessarily easy to walk in or comfortable, so I don’t think this will be a popular or sensible trend for Fashionable Housewives and such.
Style: Metallic Snake Lucite Heels
Colors: Gold and Silver
Two-Tone and Spectator:
A trend from Fall and Winter 2007, this trend will continue into the spring. Fun and flirty, the two-tone shoes can add interest to an otherwise boring outfit.
Style: Suede cap toe platform heel
Color: Lilac with blue and pink
Straps on shoes are probably going to be the hottest trend in shoes this season. We are going to be seeing a lot of ankle straps, t-straps, cross-straps, and strappy Mary Janes. The more straps the better! We’re getting our cues on this trend from designers like Dolce and Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli.
Style: Patterned wedge sandal
Colors: Red, Tan, Black
Funky, Unusual, Weird, and Strange:
You read right! If it’s funky, unusual, weird, or down right strange, it’s in! Look for unique heels, patterns, or design for any type of shoe.
Style: Checker print peep toe slingback
Colors: Yellow, Orange, Pink
Other styles we will see include pointy-toed Mary Janes, platform pumps, cork wedges, croc, snake, and animal prints, patent and satin, and patterned fabrics like flowers, circles, or polka dots. Plus, we will still see lots of ballet flats and wedges of all shapes and colors.
We will post more shoes for each category as we near the spring season, so stay tuned!