Professional Shoe trends Spring 2016

Each spring and fall I write seasonal trend reports and often separate out shoes and accessories. The latter reports usually come after the main report, but this year, because shoes seem to be what women love best, I’m bringing you the spring shoe report FIRST!

Overall, spring fashion for 2016 includes almost every trend under the sun. It can be a little overwhelming, so I’ll focus on styles you can start to wear now and ones that are extra office appropriate, too! You’ll be able to realize a low cost per wear on any of these styles.

Silver  Even though metallics have become a classic neutral in the shoe world, silver seems to have a very strong showing for spring.

Rainbow brights   After a long hiatus, colorful shoes have returned in both trendy and conservative styles. Solids, striped and color blocked footwear is popular again.

Lace ups   Laces are everywhere on shoes often climbing all of the way up the ankle. Lace up flats are perfect with cropped trousers and full midi skirts.

Flat oxfords   Depending on your personal style, these comfy “tomboyish” brogues are perfect with pants, but they also breathe a little freshness into a dress or skirt ensemble. Soles can be thick or thin.

2016 spring shoe trend

Pointy toes   Although nothing new, this year’s pointy toes come in with a good dose of sass and are available in just about every style under the sun.

Sling-backs   I know…these don’t really sound like anything new either, but I gotta say sling-backs are one of my all time favorite shoes! Heel heights range from flat to kitten to crazy stiletto high. Look for fun embellishments and even lace ups.

Suede  Suede has traditionally been a fall winter fabrication, but 2016 seems to throwing tradition out the window. One of the biggest benefits to suede, in addition to being super chic, is that it stretches, which equals extra comfy!

Block heels  What’s not to love? With a wider heel, you not only wobble less, but your weight distributes more evenly leaving you with yep…comfy shoes.

Mules   Mules are technically closed toed, so they’re ever so professional, yet easy to kick off under the boardroom table! Those with a heel (even if low) look more polished than a flat, which is slightly reminiscent of house slippers.

Of course, these are just a few of the many, many footwear styles that will be available for spring. Stay tuned for more spring trends…more shoes, clothing and accessories.

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