By Cleo Marcopoulos / 1 of March 2021
Shoes are like magic wands in the land of fashion – they have the ability to transform your entire look with just the flick of a strap. Plus, while your clothing may not *always* fit (I blame doughnuts!) our shoes never let us down, no matter what. They’ve always got your back, honey!
While we might be nearing the middle of the year (yes, already!), it seems only fitting to discuss the shoes that are going to define the footwear scene for the remainder of 2021. From chunky sneakers to kitten heels, there’s a shoe for every style and taste.
Keep scrolling to find out which shoe styles you’ll see trending all over your Insta feeds for the next few months:
1. Slip-on Mules
Backless heels will continue to reign in the footwear game – especially those with a ‘90s-inspired stiletto kitten heel. Whether they’re in a pastel hue, have chic chain detail (like these babies!) or come in a unique material, like Perspex, for example, these slip-on heels are a key trend for 2021.
2. Bold Boots
Why wear boring neutral-hued boots when you can wear brightly coloured, *extra* boots, fit for the fashionista queen you are? Red boots in particular will continue to be a huge hit for the rest of this year, especially in the cooler months. Peep the interestingly-shaped heel on this pair – another detail you’ll see on more boot styles in 2021.
3. Platform and Colour-blocked Sneakers
You are bearing witness to a winning trend combo – both equally noteworthy. The first one is platform sneakers (another nod to the ‘90s) and the second is colour-blocked sneakers. The chunky platform sneaker trend is going to be high on the trend list over the next few months. Short girls, this is your moment!
4. Strappy Sandal Heels
This minimal strappy heels ‘movement’ started in 2019 and seems to be gaining momentum, with various iterations flooding the internet. Both classic and modern at the same time, this barely-there shoe style is perfect when you want to flaunt your freshly-pedicured toes.
5. Sassy Snake-print Platforms
Does anything say fashion-forward and fierce quite like animal print? We doubt it. Wearing sky-high platform heels in a snake-skin finish makes for a gorgeous silhouette and a lush look. Not too keen on reptiles? That’s okay! You can lean into your animal instincts with other popular prints, such as cow, zebra or leopard.
Now grab a glass of crisp and refreshing Shine Club Wine – there is some serious shoe shopping to be done!