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Sunday, 5 May 2013

FASHION: Shoeaholics... Are You One of Us?

What does every fashionista need to know about the upcoming season? Of course, the newest fashion trends! And since nothing is as desirable in our wardrobes as a pair of outstanding shoes, we’ll discuss the spring/ summer 2013 shoe trends to be able to pick something trendy and lovely, as the sunny days arrive. This season, footwear trends are extremely diverse, so everyone is sure to find something according to their likings. Let’s have a look at the key styles and determine our upcoming season shoe wardrobe!
 
Alicia Olivia
Alicia Olivia
Christian Siriano
Dennis Basso

Trending #1: Classic High Heels: Hardly any season would go without this stunning trend. Classic high heels appear in every designer’s collections, since they are timeless, elegant and feminine. This type of footwear is very practical to have, and you will never experience putting them back on their box and store them in the attic because they're not uso anymore. They will always remain classic.

 
Fendi
Kate Spade
Trending #2: Metallic Shoes: One of the hottest footwear trends of the new season is metallic shoes. While most of the designers opted for silver and gold heeled sandals and pumps, Prada, Moschino, Fendi, Balmain, and Emporio Armani are spotted.
 
MIssoni
Rodarte
Guy Laroche
Fendi

Trending #3: Architectural Shoes: Geometric vibes! Yeah yeah, a crazy idea that into turned into a biggest craze. Lady Gaga would be soo proud of this one because Fendi, Missoni, Guy Laroche are following this trend. ( I was thinking, wala bang engineering shoes hehehe!)
 
Chanel
Jason Wu
Valentino
Nina Ricci

Trending #4: Transparent Shoes: Designers all over the world worked so hard and be inspired by Cinderella shoes, making it the one of biggest fashion trend of the season. So if you want to look like a princess this spring, make sure to get a pair of transparent shoes from Valentino, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Veronique Leroy.
 
Chris Benz

Custo Barcelona

Tsumori Chisato

Vivienne Westwood
Trending #5: Printed Shoes: Floral prints, checks, polka dots, geometric patterns, pixels and other are everywhere this spring, on the clothing pieces, bags and even shoes. Check out these shoes Kate Spade, Betsey Johnson, Chris Benz, Custo Barcelona, Emerson, J. Crew, Nicole Miller, Stella McCartney and others. (I remember Juris’ shoes during their Seasons of Love Concert here in Qatar. That really caught my eyes).
 
Carolina Herrera
Max Azria
Roberto Cavalli
Gucci

Trending #6: Reptile Skin Shoes: Even though some designers opted for some small details in reptile skin, such as straps, animal printed shoes are old classics retain their desirability factor. Like almost any season, this upcoming spring/ summer too, the reptile skin shoes dominate. For inspiration, look to Gucci, Derek Lam, Kenzo, Anna Sui, Mugler, Harve Leger and, of course, Roberto Cavalli.
 
Rachel Roy
Alexandre Herchcovitch
Derek Lam
Prabal Gurung
Trending #7: Colorful and Color-Blocked Shoes: Amidst versatile black, white, brown and earthy toned shoes, the upcoming warm season brings lots of cheerful colors too. The neon shoe trend and color-blocked shoes are still trendy this warm season. Orange, yellow, green, purple, electric blue, red, purple, pink… any color will work. Don’t’ forget to visit Primadonna if you want a pair of shoes like this.
 
Kate Spade
Victoria Beckham
Yohji Yamamoto
Trending #8: Masculine-Inspired Shoes: Personally, I have a very big heart on this kind of trend! It’s like giving a woman a chance to be a “man” and still be chic, cool and classy, especially the oxford shoes, (drooling!). Borrowing from boys has been a wide-spread tendency for many years already. Men’s style shoes are again a hot trend this upcoming warm season too. Victoria Beckham is the first one spotted on this trend.
 
Christian Siriano
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg

Trending #9: Studded Shoes, Rhinestones, Watches and Metallic Details: Studs, rhinestones, chains and other metallic details are having a moment now and they will be extremely hot this season. Fendi is the responsible designer for this trend, and it’s really working.

Carven
Chanel
Custo Barcelona
Vivienne Westwood
Trending #10: Chunky Heels: Remember the “clogs” during the 90’s? yeah, this is like a new clogs version 2-point-o,braver, bolder,  fiercer (Laida Magtalas Mode)… =) Heavy shoes are too hot to be missed. Sometimes it looks like mabigat sa paa, but it’s not. It still depends on the materials that they used. And thanks to Chanel, Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta for bringing them back to life.

So there you have it, shoes for spring 2013. Though there are still a lot out there, these are just some of them. You can try one of them, --- or all of them! It’s a girl thing anyway. =) But hey! It doesn’t matter if you have a branded shoes or just plain pair of footwear you bought from a thrift shop or flea market.  You don’t have to buy signature brands all the time just to get attention and be on track. Don’t forget, no matter how expensive or cheap your shoes are, as long you are confident and comfortable wearing them, it’s going to be a blast. Remember, shoes always make, or break anyone’s outfit. =)