We've looked into shoe trends based on the runway, celebrities, stylists, data, and Instagram, but we thought it time to speak to the end-all-be-all expert in the footwear field: high-end shoe buyers. It's safe to say that's who is really setting (and in some cases, ending) trends. Accordingly, we consulted one of our favorite retailers for the latest, most directional shoes: mytheresa.com. The Munich-based company stocks so many covetable shoes by the most forward designers that it can be tough to keep up with the new arrivals.
Mytheresa.com's team of in-the-know footwear merchandisers were kind enough to enlighten us on the one shoe trend to stop wasting your money on in 2017. It should first be noted it that they prefaced their recommendation by saying this: "There's not really a trend that has stopped." They explained, "It's better to stop looking at the trends (which can change at light-speed and come back immediately), and concentrate on your own feelings of comfort and beauty." We couldn't agree more.
That said, they also have thoughts about which trend to swap out for the coming fall season, and they're certainly in keeping with the F/W 17 runways. They told us, "Buy anything but basic! Forget adjectives like plain, minimalistic, normcore. The clothing trend of a 'working girl' in men's jackets and boyfriend jeans should balance her inner shiny goddess with a pair of spectacular shoes." Additionally, when it comes to the brand that everyone wants for fall, look no further than Prada. And if the brand's offerings are a little too maximal for someone with a more classic aesthetic, they say, "We would always suggest Céline and The Row. These brands do not make any mistakes. Their DNAs were programmed to offer perfect shoes every single season."
With that, read on to shop some of the most beautiful, non-boring, non-minimal shoes currently on the market.
We'll be wearing satin slides until the weather won't allow for them anymore.
Mytheresa.com shoe buyers love the "vintage feeling" of Attico shoes.
Babouche slippers are an under-the-radar flats trend we're seeing everywhere.
Now these are our idea of non-boring sneakers.
These feathered Prada mules are so 2017.
A standout from Alexa Chung's new line? These beauties.
If Zara's current stock is any indication, pumps are back.
We'd gladly take these in every color.
Rochas is another non-boring brand that comes recommended by the mytheresa.com team.
We're kind of addicted to gingham right now, and we're not sorry about it.
Anything but minimal.
Yet another pair of perfect Gucci shoes to add to our wishlist.
How chic is that statement heel?
Wear these with jeans and a tee, and wait for the compliments to come in.
It shoe alert!
Ease into the fancy shoe trend with a simple metallic pair.
Meet your new fun summer flats.
Very French disco, don't you think?
Fuzzy mules > plain mules.
The stars, the velvet, the color, the kitten heel… what more could you want?
So chic with a pair of cropped high-waisted jeans.
Last but not least, behold these rose-gold beauties.