Shoes play a very crucial role in enriching our clothing. We can spice up even the simplest outfit by wearing brilliant shoes. Like Marilyn Monroe said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” Being a woman, I cherish my closet of shoes.
Shoes touch my soul and every time I hit the market, I inevitably end up buying a pair of shoes! From my experience of shoe shopping across the country, especially Delhi and Kolkata, I can happily say that the racks are full of the trendiest and latest collections, leaving every woman spoilt for choice.
As far as colour is concerned, the hottest colours that we saw in 2011 and are here to stay in 2012 are black, white, red, pink, purple, beige, metallic, blue, yellow and other bright colours.
While leather will never go out of fashion, some other materials that are in vogue are reptile skin, suede and satin. There are simple ones but there are also ones that are designed with accessories like laces and fur.
And when it comes to shape, both pointed and round toes are in, which is very good news because you can wear your favourite shape of shoe in which you are most comfortable and still look fashionable.
Top Shoe Trends of 2011-12
In the following section, I would like to elaborate on the trendiest shoe trends of 2011-12:
Ballet flats are highly in demand because they are comfortable and trendy at the same time.
They can be paired with anything, be it jeans, formal trousers, shorts, skirts of any length, dresses and leggings.
Ankle Length Peep Toes
2011 also saw a lot of ankle length peep toes and this design will carry over to 2012 as well.
Another very popular shoe trend in 2011 was the clogs. Clogs are stylish yet extremely comfortable and easy to slip into. This range of shoes will definitely carry forward to 2012.
Wedges and Platforms
This season I have seen some colourful and unusual platforms that are absolutely stunning! They are trendy yet comfortable unlike stilettos. They can be paired with denims, chinos, trousers or with a dress or a skirt.
Get that solid and tough look by pairing wedges with a military jacket and look chic by wearing them with a tuxedo jacket.
One of the most sought-after designs of all times is the sophisticated stilettos. Designers love designing them and women love wearing them. They are simply sexy!
With the onset of winter, knee-high boots have become really popular. They come in leather as well as suede. Black and brown are the most popular colours.
Socks and Shoes
Another hot trend for this winter is wearing socks with your shoes. Till a few years back, it seemed like only school going girls wear socks with their shoes.
But after celebs like Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, Drew Barrymore and Heidi Klum have sported this look; this trend is becoming increasingly popular. Don’t shy away from wearing socks of different lengths and colours. Instead of socks, you can also wear tights.
So all stylish ladies out there, get into your favourite soles with poise and confidence and rule the world!