Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trends
The fall/ winter 2013-2014 shoe trends got revealed during the big Fashion Week back in February, putting an end to all our style dilemmas on what shoes to wear in fall 2013 to radiate femininity and style, what to wear in the rain, to the office or during the magical winter holidays. Best of all, the new fall/ winter 2013-2014 shoe trends are extremely varied, yet they are all totally chic and outstanding, so everyone is sure to pick something close to her heart and style. No matter where you love to shop killer shoes, learning the hottest styles and colors in advance always puts you on the right track on your hunt for something voguish and spectacular. Let’s discover what’s trending in fall 2013, according to the cold season collections of A-list fashion designers!
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Trendy Shoe Color and Textures: Of course, the first thing that everyone pays attention to while purchasing footwear is the color and texture, since you want your shoes to go well with your entire outfit. This fall, expect to see lots of autumnal shades, when it comes to the fall/ winter 2013-2014 color trends that refer to shoes. Terracotta, olive, deep blue, deep green and wine are some of the hottest footwear colors of the new season, yet we shouldn’t forget about the classic blacks, grays, beiges, reds and browns. Keep in mind that the most trustworthy footwear color trend this fall is the monochrome, so forget about color-blocks now and give preference to interesting textures rather. And when we say trendy textures, this fall, we mean leather, fur, suede, reptile skins, as well as dramatic velvet.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #1: Peep Toe, Rectangular and Pointy Toe Shoes: Finally, this year round nose shoes give way to the rectangular and pointy toe ones. And if it’s not pointed, it’s a slightly rounded toe, extended in length for a pointy effect. Incredibly stylish and elegant, sharp-nosed shoes will appeal to fans of timeless classics. Designers highlighted this trend quite often using a different color or an eye-catching detail on the toe.
Pointy toe shoes are a bit difficult to wear, since this style visually increases the size of the feet, especially when the shoe has no heel. On the other hand, we also have shoes with rectangular toes or peep toe shoes. For inspiration, you can look to Michael Kors, Emilio Pucci, Band of Outsiders, Valentino, Rag & Bone, Dolce & Gabbana, Nina Ricci, Kenzo, etc.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #2: High Heeled Shoes: Despite the up and coming shoe trends, universally classic and elegant high heels always stay in fashion. This fall, heels come in different shapes and sizes, from cone-shaped ones and chunky heels to the classic heels in different heights. Moreover, both platform heels and elegant pumps are trendy this year. Besides, there is a new tendency of heeled loafers this fall, which will definitely find a huge army of fans.
A high emphasis is placed on the decorations of the heels this fall. While some of the designers (like Tsumori Chisato) opted for creative, architectural heels, Loewe decorated the shoe heels with fringe details, Aquilano added geometric shapes to the heels and Fendi came up with stunning futuristic heels.
Still, chunky heels are the leading heel style of the new cod season. Comfortable and extremely fashionable at the same time, chunky heeled shoes prove to be the most functional footwear style for fall. Both shoes and boots come with chunky heels this fall. Regardless of the style, if you are a fan of heeled shoes, you can get inspired from the fall 2013 collections of almost any designer, including Chloé, Valentino, Emilio Pucci, Prabal Gurung, John Galliano, etc.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #3: Wedges: In addition to the heeled shoe styles, the new season footwear trends also bring everyone’s favorite wedges, which are so comfy and practical. Most often, the wedges of the shoes get embellished with stunning details, such as flowers, this fall, or if they aren’t decorated, they still do stand out thanks to the transparent materials used. Maison Martin Margiela and Dolce & Gabbana are some of the fans of decorated wedged shoes!
