Spring is in the air and summer is on the way. That means that it’s time to slip into some stylish new shoes. Whether you’re looking for some fresh kicks to rock on the street or need something with a more casual vibe for that upcoming beach trip, there’s plenty to take advantage of for the new year. These are a few of the upcoming footwear fashions that we recommend stepping into for the new season.
Slide Into Summer
It might seem obvious for summer but sandals are back in a big way. Specifically, slides are very much in vogue for 2016 with plenty of designers offering their own spins on the classic sandals. Complex reports one major trend, and we can’t believe we’re saying this, is rocking socks with slides for the spring and summer. Just don’t think about pairing them with your old Tevas or Birkenstocks, the look can only be taken so far. Designers including Ferragamo, Gucci, Joshua Sanders and Valentino have all provided their own takes on the summer staple and you owe it to yourself to splurge on a pair of nice slides before the heat of the summer kicks in.
Strap In This Spring
One of the biggest style trends for spring and summer is the eschewing of laces from your shoes. According to Fashion Beans, strap closures and Velcro are the way to go, particularly when it comes to sneakers. Not only are straps simple and convenient, they’re also officially cool as well as perfect for a casual pair of trainers in the spring of summer.
High-Tops Mean High Fashion
No longer the purview of just ballers and hipsters, the high-top is now haute couture for those looking to make a bold statement with their shoes. High-tops have pretty much always been cool, but it’s much more than just Nikes and Jordans these days. The streetwise style now finds itself under the auspices of some of the most prominent designers and fashion houses. The kicks have become a go-to shoe for fashion designers with Footwear News reporting that Laurence Dacade is offering his own take in his new collection in addition to other prominent names like Jimmy Choo also getting in on the game.
Do It Up With Dress Boots
One of the biggest recent shoe trends has been the popularity of dress boots and that’s going to continue to remain true for 2016. Dress boots are perfect for just about any occasion from complementing a pair of jeans while you’re out on the town to pairing well with a sharp suit for your next business meeting. There are loads of styles available for the versatile boot with the collections at Lyst, providing plenty of inspiration from modern Chelsea boots to classics like the Clarks desert boot. A pair of Clarks might be the single best boot you can ask for in the summer; they were designed for use in the desert after all. Go for the suede option for an iconic look that checks off two 2016 trends in one boot.