New Year, new shoes!
A shoe rack that is lacking a little TLC can only mean one thing – the perfect excuse to treat yourself (and your feet) to some effortlessly stylish footwear.
We understand how important it is to stay bang on-trend when it comes to fashion, but what are the trending shoes for 2019?
We’ve taken a spark of inspiration from Vogue’s SS19 shoe trends, featuring the latest high-end pieces hot off the runway, and created the ultimate guide to mastering them on a serious budget.
Just keep reading to discover why these must-have designs are anything but basic.
Step up your game
Designer catwalks are often full of styles from previous decades that have come back to life with a modern twist.
This definitely rings true for this iconic 70s silhouette – the platform is back! From luxury brands such as Miu Miu and Saint Laurent to Dolce & Gabbana, chunky soles are definitely the way to go in 2019.
We get that sky-high platform heels aren’t always practical for daily wear, so why not try a contemporary take on these trending shoes with a pair of sandal flatforms? Pair with your favourite skinny jeans for a casual yet funky outfit.
The barely-there shoe
If you ever struggle with colour combinations, you’ll be pleased to know that barely-there heels are top of the trending shoe list this year – and they show no sign of going anywhere.
What better solution when you’re losing your mind over whether a brown shoe goes with black jeans than to reach for a nude pair and look like you’re not wearing any at all?
High-fashion houses have sent this style sashaying down the catwalk; from Jacquemus’ strappy designs to an almost invisible, futuristic feel from No 21, it’s easy to see why designers can’t get enough.
Dainty straps around your toes and ankle with a delicate stiletto heel make the perfect mix if you want to elongate your legs and show off some sophistication. If you’re after a bit more stability, this block-heel pair offer the same illusion that’ll no doubt encourage a few double-takes when you’re walking down the street.
The all-season boot on a budget
For those that prefer keeping their shoe collection more streamlined, the all-season ankle boot is a must for your shoe rack. You may think a boot isn’t quite a summer staple, however, plenty of designers have proved that the ‘seasonless’ boot can be worn with floaty dresses – regardless of the weather forecast.
Louis Vuitton and JW Anderson are among others that have championed this trend in 2019, so why not experiment with stand-out styles and bold colours?
A white block-heel boot with a pointed toe is sure to make a statement. With a modern vibe and elegant feel, this boot is bound to look good no matter what you pair it with.
Show your wild side
A design that has often dared to cross the line between luxurious and flamboyant, animal print can be daunting when trying to create a harmonised daytime outfit. Adding a dash of it to your toes is bound to be the solution to all of your fashion woes.
From iconic cheetah to Burberry’s crazy cow prints, experiment away with stand-out designs and colourways.
A subtle hint of this bold pattern can be worn day or night; these high-shine leopard print stilettos offer just the right amount of sophistication when you’re strutting down the high-street. If you’d prefer a comfier style, try a pair of slip-on sneakers for the same wild vibe.
Slip n’ slide in style
Often synonymous with casual occasions and beachy environments, flip-flops and sandals with toe posts are a must-have this season – and they’re not limited to your summer collection either.
Although a classic shape, brands have taken the design of the flip-flop to new heights. From Prada’s sock boot form to elevated wooden block sandals by Jil Sander, follow the lead and wear a bold style on a Monday morning.
Whether you want to rock a low-key pair of flip-flop crocs or experiment with shimmering diamantes, this shoe style will impress no matter the occasion.
Embody the colour of the year
As announced by Pantone, “Living Coral” is 2019’s colour of the year – and we understand why.
This bright salmon hue has graced the spring/summer catwalks, with Zero + Maria Cornejo bringing the shade to life with some patent kicks and pale pink straps.
Add a pop of colour to a casual outfit and you’re bound to be best dressed!
Do you have a favourite trend for 2019? If you think there’s any that we’ve missed, let us know your thoughts on Facebook! Stay stylish without breaking the bank with our trending shoes for men and women today at Wynsors.