Big news for shoe lovers all around, comfortable and classy shoes are coming back for summer. You know exactly the type of shoes we are talking about, you can feel chic and relaxed with them no matter what. Classy and modern is the shoe trend in 2021 with a slight tendency to go retro.
You need to be ready to put together a modern outfit with a twist from the past that would be the perfect street-style outfit. When it comes to footwear this summer, things are circling back but in a good way. You will notice a lot of platforms, flip-flops, especially with a thicker sole, chunky sandals and lots of colors too, glamorous and shiny sandals, kitten heels, strappy sandals and your favorite chunky sneakers! So, lets give this tour a start and explain the trends by breaking them down into categories to help you pair the street footwear fashion trends of 2021.
Shoe fashion trends are a must-follow because they are a characterizing piece that makes up your entire outfit. They are an indispensable piece of attire that assists you in creating an impactful impression on others. Let’s dive into the shoe world and the trends of 2021.
Welcome back, dear platforms
One by one, luxury designer brands showcased platforms during spring/summer 2021 fashion week. By doing so, they posed a very important question. Do we want to wear heels this summer? Well, of course, we do but in 2021 we want them comfortable and chic! Look through your closet and if you still have your beautiful platform shoes from a few years ago, then you are in luck because they are back in style. Using platform sandals you can make a lovely, breezy summer outfit. If you wanna be extra modern, try pairing them with loose sportfish pants and a blazer. Be careful with this look. If you do it right, you are about to look like you just ran the runway, but if you don’t get it right that would be a disaster. So be smart with this look, but definitely look for platform sandals if you don’t have them in your wardrobe.
Slide into flip-flops
Did someone say fancy flip-flops? Fashion brands definitely heard you this season. Not only do we love wearing flip-flops, they have been a nostalgic reminder of summer days for all of us. This year brings it up a notch with the flip-flops. Choose sandals that are suitable for the beach, but also for a walk around the center of a seaside resort. Even though some designers have showcased leather flip-flops, they can’t be called the ultimate summer solution. Additionally, the trend this year is stylish, retro and mostly comfortable! Check out the flip-flop shoe collection of Yume Yume. They have some amazing models that will do the trick. The retro phase of the shoe trends of 2021 is dictating a throw back on the past, which is why you will need to look for flip-flops with thicker soles. This will also make you look a bit taller, so good news all season long.
2021 with chunky sandals
Get yourself a pair of chunky dad sandals for a truly next-level street fashion look this season. Why do we say next level? It is because among all the other shoe trends, these are perhaps the edgiest and most modern. They are greatly inspired by the ancient Roman sandal, created in a beautiful way with a 2021 design and touch. We can already spot so many fashion gurus wearing them with a great suit with flax texture that is to die for! Remember to be rigorous when choosing the right pair as they are many mass-produced sandals out there and you don’t want to come across as tasteless and insipid. The chunky sandals by Läst are a top-notch combination of Scandinavian minimalist design and Portuguese techniques of shoe production. It is the perfect pair to have in your closet.
Glamour & shiny in your flats
We are not talking about just any flats here but the elegant, everyday shoe that every woman needs. This season, glam and sparkle are taking over. This is such an amazing reminder of the 70s fashion trends that we used to love so much. These flat mules are without a heel or they have really small heels in an odd shape, which is super appealing. See what we mean in the picture above.
Hello, kitten heels
It is so obvious, minimalist sandals will be fancy this season. You might even notice a lot of eclectic style on apparel and clothing as well as shoes, so just keep that in mind before finishing your order from the awesome wishlist you have. Summer is the time to dunk your feet in the airy and lightweight minimalist sandals. Kitten heels have to be the hippest fashion trend this season. Use kitten heels to reach new heights in your style. We recommend gentle kitten heels with an inspired design. Such an instance comes to mind when you look at the black heeled kitten sandals by Flattered.
Strappy sandals this summer
Get your feet summer-ready with strappy sandals. To be completely honest, strappy sandals are the perfect way to make the transfer from spring to summer. And let’s be honest, you are happy to do that in a blink of an eye. Through time, thin strappy silhouettes in sandals are a trend that has continued to come back in style. Not everyone is happy that they are back because strappy sandals are considered luxurious and elegant footwear, which is why good quality sandals with strips don’t come cheap. However, if you ask anyone for their opinion on shoes, they will probably point to strappy heels over any other pair because they just wors. They give you that sexy vibe and stimulate a certain shape of your posture and legs that you just can’t deliver with sneakers or flats. So, this time, not Justin Timberlake but fashion brands have brought sexy back!
Comfy & stylish with chunky sneakers
The shoes we buy all the time are definitely sneakers, and they are money well spent. Every girl has at least two pairs of sneakers that she wouldn’t trade for anything. The retrospective to the ’70s and ’80s sneakers is being transformed into chunky kicks in 2021. We are being welcomed into a world of minimalist chic, breathability, wearability and comfort with chunky sneakers. Not only is everyone wearing them, but they are an incredibly useful part of your closet. Versatile and edgy, you can combine them with many different clothes and accessories. One of the best pairs of dad kicks on the market has to be Chunky White Sneakers by Läst. They look fresh, modern and comfy all at the same time with a throw back to the retro style. Exactly what will be trendy this spring/summer season.
Trends are changing every year in the shoe fashion world. Whether it is street fashion or classy outfits, there are many shoe trends. However you can always experiment with different styles. Maybe you can set a new trend. There are also some shoes that will never go out of style so choose brave and don’t hesitate to show the world your personality by your outfit.
Article written by Lia Katerova
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