Even with the approach of summer, it’s still not time to shun the high leather boots and shoes. It’s always important to have a pair of boots that can handle the unpredictability of the weather, and it seems we’re getting more used to this. Shoe designers understand this too, and have been launching some exciting styles right now. Here are a few things to look out for with the coming season’s ladies footwear.
When is a shoe not a shoe?
The world of ladies shoes and boots has always had playful designs, and in 2012 this has been taken up a notch. Expect to find some fun mimicry in shoe designs. Prada has already unveiled shoes that are reminiscent of the chrome and curves of American cars of the 1950s and 60s. Alexander McQueen is a label that understands the trends perfectly, and has created shoes that look like sexy biker jackets for the feet. If that’s hard to imagine, just think of cute, leather lapels on your shoes.
Retro is dead. Long live Vintage
The day glow of the 80s is starting to leave everyone a little dead eyed. It reached its absolute pinnacle during last year’s party season when office parties were awash with shocking pink suits and blinding green dresses (thanks Versace at H&M!). Now thoughts are stepping away from these sharp angles and neon colors, turning their interests to simpler times. The 50s and early 60s are starting to feel the love, with shoes to match. Elegant lines and vintage patterns are the order of the day. With boots, expect to find fabric insets and motifs with a post war feel to them.
It’s all in the heel
Heels rule. It’s as true now as it always has been, certainly for high fashion. The reality, however, is that while many of us enjoy a high heel it’s usually for special occasions and making that big impression. We shouldn’t feel guilty if we need to spend any time in our shoes while feeling comfortable. There are brands that have found a happy medium, such as Lola Cruz and Terra Plana shoes. These brands are able to create fashion forward looks without a maddeningly high heel, bringing plenty of lift and effective support. If, however, you are looking for a fun high heeled shoe, the clear acrylic high heels and stacked soles are a proper eye opener!
These are some of the looks to watch out for among the new season of women’s shoes. There’s plenty coming your way, so keep an eye out for some exciting boots and shoes for ladies over the summer months!