Have you ever realized that the one thing girls droll over about celebrity life is their shoe closets? Well, there is no denying that after diamonds, shoes are a girl’s best friend. Women are so obsessed with shoes that there is a woman with a 3000 square foot shoe closet inside her house. What is even more interesting about this shoe closet by Theresa Roemer is that whenever women visit this amazing shoe closet, which is more of a tourist attraction, they usually drop to their knees in awe. Some women even cry at the beauty of the closet and the latest shoes in it.
We can’t all afford to be Theresa Roemer but that shouldn’t stop you from getting your hands on the latest shoes. Designers seem to have discovered how much of an obsession shoes are to women, and they spend millions of hours designing something newer, and more dashing. Some of the top shoe brands of our time include:
- Jimmy Choo
- Louis Vuitton
- Alexander McQueen
- Christian Louboutin
- Miu Miu
- Manolo Blahnik
- Stuart Weitzman
These are just a few of the top shoe brands in the world. While the price tag on these designs may be way more than what most people can afford, many other designers create wonderful and affordable shoes. Here are some of the latest shoes in the market.
New girl shoe style 2018
The year 2018 was an awesome year for shoe lovers. The wonderful thing about the year is that on the one hand, the runway was dominated with awesome delicately embellished designs. On the other hand, the streets were ruled by the tough and practical cowboy boot designs. Here, are some of the new girl shoe styles that were part of 2018.
The ankle boots trends
Ankle boots have been around for many years. The boots come in a variety of length, style material, and color. The trend developed from the ‘over the ankle’ safety boots trend. The shoes are designed such that the shoe covers the foot and the material stops just a few inches above the ankle. The shoes are a hot trend for the cooler months of the year, especially the fall because they offer more protection than the summer sandals, but less heat than the full-length winter full-length boots.
There are endless varieties to the ankle boot. Some of the differences which you will notice include the following:
- The height of the shoe’s heel
- The colors
- The material used to make the boots
Here are some of the ankle boot types and styles that dominated the year’s trends.
1. Wild West Leopard Print ankle boots
Wild West is a brand which has already firmly established itself as one of the bosses in the design and sale of perfect footwear. The design features tapered edges, which gives a nice angled cut and appearance to the foot and make the wearer create an illusion of longer legs than they have. The shoes are made of 100 percent leather with rubber soles. They will be an awesome addition to any wardrobe.
2. Rebecca Minkoff Kaiegan booties
This is the prettiest pair of black-soled white leather booties available on Nordstrom. The boots are just a little bit taller than the regular ankle boots, but they are fabulous. You can rock them with a dress, skirt, or a pair of jeans if you cuff them properly.
3. Calvin Klein Western Claire boots
These are short, black, and polished to have the most amazing black sheen. The booties come with a strip of stretch fabric on the side, which makes them easy to slip on and off.
4. Trademark Flat Delphine boots
If you are a fan of flat-soled ankle booties, these are the best there is in the market. They come in many colors, but the brilliant maroon ones and the black variety are an absolute delight.
5. Prada Thin Heel booties
These are awesome black and white ankle heel booties from the experts in the creation of fashionable perfumes, shoes, and accessories like purses. The amazing feature is the thin heel, and the extremely soft and polished leather used to make them. These are also available on Nordstrom.
6. Alexander McQueen Chelsea boots
Are you looking for ankle boots which give you a little bit of the height, but are still stable and strong? This amazing pair of boots by Alexander McQueen could be the perfect gift for you. They come in black and a few other neutral colors. You can shop for them online at May Theresa.
Those are just a few of the ankle boots which dominated the runway last year. The important thing to remember about the ankle booties is that you do not necessarily need to have the bank balance to buy from any of the brands listed here. It is possible to get equally great options for way less than the amount that the designer labels go for. The important thing to remember about the ankle booties is that they work well with short skirts and knee length dresses. If you want to wear them with jeans, ensure that they have a bootleg cut, or cuff them after wearing the boots.
Shoe trends summer 2018
It would be untrue to say that there has ever been a year when pumps were not in fashion since they were invented. We wear heels everywhere from work to church and even the evening gatherings and other events. The biggest tricks that women of all ages spend years trying to master is how to wear the stilettos with the tallest heel, and still feel comfortable while walking around for hours. I am sure that you have also tried to combat the pain that comes with the heels with measures such as wearing flats to the office and only putting on the heels when you get there, wearing a band-aid at the back of the foot and other measures for pain relief.
Well, here is a list of the pumps which were ranked as the most stylish and at the same time, the most comfortable in the market in 2018:
1. The Cole Hann Tali Modern Bow Pump
This pair of heels, which comes in black, is perfect to pair with your formal outfit. It is an updated pointy toe with a block heel. You can pair it up with any official dress, and you can be assured of maximum comfort throughout the day. The heel is also available in other colors. The heel is one ¾ inch in length, which gives you height, but not too much for your comfort. These pumps are available at Nordstrom.
