The 6 Shoe Trends Every New Yorker Wore Last Week
Just like that, New York Fashion Week has come and gone. Editors, It girls, and celebrities from all over the world congregated in the Big Apple to see what designers have been up to for both the S/S 19 season and the handful of see-now, buy-now collections. The trends we saw on the spring runways? That's a story for another time. Today, we're here to talk about the trends spotted on a different kind of runway—the streets.
Half of the fun of fashion week is admiring the street style set, which fearlessly flaunts daring trends, unique styling tricks, and the items you probably have sitting in your shopping carts. It's real clothes on real people, and if there's one element of their standout outfits we take most note of, it's their shoes. Ahead, we're bringing you the biggest shoe trends spotted all over NYFW. Some may come as no surprise to a true fashion fanatic like yourself, but others might have you doing a double take. Either way, there's no denying the picture proof that the six shoe styles ahead are officially New York–approved. Ready to find out which shoe trends took the cake?
To no one's surprise, sneakers were everywhere this NYFW. Between dad sneakers, new-age sneakers, and a strong spread of the classics, there was one style in detail in particular that stood out from the rest, and that was colorful accents. Be it neons or pastels, there wasn't a sneaker in sight that didn't have some sort of striking color story going on.
It's basically still summer in New York, meaning fashion show attendees were on a mission to get the final few wears out of their strappy sandals before fall rolls around. This season, while statement shoes were definitely out to play, neutral tones took center stage on editors' feet this time around.
Cowboy boots, cowboy boots, and more cowboy boots. The shoe style is basically all we can think about right now, and fashion girls stomped around the city wearing them with everything from floral dresses to bike shorts and back again.
One surprising shoe trend we saw bubble up during fashion week was sporty black sandals. Tevas were worn on the feet of every model at the Sandy Liang show, and editors clearly followed suit. In other words, whether you want to spend under $100 on a pair or are ready to splurge on something designer, the sporty sandal trend has got you covered.
With the return of Prada flame heels last season, we knew huge things were in store for the world of high heels, and boy, were we right. Both up-and-coming and household designers had their footwear confections on display this week. After one look at the street style shots ahead, you'll realize this trend is not necessarily for the practical shopper at heart, but that's kind of what we love about it.
Attico Velvet Ankle Tie Crystal Embellished 90 Suede Pumps ($1249)
Hiker boots, combat boots—whatever you want to call them—made a surprisingly prominent appearance in New York this week despite the sweltering temperatures. Mainly styled with lengthier dresses and skirts, these shoes look best when worn with something that truly contrasts their edge.
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