mulFrom demure florals to badass combats, from Chanel to Dolce & Gabbana, discover the top 11 trendy shoes for Spring Summer 2019. Let your feet do the talking!
Hey gorgeous! Spring is finally here and whether or not you need new shoes, it always makes our day to see some beautiful designer footwear! Doesn’t it? After all, Carrie Bradshaw raised our generation to be shoe-lovers!
Trendy Shoes & Styles for Spring Summer 2019
So that’s why I went though the Spring Summer 2019 runway collections of over 50 designers, rewatched many shows and zoomed in to their pictures to check out the shoes and spot the latest shoe trends. We’re seeing both new and old styles. So without making you wait any further, lemme show you all of the trendy shoes for this season!
1. Knotted & Tie Ups
Knotted heels are the #1 trendy shoes for this season. Whether it’s knot or bow details, or tie-up knotted heels, they’re all trendy, and we saw this style in many designers’ collections, including Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Dior, etc. Not exactly a new trend, but I’m loving the knotted ankle strap style, as well as the boho fringed tie-up shoes by ODLR. Knots are also one of the most popular trends in dresses for SS19.
The trendy shoes in clear plexi we saw last year are still going very strong. We’re seeing plexi heels, slip-ons, clear strappy heels and even clear thigh-high boots. Plexi is also one of the top handbag trends for Spring 2019. Well, we all know this last one never feels comfortable, but well, as I always say – I’m just a trend reporter, not a trend creator! So hear me complain, guys – let’s get rid of anything that can show my perspiration. Yuck! Plus, I’m never let anything that can give me shoe bites + eczema all at the same time. Thanks, but no thanks! I’ll just leave this one for Kim Kardashian!
3. Combat Boots
Perhaps designers heard we’re looking for something practical and comfortable. That’s why we’re seeing combat boots and combat-inspired heels in so many top designer collections for Spring Summer 2019. The trendy shoes are best worn in neutral shades like nude or khaki. Go for the classic combat shoes, or get a pair with a chic twist like gold laces, or double tone.
4. Statement Socks & Pantyhose
We saw statement pantyhose as one of the top fashion trends in Fall 2018. And again, this season is the perf opportunity to wear something even cuter. Last season’s mesh socks, lamé and logo socks are still in. And this year’s trendy shoes can also be worn with animal or floral patterned pantyhose or artsy prints.
5. Statement Platform
Now here’s something new the designers are giving us. If you wanna add height, do so in style! While the trendy shoes have been getting intricate treatments for many seasons now, even the platforms are getting all showy this season. We saw embossed designs, two-tone, striped or edged styles. Check them out:
6. Statement Strappy Sandals
It can’t be summer without the strappy flats, right? And for SS19, even the simple sandals have to be cute. Go bold or go home. Dolce & Gabbana came up with super cool grass and flower designs on their sandals. While Dior had ballerina inspired tie-ups. Alberta Ferretti had beautiful ethnic woven flats in double tones. And my favorite trendy shoes of this season – Valentino had feather flats and Oscar de la Renta had gold fringes! Next time, get fake feathers, and I’ll give you brownie points, Pierpaolo Piccioli!
Hardly a new trend, but it seems that some designers just don’t want to try new hardware. o we’re back with studs. And who can complain, I’m still looking for a heavily studded headband a la Jenny Humphrey of Gossip Girl. Anyhow, this season’s trendy shoes include studded strappy heels and booties.
8. Floral Patterns
Florals in spring? Groundbreaking! They defininitely are not, but if they’re too pretty, I can get behind them. We saw hand painted and printed shoes. Loving the Alexander McQueen ones. Microflorals are also trending as one of the top styles in fashion for 2019.
9. Very Pointy Toe
Again, here’s an old trend that’s back straight from the early 2000s. Pointy toes are trendy, but very pointy sharp toes are also back.
I love some extra hardware details in shoes, whether it’s large buckles, studs or in this case – chains. Chain link details are very catchy and can make a statement without being too extra! Loving the single ankle chain strap by Zimmermann.
11. Logo Straps
Last but not the least, here’s a new way to sport your favorite brand’s logo without making it too visible. This season’s trendy shoes have thin logo straps that can only show when one looks very closely. Subtle!
So, I hope you enjoyed my list of shoe trends for this season. Which SS19 shoe style is your favortie? And which one’s your least favorite? Lemme know below! I’d love to see your new spring shoes too, so don’t forget to tag me in your Insta pics @shilpaahujadotcom!
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]