Monday, March 19, 2012

Put a Spring In Your Step - Shoe Trends 2012

Shoe Trends 
Spring 2012

Long gone are the days of the 'dainty' pair of heels, because this Spring, shoes get brighter, wilder and bolder. The wedge heel is revamped with new prints and interesting textures such as sequins, woven raffia, satin and wood. Colour blocking is here to stay, with your palette set in dazzling neons. The ankle strap is the must-have sexy sandal of 2012. Heels are wider and chunkier, offering more support and a utilitarian edge. Those looking for some spunk will find a few new-fangled pieces to spice things up. And all the above-mentioned trends can be subsumed into just one...the hottest trend of Spring 2012 - Tangerine.


Colour Blocked

Ankle Straps
 Avant- Garde

The Chunky Heel
 Everything's Orange

Are you ready to step into something sensational this Spring? Which pair is on your wish list?

*Photos courtesy of the designer's websites.


Giulia said...

I fell in love with gucci's ankle strap and Corso Como orange shoe!

Nee said...

i absolutely love the colorblocked ones:)


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The D&G shoes are lovely (and look like they could be rerouted at home!) Oh and the Prada winged shoes are so crazy and cool!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Marie Martell said...

Love the Spring and all the colors it brings with it! Great shoes!

Kassi said...

WOW! This is a shoe lust list if I've ever seen one. I want everything so badly! Sigh...

hope in high heels said...

wow... love all the colour, though not so sure about the wedges and chunky heels... will have to wait for them to grow on me I think! The Charlotte Olympia colour blocked heels are on my wishlist!

Now, onto your question about light Chanel scents - the one that I got (Chance eau tendre) is the lightest one of theirs I've ever smelt. It's like spring in a bottle! Hope you have a lovely week!

Quinn B said...

AHHH! I am in love with those Donna Karan wedges! I also adore all of the avant garde styles. Charlotte Olympia is just a genius.

Becoming Refined said...

All these shoes are so different but amazing, they definitely look like pieces of art more than footwear.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Shoegasm Alert! I'm in heaven!!!

YOu dedicated an entire storyboard to my favourite colour orange. I ♥ yer face off just for that!

Lipgloss Kisses said...

I'm not really a shoe girl, but wow, some of these are stunning! :) x

Rahul Bhatia said...

Sure stepping shoes to success:)

Ember Drake said...

I love all the colour blocking shoes! And the Prada Avant Garde heels are just stunning!


NaNa said...

Mulberry is amazing, from their bags, shoes, and even clothing. Just gotta love their stuff! And Charlotte Olympia designs are just exquisite. Would be a dream to own one of the shoes <3

Love from the NaNa girls x

Aimee Victoria Long said...

Thank you for thanking me in your side-bar, have a lovely day. I will definitely be visiting SA again sometime soon!

Romy van K. said...

Oh my god these orange Gucci shoes! THEY ARE PRETTY!
I just really wanna have them, amazing :D

Also, the Brian Atwood colour block is really cool. Skinny jeans on and go!

Can you follow me, I am already following you ;)

ATW said...

looove the D&G wedges!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Yup, these are all awesome picks! I've been in the mood to buy some super cute, fun spring shoes!
Mix and Match Fashion

lapetiteblonde said...

wow amazing shoes dear!!i need them hehe..

Anonymous said...

hey! thanks for stopping by :) i know, the ring is amazing !!! i'm loving all the shoes!! ahh, i want them ALL :L

xx janak'trina

My Vogue Obsession

Jayme and Mendi said...

I could just live in wedges!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Daniella said...

What an amazing post sweetie!!! Shoes shoes and more shoes!!! Love the wedges you've picked especially those Donna Karran ones!! Ooo and i LOVE your Avant-Garde selection!! :)

Take care sweetie,Daniella xox

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

HaHa! Those shoes definitely have pizzazz! Excellent post girl!

Miu said...

There are some nice shoes included!
I like the Burberry Prorsum Wedges, Roberto Cavalli's and Tabitha Simmons' shoes.

Vicky Fernández said...

Wow! What a great selection! I love wedges because they're very comfortable but I've just fallen in love with Blumarine orange heels!


Teresita said...

i gotta admit i'm not a big fan of colorful shoes, but i'm digging the chunky heel combo and it's retro vibe<3 thanks for sharing the trends! i'll make sure to try some color-blocking pumps ;)


LINDA said...

Such a great post! Love it!


Linda from

Mileide Almeida said...

omg! I wanted to have all those shoes!

Bailey Schneider said...

Those are amazing! Some are outrageous and some are just classic! Love them all

Gillie said...

Ahh these are all so gorgeous, I think my favorite set are the chunky heels, totally fabulous

xo Gillie

Nicole said...

You literally gave me heart palpitations Sam!!!

Keep the Secret said...

Thanks 4 your comment!!

Amazing shoes and amazing pictures in your blog!
I choose Casadei's shoes!!

see u soon in "KS"

I hope u like it!!


Oh to Be a Muse said...

I really love coming to your blog. It's always so creative with wonderful posts!

I'm totally into ankle strap heels and wedges right now.

yiqin; said...

the shoes are amazing

KD said...

I'm in love with these shoes<3
Thanks for your comment btw, I'm following you now! Follow back?


Victoria West said...

Great shoes! I love the wedges so much, they are so confortable and stylish in the same time.
Have a great week ahead!

Zoe said...

OMG! This is a shoes paradise!!!Love the Gucci and the Burberry ones!;)
Great post Sam!
Have a great week dear!

Alexandra said...

Omg this is beyond stunning! I love the colour blocking and the soft pastels, can't wait to do some major shoe shopping once my program wraps up!

Alexandra xo

Marianne M. said...

omg some of those shoes are freak-ish.
starting with the D&G wedges and Missoni wedges, and that Mulberry one that looks so cheap.
and going on with that freakish jimmy choo one, what's up with all those huge plastic flowers??? who wants their legs to look like that?
and don't get me started with the jimmy choo avant-garde one
however i LOVE the whole everything orange category, missoni of chunky heel,
donna karan of ankle straps and manholo's of color blocked

VintageDanielle said...

Cute post title! I want them all, the shoes are like eye candy to me!

LyddieGal said...

I so love these bold colorful designs! how could i even choose a favorite?
Chic on the Cheap

Paolita@BerryHaute said...

If I had to pick just 1 pair..... I would have to go with the Jill Stuart Pink Suede (and Python?) Platform Mary Janes ~ that's a line-full!

Christian Louboutin said...

Love jimm choo shoes & Louboutin shoes !

yokoutlet said...

Great collections for spring shoes !