- 09 Oct 2019
2019 Footwear Trends: Our Top Picks for Spring and Summer
Spring is here - and along with it comes a new season of fashion.
The days are getting slightly longer, the sun is shining warmer and brighter, and our gardens are starting to wake up from their winter slumber with pops of floral colour.
As the weather warms up, it’s a fantastic time to take stock of your current wardrobe and brighten things up. New-season fashion designs for spring and summer 2019/2020 have included bright pops of colours, such as red, orange, yellow and blue, as well as animal prints, soft pinks, statement metallics, and athletic styling.
When it comes to updating your shoe collection, keep quality and function in mind. Look for trans-seasonal styles that will take you from the office to the outdoors, and from Sunday brunch to evening strolls along the beach.
Tips for buying shoes for spring and summer:
- Put your comfort first: cushioned footbeds and soft, breathable materials will keep you on your feet all day and night.
- Look for trans-seasonal and multi-function shoes: think cool and casual sneakers, comfortable sandals and work shoes that can do double-duty on weekends.
- High-quality shoes are always worth the investment: leather upper and lining, lightweight materials and luxurious finishes will look stylish and feel comfortable for longer.
Here are our top 6 style trends for spring and summer 2019/2020, and how you can weave them into your shoe-drobe.
1. Pops of colour
Spring and summer is the best time of year to experiment with colour. This year, it’s all about bold block colours and bright accent pieces, especially in the form of shoes, bags and accessories. Colours we love include fuschia, tangerine, mango, navy blue, mustard and cherry red. With brights, think simple when it comes to your clothes and let the colour speak for itself. Pair a bright pair of sandals with some jeans and a tailored white shirt for an evening dinner with friends.
2. Versatile tailoring
Clean, neat tailoring never goes out of style. This season, tailoring takes on a casual twist, with staples that would traditionally be seen in the boardroom pairing with everything from cocktail-ready evening wear to casual street-style basics. For a stylish update to your office style, pair your cropped trousers and waisted blazers with a comfortable lace-up or flat. These elegant styles will also work effortlessly with your weekend jeans and t-shirt, adding a touch of tailored refinery to an otherwise relaxed and understated look.
3. Animal prints
Animal prints are back in a big way for spring and summer 2019. Unlike previous incarnations of this trend, the prints we’re seeing this season are less loud and proud, and more muted and understated. From leopard to zebra and everything in-between, you can inject some subtle, wearable safari-style into your new-season wardrobe with a simple pair of cool sandals, comfortable heels or even a pair of sporty sneakers.
Metallics are not new for 2019, but the trend is continuing into spring and summer with softer tones and brushed textures. From rose gold, burnished bronze or striking silver, it’s easy to add some statement metallic into your wardrobe - especially through your shoes. For an edgy spin on the metallic trend, try a pair of metallic sneakers that offer all-day comfort. Or, opt for a pair of flats or sandals with a touch of metallic to add some subtle sparkle to any casual outfit.
5. Feminine touches
From blush to toasted, pastel to rose and beyond, feminine pink is a wardrobe staple for spring. This hue adds a soft, feminine touch to any outfit. Embellishments, florals, embroidery and cut-out detailing also add a point of interest your spring and summer wardrobe, always paired with the softest of fabrics and textures. In shoes, this trend can be seen in lace-ups, sandals, wedges and heels.
6. Casual athletic
Athleisure is having a big moment. Athleisure is a fantastic trend for shoes, as they are designed to be comfortable and functional while maintaining a great sense of style. Functional materials will keep you cool and comfortable, from your morning walk through to brunch with the girls and beyond. Athleisure shoes are also great for travelling, with their lightweight construction making them a suitcase staple.
No matter the season or style, we’ve got your shoe needs covered.
Our new spring and summer collection has a huge variety of classic work-day staples, comfortable casuals and elegant evening wear.
Browse our new season collection and shop online (we ship all over Australia and to New Zealand!) or visit our team in one of our five concept and clearance stores across Adelaide to find your perfect fit.