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30 Footwear Trends You Should Try This Year

Slouchy Boots

Slouchy boots haven’t been in style for a while now, but they’re coming back with a vengeance – it’s a good thing. Since they’re so versatile, you can dress them up or down without too much effort. Not to mention, slouchy boots come in several different lengths so they can fit your style.

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Kitten Heels

Kitten heels are back whether you love them or hate them. The style is incredibly practical for someone that’s going to be at work all day, and they can also be super fancy for events or parties. Get ready to don a pair!

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Combat Boots

Combat boots can be incredibly stylish and can give you a punk flare. You can choose a more feminine boot or go all in with buckles and studs. Like most boots, they can go great with skinny jeans, but don’t be afraid to pair it with a dress to soften the look.

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Oxfords

Oxfords are a classic, but they’ve been out of style for a while now. Now’s the perfect time to bring them back. They can look adorable with a variety of outfits, and they’re comfortable enough to wear all day.

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Cowboy Boots

Cowboy boots have been an off and on thing for a couple of years, although there are some people who wear them religiously. Those people will be happy to know that cowboy boots are back in style.

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Stunning Red

Red is a shocking color, but shocking is in. Whether you wear a pair of red booties, pumps, or even sneakers, red shoes can work as a statement piece to complete your outfit. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of flash.

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Sock Boots

Sock boots have always been a niche thing, but celebs are sporting them on the red carpet recently. These boots can go with shorts or short-hemmed dresses. One reason celebs love them is that they create a slimming effect, which we’re all for.  

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Big Bows

Bows are just fun to wear. They’re a nice little addition that upgrades any outfit, but on your shoes? You better believe it! Big bows on your shoes are in, so it’s time to find a glorious pair.

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Plaid Boots

Plaid boots are amazing. They’re the ultimate fall go-to and can pair with so many outfits. On top of looking cozy, plaid boots are comfortable enough to wear all day without any foot pain.

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Slingbacks

Slingbacks have been an underrated shoe for years now. They’re the perfect shoe for spring, summer, or fall, and the versatility doesn’t stop there. Slingbacks can be worn with jeans, a cocktail dress, or even a wedding dress, depending on the style. 

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Criss-Cross Laces

Criss-cross laces don’t look fun to put on and take off, but wearing them? Oh, yes. They look fantastic. They elongate your legs and make you look so much taller. If you can get used to wearing them, they’re the perfect shoe for nearly every event.

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Rugged Studs

If you aren’t the type to wear heels, you’ll like the stud trend. Studs on shoes look rough and rugged. Plus, you can always soften them up with a skirt, but black is always the best.

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Delicate Pink

Prior to this year, it was rare to see anyone wearing pink shoes, but now they’re huge. We’re talking the soft, baby pink color that can be worn as a tennis shoe, slip on, pump, or bootie.

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Decorative Embellishments

Embellishments were usually reserved for special events like weddings, but now you can wear them all year. While they work best with a pair of pumps, it’s becoming more common to find a bit of flash on boots or sneakers.

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Chunky Heel

Chunky heels were nearly impossible to find a couple of years ago. Thank goodness that they’re returning because nothing is more comfortable. You can wear them all day without tripping, and they make calves look stellar and toned.

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Colorful Pastels

Let’s put the neutral shoe trend to rest. Colorful pastels add a cute pop of feminine color to an otherwise basic spring outfit.

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Riding Boots

Riding boots aren’t just for horseback riding anymore. They can be paired with jeans for an upgraded casual look that shows you’re ready for anything.

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Floral Designs

Floral may be considered old-fashioned, but it’s the perfect trend for shoes. We’re not talking all-over floral, but rather a touch of something extra that’s embroidered or embellished with metals.

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Fancy Sneakers

Sneakers can be hard to dress up, but fashion designers have managed it. Now, they can come with rhinestones, flashy colors, and unique designs that go perf with a casual upscaled outfit.

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Glitz and Glam

Something about glitter and sequins has turned people away for years, but there’s no reason for it. It’s ideal to wear this style at night with nearly any type of dress or skirt. 

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Dressy Slippers

Slippers are cozy and comfortable. The moment you slip them on, it feels like you’re at home drinking tea. Dressy slippers let you feel like that all the time while looking ready for work or errands.

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Velvety Texture

The most difficult thing about this trend is that you’ll have to make it through the day without touching your shoes. If you’re going to wear a pair of booties, wear velvet booties. You won’t regret it.

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Over-the-Knee Boots

Over-the-knee boots are considered sexy, and we’re not going to disagree with that. Now, they’re becoming more mainstream so you can pretty much wear them anywhere and everywhere – within reason.

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Buckled Elegance

Buckles may make you think of 1910, but the newest buckle shoes have changed everything. Whether a bootie or heel, buckles are the new statement shoe that you have to try. 

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Decorative Pearls

Pearls are the epitome of elegance and class. Due to this, designers have started adding pearls to shoes. You can wear them at work or for special events like weddings.

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Metallic Colors

This year is all about a statement shoe. Metallic colors are the perfect way to do just that. Fashion designers are realizing golds, silvers, coppers, and bronzes can look great with a variety of outfits.

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Lace Fabric

Lace is just beautiful, and the design looks even better as a shoe. Now, you can class up your flats with a bit of lace or even wear a lacy pump.

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Plastic Materials

Plastic shoes are something you either love or hate, but they’re versatile. A plastic pump changes the way your shoe looks and clear boots let you show off fashionable socks.

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Heeled Loafers

Loafers give you a sophisticated look, but they’re a little on the boring side. Adding a heel is such a small thing, but it changes everything. It goes from being dull to eye-catching. 

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Platform Sandals

Platform sandals and heels were infamous in the 90s, and that decade is incredibly popular in the fashion industry. This style is coming back, so dig your old platforms from the closet.

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