What does every fashioniser need to know about the upcoming season? Of course, the newest fashion trends! While we haven’t even stepped into winter, world’s famous top designers have already shaped the spring/ summer 2013 fashion trends and they are as stunning and bright, as the warm season is. And since nothing is as desirable in our wardrobes as a pair of outstanding shoes, we’ll discuss the spring/ summer 2013 shoe trends to be able to pick something trendy and lovely, as the sunny days arrive.
The spring/ summer 2013 footwear trends are extremely diverse, so everyone is sure to find something according to their likings. From shoes with pointed toes and metallic finishes to transparent footwear and stunning architectural shapes, the shoe trends for spring/ summer 2013 bring a variety of gorgeous styles for you to experiment. Let’s have a look at the key styles and determine our upcoming season shoe wardrobe!
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #1: Classic High Heels: Hardly any season would go without this stunning trend. Classic high heels appear in every designer’s collections, since they are timeless, elegant and feminine. For the spring 2013 season, high heel shoes come adorned with sequins, rhinestones and metallic finishes, as spotted at Betsey Johnson, Alice + Olivia, Christian Siriano, for instance. Such models work especially well for special occasions, while for casual and formal wear, there are more modest designs with practical steady heels and rounded toes.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #2: Metallic Shoes: One of the hottest footwear trends of the new season is metallic shoes. Flashy metallic shoes were everywhere during the Fashion Week. While most of the designers opted for silver and gold heeled sandals and pumps, Prada chose to make a statement by matching the towering wedges with metallic socks. If the shoes weren’t metallic, at least the heel was. The Moschino shoes were decorated with metallic leaf plates and crystals, while Viktor & Rolf opted for textured material. Metallic shoes were also spotted at Manish Arora, Fendi, Balmain, Etro, Emporio Armani and others’ fashion shows.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #3: Architectural Shoes: Geometric vibes played an important role throughout the Fashion Week. Not only did the designers opt for geometric prints and cuts, but also they spiced up their shoe collections with this trend. Architectural shoes were spotted at Rodarte, Fendi, Missoni, Guy Laroche and others’ fashion shows.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #4: Transparent Shoes: Cinderella’s shoes apparently inspired many designers this year, as most spring 2013 collections were flooded with transparent shoes or ones featuring some transparent details, such as heels, straps and the like. If you also want to look princess-like this spring, make sure to get a pair of transparent shoes from Valentino, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney, Veronique Leroy and others.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #5: Printed Shoes: Prints are everywhere this spring, on the clothing pieces, bags and even shoes. Floral prints, checks, polka dots, geometric patterns, pixels and other motifs decorate the shoes at Kate Spade, Betsey Johnson, Chris Benz, Custo Barcelona, Emerson, J. Crew, Nicole Miller, Peter Som, Stella McCartney and others.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #6: Reptile Skin Shoes: Animal printed shoes are old classics that are always desirable. Like almost any season, this upcoming spring/ summer too, the reptile skin shoes dominate. For inspiration, look to Gucci, Derek Lam, Kenzo, Anna Sui, Mugler, Harve Leger and, of course, Roberto Cavalli. Some designers just opted for some small details in reptile skin, such as straps.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #7: Strappy Boots: Boldness is at its highest in spring/ summer 2013 and this can also be felt in the shoe choices. All those, who want to stand out in the crowd, are welcome to try the strappy boots trend. Knee-high strappy boots were spotted at Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Acne, Versace and Altuzarra.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #8: Colorful and Color-Blocked Shoes: Amidst versatile black, white, brown and earthy toned shoes, the upcoming warm season brings lots of cheerful colors too. The neon shoe trend and color-blocked shoes are still trendy this warm season. Orange, yellow, green, purple, electric blue, red, purple, pink… any color will work. Colorful shoes were spotted at Rachel Roy, Prabal Gurung, J. Crew, Diane Von Furstenberg, Derek Lam, Creatures of the Wind and others.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #9: Masculine Shoes: Borrowing from boys has been a wide-spread tendency for many years already. Men’s style shoes are again a hot trend this upcoming warm season too. Victoria Beckham, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Giorgio Armani are some of the designers, who used this trend in their spring/ summer 2013 collections.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #10: Sporty Shoes: No one will deny that sporty shoes are the most comfortable ones. DKNY and Y-3 are also of this opinion, since they have revived the sporty shoe trend for the warm season to some.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #11: Leather, Patent Leather and Suede Shoes: Leather shoes, patent leather ones and suede shoes are always trendy, and in the spring/ summer 2013 fashion season too. Next to those transparent and reptile skin shoes, leather, suede and patent leather ones did show up at Nina Ricci, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Loewe, John Galliano and others. In some cases, they were mixed and matched, as well as combined with reptile skin.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #12: Studded Shoes, Rhinestones, Watches and Metallic Details: Studs, rhinestones, chains and other metallic details are having a moment now and they will be extremely hot this upcoming warm season too. Such details adorn the shoes at Christian Siriano, Fendi, Diane Von Furstenberg and Viktor & Rolf. And if you are looking for a better way of standing out in the crowd, you’ll definitely love Betsey Johnson’s idea to wear a watch on your leg!