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #4: Byzantium-Inspired Decorated Shoes: The fall 2013 shoe trends place a high emphasis on luxury and refinement, which are best illustrated through stunning Byzantium-inspired decorations. Most often such decorations embellish the heels of the shoes, while other fashion designers decided to decorate the entire shoe. Such artistic shoes can be found especially in the fall 2013 collection of Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. On the other hand, Alberta Ferretti, Emilio Pucci, Marchesa and Nina Ricci opted for softer, delicate and feminine decorations and embroidery details.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #5: Buckles, Studs, Spikes and Other Shoe Embellishments: Fall 2013 shoes get artistic not only thanks to the Byzantine embellishments used, but also flowers, bows, buckles, zippers, chains, studs, spikes and metallic details. Even if shoes don’t feature any embellishments, they still attract attention to a particular area through interesting laser cuts. For example, Lanvin decorated its shoes with bows, Proenza Schouler and Rochas opted for laser cut decorations, while Prabal Gurung, Andrew Gn, Prada and Chloé gave preference to buckles. On the other hand, Versace, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Anthony Vaccarello went more dramatic and daring by decorating their shoes with lots of metallic details, such as spikes, studs, chains and zippers.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #6: Straps and Lace: Strappy shoes are one the must-have shoe styles of fall 2013. A huge number of fall 2013 shoes feature straps either at the ankle or a bit lower, somewhere at the middle of the foot. This style not only looks maximum feminine and standout, but it also tends to visually reduce the size of large feet. Strappy shoes can be found in the fall 2013 collections of Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Rochas and others.
No less trendy are lace-up shoes and boots. Moschino, Gucci, Jason Wu, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab and Salvatore Ferragamo are some of the fans of lace-up shoes this fall.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #7: Shoes with Tongues Out: Another must-have footwear style for the new cold season is dressy shoes with tongues out. Such shoes look extremely chic and feel maximum comfortable in fall. For inspiration, you can look to the cold season collections of Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Viktor & Rolf, Jil Sander and Sacai.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #8: Shoes with Open Parts: Who said that in the cold season you have to say goodbye to flirty, feminine footwear with open parts? You can still wear such shoes to special occasions, when you spend most of the time indoors. Besides the peep-toe shoes, the fall 2013 shoe trends bring both completely open strappy sandals and shoes with open parts mainly on the front part. Such shoes can be found in the fall 2013 collections of Anna Sui, Giles, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Emilio Pucci, Proenza Schouler, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marios Schwab and others.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #9: Feathery, Fur and Wool Shoes: To symbolize the arrival of the cold days, many fashion designers have used lots of fur, wool and feathers to create their shoes. Thus, Alexander McQueen came up with “angelic shoes” decorated with feathers, while Fendi shoes wear “fur coats” that look so contrasting with the futuristic heels. On the other hand, Alexander Wang shoes come dressed in cozy wool socks. Definitely creative and warm for fall!
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #10: Shoes with Socks: Continuing the same “cozy autumnal” theme, Anna Sui, RED Valentino and others brought another chic fall 2013 footwear trend: shoes with socks! This trend has been hot already for several seasons, yet it does look exciting and super voguish this year too.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #11: Loafers, Moccasins and Flats: Surely, no season can ever go without the universally flattering and functional flat shoes, among which loafers and moccasins still lead. Such shoes can be found in the cold season collections of RED Valentino, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and Rochas.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #12: Metallic Shoes: Metallic effects on shoes are super-trendy this fall and this is well-expressed in the numerous edgy studs and spikes used, as well as in the metallic materials and colors chosen. Gorgeous metallic shoes can be found in the collections of Jil Sander, Just Cavalli, Lanvin, Marni, Vionnet, Gucci, Prada and others.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #13: Masculine Shoes: Alongside elegant and ladylike high-heeled shoes, the fall/ winter 2013-2014 shoe trends also bring masculine shoes. It’s a well-known tendency to borrow from men, and this refers to shoes too. Belstaff, Marni and Saint Laurent are some of the fashion houses that have included this chic trend in their new season collections.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #14: Transparent Shoes: The trend of transparent shoes gets flawlessly transferred from summer to fall, although in fall it appears less frequently. In the new season, transparency is reflected not only through the plastic materials used, but also through see-through lace, which quite often gets decorated with interesting details. Transparent shoes or shoes with transparent heels can be found in the collections of Maison Martin Margiela, Giambattista Valli, Monique Lhuillier and Marchesa.
Fall/ Winter 2013-2014 Shoe Trend #15: High Boots: What looks especially sexy and hot in fall is a pair of high boots – the higher, the better! High boots that cover the knees are trendy this fall too. If you haven’t had time to fall in love with high boots yet, simply take a look at the new season shoe collections of Chanel, Ralph Lauren and 3.1 Phillip Lim and embrace this trend to the max!
Besides the above mentioned fall/ winter 2013-2014 shoe trends, the new season brings also brings lots of interesting printed options. Especially hot are ones featuring animal prints and patterns. To walk through life with confidence and style, pick your favorite fall/ winter 2013-2014 shoe trend and create irresistible looks this fall!
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