Amidst the rainy, chilly weather we have been experiencing here in the northeast, I nearly forgot that spring has sprung! But before we know it, April showers will be behind us and May flowers will be pushing up around our feet. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to greet sunnier days with a smile on my face and open-toed sandals on my feet.
Without any further ado, here is a list of my top six spring 2013 shoe trends from the runways. Which will you be wearing this season?
Trend #1: Mixed Media
Mixed media shoes are the “Wild Things” of the footwear world. Well-known designers including Christian Louboutin, Nicholas Kirkwood and Aperlai are mixing various materials together in a dizzying array of combinations. These shoes command attention and demand to be worn with confidence.
Trend #2: Colorblock
A somewhat “tamer” statement shoe, the colorblock shoe is both fresh and versatile. Look for two or more “blocks” of different colors, and if you’re daring enough, try neon hues this season! I’m loving Charlotte Olympia’s neon colorblock pumps.
Trend #3: Iridescence/See-Through
See-through accents and shimmery iridescent uppers are clearly must-haves this spring. Donna Karan featured a pale strappy sandal with transparent wedge heels on the runway, whileChristian Dior’s pointy pink shoes featured a metallic strap and a clear panel on the top of the foot, exposing just a peak of toe cleavage.
Trend #4: Black and White
Many designers showcased high-contrast black and white shoes on the spring runways. Forget the grey areas and boldly take a stance! My favorite black and white style is Rupert Sanderson’s white high heel with black piping.
Trend #5: Pointy-toe stiletto
Those of you who loathe platforms can breathe a ladylike sigh of relief, as pointy single-soled heels take center stage. You can’t go wrong with a pair of pointy-toe stilettos, which hail from the ’60s and bring with them all the retro-feminine grace and glamor a girl could desire.
Trend #6: Block heels
On the other end of the spectrum, bold block heels are also taking the spotlight. In this case, the shorter the heel, the bigger the statement! Take a look at Lanvin’s low block heels and you will see what I mean. This season you can find block heels that are retro, architectural or even futuristic.
More Spring 2013 Shoe Trends
**courtesy of Shoe Smitten