Spring forward to Shoes By Becky Lyon
1. Pump-it-up Platforms
Shoe soles have super chunk and heels are sky-high- up to 17cm at Dolce & Gabbana! The bigger the better for spring/summer as wedges make a huge statement on every runway.
2. Focus on Heelâ€™s
Flats lovers beware; the new season is all about heels. Whether spiky cones at Yves Saint Laurent or chunky stack heels at Gucci, these super-sexy styles are not for the faint hearted but are dangerously glamorous.
3. Wrap it up
Shoe straps take a trip from your feet as ribbons and ties form intricate wraps around ankles and calves. This trend was seen everywhere from Gucci to Stella and makes tying your shoe laces a whole lot more fun.
4. Coloured Satin
If dominatrix heels arenâ€™t your cup of tea then you can always opt for Pradaâ€™s pretty feminine interpretation of spring footwear. Coloured satin is a trend you canâ€™t miss- from black court shoes to lilac and lime tie-ups; this is a fresh trend to take note of.
Louis Vuitton went all conceptual on us and created some fabulous architectural cut-outâ€™s of super-sized wedges creating some of the most covetable styles of the season.
Own your own little piece of art next spring as footwear gets the â€˜Changing Roomsâ€™ treatment with the likes of mirror decorations and coloured fringe details.
7. Buckle Up
Buckles are the fastening of choice for strappy sandals and flats alike a la Gucci or Chloe. Forget the bondage aesthetic mind, this springs buckles offer more of a cute school-girl vibe.
8. Neon Animals
Trashy is a buzzword for spring/summer colour and print. Animal print remains a key trend so donâ€™t be afraid to invest now. Neon colours from fluorescent pink and luminous yellow are brash and bright for the season and infiltrate fun footwear looks too.
9. Rounded Toes
Demi-couture brands like Alexander McQueen and Dior presented beautiful printed and embellished round-toed shoes making a refreshing alternative to strict and pointy winkle pickers.
By Becky Lyon