As much as we love heels and pumps, we must admit: they are not always the most comfortable shoes in the world. Although there are many remarkable women out there that choose stilettos and court heels as an essential segment of their daily outfits, most limit their wearing time to formal occasions only. This, however, does not mean that wearing flats or sneakers is synonymous with being less elegant or less fashion-conscious. Everyday footwear can be just as chic if you follow these 7 luxury shoes trends we have prepared.
A pair of Converse sneakers (or ten for that matter!) will never go out of fashion and is a fashion staple for every woman’s wardrobe. Comfortable, versatile and easy to style, these shoes work miracles with almost any outfit combination. They offer a playful twist when paired with double-breasted blazers, create a youthful vibe when worn with skirts and most definitely provide maximum comfort to your feet throughout the day. The best part? They are available in literally every colour, pattern and length you might want them in.
If you are a die-hard fan of heels but cannot talk yourself into wearing them every day - we have good news for you. One of the luxury shoes trends for S/S 2019 is ‘barely-there’ sandals. A small heel and close to no material makes them incredibly easy to style, give your attire an alluring accent and make your legs appear visually longer. Their charm is their simplicity and delicacy, providing a gentle touch of femininity even to the most gender-neutral looks. Due to their minimal design, ‘barely-there’ sandals are guaranteed to work with every item in your wardrobe - and atop of it all, they are incredibly comfortable. What’s not to love?
We’ve said it: It is difficult to imagine flip flops as one of this summer’s leading luxury shoes trends, for many see nothing luxurious in this type of footwear. But, it is just as difficult to imagine summer without a pair of sliders. You cannot deny their comfort and convenience, which is the key factor that originally established these shoes as a summer staple. Many fashion powerhouses, including the likes of Gucci and Gianvito Rosi, are showcasing sliders in shades of bright colours and animal prints this year. This proves the point: even flip flops can be considered luxurious!
We listed ballet pumps as timeless footwear in our last article, so there is no surprise in that they are trending. After all, designer ballet pumps are one of the best investments for they literally never go out of fashion - 2019 is not an exception. Simple and compatible with any outfit, for any occasion, these shoes will get you through the day confidently and comfortably.
‘Dad’ sandals remain to be one of the ‘hot’ luxury shoes trends for the second season in a row, this year being advocated by Chanel and Prada. Previously regarded as tourist footwear, they caused plenty of confusion when presented at major fashion shows as a new trend for the summer. Now, black sandals with chunky soles are taking over Instagram and the streets. And worry not, you will not be limited to styling these sandals with capris and shorts the way our dads do when on holiday: chunky sandals add an edge to wrap dresses and pencil skirts too!
It would seem that S/S 2019 footwear trends are inspired by fashion targeting holiday getaways. While above we discussed how chunky sandals are known to be worn by wanderlusting explorers, the favourite shoes of resort lovers have not been excluded from the trending list either. While the exotic touch of a pair of ankle-tie sandals is known to be the perfect addition to a designer bikini, fashionistas have now found a new use for them this summer. From the beach straight into the streets - ankle-tie sandals look just as great paired with jeans and a shirt, giving the basic outfit a newly found twist of chic.
Another comfortable solution for heel-loving ladies that are trending this season is low-heeled mules. They are simple, chic and feminine, endowing any outfit with instant charm - be it a dress or a pair of flared jeans. The best thing about mules? There are no rules for their design: neon pink will work just as well as a zebra print or classic white when enhancing your everyday outfit.
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