2. Naturalizer Natalie Pointy toe pump
Most ladies state that the ideal heel height is three inches, enough to make you distinctively taller, without the train that comes with too much heel height. This pump comes with the three-inch heel. They are also double soled for your comfort. The heels are available in brown and several other colors.
3. Cole Haan Julian pump
Is there anything that speaks of sexy sophistication better than a pair of nude pumps? Well, the Cole Haan Nude Pumps that that extra thing that you need in your wardrobe. They come with that ideal three-inch heel and are cut a little lower than usual so that you can showcase a toe cleavage. The shoes are also available in other colors. For some extra comfort, the shoe features an inner cushioned sole.
4. Calvin Klein Gayle Pointy toe pump
This pump is everything that you are looking for in an official heel that you can also wear to a soiree. The leather is perfect, the heel is 3 inches, and the cushioned inner sole makes it possible to avoid the painful toes that come from wearing work pumps all day.
5. Prada Pointy toe pump
This is another 2018 nude pump which has impressed wearers all over. Most customers love the way the shoe elongates their legs and the fact that the 3 ½ inch heel strikes the perfect balance between sexiness and comfort. The beautiful shoe is also available in a number of other colors.
Popular shoes for teenage girls 2018
Teenage girls are known to be among the fiercest trend setters when it comes to fashion. There is a number of trends that they have managed to set this year when it comes to their shoe selection. Here are some of the trends that dominated 2018.
Sneakers were huge this year. Girls learned about the cuteness that comes from a good pair of sneakers combined with a cute short dress or skirt; the design took off. Designer sneaker brands also seemed to multiply in popularity as more young girls get into the active lifestyle. Nike, Puma, Adidas, Reebok, Fila, and Converse are still dominating the market when it comes to sportswear. One interesting trend that has taken the market though is that these brands have become a little more responsive to women’s need for a little color and style in their sports shoes. Rebook for women, and Nike for Women are now distinctively different from the other brands. Here is a list of the ten best brands to choose from when shopping cool girl sneakers 2018:
- Adidas Superstar
- Nike Airforce1
- Keds Daphne
- Reebok Classic
- Vans Old School V
- Converse Chuck Taylor
- K-Swiss Classic
- New Balance 574
- Under Armour Primed
- Stride Rite Made to Play Phibian
Flats are a trend that started a few years ago. The trend is borrowed from the ballerina sandals and has become so popular because of their comfort and elegant style. Even the major brands have had to respond to this rising demand in the market, and create flats for the woman who loves her comfort more than height. The brands whose flats have dominated the market this year include:
1. Sam Edelman Felicia flats
These arguably the best falts because they are just as comfortable as wearing your slippers to work. The flats are available in many colors and are easy to wear right out of the box without causing harm to your feet.
2. Me too Women’s Halle Ballet flat
These are awesome if you want to look stylish in your flats, but you do not have the money to spend on the designer brands. They are both dressy for work, and awesome when paired with jeans.
3. Chinese Laundry
These are the perfect flats for anyone that has wide feet. They have a cushioned footbed which makes them very comfortable regardless of the amount of pressure your weight exerts on foot.
4. Calvin Klein Ghita flats
These flats are the perfect definition of a shoe that is sophisticated enough for a night out, yet sophisticated enough for a day at the office.
5. Tory Burch Minnie Travel ballet flat
These flats from Tory Burch prove that you do not have to sacrifice style for comfort. They are amazing for teenagers because they come in many colors, prints, and designs.
These are a few of the shoe trends that have dominated the year. In case you are wondering the places where you can get these wonderful brands locally, here is a list of shops which you are assured you can never go wrong with.
- Backyard Shoez-Located on Bandari Plaza, Westlands, this is the one place where you will find the trendiest brands in official and even casual shoes for women.
- InStyle Shoes- The shop is also located in Westlands along Woodvale grove. It is the perfect place to go to when you need flats, pumps, sandals and everything else that is in style.
- Bata Shoe Store: Bata shoes are a Kenyan classic. If you are a lover of the classic yet chic casual look, they have a collection of converse shoes that will pair perfectly with any little dress or skirt you have in the wardrobe.
- Fabguru: They stock everything from the formal dress pumps to the less formal and trendier casual shoes.
Note that those are the high-end stores where you can find your favorite brands. If you enjoy thrifting, you can find some sweet deals on the latest shoes in Gikomba, Ngara, and even Kamukunji. Note that there is also a variety of awesome economy brands like Taiyu from the Far East. Check what works with your budget and go with it.