Shoes occupy a similar place in a fashion-lover’s heart as handbags. They fit you no matter what, they can elevate an otherwise dull outfit and they are often masterpieces in creativity and craftsmanship.
They also depreciate at a much slower rate than clothing, sometimes even increasing in value as time goes on.
1. Square Toe
Celebrities Wearing the Square-Toe Shoe Trend
Since the humble rubber flip-flop (or thong) was on every second influencer at SS19 Copenhagen Fashion week, the style has evolved from beach-ready to boardroom appropriate, now coming in minimal and chic leather with kitten heels or a platform.
3. Chunky Boots
Seen on Gigi Hadid, Caroline Daur and every style star in-between, the chunky combat boot, reminiscent of The Matrix franchise, is having a comeback.
‘The chunky boot is the key boot trend of the year, and can be styled with multiple pieces from jeans, suits or feminine dresses.
4. Sporty Sandals
If any holiday is on the cards this year, then a sporty sandal is a must – tractor tread heels and strong fastenings ensure strong footing and even stronger style sensibility.
The sporty sandal continues as the perfect seasonal alternative to the bulky sneaker. Some of the key brands championing this style are The Row, Arizona Love and Prada.
Whether you go for the classic loafer or the ever-popular backless version, it’s a buy you will never regret.
6. Chanel Two-Tone Slingbacks
7. Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps
Named after an historically seedy area in Paris – Quartier Pigalle, home to the Moulin Rouge and other such establishments – the Pigalle is by far Christian Louboutin’s most iconic red-soled shoe.
8. Chloé Susanna Boots
The studded ankle boots, featuring three buckles and a subtle floral motif, captured the zeitgeist with their rock and roll vibe and were soon seen constantly on the feet of Sienna Miller and Kate Bosworth. They swiftly sold out everywhere.
Eight years on and they still sell like crazy!
9. Balenciaga Ceinture Boots
10. Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pumps
Carrie Bradshaw chose Manolo Blahnik’s jewel blue Hangisi pumps as her ‘something blue’ when she (finally) married Big in the first Sex And The City film and Olivia Palermo decided to wear them on her 2014 wedding day.