Around here, we get just as excited about the new year’s shoe trends as we do clothing, and for good reason: A look simply isn’t complete without the perfect pair of shoes. We’ve recently seen fashion trends pay homage to staying in (monochromatic loungewear and furry slides, for example). And while we’re still going to see those comfy-chic styles, we’re also starting to see a shift to heels. Here are just a few of our favorite shoe trends for 2022!
There’s no way we needed these back in 2020, but this year – fingers crossed! – we’ll have many reasons to wear them in the coming months. We love platforms because they tend to be more comfortable than classic stilettos. There are a million ways to style platforms, but we love them with high-waisted trousers, a basic tee, and some dainty gold jewelry.
Think about the popular flatform sandals of 2021 – only chunkier. Chunky sandals are one of the many ’90s trends making a huge comeback this year – but with a twist. You’ll see bright monochromatic color schemes as well as neutrals. We love the juxtaposed look of a linen maxi dress, preferably one with a tie-waist that buttons all the way down, paired with chunky sandals. Overall, chunky sandals are a way to look stylish without sacrificing comfort.
You may have been forced to wear Mary Janes as a kid, but the trend we’re seeing in 2022 is not the sweet playground shoes of yesteryear. Instead, today’s Mary Janes feature square toes and sky-high platform heels. And when it comes to styling this shoe, we love to keep it simple with a smocked midi dress. If you prefer to add a layer, consider a T-shirt under your dress or an oversized denim jacket on top, then add some accent earrings to complete the look.
Our Pick: Nasty Gal Patent Faux Leather Flare Heel Mary Janes ($99, shop here)