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Shoes We Love!

Shoes we love cover the gamut and there’s nothing that makes us happier than buying a new pair. This year’s crop of ladies shoes will give even the most Carrie Bradshaw-esque, shoe obsessed woman over 50 among us more styles, colors, heel variations than we can catalog or find room in our closet to store!

Spring/Summer Trends We Love for 2019

A continuation of the feminization of fashion is the name of the game in ladies shoes! Feathers and embroidery are featured as finer embellishments. The flashback to the 1990s continues, as well, making our mules and slip-ons a bit chunkier, and elevating the loafer to it’s ‘preppy’ origins. Loafers also provide a bit more support than a ballet-flat, so we’re happy about that, as well.

Animal prints and snakeskin are still towing the line. You’ll see seafoam green dominate the color punches, as well as this year’s Pantone of the Year: Living Coral. Cobalt blue gets an honorable mention, here, as it’s popularity is sky high at the moment and is complimentary to many of the color trends out there.

 

 

 

 

 

Braided leather enhances many shoe styles, adding a bespoke quality to the trend list. In a similar applied-geometry fashion, the barely-there “floss” sandal will dominate this summer’s ladies shoe list.

You may have seen more than a few celebrities embracing the lucite trend-which started in bags and jewelry. Yes, this is a trend that originated with strippers (gasp!) but don’t hesitate to join in the fun just because of that stigma. Clear platforms have been re-appropriated to serve as a staple of female empowerment. Plus, you look like you’re floating on thin air, and that’s pretty cool!

J Lo steps out in lucite heels by Charlotte Olympia

Heels have a special shape to them this season-wider at the bottom than at the point where it means the foot, called “narrow-to-wide”, which transforms the typical block-heel into something creative and sculptural.

Below we break down the styles and selected the most “prime womanish” choices, so you can #ShopTheLook.

HEELS & PUMPS

What’s not to love about a sexy heel? Not only are you taller but psychologists say we feel more confident in a pair of heels. We love our shoes because of the way they make us feel, and nothing makes us feel more empowered than a 3+ inch heel! However, for a long day at work, we’re getting more partial to the block heel, and thankfully, there are lots of options this season.

MULES & SLIDES

Traditional mules are open back, slip on shoes with a closed toe. They are definitely shoes we love for ease of wear. Like mules, slides are slip on and can be flat or with a heel. Either way, you are going to want a couple of pairs of mules and slides for work, casual and dressier occasions this season. Open-toed mules are making a huge comeback, as well, for the warmer months ahead.

Gucci Madelyn Mule

Gucci, Madelyn Mule, $890

Manolo Blahnik Maysale Suede Mules

Manolo Blahnik,  Maysale Suede Mules, $745

Alberta Ferretti Mia Embroidered Denim Mules 

Alberta Ferretti, Mia Embroidered Denim Mules, $486

Stuart Wietzman Wylie Slide-cream

Stuart Wietzman, Wylie Slide, $375

Stuart Wietzman Wylie Slide 

Stuart Wietzman, Suede Wylie Slide, $350

MGemi The Corsa Mule

 M. Gemi,  The Corsa Mule, $298

Jeffrey Campbell Snake Print Leather Mules 

Jeffrey Campbell, Snake Print Leather Mules, $160

 

Schutz, Evenise Kitten-heeled Mule, $160

Katy Perry The Kaitlynn Heeled Sandal 

Katy Perry, Kaitlynn Heels, $109

FLATS & LOAFERS

When you think of flats, you may conjure up visions of that Parisian gal who always looks chic, no matter what she is wearing. But if you examined her attire a little more closely, you’ll find they are always paired with a pant or skirt that balances the flat shoe and elongates the leg. Think skinny jeans, slim trousers, straight cropped jeans, A-line dresses, and shorter skirts. If you are a bit challenged in the height department, buy a flat (or heel for that matter) in nude to create an unbroken line that lengthens the whole silhouette. Loafers are the flat of the moment, and go with everything in your closet.

 

Gucci Logo Loafers

Gucci, Logo Loafers, $395

 Via Spiga Tallis

Via Spiga, Tallis, $250

 McQ Alexander McQueen Liberty Fold Leather Loafer

McQ by Alexander McQueen, Liberty Fold Leather Loafer, $200

Everlane Modern Loafer

Everlane, The Modern Loafer, $165

Everlane Boss Flat

Everlane, The Boss Flat, $165

Everlane Glove Ballet Flat

Everlane, The Day Glove Ballet Flat, $115

 AVA & AIDEN Woven Patent Leather Loafers

AVA & AIDEN, Woven Patent Leather Loafers, $100

 Steve Madden Feather Loafer Flat

Steve Madden, Feather Loafer Flat, $90

SOLE SOCIETY Macey 

SOLE / SOCIETY, Macey, $80

Kenneth Cole New York Caila Classic Leather Loafer 

Kenneth Cole New York, Caila Classic Leather Loafer, $75

SNEAKERS

Athleisure wear has ushered in another trend, and that’s wearing sneakers with virtually everything! While we’re no proponent of that trend, there are certainly some great looking sneakers on the market in various styles and colors that do look good with any number of outfits and are suitable for multiple occasions. Just don’t give up your dress shoes. Otherwise, it really does make it appear as if you’ve thrown the towel in! With that said, here are some shoes we love to wear with our most casual looks.

Coach C115 Slip On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach, C115 Slip On, $125

Coach C101 In Signature Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach, C101 In Signature Canvas, $195

Frye Ivy Slip-On Leather Sneakers

Frye, Ivy Slip-On Leather Sneakers, $198

Athletic Propulsion Labs-APL-Techloom Bliss

Athletic Propulsion Lab (APL) Techloom Bliss, $220

(Oprah’s Favorite Sneaker)

Gucci New Ace Sneakers

Gucci, New Ace Embroidered Sneakers, $620

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