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30 Apr

Spring Summer 2013 Shoe Trends

Sergio Rossi ankle strap

Let’s take a look at the gorgeous summer 2013 shoe styles and check out some of the newest, most wearable footwear trends. The fact is, that designers have gone gaga on us this season! So are you ready to bring out your playful side in the summer? Here’s my cheat sheet with the best shopping choices including gladiator sandals, snakeskin shoes, ankle strap heels, and many more.

Transparent heels

Want to make your style intentions perfectly clear? Try this out! Honestly, I can’t make my mind whether lucite heels reffer to as stripper shoes or Cinderella’s glass slippers. Either way, this kind of footwear features some shoe parts (like a high-heel, wedge or a vamp) made from a transparent material, especially PVC. The jelly see-through design feels as light as air and makes it your best runway-inspired find of the season.

Ankle strap heels

Be it pumps or sandals, the it girl’s Summer 2013 shoe list would not be complete without stylish ankle straps. A cool detail puts a modern spin on any classic design to complement your most extraodrinary ensembles. A sartorial choice guaranteed to make an impact, ankle strap pumps are an exquisitely chic way to dress up your look. Are you ready to inject a bit of a high-end finish into your Summer outfits?

Snakeskin shoes

Take a walk on the wild side with a reptile-inspired look! Derived from tribal fashion, snake-embossed leather emerges in this season’s sexy pumps, slingbacks and sandals ready to fit for the urban jungle. Dress it up with a demure dress or down with cropped pants and a ladylike blouse depending on the occassion. Either way, the sexiness of a snakeskin savvy shoe will take your style to the next level.

Vera Wang sandal

Vera Wang

Gladiator sandals

Ancient Rome is coming back with a huge impact! Our favourite summer shoes circa 2010 have gotten a fresh update including sexy snake prints, unexpected pops of colour and beautiful jewel details. Ranging from girl-next-door flats (as seen on Mary Kate Olsen) to bad-ass knee-length heels (favoured by Rihanna), gladiator sandals are versatile enough for casual and dress. All in all, bold design mixed with a rebellious attitude will go a long way in summer.

jenni kayne d'orsay

Jenni Kayne

D’orsay flats

For the past few months, we’ve seen Jenni Kayne’s d’Orsay flats everywhere. These simple, chic, retro pointy flats with side cutouts are a fresh-to-death trend as seen on many female celebrities. Some may be concerned that they would be slipping off but they fit great and they leave a lot of open room on the sides for easy breathability and movement. D’orsay flats will punctuate your outfit with polish regardless of what you wear: jeans, dresses, shorts. Pretty much a staple shoe for just about any article of clothing in a closet.

Chloe sneakers

Chloé

Sneaker wedges

Fans of Beyoncé will be familiar with the sneaker wedges designed by Isabel Marant, which Queen B wore for her ‘Love On Top’ video. Part sports shoe, part wedge, this intriguing footwear hybrid bridges the gap between relaxed casual wear and high fashion. Pairs easilly with easy-going tops, A-line skirts, tuxedo pants to recreate the on-trend sport-luxe look.

Floral shoes

Flower applications give shoes an air of true romance. This spectacular, head-turning shoe trend (as seen in Marc Jacobs Spring 2012) brings a distinctively beautiful accent to women’s accessories. Manifesto for conscious women who wake up and think: “Thank God, I’m a woman!”

Vince Camuto Cap Toe Pumps

Vince Camuto

Cap toe pumps

As seen in Louis Vuitton, the hottest Spring 2012 shoe trend most typically features a polished metallic cap toe detail. This cheeky and youthful design has a one major advantage: shoe becomes more durable. Perfect when your desired look leans toward classic.

The Highest Heel Transparent PVC Pump

The Highest Heel

Clear shoes

Jump on the jelly trend as seen in Richard Nicoll’s Spring 2012 fashion show. Clear PVC captures the sunlight making your style intentions perfectly clear. The bold and vibrant see-through design feels as light as air and makes it your best runway-inspired find of the season.

Karen Millen Pointed Toe Pumps

Karen Millen

Pointed toe pumps

It’s official! Timeless pointed toes have reigned supreme over Spring 2012 catwalks (see: Alexander Wang). This season, don’t hesitate to ditch all your rounded toes in favour of the sharp straightforward toes. Put the romance in your step!

Loeffler Randall Mesh Sandal

Loeffler Randall

Mesh sandals

…AKA sheer booties are getting more and more popular by Oscar de la Renta’s affair. Covered sandals (other nickname) are pleased to help without giving up comfort everytime your pedicure artist has a day off. Versatile and practical, their mesh-panels provide just enough ventilation.

Double platforms

Beloved by Lady Gaga, showcased inter alia by Celine, this shoe trend includes platform pumps and wedges that will take your style to the next level. The extra height you get has its price though: learn to walk at home before hitting the town or you will get stuck dreaming of a chic style.

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