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Shoe Time

By Shweta Kulkarni, 24 Jul, 2019

    The Season’s Best Footwear Trends

    Shoes are the most important part of one’s wardrobe, and as the new season rolls out, we bring to you the hottest trends in footwear that you simply can’t afford to miss out.

    So, without much ado, here are some of the top shoe trends of the season…

    Captivate In Contoured Heels

    If you are the kinds who loves to make heads turn wherever you go then this new wave – contoured heels – in footwear fashion is definitely for you. Also known as sculptural heels, this hot new sensation in the shoe world helps you effortlessly add drama to any outfit you like. Available in a variety of geometric shapes and styles, contoured heels can be worn with any ensemble. Our tip – pair it with a simple outfit and let your footwear capture everyone’s fancy.

    Elegance In Embroidery

    Embroidered footwear is one of hottest trends this season. Embroidered and embellished footwear not only brings a certain whimsical energy to your ensembles but also looks simply stunning. No wonder big fashion house like Michael Kors, Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab and others fell hard for this intricate style and featured it in their latest collections. From stilettos to slides to kitten heels to chunky heels – embroidery is dominating most of the styles in footwear and is a definite must-have. Wear them with floral printed stockings for an absolute ethereal effect.

    Prance In Platforms

    If you thought platforms were a thing of past, well think again. This sturdy shoe style has made a huge fashionable comeback this season and simply can’t be ignored. From Tom Ford to Valentino to Gucci to Miu Miu to Prada – designer brands across have fallen prey to the charm of this heavy-sole hit style of the 80s and have incorporated them in their latest collections. Platforms are not only comfortable but also give you that desired extra height and are absolutely chic too. A perfect accompaniment to floaty dresses, skirts, or even trousers, the contemporary platforms can be worn with or without socks to make some stunning style statements.

    Reign In Runners

    There is no escaping the sneaker trend even this season, if anything, it has only grown bigger and chunkier than before. Making its oversized presence felt across all runways, runners have once again proclaimed its dominance on this season too and one must definitely have them. From eye-catching metallics to chunky soles in bright hues, to runners with even fringes – this comfortable trend is available in a variety of styles and can be sported with almost anything be it a pair of worn out jeans or any classy outfit.

    Prowl In Animal Prints

    Another shoe trend that’s here to stay is the fascinating animal print. Renowned fashion houses like Michael Kors, Saint Laurent, Chloe, Christian Siriano and others have walked on the wild side during the recent fashion weeks and brought to us oodles of bold and daring shoe styles in animal prints. Right from sneakers to pumps to sandals to boots – the animal print has found its way on every available style of footwear and certainly can’t be missed this season.

    Flock Around In Feathers

    One of the biggest shoe trends to hit this season is undoubtedly feathered footwear. The intriguing trend dominated all fashion runways with designers like Prabal Gurung, Christian Cowan, Valentino, Simone Rocha and others showing a strong liking towards feathers. Whether you choose a footwear with feathers on the heels or a plumage in front or simply feather lined on straps – feathered footwear look simply fascinating and is sure to make heads turn every time you step out.

    Bedazzle In Buckles 

    From flats to stilettos to platforms to boots – Buckles are claiming their presence on a variety of footwear and simply can’t be ignored this season. An absolute hit on the runway, this rugged and sensual style is a must-have this season. Pair them with denims or wear them with dresses this trend is extremely versatile and is sure to help you make chic style statements wherever you go.

    Well, while women have a plethora of footwear options to choose from this season, men too have an array of styles to dig in. Here are our top picks…

    Vote For Boats

    Comfortable and extremely fashionable, Boats have been always popular among the men folk and this season they have made a huge comeback with a slight twist. Thanks to designers like Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin, Boats have undergone a transformation this season and are far cooler

    Stride In White Sneakers

    White sneakers are an essential this season and while chunky is the in-thing for women, men need to keep their sneakers understated and minimal to make the right impact.

    Stay Smart In Hiking Sandals

    Hiking sandals are the next big thing in the world of men’s fashion and have made its presence felt at most of the runways. A perfect travel companion, hiking sandals can also be worn for a relaxed day outing. Versatile, they can be worn with chinos, drawstrings or denims.

    Set Benchmarks In Boots

    Be it desert or Chelsea or lace-up, boots are not going out of fashion and are a hit on the fashion circuit. You can pair them with trousers or denims or pull the trousers over the boots to make some interesting style statements. Invest in a good quality edgy pair and effortlessly turn on your swag.

    Stylish In Oxfords

    The good ol’ oxfords are dapper as ever this season. Often considered professionals, this versatile pair of shoes is ideal to be worn at weddings, job interviews and casual parties. There are plenty of styles and varieties available in the market and you must lay your hands on a good pair right away.

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