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Winter is upon us, which can only mean one thing for the ever-moving world of fashion: Spring shoes are just around the corner and a heap of new trends is going to come with it. It’s intimidating, but have no fear! While you’ve been zipping up your knee high boots, we’ve been hot on the trail of the best shoe styles of the upcoming season. Even though it was difficult to narrow it down, here are the trends we’re most looking forward to for Spring 2014:

Mules: Not to be confused with the animal, mules are shoes characterized by their exposed heel and this Spring 2014 season they are everywhere. Backless shoes are a trend everyone can rock, as they come in a myriad of heights. We spotted them on the catwalks of mega-brands Alexander Wang, Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Céline. Our faves? Of course, Gianvito Rossi is the master of the mule – he even designed Altuzarra’s gorgeous runway mules – but, we also can’t help but love Monique Lhuillier’s gorgeous use of PVC in her heel-baring designs and Christian Louboutin’s bead-embellished creations.

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Placid Blue: This icy-toned blue is one of Pantone’s top picks for the Spring 2014 season. Dubbed “placid blue,” this hue does indeed have a calming and serene quality about it and designers latched onto it for their warmer weather designs. Used as both the main color and as an accenting neutral, we love the way this normally subversive color is taking control this season. From the curved heel of Walter Steiger’s glorious pump to Miu Miu’s chunky heeled platform, this color has proven itself to be much more than an Easter egg favorite.

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Freesia: As if to tell placid blue to move over and share the stage, this Pantone pick is a blazing yellow that commands attention. Freesia is the color of electric citrus, and where placid blue is a blue sky, freesia is the smoldering sun. Just a glimpse at the color instantly energizes you, which is why it isn’t surprising that designers such as Giuseppe Zanotti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Prada, ShoeRazzi favorite Jerome C. Rousseau, and John Galliano (spotted on the trendy heels of Rita Ora) have all utilized this vibrant color. After all, there is no better way to add a kick of ferocity to an outfit than with a sick pair of shoes!

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Sporty: This spring, the femininity of high heels are combining with an unexpected element: sportiness. We briefly delved into this trend in our recap of the hottest shoes on the Milanese runways, but this trend is proving to be much more than a footnote. Whether it’s through the use of athletic materials such as perforated leather (Daniele Michetti), woven nylon (Balenciaga), and neoprene (John Galliano), or through design like Emilio Pucci’s padded leather straps, Prada’s rubber bumpers and sole, or Christian Dior’s sneaker laces, it’s clear that one of the hottest trends of Spring 2014 is combining urban style with luxury.

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Funky Embellishments: For the past couple seasons, wild embellishments have been a designer standby to make their shoes really stand out, and this season is no different. We’re seeing a wealth of extravagant and unique embellishments that are making classic shoe designs total statement makers. From Sophia Webster’s spunky and vibrant butterfly wings to Bionda Castana’s ingenious use of lace and silicone to create a leopard print, using embellishments is the go-to way to make your shoes the most enviable soles on the block. Christian Louboutin even got in on the trend with his darling doorknocker embellishments and that’s how you know it’s a must-follow trend.

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Floral Appliqué: Along the same vein of embellishments, another incredibly popular trend during this upcoming spring and summer season is the use of floral appliqués. It makes sense when you think about it: what better way to celebrate warm weather’s flowers and gorgeous variety of colors than using those very vessels of vibrancy as shoe-spiration? The flowers range from subtle (Christian Dior, Brian Atwood) to a veritable bouquet (we’re looking at you Aperlai and Kotur!), but no matter the size of the flower, we love the elegance and femininity it effortlessly conveys.

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Beaded: By this time, you’re probably sensing a theme: next season is all about personality-filled shoes. The more accoutrements the better. Following the shoe jewelry trend (shoewlry? We’ll work on a name for this, we promise), some of the hottest shoes you’ll be seeing in Spring 2014 are ornately beaded works of footwear art. Emilio Pucci’s Masai-inspired beading is picture perfect, Paul Andrew’s floral inspiration combines two trends in one pump, and Aperlai’s caviar beaded platform shoes – seen on Willow Shields during The Hunger Games: Catching Fire press tour – is edgy while still being darling. However, the shoe that takes the bead-embellished cake is definitely Jerome C. Rousseau’s multi-beaded, multi-dimensional heel, which is sure to turn heads.

