You Don't Have to Wait a Second Longer to Shop 2018's Biggest Shoe Trends
Shoes are our guilty shopping pleasure. If that's the case for you too, you'll be pleased to know that you don't have to wait a second more to shop 2018's most popular styles. After checking out which colors and silhouettes were most abundant on the Spring runways, we compiled a list of several must-have styles for the new year. Don't worry; we found shoes at every price point so you can test the trend without going over budget. Read on to see our top picks, and then start adding your favorites to your cart.
If everyone starts wearing see-through everything next year, thank Chanel. The Spring '18 runway was full of PVC goodies, and designers incorporated similar clear pieces into their collections too. The material might not be for everyone, but if you want to test out the trend, we suggest going for a pair of strappy heels first.
Love them or hate them, kitten heels are back. You'll see next season's shoe offerings from boots to flats with this tiny detail added on. You'll find the style is practical for both fancy events and commuting to work, so consider investing in a pair or two.
For comfort and added edge to your outfits, combat boots should be your go-to. The staple has been around forever, though it took a backseat to glitter boots and trendy sneakers. Next season, that's no more, as the models are showing us combat boots are the one pair of shoes you really should invest in. They will always be relevant.
Lavender won't be the only pastel shade to receive love in 2018. We expect a variety of yellow, pink, blue, and mint hues to make their way into everyone's wardrobe. We're already seeing an influx of retailers stocking up on pastel-colored bags and shoes, so don't worry about missing out on the trend.
You've probably given your dad's outfit a head shake or two in the past, but he might be trendier than you think — especially when it comes to sneakers. Thanks to Balenciaga, chunky, thick-soled kicks are back. The style is not too far off from the ones your dad might have worn in the '90s. The new versions have been supermodel approved, so you can bet everyone else will be wearing them soon.
Strap It Up
Straps, buckles, and other like shoe embellishments will give your footwear that extra "oomph" on the streets. Lace-up styles will still be popular, so don't toss those out yet. Instead, look to add in more fun colors and prints.