Even though street styles are increasingly interesting during fashion months, the fashion trend is still born on the runways of high fashion labels and gets filtered to the shops before made to the streets. With fashion weeks wrapped up, it’s time to take a look at what’s going to be the major shoe trends for fall 2018.
The comfortable shoes like sneakers and gender free shoes like combat boots are taking over the stilettos for several seasons already and there is no sign of stopping. For fall 2018, more colors and decorations were spotted on the runway shoes. Fashion is embracing glamour with a fun joyful mood and here are 8 major shoe trends for fall 2018:
1. Animal print
Whether it’s leopard, zebra or alligator prints, the shoes on the runway of fall 2018 has a wild flavor. The eye catching colorful patterns of animal print shoes completed the attire with a luxurious touch and infused urban jungle vibe to the ensemble.
The classic pattern of plaid, check or tartan made a comeback since last summer and they are going to stay judging from the runway of fall 2018. The timeless pattern delivers a polished casual chic style which is very easy to pull off. A pair of plaid shoes can put you right on top of the trend without being overwhelming.
From slogan, logo to images, fashion is getting vocal and the designers want to be heard with the letters printed on the tee, pants or shoes. With the message delivered by the words, the colorful prints on the shoes or boots took a step further and enhanced the classic silhouette with an artistic twist.
4. Western inspired
The rodeo inspired styles are not ended with clothes. The shoes on the runway of fall 2018 continued with western exploration of cowboy boots, metal buckles or fringe decoration. The designers are finding ways to keep the western inspired trend fresh and easy to mix with color blocks, creative heels or wild patterns.
Metallic fashion trend has hit the streets and red carpet before fashion weeks. The runway shoes of fall 2018 endorsed the shiny trend with more new designs in simple stylish silhouette. The classic boots were dressed up with silver glitters or autumn shades of golden and black to make a fashion statement of futurist theme or nature.
6. Bright colors
When it comes to shoes, white has been dominating fashion it colors for a while now. On the runway of fall 2018, bright colors like hot pink, orange, blue or fuchsia were introduced. The fierce colored shoes not only brighten up your wardrobe instantly but also a good mood lifter when it comes to gloomy days.
7. Heavy embellishments
As Saint Laurent slouchy silver boots made quite a wave on the red carpet last season, there is no reason to stop the heavy embellishment trend for fall 2018. From feathers, sew on stones, patchworks to beads, the designers are getting creative on heavy embellished shoes for the super dressy glamorous looks.
Even though the sleek ankle hugging silhouette of sock boots has been all over the street styles for several seasons, it looks like the trend is not going anywhere soon. The new variation comes with actual socks as part of the shoes for an interesting quirky style. The cozy style has been sported by many celebrities before getting endorsed on the runway. Combined comfort and function, sock sneakers (also called snockers) are emerging as a new trend for fall 2018 and taking athleisure aesthetic to the next level.