SHOE TRENDS: UPCOMING SPRING ESSENTIALS

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Shoe Trends: Upcoming Spring Essentials

Today I have Claire again as guest writer!

Remember that “Sex and the City” episode when Carrie was mugged? That was the episode where the probably the most iconic sentence was shouted: “Please sir, you can take my Fendi baguette, you can take my ring and watch, but you can’t take my Manolo Blahniks!” There is something about shoes that make us women feel super powerful, especially if our feet are “dressed” in the trendiest pair. To help you and your feet feel happy, here is a list of shoe trends for spring 2017.

Sock boots

Balenciaga went crazy with these on latest fashion shows. We have seen Rihanna rock their leather-velvet navy blues, and we admired those lime green ones as well as those square antelope leather ones. Besides Balenciaga, brands like Valentino and Celine also embraced this vibe. Not only do these cool boots look incredibly futuristic, they are also made of top-quality materials, since they have to be skintight. Not to mention that they are also comfortable as hell! You can find them in a wide range of styles and, while wearing them, you will feel like you have 2 layers of skin on your legs – which believe it or not, feels great!shoe trends

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Wear them with:

You can copy Rihanna’s style and rock them with a striped button-down shirt and a mini denim skirt. They also go great with baggy jeans and oversized tops or crop tops – basically, they go with almost anything.

Flatforms

The trend that we thought will never see the sunlight again managed to come back once more. Platform sneakers or flatforms are among us, probably to remind us of the fashion of the ‘80s. People either hate them or adore them. Brands like Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci etc. really embraced these, and you can now find them in literally any color and pattern. Silver or black ones with white stars are probably the most popular choice.SHOE TRENDS

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Wear them with:

If you decide to buy these, go all the way and combine them with eighties-like garments such as leggings and one-shoulder T-shirts. You go girl!

Glittery slip-on shoes

It is simple – many of us just don’t enjoy heels. That’s why slip-on shoes or ballet pumps will always be here for us. They are a great option when you want to be trendy, but want to avoid heels. Not to mention that they also got a glittery update now, so you will definitely stand out.shoe trends

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Wear them with:

Since they are so girly-like, they will go great with those cute day dresses every woman must have. Also, you are free to wear them with your blouse, jacket and skinny jeans if you love that cute, college-girl vibe.

Kitten heels

Kitten heels were never this popular and cool. Kitten heels are basically shoes with super short and slender heels (from 1.5 inches to 1.75 inches), which became popular thanks to Audrey Hepburn. Even though many girls think of them as “granny heels”, check out what famous designers had done to them, like Celine – with their straps and ties, Dior – with their logoed version, and Miu Miu with their transparent flower details.shoe trends

Wear them with:

Since they are super elegant, they go great with business attire, but since it is the year 2017, who can forbid you to rock them with your boyfriend jeans and a bold tank top?

Athletic inspired boots

From all of those athleisure combinations, this is something that just had to happen, even though we didn’t expect it. Dior and Versace decided to launch boxer-like boots that, surprisingly, look incredibly cool and versatile. Versace and Maison Martin Margiela also followed this vibe, and as far as we can see, they are going to stay among us for a while.shoe trends

Wear them with:

Again, since it is the year 2017, your options are limitless, but try sticking to minimalistic and monochrome outfits since these boots are already over the top.

That would be it. What do you think about these trends? Let us know in the comments.

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Claire Hastings is a designer and a style writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. You can follow Claire on  Facebook and Twitter

38 Comments

  1. robjodiefilogomo
    March 21, 2017 / 12:04 am

    Yah…I can’t understand the shoe thing—-ha ha ha ha ha!! If only my wallet believed me!!
    Funny that you just posted this…i was perusing the shoe sites—seriously!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • March 21, 2017 / 8:20 am

      I already did……

  2. March 21, 2017 / 11:19 am

    Ik vind die soklaarzen kostelijk! Je moet er maar op komen. En ze zitten waarschijnlijk heel lekker?

    • March 21, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Ziet er wel lekker warm en comfortabel uit hè!

  3. March 21, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    I’m in the market for some new pairs of shoes, since I just got rid of many that weren’t good anymore.. So this is a great post at a great time!

    • March 21, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      That’s great to hear! I already bought some new ones!

  4. March 21, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I love this post – and need to add more flatforms to my wardrobe!

    • March 21, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      Haha, Thank you!

  5. March 21, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    For me it will just be glitter !

    • March 21, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Haha, you are a glitter girl?

  6. March 21, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    I would love those glitter shoes! I bought new boots, unfortunally they were to small, today my new ones arrived! Yeah! Happy Beppy again!

    • March 21, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      I am also Happy Beppy with my new shoes!

  7. March 21, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    De punt pumps met glitters zijn mooi. De sock pumps daarentegen vind ik vreselijk..

    • March 21, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Glitters zijn altijd goed hè. Ik weet niet goed wat ik van de sock pump moet vinden. Volgens mij vind ik ze diep in mijn hart oerlelijk.

        • March 21, 2017 / 10:53 pm

          Ha ha ha, nou Marushi, mocht je ze gaan showen op je blog, dan hebben Cynthia en ik genoeg commentaar!

  8. March 21, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I absolutely love the sock boot as they would fit better around my slim ankles! Thank you for the inspiration!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

    • March 21, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      That is true! I also don’t like it when it’s to wide. Thank you Yvonne!

  9. Marushi
    March 21, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Sock boots….ik vind ze wel grappig eigenlijk hihi.

    • March 21, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Een beetje een guilty pleasure!

  10. March 22, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    I’m totally in love with those sock boots – a pair of these needs to be welcomed into my wardrobe and then on my feet (hehe)!

    xx Yvonne
    http://www.funkyforty.com

    • March 22, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Ha ha, I bet you have nothing to wear on you’re feet anymore

  11. March 22, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Great footwear inspiration!! Loving the sock boots!

    • March 22, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you Celia!

    • March 22, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you Elle! Have a great week!

    • March 22, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      Ha ha, I know the feeling!

  12. Janea
    March 22, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    What a fun post. As a shoe lover, my eyes get very wide whenever there’s something new to read about shoes. I love the flatforms and sock boots. Of course, I think that I will first be heading to the rack with the glittery slip-ons. Thanks for sharing!
    xo, janea
    http://www.theSTYLEtti.com

    • March 22, 2017 / 11:06 pm

      I always say to myself: this season I will just buy two pair……yeah right!

  13. March 23, 2017 / 12:10 am

    Super leuk om te zien!!! Ik heb net zo’n spijkerrok gekocht, lijkt me erg gaaf met witte sneakers.
    Liefs Florentine

    • March 23, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Ja, dat lijkt me ook. Deel je de outfit op de Fancy Friday link up?

  14. March 23, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Boot socks? How have I never noticed these? Interesting, I kind of like them!! I love how stylish athletic shoes have been on trend lately.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • March 23, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      You kind of like them? I am not sure wether to like them of dislike them!

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