Celebrities are an excellent barometer for what trends are in and out, which is obviously why we cover them so much here at Who What Wear. If the most stylish of celebs aren't wearing a certain trend anymore, it's probably on its way to fizzling out, like it or not. At the start of each new season, we think a lot about the status of all the trends, for obvious reasons. And today, we're focusing on shoes.
With stay-at-home orders in place for much of the year, 2020 was sort of a shoeless year, and a lot of shoes we were wearing before the pandemic just aren't that relevant anymore. On that note, there's no time like the present to examine a few shoe trends that were once loved by celebrities but have since fallen by the wayside. And who better to examine this with than women such as Rihanna, Hailey Bieber, and a few more of their fellow stylish celebrities. And while we're at it, find out which shoe styles they are wearing and shop them for yourself.
Stopped Wearing: Round-Toe Pumps
Still Wearing: Angular-Toe Heels
Unfortunately, one of the easiest ways to make an outfit look dated these days is to put on a pair of round-toe pumps. Celebs have officially traded them out for heels with cool, angular toes. It may be a small detail ut the shape of the toe makes a world of difference in a pair of shoes.
On Rihanna: Nina Ricci coat; Chanel bag; Fenty shoes
Stopped Wearing: Flat Mules
Still Wearing: Loafers
Flat mules were so popular a few years ago, we didn't think the day would ever come when we'd bid them farewell (for now), but here we are. In their place, loafers have become the go-to when celebs reach for a pair of flats.
Stopped Wearing: Logo Pool Slides
Still Wearing: Minimalist Flat Sandals
There's certainly still a time and place for sporty slides (i.e. pilates class), but more sophisticated styles have outshined them as of late. Strappy, minimalist flat sandals lend vacation vibes to the outfits of celebs like Chrissy Teigen.
Stopped Wearing: Dad Sneakers
Still Wearing: Retro Sneakers
Dad sneakers have undoubtedly peaked, and the style that's replaced them is much easier to wear: retro sneakers. Styles that look like they stepped out of the '70s or '80s are the way to go right now.
Stopped Wearing: Kitten-Heel Ankle Boots
Still Wearing: Chunky Boots
Boots have gotten significantly more casual over the past year, so styles like the kitten heel ankle boots that were once a staple have been replaced by chunky combat and Chelsea boots.