Exciting Shoe Trends for 2012

Shoes are the most exciting part of a woman’s wardrobe. Almond-toe pumps, loafersand animal prints are all in vogue this year. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out this shoe trend guide:

Exciting Shoe Trends for 2012

Listed below are some of the most exciting shoes you could own this year:

  • Almond-Toe Pumps:

They aren’t round, squared or pointy. These popular pumps are indeed shaped like an almond with the style and foot comfort to match. Practically every designer has a variation of this style in his or her collections this season. To kick off your personal collection of almond-toe pumps, look for pairs in fun, bright colors such as pink, neon green or orange to stay on trend for the summer.

  • Platform Pumps:

This trend has been around for awhile now and it looks like there are no signs of it leaving in 2012. Stacked pumps with sky-high platforms are all the rage. Pair these sexy heels with skinny jeans and a flirty top for a date-night look.

  • Animal Prints:

Leopard or snakeskin, anyone? Yes, animal prints are back with a vengeance. If you can find a pair of flats, pumps, or even wedges in these trendy prints, you’ll be sure to be on trend this year. Pair these prints with just about anything. Remember, animal prints can work as a neutral or an accent to any outfit.

  • Soludos:

These comfortable looking espadrille flats are a surefire way to take on the summer or fall in style. Pick up a pair of these shoes in stripes and jute soles for the summer or leopard print for the fall.

  • Wedges:

These shoes have made a significant comeback this year. And the higher the wedge the better. For the summer, look for a pair in the espadrille variety. For the fall and winter, look for wedge boots, a popular staple from fall 2011 that continues to reign supreme in 2012.

  • Pastels:

Pale yellows, light aquas and greens are the “It” colors of the spring and summer. Rack up on these shoes in these playful hues.

  • Attention to the Ankles:

The Fall 2012 runways were teeming with shoes that wrap around the ankle. Ankles can even be adorned with matching frills or belts to compliment the pumps, such as the pairs by Charlotte Olympia.

  • Embellished Heels:

Pumps with ornate detailing on the heels will be popular thisfall. Chanel and Ralph Lauren showcased uber-trendy pumps with elaborate adornments at the top of the heel.

  • Reptile Leathers:

Reptile shoes and boot trends give the wearers an absolute feel of luxury. It pampers the feet and makes walking comfortable. The only thing you need to take care of is not being duped for cheap and poor quality ones.

  • Ballet Flats:

Ballet flats continue to be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. Update your collection by adding fun patterns and bright colors in patent leather.

  • T-Straps:

This trend was undeniable on the Spring 2012 runway at Calvin Klein.Grab a pair of these flirty pumps in nude and neutral colors to pair with your existing wardrobe.

You have an exciting range of shoes to experiment with this year. Thankfully, each of the shoes come in a variety of price points, so shop to your heart’s content!

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