This year boasts some of the most unique fashions we’ve seen in a while 2018 is a mixture of mod and retro style, shimmer and sequins, and even some over-the-top embellishments. It seems nothing is off limits this year! Footwear is the preeminent finish to any outfit. Showcase your distinguished style with some of these trends featured on the fashion runways.
Designers love straps this year. Strappy sandals are an interesting way to spice up an outfit. They maintain appropriateness for many occasions, yet they are a bit of a statement shoe. Strappy sandals can be dressed up with summer dresses or dressed down with denim. Strappy heels seem like a dressy option, but they can be semi-casual too.
Classic, sophisticated mules are a comfortable way to look chic. Perfect for work or everyday wear. Timeless mules in nude shades can elongate legs for a really elegant look. The easy, slip-on style can be worn with skirts or tailored trousers. They are versatile and comfortable with tons of summer ensembles.
Shimmer is trending this summer. You’ll see embellishments of all kinds: sparkles, studs, clusters, gems and more. Metallic sandals are fun and fashionable for a night out or a party; they are the classic After 8 shoe.
Perhaps the fiercest look of the season, snakeskin is everywhere. Snakeskin looks especially stunning as footwear. Snakeskin is one animal print that every woman needs in her wardrobe! Pair snakeskin sandals with a monochrome outfit, jeans, or a metallic dress. Snakeskin shoes are a powerful statement, but they can also remain quite neutral and worn with tons of different styles.
The kitten heel has made a comeback in a big way this year. You’ll find darling little kitten heels on a variety of styles like strappy sandals, mules, and pumps. Kitten heels are an adorable way to wear heels! This type of footwear is pretty versatile. Pair them with wide-leg-trousers, with jeans or short, feminine skirts.
It seems like every now and then; platforms come back into the fashion world. 2018 is the year of several retro styles coming back to the runway. As high as they can be, platforms are definitely a more comfortable choice to wear this summer. They have all the height of a heel, with less incline! Wear them with shorts, dresses, or capris.
Shoes adorned with buckles are huge right now. All types of styles are showcasing buckles on them. Some designers have come out with entire lines of buckled shoes.
Transparent shoes have graced the runway in a big way this spring. Before tawdry images of Lucite stilettos pop into your mind, know that this year’s styles are beautifully done by the best shoe designers. Transparent sandals can be a truly sultry way to show some sin. The barely-there shoes look delicate and feminine with skirts or shots. So this year, remember that transparent footwear has been done in a refined, elegant way. Some styles have subtle illusion designs that are only partly transparent for a bold statement.
Winter 2018 Trunk Show
My Winter 2018 Carlisle & Per Se show in San Francisco is scheduled for October 17 through October 25. Appointments are also available with me at The Clift Hotel October 9 through October 15. Call or email for your personal appointment.