They say “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” however you could just as easily say the same thing about shoes. For many women, shoes are simply an obsession – and it’s easy to see why. A good pair of shoes can transform a nice outfit into an amazing one. What’s more, there are so many amazing shoe designs out there that you’ll soon start to want them all!
So – where do you go for all the lowdown on the latest top designer shoes, and which trends are taking prominence for the 2016 season?
One of those aforementioned shoe-obsessed fashionistas is Dubai-based blogger and designer Natalia Shustova, who runs the extremely popular Shoestova blog.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, the name Shoestova is a very clever play on her surname and love of shoes! Natalia has adored all areas of fashion right from a young age, yet it is shoes that really get her excited. She calls her shoe obsession a “sickness” and confesses to buying three or four new pairs of designer shoes a month…
As you can probably guess, Natalia is a great person to follow for insider information on all things shoes, including advice on what you should be wearing right now.
Check out her recent interview with Mojeh Magazine, in which Natalia talks fashion, shoes… and more shoes!
Top Designer Shoes for 2016
So if you’re looking to go shoe shopping, what styles are on-trend right now? Read on as we take a look at some of the best shoe trends for 2016…
Slingback designs are set to become one of the biggest shoe trends as we enter Spring/Summer 2016, with designers like Michael Kors, Alexander McQueen and Oscar de le Renta recently showing off this style on runways across the globe. We definitely approve.
In recent times, the entire fashion world has gone mad for retro design. If it appeared in the 70s or 80s, it’s made a comeback over the past few years, with the latest trend on the shoe scene being 70s fringes and tassels. If you like this style as much as we do, check out some of the latest designs from Marissa Webb and Jason Wu.
Leather shoes have always been popular, however the style notably rose to prominence during 2015 and became one of the top designer shoes to go for. The style was seen on everything from flats to the highest of heels, with leather always providing a great combination of style and sophistication. For the best leather shoes for 2016, take a look at the collections from Jason Wu, Gucci and Valentino.
One of the biggest upcoming trends in the world of shoes is the platform creeper. Designers like Giambattista Valli, Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors have really embraced this elevated style, and you’re sure to see it everywhere as we go into 2016.
For shoes that are comfortable, cool and stylish, look no further than a pair of laced up sandals. This is a style that’s hugely popular right now – and it’s easy to see why. Designers like Gordana Dimitrijevic, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ellie Saab have some absolutely stunning laced up designs in their collections. It’s one to shop for now.