Now that 2019 has multiple fashion weeks under its belt, it’s the ideal period to start nailing down the trends we’ll be coveting for the remaining seasons.
And when it comes to footwear, 2019’s shoe trends will be an exciting mix of functional flats, avant garde statement shoes and retro throwback boots.
To identify the key trends, we asked REVOLVE’s Chief Brand Officer, Raissa Gerona, and ELLE‘s Market Editor, Samantha Wong, to name their picks for the styles we’ll be coveting in the footwear realm for 2019.
“It’s all about being comfortable and stylish at the same time,” Gerona explains. “Sneakers are still going strong and it’s all about a smaller heel when you’re looking to add some height.”
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“I feel as though sneakers are becoming more adventure-inspired, meaning they have possibly gotten ‘uglier’ and therefore more dad-appropriate,” Wong says. Her top pick are these Adidas Originals.
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TALL, SLOUCHY BOOTS
“Personally, I think a thigh-high or a good 80s-style slouchy boot is so chic paired with a mini dress or a skinny pair of jeans,” Gerona says.
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Yes, they’re still a thing, Gerona says. “It’s all about being sexy yet comfortable and you can achieve this effortlessly with a kitten heel,” she explains.
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“Modern touches like croc are on the rise, along with square-toe sandals and lower heel heights,” Gerona says. “The brand by far does all of these trends so well.”
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“Skinny strap sandals will be popular for next summer,” Gerona advises. “I love the styles from Ancient Greek Sandals.”
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ROCK N’ ROLL BOOTS
“I think this will be my one (ahem) big 2019 investment,” Wong says. “My ultimate boots are THESE, worn with a great mini-dress, just like at the Celine show.”
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“While strappy sandals are still trending, be brave and try a bolder look,” Wong suggests. “These Chloe sandals still give the barely-there feel, just with a thicker strap around the ankle and toe.”