GUEST POST | Shoe Trends for S/S 2016


When the ground finally thaws, and your extra thick winter coats go into storage, consider it an official confirmation that it's time to start sporting footwear other than your heavy-duty, winter weather boots. Let your little piggies ring in the new season, and say hello to the sun with these new amazing 2016 spring and summer styles that are sure to have you weak in the knees.

If the last round of fashion weeks taught us anything, it's that chunky block heels are going to be exceptionally popular in the warmer months. If you take a look at the collection from different designers available on Lyst, you can see how many are embracing the new trend. From Stuart Weitzman and Coach, to Kate Spade and Jimmy Choo, you pretty much have your choice of top-tier designers to choose from with this trend. Solid colours are always a safe choice, but unique touches like an accent of faux animal skin can give the shoe a sexy twist. Try Calvin Klein's 'cirilla' Block Heel Pump, as the snakeskin heel can add a bit of visual interest to the style.

If a chunky heel isn't enough for you, try an even heavier sole with a platform wedge. A lot of the styles are similar to those represented on block heels, but cork has been and is expected to continue to be a popular accent for wedges well into the spring and summer months. People seem pretty split whether the look is hot or not, but there's no denying it can add a bit of pizazz to your shoe's sole. Daily Mail spotted model Lisa Snowdon wearing on pair on the red carpet during December's Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball. Writer Sophia Moir said Snowdon's cork strappy wedges helped further enhance the model's "leggy frame."

And, of course, you can't go wrong with a floral print in the spring. Florals are always popular when the weather warms up. They add a bright, fun, and flirty vibe to even the plainest styles. Shoe designer, fashion reporter, and all-around footwear guru Meghan Cleary cited her fuchsia floral 'TMI' mule design as her favourite from her newest collection. She told Hollywood Reporter that the floral pattern "just adds that punch and takes the whole ensemble up a notch."

If you're a fan of fun footwear, the spring and summer months are your time to shine, and they'll be here before you know it. Make sure your collection is prepared with a few new pairs. Your feet and inner fashionista will thank you!

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