5 Lasting Shoe Trends

Courtesy of Marie Claire’s Accessories Director, Kyle Anderson

As if you haven’t noticed, we cannot get enough of Marie Claire. Playing on our shoe theme for the week, we’re excited to share Kyle’s picks for 5 shoe trends with staying power. Enter stage center.


French Connection “Gabbi” Flat

1. A Great Pair of Flats

Invest in at least 1 pair of incredible flats. (Or lots more if you live in a commuter city!) Flats have gradually started appearing on runways and are obviously here to stay. A perfect of-the-moment look is the menswear inspired smoking slipper. If you’re daring, go Hefner status and add a burgundy robe. Skip the cigar.


Kenneth Cole “Bon-Ita” Pump




2. The Perfect Pump

Stilettos are and will always be a staple in the modern girl wardrobe. Whether you’re a S.A.H.M. (stay-at-home mom) or corporate ass-kicker, a pointy-toed skinny-heeled pump is a must in your shoe collection (or pile). Available at every price point. To juj up the standard black or nude version, go for the latest cap-toed look in silver or gold.




3. A Cool Pair of Sneakers

Another trend that major designers have picked up on is the luxed-up kicks. Givenchy, Celine, and CHANEL all showed variations in recent runway shows. Go old-school with Vans or add a dressier pair of sneakers to transform your casual jeans and a t-shirt looks.


Jimmy Choo “Dylan” Biker Mid Boot

4. Biker Boots

We saw rocker chic on the runways of Dior, Chanel, and YSL. Like it or not, bad-ass boots are here to stay. Engage your edgy side with a pair of buckled, zippered motorcycle boots. Or stay a little safer with some punk-chic studded ankle booties.


Michael Kors “Aiden” Bootie


5. Ankle Baring Booties

This lower profile design was revolutionary in boot height and has remained with us through seasons long and short. Find your favorite fall style with fur or play up a feminine vibe with nude leather stacked heels.

(All featured shoes can be found at Nordstrom.com)

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