Animal Print Is the Wildest of Top Shoe Trends
Take a walk on the wild side by choosing a shoe with a bold animal print. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the basic cheetah and leopard box. Burberry made moo-ves on the runway with a funky cow print.
There are also some bold animal prints in this years Gucci Sneakers line.
Lucite & Tinted PVC Heels
Upgrade your boring solid heels to something more transparent: lucite heels. Chanel’s spring 2019 show took a step in the right direction with these peep-toe see-through slides.
Similar to a lucite heel, check out a tinted PVC shoe, which is an entirely see-through shoe. We just recommend getting a pedicure before rocking these.
We’ve seen the tinted PVC in a range of colors and even neutral tones. LaQuan Smith has a tinted PVC show in a shade of gray.
Teva-Like Sandals & Flip Flops
You never thought you’d see the day when these seemingly ugly sandals would be on trend, did you? We first saw a Teva with a thick sole on the Collina Strada runway.
At least this look is functional, practical and comfortable, which isn’t usually the case with shoe trends.
Another comfortable show trend is thong-style sandals, which we saw on the Etro runway. Keep an eye out for more dressed up versions of these functional flops.
The hot shoe color trends we’re seeing for 2019 are sea-foam green, hot coral, cobalt blue, lavender, and neon. So don’t be afraid of a little pop of color.
We’re seeing a lot of sea-foam and mint green in Carolina Herrara’s line, and cobalt blue in the form of Marc Jacob’s 2019 slingbacks. We’re also seeing salmon shoes on the runway, which makes sense since Pantone named “living coral” the color of 2019.
Lavender is also making a comeback. You may have seen this shade on boots, but now we’re seeing this purple on sandals and booties all year long.
And for an even bolder look, neon shoes are also on trend, like the neon thigh-high suede boots that made an appearance at the Blonds runway show.
In addition to colorful shoes, we’re also seeing a trend with shoes made out of bright fabrics. Instead of traditional leather, 2019 shoes are being made out of rich fabrics and textiles. Think of the patterns you might see on draperies or rugs, but on shoes.
We saw this look on the Michael Kors runway in the form of his bright jacquard shoe with a starfish embellishment.
Fringe & Rope
We saw fringe on Longchamp’s runway, on their knee-high gladiator sandals. Get ready to see more fringe on shoes in both excess and subtle details. You’ll also see lace-up shoes, but with rope, like Milly’s sandals.
Upgrade Your Shoes Today
Now that you know the top shoe trends, go shopping. Be it a bold color, print, or detail like fringe, rope or see-through fabrics, find a trend that works for you and your personal style.For more fashion tips, check out our blog.