Every stylish girl knows that a pair of shoes can totally make a difference when it comes to your overall look. For the upcoming season, designers came with a riot of amazing designs for you to draw inspiration and update your shoe collection. There are comfortable flats, but also towering heels and platforms, elegant, simple shoes, thigh high boots, wedge-heeled snow booties, high-heeled loafers, and incredibly hot lace-ups. As for the fabrics, we have seen everything, from patent leather and suede to velvet and fur, while the colors used emphasize the idea of a bold, contemporary woman who loves to play with fashion. We have seen lots of neutrals, but also dazzling brights, daring prints and glitters.
One of the hottest shoe trends for fall/winter 2011-2012 is the wedge-heeled. Spotted at Barbara Bui, Isabel Marant, Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, D&G, Charles Anastase, Acne, or Mara Hoffman, wedges and platforms are definitely rocking this season. They look great with skirts, dresses, or pants, perfectly completing a casual, daytime outfit or a more elegant, office-appropriate one. On the other hand, if you are more into the foot-friendly style, don’t be afraid to sport a pair of uber-stylish flats as seen at Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney, Chanel and Narciso Rodriguez.
If you still don’t have a pair of thigh high boots, it’s time you get one since they are making a strong comeback for fall/winter 2011-2012. This season, the thigh high boot is rather daring and it comes in a myriad of different styles. From minimalist and rock to Goth, musketeer-inspired and playful, there is a version for everyone. Keep warm this season in a pair of comfy boots as spotted at Anna Sui or Diane Von Fursteneberg. The colors will definitely turn eyes! You can also make a statement with a pair of snake printed boots as seen at Prada and Valentino.
Another trend that comes back this season and seems to dominate the runways is the lace-up. Louis Vuitton, DKNY, Band of Outsiders, Roberto Cavalli, Balmain Versace, Altuzarra, or Christian Dior are some of the designers that undoubtedly agree that lace-up shoes are super-sexy. This type of shoes give a new way of walking in an elegant, chic outfit. The ultimate crush? A pair of high-heeled Christian Dior boots teamed a with soft, fragile dress.
What can be more sexy than the already famous stilettos? Add the femme fatale vibe this season with a pair of killer spike heels as seen at Balenciaga, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy, Chloe, Lanvin, Balenciaga, or Emilio Pucci. Slilettos are mostly known for their ability to create the illusion of a longer, slimmer leg, a smaller foot, and a greater overall height. If you are not a stiletto fan, Fendi, Pilosophy, Antonio Marras, and DKNY propose comfy, chunky heels for fall/winter 2011-2012.
Go wild this season with playful colors, eye-catching prints, and gorgeous details. Choose a pair of hot glitter shoes as spotted at Miu Miu or Versus and the spotlight will be yours. From polka dots (Dolce & Gabbana) and cute floral prints (Jil Sander, Mary Katrantzou) to wow-worthy, attention-grabbing shoes (Donna Karan, Gucci) and cozy, furry boots (Moschino Cheap & Chic), you’ll certainly find something to suit your style.
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