The Hottest Shoe Trends for 2012/2013
There is nothing quite as exciting as when an old season gives way to a new one in the fashion stores and the sandals and wedged-heeled shoes we've been used to all summer are replaced by a sturdier and ultra-glamorous winter selection. Buying a new pair of shoes for the winter can be likened to buying a new winter coat; they need to be warm, comfortable and the epitome of style.
If you’re slowly updating your wardrobe so that it’s more in-keeping with the colder weather, then a pair of new shoes should be a top priority – but what style of footwear do you opt for?
Take a look at the hottest shoe trends for the forthcoming season.
Ankle boots usually make their way off the catwalk and into the high streets in some form or another every autumn/winter season. This year is no exception. If you’re looking to make some highly comfortable and stylish ankle boots part of your wardrobe this season then be sure to opt for a shaft-heeled, shorter boot.
From Ted Baker shoes at Very.co.uk to high street stores, just about all the big brands are selling their version of the classic, pointy toed pumps this season. This year’s pointed pumps differ considerably from the elongated point toes we have seen hit the shoe stands in recent seasons, as this season’s pumps tend to be more almond-shaped at the tips.
Chunky high heels
The platform heel we saw dominate the shoe stands last winter has been surpassed by a heel that is independent from the majority of the sole of the shoe but possesses the chunky, hefty look of the platform. These chunky high-heeled shoes come in a variety of heights but are typically 3 – 5 inches.
Whilst the smaller chunky heels provide a stylish and vintage look, the higher heels create a retro glam vibe – either way a pair of chunky heels should be a component of your wardrobe this winter.
Animal prints and glitter
Glam rock is back this season and if you really want to turn heads then be sure to buy a pair of super-glam high heels with either animal print or glitter detailing. Leopard prints are especially hot for autumn and winter 2012/2013.
Make it red
There is no color quite so warming and comforting in the long winter months as red. From berry red and burgundy through to rustic oranges, so long as they have a red hue then you’re bang on trend.
All photos courtesy of Very.com