Trendy shoes can make a big difference in your outfit. Even your most basic clothing can be the most stylish with some accessories and a pair of shoes in the color or pattern that you like. Color variety and bold patterns define the footwear fashion trends for men and women this year. While you’ll still never go wrong with the basic black or brown shoes, you should get, at least, a pair of shoes in a livelier shade to spice up your wardrobe and stay in style.
Footwear is one area that has exploded creatively over the last decade, instead of simply picking a heel height and color; there are hundreds of combinations to choose from. For those that enjoy showing of their individual style and personality through their clothing, the new generation of footwear is perfect as many designers are really breaking the mould.
For the daring men, patterned footwear is also in. Just take the examples of Tommy Hilfiger, who introduced his camouflage desert boots, and Paul Smith, who made his models wear leopard-print lace-ups on the catwalk. D&G (Dolce & Gabbana )has its own cheetah-print slip-on lounge shoes, while Stubbs & Wotton has its red-and-blue tapestry slippers.
Just like men’s shoes, women’s footwear will also come in bright pop colors this year. Jelly shoes have risen in popularity in the previous years and will continue to do so. They will also be available in more colors as more designers are making them. Platform shoes will still be in and will also be available in a wider array of colors. Braided sandals, espadrilles, and wedges will come out in the summer and, perhaps, all year round in tropical regions.
Shoe fashion changes quickly, partly because shoes are so versatile. Almost any kind of material or accessory can be used in making a shoe, so new styles are constantly being created. Keeping up with the latest trends in shoes can sometimes be difficult unless you keep a close watch on fashion capitals.