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Written by Shannon Weston



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Kerry Washington wore Roger Vivier Belle de Nuit pumps to the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. This shoe was custom made for Kerry featuring black satin, large satin covered buckle and 4″ heel. You can find a similar pump available online in blue suede at Collette.

She was my favorite look of the night wearing a Michael Kors Fall 2013 gown with a marigold high-low peplum skirt. Other accessories included gold teardrop-shaped earrings by Vhernier, Klutch It golden ostrich-printed leather clutch and a gold Jennifer Fisher Stud ring.

Check out more shoes spotted on Kerry.

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com & Roger Vivier



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Amanda Seyfried wore Roger Vivier Spider sandals to the 2013 Academy Awards. This strappy heel debuted in the Fall 2011 collection and was made custom in silver leather. The Spider is no longer available online however, you can shop Vivier’s shoes at LuisaViaRoma and Roger Vivier.

Her custom Alexander McQueen organza gown was beautiful but it lacked the wow-effect, especially since there was an abundance of angelic-looking gowns on this red carpet. Amanda accessorized with platinum and diamond Jester earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.

Check out more shoes spotted at the Oscars.

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com



I started collecting these images weeks ago and wanted to share some major shoe eye candy just in time for the new year. Most of these styles aren’t available yet, however, there are a few available for pre-order.

I love this pink sandal by Brian Atwood and the Sophia Webster bootie is delightful!

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Brian Atwood Alisée pink snakeskin sandal

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Casadei crystal-embellished Blade pump

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Charlotte Olympia Belinda bootie; available online at Colette

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Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato platform pump

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Gianvito Rossi mirrored gold patent leather sandal

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Giuseppe Zanotti sculpted wedge with gold-tone leaves; available online at LuisaViaRoma

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Jimmy Choo blue suede laser-cut platform with ankle-strap

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Manolo Blahnik for Antonio Berardi whipstitched leather sandal; first spotted at London Fashion Week

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Nicholas Kirkwood white leather cut-out sandal

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Rupert Sanderson Harting fuchsia mirror metallic; as seen on Gwyneth Paltrow

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Roger Vivier Bibendum nude suede platform sandal

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Sergio Rossi Murmansk t-strap patent leather sandal; available online at LuisaViaRoma

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Sophia Webster Riri leather bootie with beaded laces

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Tabitha Simmons crystal-embellished Bailey sandal

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Tom Ford nude leather buckled sandal

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Walter Stegier Tempo snakeskin sandal

Credit: Brian Atwood, Bonfaire, WWD, Style.com, TookLookBook, London Fashion Week, Roger Vivier, LuisaViaRoma, Sophia Webster, Walter Steiger



Noticeable Spring/Summer 2013 shoe trends:

Iridescence

This reflective technique was the first trend I noticed. Designers have used it on both snakeskin and patent leather. It’s also seen in Dior and Pierre Hardy’s collections (not pictured).

Stella McCartney seems to be one step ahead & if you can’t wait until spring, she designed a faux-leather iridescent pump available at Bergdorf Goodman.

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Mixed Media Madness
There are several obvious examples of this mixed media trend and I chose designs featuring 3 or more different materials. The styles below are colorful and show the designers’ playful side.

For me, the combination of different textures & colors is a hit-or-miss. Christian Louboutin uses mixed media wildly throughout his collection.

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Embroidery

I love embroidered details, they give a fun, special touch. Barbara Bui and Balmain have several styles completely embroidered whereas Rupert Sanderson & Isa Tapia feature parts of the shoe embroidered with tropical birds.

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Colorful Lace

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Nectarine

Looking through Style.com’s Accessories Index I’ve spotted several orangey tones. Then I saw nectarine listed on the Pantone Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report which has also migrated to footwear. Nectarine has a warm coral touch and is also a skin flattering tone.

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Mesh

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** Read Part II of the Spring 2013 trends post**

Images via BPCM, Walter Steiger, Sophia Webster, WWD & Style.com



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Cate Blanchett wore Roger Vivier Velvet Cloud sandals to the opening night party for ‘Uncle Vanya’ at the New York City Center. These heels are from the Fall 2012 collection featuring black velvet with a satin trim & bow. You can find them available online for pre-order at LuisaViaRoma.

Vivier is her go-to shoe brand of choice. I like these sandals but not paired with this Givenchy Resort 2012 geometric dress…or paisley bag (also from Givenchy resort). I wish she would have worn sandals from the same collection too. What are your thoughts on Cate’s look? Check out more recent celebrity shoe spottings.

Credit: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com