Trend Report: Spring 2020 Women’s Footwear Roundup

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What better time than the current COVID_19 pandemic sequester to break in your new shoes. Although fashion may not be essential to everyone, retail therapy is saving the lives and mental health of fashionistas everywhere. As this pandemic continues, designers have shifted their consciousness, pushing for more eco-centric and sustainable styles, which has the potential to drastically shift the dynamics of the fashion industry.

The good news is, states are slowly starting to lift the stay-at-home order. So, before you click to purchase and check out, Fashion Reverie has hand-selected the biggest shoe trends to flaunt this spring 2020.

Loewe image courtesy of Getty Images, Louis Vuitton image courtesy of Peter White, and Fendi image courtesy of Victor Virgile, respectively

Leave it to loafers

Who could say no to a school-girl classic? Satisfy your appetite for relaxed footwear with this chic classic shoe silhouette. As the most practical, the loafer is fab and functional in both flat and heel form. With an elevated twist, our minimalistic loafer has become more playful with featured styles spotted: block heels, chunky soles, and luxe materials. Taking on a more modern interpretation, designers—Loewe, Prada, Fendi-—have re-imagined the loafer delivering fresh perspectives.

Michael Kors image courtesy of Michael Kors, Simone Rocha image courtesy of Victor Virgile, and Giambattista Valli image courtesy Armando Grillo, respectively

Now and forever flatforms

We can’t get enough of ‘90s nostalgia, especially a Spice Girl-inspired trend. Hurry and scoop up this trend before they sell out. Following endless seasons of kitten heels, reach new heights in the return of platforms. Naturally, a fan favorite, this chunky shoe silhouette has channeled many moods from minimalist, sporty or feminine. Liven up any basic summer staple by opting for any sky-high version platform ranging from texture, color, and modern designs.

Proenza Schouler and Miu Miu images courtesy of JW Anderson image courtesy of Victor Virgile and vogue.com, respectively

Chain reaction

No need to buy any old anklet, this summer’s shoe trend comes as a two-for-one with built-in chain accent anklets. Chain details applied to footwear are an unexpected statement-making jewelry trend for spring 2020 runways. From oversized and chunky to delicate, designers from Gucci, Zimmerman, Oscar de la Renta, and Proenza Schouler applied heavy-metal links and chain-adorned heels. With an evening feel yet daytime look, strappy sandals, sleek booties, basic flats, and playful mules add a fresh embellished metal-link anklet for an extra addition. It’s hard to relive a time of outfits without this timeless hardware bling.

Saint Laurent image courtesy of vogue.com, Marc Jacobs image courtesy of Getty Images, and Jeffrey Campbell image courtesy of cosmopolitan.com

Bring on the boots

Are boots replacing pants? Boots are set to take over 2020 as the “it” essential to own. Climbing to the top of the trend market each season, boot styles have been endorsed by designers for the spring 2020 season. Growing taller and wider from knee-high to over-the-knee, and wide shaft legs, boot silhouettes have drastically upgraded and reinvented the status quo. Whether it’s colorful metallics, tie-up, cut-out, neutrals, platform, embroidered flare, or western, these boots and booties have become more glamorous and were made for both walking and style.

Jil Sander image courtesy of vogue.com, Givenchy image courtesy of David Fisher, and Fendi Image courtesy of  Armando Grillo, respectively

The thong song

Define summer and commit to these glorified flip-flops as must-have, hot weather classics. And no, we do not mean the rubbery $10 for 10 flip flops from past shopping lists. Elevate to something a little more runway-ready and speak to your refined minimalistic heart. This minor detail will take over the sandal world as we know it. Expect to see colorful, metallic, super-stacked versions of this diverse shoe trend. Fashion influencers such as Kendall Jenner, Hailey Beiber, and Rihanna have all embraced this throwback shoe look.

Givenchy image courtesy of David Fisher and Y Project image courtesy of Bertrand Guay

Toe-ring sandals

Could this be the new flip-flops? Minimalism has been the driving force taking a new design form in this season’s footwear. This tiny addition takes on a sculptural element for a sense of flair and unpredictability come spring/summer.

Adeline image courtesy of Shoe Dazzle, JW Anderson image courtesy of vogue.com, and Prabal Gurung image courtesy of vogue.com, respectively

 

Strap happy

With a retro take on the gladiator trend, lace-up straps are a ‘90s dream. With new fabrications, straps can be found in suede, leather, or additional charms and embellishments for spice. For days dressed up or down, this signature trend can be worn with any outfit; pair your strappy ankles with trousers for an editorial look.

—Courtney Wilkins

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