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Let's Talk About Shoes


I don’t know if it’s just because I work directly in the shoe business or if it’s an overarching societal fashion trend – but I feel like shoes are like a really big deal lately. I notice it now more than ever that people are getting really funky and fresh with their shoe choices – and I’m living for it.

With that, I’ve rounded up what I consider to be the top 5 shoe trends coming in hot for summer 18 – check em out!

PLATFORMS

All chunky all the time am I right ladies?! I’m talking platform everything from sandals to sneakers, these will make your legs look unreal in the summer – perfect for pairing with skirts and shorts.

Platforms are just a super edgy/high fashion yet wearable look - I love them paired with wide leg pants and puffer jackets for a quick spring transition outfit.

Pictures from: http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/shoe-trends-spring-summer-2018, http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/g12199841/spring-shoe-trends-2018/?slide=66

VINTAGE SNEAKERS

Vans really took over every single basic girl last summer and we're all still recovering. Don’t worry if you were a little late to the game in picking up your classic black and white Old School Vans – I still imagine them to be on trend for the next summer. But its time to shake it up a bit. I personally have my eye on some white high top old school vans or maybe even a pair of green classics. I also have a major sneaking suspicion that those checkered ones will be HUGE this summer.

It’s safe to say that a summer shoe staple with be some form of a classic old school sneaker. So get your hands on some ASAP.

Pictures from: http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/shoe-trends-spring-summer-2018, http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/g12199841/spring-shoe-trends-2018/?slide=66, http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/g12453280/milan-fashion-week-spring-2018-best-shoes/?slide=50

FUR

Aint nothing wrong with some good old fashion vegan faux fur! This started becoming a huge trend last year – I want to say ever since Gucci started throwing fur into their iconic Princetown slippers. Regardless how it started it’s been blowing up all over the place – even on those god awful fur Puma pool slides.

There is a fine line between the fur vs pom pom accent but both are totally acceptable for 2018. If you want some inspo on fur done right I would recommend checking out Brother Vellies Instagram. I found out about this brand from the GirlBoss radio podcast – but the company has a really cool background and makes some really sweet shoes – my favorites featuring fur.

Pictures from: http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/shoe-trends-spring-summer-2018, http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/g12453280/milan-fashion-week-spring-2018-best-shoes/?slide=50

MULES

Literally out of nowhere mules just made the most iconic come back of all time but hey, I dig it. I think chunky heal mules are going to be insane in the upcoming months. I mean, people are going buck wild for a good chunky heal so pair them up with a mule and I can only imagine the pandemonium that will ensue.

But mules of all kind will be a huge trend forecast – I’m talking leather flat slide mules, suede pointy heal mustard colored mules, mules with floral patches, and even patent leather mules. Get your hands on something unique now before you are simply following the heard!!! I urge you!!!

Pictures from: http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/shoe-trends-spring-summer-2018, http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/g12199841/spring-shoe-trends-2018/?slide=66, http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/g12453280/milan-fashion-week-spring-2018-best-shoes/?slide=50

SLIDES

I know slides of all kinds have been on trend for a while now but I don’t think it’s reached its peak yet. I think summer 2018 is when the slide trend will hit an all time high and then plummet and never be seen again for years to come. As much as I hate to endorse the fast fashion cycle I wouldn’t suggest buying anything too pricey because let’s face it you’ll have to throw it out before next season. I would advocate for hitting up your local vintage shop and investing in a used pair to get you through the last living season of the slide.

What I think will be a staple look this summer is the ever so a la mode 1-2 inch block heal slide as shown below in some kind of tan color. You heard it here first folks.

Pictures from: http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/shoe-trends-spring-summer-2018, http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/g12199841/spring-shoe-trends-2018/?slide=66, http://www.elle.com/fashion/trend-reports/g12453280/milan-fashion-week-spring-2018-best-shoes/?slide=50

I could go on and on about all the upcoming shoe crazes but I think the biggest all-encompassing theme I foresee is getting personal and funky with your shoes this season. Personalization is really taking off right now ESPECIALLY with shoes – so don’t focus so much on following the trends, but moreover on finding something out of the box that you can rock all summer long!

Jacquie is a feature writer at Avenue24, for more on Jacquie click here.

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