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10 Shoes to Wear With Summer’s Biggest Dress Trends

Summer is just around the corner, and while we may not be traveling or attending many fun gatherings like in summer’s past, we still want to look and feel good in summer’s chicest pieces. One item that’s going to be on heavy rotation this upcoming season is unquestionably? Dresses. There are plenty of cool trends out there to suit every sartorial taste—from puff sleeves and crochet fabrics to open-back frocks and voluminous silhouettes. Which poses the question: What shoes should we be pairing with all our cool dresses this summer?

Below, we’re sharing some of the chicest footwear trends that will look gorgeous with your frocks this warm-weather season. From sporty sandals to retro sneakers, consider pairing one of these cool pairs below with your minis, midis, or maxis.

Chic Flip-Flops

This season, flip-flops are getting an elevated upgrade with chic details such as flatform silhouettes and luxe leather fabrics. Designers have released luxe versions of the controversial trend. (We’re particularly loving The Row and Prada’s right now.) Whether you wear flats or thong sandals with a heel, if you want to avoid a beach-ready look, pair them with sleek and polished dresses such as rib knit midi dresses or silky slips. 

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Sporty Sandals

Sporty sandals have been trending for a few years now, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. While a classic black pair will never go out of style, this summer, we’re seeing fashion girls wearing the comfy flatform sandals in fun colors, designs, and adornments to spruce up their voluminous dresses or sleek midis.

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Retro Sneakers

Retro sneakers are having a major moment this summer. They add a cool-girl touch to everything from floral print minidresses to colorful maxi dresses. Go all the way and wear them with trending white crew socks.

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Rainbow Hues

Nothing puts us in the summertime mood quite like a bright and bold pair of colorful sandals. We’ve seen orange and green hues in particular pop up all over Instagram and at our favorite retailers, which is not surprising since they were prevalent on the S/S 2020 runways. Don’t be afraid to pair them with an equally bold printed dress this summer.

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Lace-Up Sandals

Whether flat or heeled, your ankles will be getting some action this summer thank to the cool lace-up sandal trend. Pair them with your midi and maxi-length dresses this warm-weather season.

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Birkenstocks

The “ugly” sandal trend that is Birkenstocks is no longer a passing trend. In fact, they’ve become a mainstay in many a cool-girls wardrobe. They’re especially popular right now given our desire for comfort at home. Pair them with a contrasting cute, puff-sleeved, billowy white frock.

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Chain Details

Shoes with chains, anklets, and other jewelry-like accents was a trend seen all over the S/S 2020 runway and adds a chic and luxurious touch to even the simplest dresses. 

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Platforms

Platforms and flatforms are trending hard this spring and summer—leaning into the popular ’70s trend. Wear them with a sundress or slip dress when you want to feel all dressed up.

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Chunky Stomping Boots

Yes, fashion girls still wear boots in summer, and the chunkier, the better. Contrast your stomping boots with a flirty dress. 

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Chic Slides

One of the easiest and most versatile shoes we can slip on with practically any dress we own are comfy, flat slides. Try them with luxe details such as buckles, mock croc, or woven leather.

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Fashion Revivals in 2019

Global fashion search engine Lyst has released its annual Year In Fashion report, in which it analyses the behavior of more than 104 million shoppers. The site has crunched the numbers, including page views and sales across six million fashion products from over 12,000 online stores, alongside the global media and social media coverage generated by the year’s biggest brands, trends and fashion moments.

Within this, Lyst has rounded up the five nostalgic products that made a revival this year. From the clog to the Fendi baguette, here’s what came back into our wardrobes.

1.FENDI BAGUETTE BAG

One of the original ‘It’ bags, searches for the Fendi Baguette were up 138 per cent year on year, with the menswear versions also selling out across multiple retailers shortly after their release.

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2.CLOGS
Maria Grazia Chiuri kickstarted the revival of clogs when she presented the Diorquakes on the catwalk at the beginning of the year. Searches for the chunky wooden shoes peaked in June after being seen on the likes of supermodel Elsa Hosk.
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3. DR MARTENS
Searches for “Dr. Martens boots” increased 88 percent year on year, inspiring a range of similar styles to trend across all price pointsJadon 8-eye leather platform boots - White
4. TEVA SANDALS

Searches for “Teva” increased 65 percent over the second quarter of 2019. The brand’s sporty sandals saw a 78 percent spike in demand in April following a collaboration with Anna Sui, while the style also inspired iterations at designer and high-street brands.

5. JELLY SHOES

Searches for jelly shoes significantly rose in April, seeing an 82 percent increase month on month. They had been shown on many spring catwalks, including Gucci and Alexachung.

 

SUSTAINABLE SHOES SOLUTIONS

The scarcity of resources has been affecting the fashion industry and the forecast is that world reserves will decline considerably. According to estimates such as the Global Footprint Network, humans used the equivalent of 1.7 of the planet’s natural resources in 2018. As oil, land and water feed the avid supply chain of the sector, from growing and livestock to water irrigation and oil extraction, what kind of alternatives do we have?

The spark of hope lies in the alternative renewable sources of food or marine and plant life. Laboratories and material startups have been experimenting with alternatives that have replaced natural ingredients for years, but it is the partnerships with avant-garde fashion brands that begin to streamline ideas with their unique luxury clothing and bags and their tennis launches for the niche market.

The growing demand for vegan or untested animal products will help the acceptance of biomaterials. A lot of big brands and new brands stopped using animal material and some of them already started using 100% natural and biodegradable materials to develop their collection, names as Stella McCartney, Reebok, Chanel and H&M.

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60 years and thoses shoes are still a classic

Despite the fact that the iconic two-tone Chanel pumps were designed 60 years ago, they’re still one of the most coveted pairs of shoes. Designed in 1957 by Coco Chanel, the two-tone shoes, which initially were a slingback, were meant to mimic men’s shoes at the time. It was also considered to be a universally flattering style. Thanks to the contrasting-coloured toe, the shoes both made the foot look smaller and the leg longer.

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Of course, the shoes took off, and ever since then, we’ve seen the familiar Chanel pump every fashion week and in numerous street style shots. Incredibly, the shoes have hardly differed from its original design, with the toe always in a contrasting hue.

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TREND | 2019 SHOES

New year is here and it´s time to think about next season trends. When it comes to footwear in 2019, the general rule is the louder, the better. At almost every spring/summer 2019 show, we saw bold, maximalist shoes (we’re talking feathers, crystals and dramatic silhouettes). Check below some of our selections to the next season.

1. Square-Toed Sandals

Square-toed sandals became of the shoes of the summer thanks to Instagram label By Far, and the trend is set to continue well into 2019 thanks to the likes of Burberry and Balenciaga. But it’s not just sandals that come with this angular front.

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2. Feather Shoes
All kinds of shoes have been adorned with feathers for 2019—including sandals, mules and heels. Valentino’s chunky sandals with a feather tail are high on our wish lists.
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3. Ballet Shoes

Ballet was a key inspiration for next season, as Maria Grazia Chiuri’s S/S 19 show for Dior was influenced by dance. Ballet pumps are set to return for spring with ties and ribbons in true Royal Opera House style.
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4. Crystal-Adorned Shoes

The likes of Miu Miu and Christopher Kane created disco-ready shoes for spring with lots of crystals.

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