Our favorite time of year is just a week away! The MAGIC tradeshow opens next Monday, August 15 in Las Vegas and we can’t wait to see what next season has in store. FN PLATFORM @ MAGIC is always a must-see show and this year is no different! The ultimate shoe show will have some amazing activations on the show floor including an appearance by shoe designer Chris Francis, who’s bringing his Los Angeles workshop to Sin City and an opening night performance by Wilson Phillips. Like years past, FN PLATFORM will showcase the latest and greatest in footwear by brands like Sperry Topsider, Oliberte, Vagabond, Havianas, among tons others. We had a chance to chat with our favorite shoe gal and UBM Fashion Group’s President of Footwear, Leslie Gallin, about all of the footwear trends we’ll be spotting in stores next season.
Here are Leslie’s top five footwear trends all fashionistas need to nab:
Sometimes there’s a trend that’s so easy and cool, you can’t help but fall in with the crowd! This season, it’s the mule. The easy to wear and comfortable style has built a following with ‘it’ girls everywhere and is sticking around in the coming seasons. Its casual and chic aesthetic is making this a closet staple.
Arches rejoice! This sole soothing style is sticking around; not too high and not too low, shoe enthusiasts are loving this style because of its practicality and feminine appeal. Dressed up or down, mid-heels are totally wearable for every day.
Even the most daring of fashion-lovers may find this style hard to pull off. Drawing from punk and grunge themes, creepers add instant edge to a typically feminine outfit. Embrace the chunky style by pairing them with a feminine dress or skinny jeans.
4. ANKLE STRAPS
Simple yet sultry, ankle strap styles offer sex appeal and versatility. Easily dressed up or down, this style can be seen on the streets just as easily as the red carpet.
This fashion mainstay has been with us for a few seasons now and has no plans to depart anytime soon. Booties have become a trusty day-to-day staple easily translated between seasons. Update your ankle boot game with design details like buckles, embossed leather or a daring, colorful leather like red!
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