It always seems like the fashion industry is two steps ahead when it comes to the latest trends. Before you know it, you are done buying the trendy boots for fall (and now wearing them!) and you are looking forward to what the hottest stylish heels and wedge shoes will be for spring of next year. And there’s already a ton of trends popping up that you’ll want to be on top.
Open peep toe wedge shoes were everywhere on the runways back in September. Think the big wedges of espadrilles but instead of a more closed top, you have ankle straps, a fully exposed top of the foot, and a peep toe front. It’s the kind of design that will catch the eye, be comfortable in the warmer weather, and be easy to walk in because of the wedge.
Stacked heels are in but not the shorter stacks we are used to seeing. We’re talking 5+ inch heels with a full, stacked look. If there’s a way to comfortably wear heels of that height, it’s with a thick heel that will support you far better than a stiletto. While stilettos will always be hot, it’s interesting to see the overall shying away to more comfortable and practical styles.
Bright sneakers were also seen on the runway for those who don’t want to wear fancy heels all the time. Marc Jacobs had some great pairs of chunky, multi-colored sneakers that really were a statement piece to a casual outfit. Color blocking in shoes is very big as well. Don’t just pick an all red pump, go with the shoe that has a red heel and beige toe, or something even brighter and with more colors. They’ll be everywhere in stores which makes a shoe easier to pair with more outfits considering the wide range of color options.
Loafers already hit the scene this fall but the ones for spring are more lightweight and worn sock-free and with a cute skirt. The colors are lighter, in whites and beiges as opposed to the dark browns and black of the fall.
Lastly, the pointy toe is back. Whether it’s pointy ankle boots or a crocodile patterned heel, you are going to see them everywhere. This is the type of shoe you really need to try on before purchasing because the wrong size can end up squeezing your toes together all day.