New year, new
you shoes. A fresh wave of footwear trends is about to usher through as we enter a new decade in 2020. After back-to-back seasons of ’90s-inspired, low-heeled footwear, it’s time to make room for new styles in your closet—from the return of platform heels to modernized takes on classic loafers and Mary Janes. As previewed by the Spring 2020 runways, the year’s biggest shoe trends are fun, colorful, and guaranteed to breathe new life into your wardrobe. Get a head start on all the must-try styles below.
Consider them built-in anklets for your shoes. Chain details appeared in both delicate and statement-making form on the spring 2020 runways. Whether done as a strappy sandal or a sleek bootie, the trend brings an unexpected sparkle to your shoe collection.
Clockwise from left: Zimmermann, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler
Knee-high boots have staged their triumphant return, but up next? A colorful rainbow of boots to give you a break from your go-to black. Brighten up your wardrobe with sunny shades of yellow and orange, or an unexpected shade of blue.
Clockwise from top left: Miu Miu, Gucci, Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs
Though always a classic, Mary Jane pumps have taken a backseat over the last decade. Once reserved as a boring office shoe, the style is making its comeback in bold, whimsical, and playful designs that will transcend way beyond the boardroom.
Clockwise from left: Jason Wu, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs
Minimalism is taking new form in next season’s footwear. From toe-ring leather designs to reimagined thong styles, sleek black and white sandals are anything but basic.
Clockwise from left: Bottega Veneta, A.W.A.K.E. Mode, Givenchy
From espadrilles to sexy sandals, lace-up shoes are the move come spring and summer. If you really want to go bold, lace them up right over your pants for the more risk-taking side of the trend.
Clockwise from top left: Valentino, JW Anderson, Salvatore Ferragamo, Isabel Marant
A new wave of loafers—not to be confused with your grandpa’s trusted pair—is about to make its way through. From chunky heels to slingback styles, the classic shoe is getting a major makeover and getting the cool-girl seal of approval come spring.
Clockwise from left: Prada, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin
After seasons and seasons of kitten heels, get ready for the return of towering platforms. From sandals to heels to boots, the trend is lifting us all to higher ground come 2020.
Clockwise from left: Chloé, Tibi, Miu Miu
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.