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Spring/Summer 2011 Shoe Trends

As the main fashion trends start to unravel, we are getting a fairly good grasp of the season's hottest looks. However, no fashion trend analysis is complete without analyzing the accessories trends as well. Learn more about the most important shoe trends for the spring summer 2011 season, in order to look your best every single time.

Designer shoes are every fashionista's weakness. The latest collections for the spring summer season are the perfect source of inspiration for those who wish to expand their existing shoe collection with fresh new runway-inspired shoes. With the multitude of fashion collections available, keeping tabs on some of the hottest shoe designs can be quite a challenge. However,an overview of some of the main shoe styles can be extremely helpful.

Among the shoe styles that have made a huge comeback, platform sandals are perhaps the ones that are worth mentioning the most. Feminine and elegant or futuristic and bold, plaforms were part of many shoe collections from brands such as: Blu Girl, Dolce&Gabbana, YSL, Versus, Custo Barcelona,Angelo Marani or Marc Jacobs. Available in soft,nude tones, girly hues or bold and vibrant color combos, platforms are literally everywhere this season.

If selecting the perfectly trendy pair of platforms is your goal, don't settle with any conventional style. Strappy sandals are the buzzword this season, as the Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Moschino and Erdem labels clearly prove. Shoe laces are creatively used as straps in some of these collections to add creativity and originality to the designs.

Custo Barcelona

Donna Karan

Christian Dior


Cesare Paciotti
Sprign Summer 2011 Shoe Trends

Printed shoes are another hot trend of the season. From head turning abstract prints to feminine florals and sassy animal prints or exotic leather touches, the alternatives are more than generous. Diversified, colorful and instant focal points, printed shoes are more than suitable for simple, modest outfits. Spicing things up fashion-wise has never been easier than now, thanks to the lust worthy shoe designs this season offers.

Another interesting style trend, endorsed by various fashion designers is a shoe style that is essentially a mixture between flat shoes and wedges. If the idea seems appealing collections from brands such as Michael Kors, Phillip Lim or Band of Outsiders will definitely spark your interest. Whether you love them or hate them, flatforms are the most notable shoe style of the spring summer 2011 season in terms of originality.

Wedges are another hot shoe style of the season. Combining elegance and comfort perfectly, wedges are a wonderful alternative to pumps with killer heels. You'll find plenty of wonderful style choices if you take a closer look at collections from brands like Altuzarra, Lanvin, D&G , Vivienne Westwood, Jonathan Saunders or Sonia Rykiel.

Band of Outsiders

Michael Kors



Alberto Guardiani

Donna Karan

If comfort is your top priority you should undoubtedly direct your attention towards the classy, simple yet fabulous flats trends. Ballet flats continue to be a popular style. Oscar de la Renta and Chole are two of the brands that chose to perpetuate this trend. On the other hand, if flat sandals match your style a little more collections like Alberto Guardiani, Donna Karan, Proenza Schouler or Giambattista Valli might be a better match for you.

Even though you might usually dismiss the idea of wearing boots during summer, a few cute shoe styles such as the ones from Manolo Blahnik or D&G might persuade you to reconsider your decision. These boots can be the perfect originality touch you've been looking for to perk up your outfits. Keep an open mind and experiment with with various shoe styles this season to be able to attract positive compliments every single time.


Manolo Blahnik

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