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #13: Lace and Buckles: Shoes with lace and buckles continue to enjoy the same popularity in the spring/ summer 2013 season too. Many designers showcased this trend during the Fashion Week, among them being Kate Spade, Katie Gallagher, 3.1 Phillip Lim, BCBG Max Azria, Belstaff and many others.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #14: Chunky Heels: Heavy shoes are too hot to be missed now. Chunky heels are a great trend this upcoming warm season too thanks to Chanel, Balenciaga, Erdem, Etro, Bottega Veneta, Carven and others.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #15: Catchy Heels: A high emphasis has been placed on heels this spring/ summer 2013 season. Most of the heeled shoes feature eye-catchy heels in neon and other vibrant hues. Some designers also turned the heels into real masterpieces by changing their form or adding some outstanding textures to them. Catchy heels were spotted at Calvin Klein, Just Cavalli, Matthew Williamson, David Koma, Just Cavalli and Amaya Arzuaga.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #16: Square Kitten Heels: Among other trendy eye-catching heel styles square kitten heels do stand out. They are also a great hit in the upcoming warm season thanks to Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, Isabel Marant and others.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #17: Decorated Wedge Platforms: Just like in the case of catchy heels, wedge platforms also come decorated and with outstanding designs. Aside from the printed platforms, patterned and stunning sculptural wedge platforms are also extremely hot this coming warm season. Emilio Pucci, Donna Karan and Valentino are some of the designers, who made this trend so amazing.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #18: Pointed Toes: Pointed toes are trendy this fall/ winter 2012-2013 and they will keep their popularity in the season to come too. Pointed shoes were spotted at Versace, Emporio Armani, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton and others.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #19: Shoes with Socks: Although, this trend is more characteristic of the cold season, since socks tend to keep your feet warm, the trend of shoes with socks flawlessly gets transferred into the spring/ summer 2013 season too. While Kate Spade and Betsey Johnson have used delicate transparent socks with their shoes, Marc Jacobs opted for woolen ones for his Marc by Marc Jacobs spring 2013 collection.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #20: Flats and Loafers: As natural as it may sound, flats and loafers are going to be trendy this spring/ summer 2013 season too. They look cute and feel quite comfortable unlike the heels that you can’t sport on the daily basis. Flats and loafers can be found at Kate Spade, Christian Siriano, Marc Jacobs, Creatures of the Wind, etc.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #21: Strappy Sandals: No summer would ever go without strappy sandals. Whether high heeled or flat, strappy sandals are very popular this season too. For inspiration look to Alice + Olivia, Donna Karan, Cushnie Et Ochs and others.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #22: Peep Toe Shoes: Peep toe shoes look utterly sweet and feminine and they are a great hit this warm season too. Monique Lhullier, Narciso Rodriguez, Vivienne Westwood, Gareth Pugh and Alexander McQueen are some of the designers, who used this style in their collections.
Spring/ Summer 2013 Shoe Trend #23: Fur Shoes: Although it may sound quite weird, fur shoes are also trendy this spring/ summer 2013. Celine came up with this creative and a little odd idea and showcased high heel shoes and flat sandals covered with colored fur. This is a great style solution for those, who feel cold even in the sun!
Wedges, high heel shoes, gorgeous pumps, loafers, flats, sneakers, ankle booties and knee high strappy boots… elegant heels, chunky ones, wedges and creative catchy heels… suede, leather, patent leather, reptile skin, fur and fabric-like materials… printed, colored and monochrome… the spring/ summer 2013 shoes prove to be as diverse and versatile as possible, yet all of them deserve equal admiration and much attention. Get inspired from this long list and think of a new, gorgeous style for the season to come!
Photos courtesy of Stylebistro