There’s nothing we love more than great shoes, and lately we’ve been noticing some key trends worn by our favourite style icons that we NEED to try. However, with the vast array of options and trends out there, it can be hard to decide what is worth purchasing with questions coming to mind such as “how can I wear these?” or “how will they fit in with my existing wardrobe?” To help you out, we’ve picked our top 5 footwear trends for this season, plus where to get them, and how to wear them. Take a look...
1/ Moto boots
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You won't find a cooler style of boot to wear on your feet than an awesome leather moto boot. These are probably one of the most practical investments we’ve made in our wardrobes, and they’ve carried us through even the coldest of winter temps up to the end of spring. Pair with a t-shirt, jeans, leather jacket, and a wrap scarf for a Jennifer-Aniston/Kate Hudson inspired look (just a few gals we’d love to trade closets with!). We recommend that those of you living in Canada purchase a sturdier pair like the Frye Valerie’s, which have a rubber sole and really high quality leather so they can handle the salt and ice that we trek through all winter.
2/ Mid-calf or ankle boots
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If you ask us, ankle and mid-calf booties in neutral tones (think tan, taupe and camel) and basic black are a must have for all seasons. No matter which style(s) you choose to purchase this year, these can be dressed up or down. Look for one with a stacked heel for a comfortable yet really fashionable and still sexy alternative to a stiletto'd boot. We love a great pair of black ankle boots, with a great dress or black dress pant, paired with a leather jacket. Or create a casual look with high waisted jeans, and a basic tee or sweater like Kendall and Miranda (above). Looking for something other than black? We're loving our leopard Yosi Samra’s with #AllBlackEverything. Just for the record, we consider leopard a neutral!
3/ Over-the-knee boots
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If you’re looking for a pair of shoes that makes a statement this year, we suggest over-the-knee boots. We’ve seen this style on basically every celeb whose style we envy…and we love how there are an infinite number of ways you can wear them. Pair with a skirt of any length, a dress, or dress them down with jeans. There are so many ways to wear this style! For those of you just trying out the trend, we recommend opting for suede, which can make every style look expensive.
4/ Lace up boots
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Another style that we’ve seen everywhere and on everyone are lace up heels or boots. Super versatile and wearable in every season, I don’t think we could say no to a great pair of these. To dress them down and make them a little more subtle, throw on a pair of skinny jeans and a blouse. To dress them up, put on your favourite LBD! How could you not love this super hot style?
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Last but not least, one of our favourite trends of all has to be sneakers. We can’t get enough for obvious reasons - they’re super comfortable, plus they look amazing with just about everything from jeans, dresses, joggers, shorts, etc. And with that, they can make any super dressy outfit appropriate for daytime: all you have to do is swap out the heels you would normally wear with your evening outfit with casual sneakers.