I am back at this blogging thing with a power article about Spring/Summer 2016 shoe trends.
Even though Spring collections have been in stores since February, I found it difficult to shop for warm weather when it is only a few degrees outside. I would rather be snuggled up in a few layers at home, sipping up on a warm tea, than be looking for a swimsuit.
Although, in most places it is now officially Spring. Trees are blossoming, we put the furry jackets away and we start shopping for our holidays. It is now time to clear your shoe cupboard and make some space for new treasures.
Yet, proceeding to the purchase of the perfect Spring/Summer 16 pair of shoes might be an overwhelming experience knowing the abundance of places you can get them from. That’s when my article becomes useful, it summarises the key colours for this season, the trendiest silhouettes, it gives you bonus info on some must-have design details as well as provides you with tips which will definitely help you to overcome the anxiety or demovativation you might face through your selection . If, by the way, you are interested in knowing more about the psychology of choice, you can read this great article recently written by Brian Scordato on Fast Company.
Let’s get to it with my first tip, approach your shopping as a task to do step by step. The first step is to select a list of brands you like to buy shoes from, for me it is: & Other Stories, Topshop, Missguided, H&M, Office, Aldo, Dune, New Look, Zara, Nike and Addidas, Steve Maden, which you will see featured in the pics just underneath. It might look like a long list but trust me it reduces significantly the choices I have! Once that’s done, have a look at the trendy colour palette (I have also made one for you, how lucky is that?!) and from there you might already have an idea of which colours suits you best or which one you just love. I always look first online and buy then in store, the colour filter tool available on most websites will, again, reduce your choices. The third step is to pick the silhouette. If you prefer you can also do step 3 before steps 2 that’s totally up to you, I am just more comfortable doing it that way. And the last step is to go for it and buy one of the remaining shoes, from their the choice should be low enough to make you decide on one surely!
Don’t forget to let me know in the comments what shoe you ended up buying!