Are you ready to get off on the right foot for the new year? Make 2021 the year that you step out in style. This is by picking up some of the latest trends and old favorites. Especially if you find women’s Birkenstocks on sale or men’s retro sneakers for a classic look. So, If you are not sure which shoes you should add to your footwear wardrobe, check out these must-have trends to update any outfit. These are the shoe trends we’ll be trying in 2021
Out of the House
Remember when sports slides were popular? They essentially are an athletic version of a house shoe or slipper, and they became standard footwear over the last few decades, in the same way that flip flops did. This year, slippers are not passing themselves off as anything other than what they are: cozy, comfortable, and nowadays, haute fashion. Make sure your pair has a non-skid sole if you wear it in public. Clogs are another strong option for those who may not feel comfortable embracing the slippers-in-public trend.
Out of the Barn
Ankle boots are stepping aside to give riding boots a little attention. These knee-high timeless boots may feature smooth leather or lace-up details. If English riding boots are too formal for your taste, stick closer to (down) home with cowboy boots for women. Either way, these boots pair just as well with dresses as they do with jeans. If you are not ready to part with your beloved booties, go for a pair with lug soles to take them into the new year
Out of the Office
Just because you are at work does not mean you have to check your style at the door. The footwear trends for business casual include Mary Janes and loafers, either with a short kitten heel or as women’s flat shoes. Both options have stuck around because they have survived fads over the decades. This year, however, you may want a newer version with a square toe or ruched element for a fresh approach. The same is true for the beloved ballet slipper, which is always in season, just with slight changes from year to year
Out of the Box
Sometimes it is not the shape of the shoe, but rather the details that determine its appeal. Case in point are these little extras that can be seen adorning shoes from the catwalk to the shoe store. For instance, thin ankle straps on flats and heels add a touch of whimsy to even the most serious shoe.
Pastel colors are also competing for attention, especially after the drab grays, blacks, and browns of winter that leave consumers desperate for a bit of color. The biggest deal this year are chains, whether as barely-there strappy sandals or dressy thongs, as an embellishment on riding boots, or as a bit of flair on flats or loafers.
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As you can see, 2021 is bringing some major changes to fashionable footwear. While some of these trends may still be considered haute couture, others are making their way to your favorite shoe outlets. Check out what is new, and you are sure to put your best foot forward with any of these looks in the new year.