8 key styles to buy now
From what we've seen in the S/S 2020 runway shows, next season will be a feast for shoe-lovers, and we're dreaming of the fabulous shoes we're going to wear in spring! To be honest, we can't wait - literally - so we'll buy them now and wear these beauties paired with tights while we wait for the sunny days ;)
We've pinpointed the eight main shoe-trends that we'll be wearing this spring, from bright-coloured to minimalist style, you'll want them all!
Bright knee-high boots
Paco Rabanne "flower-power" boots and Miu Miu laced-up boots, both from S/S2020 collections
Whether Victorian laced-up boots like these green patent Miu Miu or the Flower-Power style ones by Paco Rabanne, the knee-high boots are an explosion of colour. Miista, Gucci, Altuzzara and Marc Jacobs also presented boots in vibrant colours that look wonderful paired with frilly dresses or long Bermuda shorts, a trend we will see everywhere this year. By the way, check which type of shorts best suits you in the article Shorts: The Trend for All Body Types and Ages.
Off-White knot sandals, Burberry mules and J.W.Anderson flat sandals are all tied around the ankles in the S/S2020 collections
As the days get warmer, you'll want to wear heeled strappy sandals and espadrilles; make sure they have long laces to be tied around your ankles. The tied straps look exceptionally modern when worn with wide-legged trousers; wrap the laces over the pants to give them a new puffy silhouette, as we saw at JW Anderson and Isabel Marant. Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Off-White and Burberry are among the fashion houses that created shoes with straps to adorn your ankles.
Altuzzara chain-embellished boots and Oscar de la Renta strappy sandals with anklets, both from S/S2020 collections
Strappy sandals and boots come embellished with anklet-like chains next season. Altuzzara, Zimmermann, Oscar de la Renta and Proenza Schouler are some of the labels that presented this shoe trend during Fashion Week. By the way, this is an easy D.I.Y. approach to update your fav shoes; just add a metal chain anklet around your ankle and your footwear will become totally 2020-worthy!
Loewe black &white patent loafers, Prada and Lanvin heeled loafers, all from S/S2020 collections
Hello, the '70s! The Bourgeois loafers with chunky heels look very polished and definitely contemporary. We saw them on the catwalk of Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Prada and Loewe. Wear the loafers with block heels paired with skirts, shorts or flared trousers to go to the office or out to lunch with friends.
Givenchy square-toe mules, Lanvin and Bottega Veneta heeled mules, all from S/S2020 collections
Mules are a must for spring. The open-heel shoes look good with anything, from jeans and skirts to suits, and you can start wearing them now with colourful tights. You'll get extra fashion points if you chose square-toe models.
Hermes gladiator-like sandals, Miu Miu crystal-embellished flats and Bottega Veneta thong mules, all from S/S2020 collections
Minimalist sandals and mules have been updated to modern designs with thongs, toe- rings and square shapes. Designers seem to be in love with thongs and decided all, to revisit the hot-weather flip-flops. Hermès, Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, A.W.A.K.E. Mode, Givenchy and Rejina Pyo, among others, presented beautiful sandals so that you can show off your perfect pedicure in spring.
Chloé and Miu Miu sky-high platform shoes, both from S/S2020 collections
Say goodbye to flat shoes and kitten heels; this spring is all about towering platforms. Chloé, Miu Miu, Simone Rocha, Tibi, Prada and even Dr Scholl, to name a few, are making you see the world from a different perspective, up in sky-high-platform shoes.
Maison Margiela white patent Mary Janes, Yellow Marine Serre Mary Janes and Marc Jacobs Teddy bear Mary Janes, all from S/S2020 collections
Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela and Marine Serre added nowness to the cute Mary Janes. The classic and elegant shoes, typical of Chanel, have this spring a je ne sais quoi of transgressive and fun, whether because of their shape or the unusual materials. Wear the new Mary Janes paired with colourful tights for a polished yet modern look.
Let's step into spring in style!
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