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.
Men's shoes this year are somehow a mixture of the eighties, the gangster era, and the rock-and-roll period. The major fashion week events worldwide recently showcased footwear in eye-catching colors. They all looked like a collection of fruit-flavored candies. In Paris and London, brands like Kenzo, Topman, River Island, Russell and Bromley, and Boxfresh featured sneakers, loafers, lace-ups, and other types of shoes in baby blue, bottle green, canary yellow, and even hot pink.
Two-tones are also making a comeback. If you want to make a bold statement even in more formal occasions, check out some two-tone shoes in stores today. Burberry, Emporio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana are among the well-known brands offer this fashion trend in men's footwear. The designers' only advice to men who'll be wearing these pairs is to keep their socks simple.
For the daring men, patterned footwear is also in. Just take the examples of Tommy Hilfiger, who recently introduced his camouflage desert boots, and Paul Smith, who made his models wear leopard-print lace-ups on the catwalk. D&G has its own cheetah-print slip-on lounge shoes, while Stubbs & Wootton has its red-and-blue tapestry slippers.
Women, on the other hand, can go from pastel to pop colors. Especially in the warmer months, pastels will definitely be a smart and stylish choice. Aqua, mint green, yellow, and other light colors will be the popular hues for women's sandals and wedges.
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 year 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.
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.