The 3 Shoes a Stylist Wants You to Retire
Yes, I'm aware that I'm already bringing up the topic of autumn trends, but hear me out. While the summer kicks on, I'll be prepping my closet ahead of time so I'm ready to break out my freshest pieces at the first signs of autumn. Which brings me to another topic I'm always game to discuss: shoes. If you looked at the current state of my shoe rack, boots and other wintery staples would fill your view, but it's about time I do a clean out.
To get some intel on which pairs to ditch and the shoe trends I should replace them with, I reached out to celebrity stylist Andrew Gelwicks. He shared three shoe styles, in particular, he wishes you'd just ditch already—consider these the heels, boots, and flats that need to go. "All of these trends have been played out," he noted, "and it's time to bring in new ideas." We couldn't agree more, which is why we're jumping the gun to ensure you're as prepped as possible going into next season.
Keep reading to find out the outdated styles Gelwick's recommends tossing; then shop the new shoe trends that will take their place.
DITCH: Sock boots
WEAR INSTEAD: Boots with a tall skinny heel
DITCH: "Dad" sneakers as everyday shoes
WEAR INSTEAD: Chic loafers
DITCH: Sock underneath heels
WEAR INSTEAD: Jewelry-like ankle bracelets