For summer, Inquirer Lifestyle harvested a bumper crop of shoes for everyone, from ankle boots to zippered sandals. How does our mind’s eye choose the shoes we incorporate into our existing collection? Are the styles for the workplace or the weekend? Career chic and classic, or colorful for date nights and big galas?
First important trend is color, bright as neon, and iridescent or pearlized pastels. Exciting color-clashing styles make new shoes the top accessory in a composed outfit. It used to be the “It” bag you carry, but now it’s the comeback of the “It” shoe.
Second trend is bold and original design, from flatforms to still sexy stilettos. Forget the safe and elegant; this season sees the emergence of quirky, joyous shoes. We must never forget that dressing up should be fun.
Last is the consideration of comfort. The final fit of a new shoe must pass the true “feel-good” rule. Enjoy the trends for this summer, and discover which one works for you. —CONTRIBUTED