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Footwear To Step Out In Style This Summer

Summers have come beating in. The winds have started to get a bit of warmth in them and the sun is beginning to shine brighter than ever. While our floral dresses, sunglasses, summer makeup is already jotted and on point, its time for us to gather the most important part of a look which is the footwear. This season ditch your uncomfortable heel and slip into something more soothing, relaxing, comfortable and chic. Listed below are the must have footwear options to rock this summer in style.

KOLHAPURIS

One can never get enough of Kolhapuris. They are in every sense ‘true classics’. They are easy, comfortable and go with almost any outfit be it western or ethnic. Pick one in a silver or golden if you want it to flatter every outfit or go for a nice pop of colour.

BROGUES

Fashion’s latest sweethearts, brogues fall under the androgyny category. They are best paired with high waisted ankle length tapered pants, pencil skirts or even sarees if you take a cue or two from Kangana Ranaut.

THONG FLATS

Deepika Padukone obsesses over these as they not only make your feet look pretty but also give definition to your legs. Pair these were short flared or pencil skirts. You can also wear these with tapered pants.

SNEAKERS

Hello to all the girl who just cannot stop wearing sneakers and find it a great resort to keep our feet tanning from under the sun. Sneakers are the definition of cool and if you pick one in a hot metallic shade, cute-sy pastels or the forever classic white, you know you’re good to go.

SLIDERS

The happy trend which is taking the home comfort sliders to the top fashion trend. Sliders are a major staple this summer. Pick one in cute colours, like soft pinks, light yellows, you can pick ones with nice floral embroidery on it or solid colours.

Animal Prints Are This Season’s Wildest Trend

Calling all risk-takers, dog lovers, cat ladies, horse whisperers: these days, regular ol’ leopard print isn’t enough to suit our maximalist, embellishment-loving tastes. True, the classic pattern will always have its place on the runways. But with every passing season, more and more designers are side stepping animal prints and putting actual animals (and insects) on their pieces.

 The Pre-Fall 2018 collections were a literal zoo. Big cats stole the show at Givenchy, Stella McCartney and Valentino — who could forget the latter’s jungle-green, tiger-embellished jumpsuit? Gucci put twin Frenchies on a hot pink sweatshirt; Delpozo did painterly, parrot-inspired prints. At Oscar de la Renta, seagulls flocked, appearing on a shirtdress, a peplum tunic and an intarsia sweater. In keeping with the “summer at the seaside” theme, fish — or rather, fish bones — decorated a tulle gown (and dangled off ears).

We’re less than halfway through the fall collections and already the trend is picking up speed. This time around, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia expanded their menagerie to include deer, dogs, rabbits, monkeys, exotic birds and even unicorns, taking inspiration from Elizabethan “enchanted forest” tapestries. For Carolina Herrera’s final collection — creative director Wes Gordon will be taking her place — the baroness of evening wear showed whimsical wildcat prints in lieu of her signature florals. And at R13’s environmentalism-minded show, onlookers bird-watched by way of hoodies and long-sleeved tees.

Cowboy Boots wearing style

We never know what trends are going to resonate in the fickle world of fashion. We didn’t expect ugly shoes or grandpa sneakers to take hold, but they did. And we never expected cowboy boots to be stomping down the runways at fashion week, much less seeing them on fashionistas attending the shows, but they’re here and they’re being snapped up.

 Looking back, the clues were there that cowboy boots were due for a revival. There has been a big Western theme on the runways for several seasons. We’ve had fringe, double denim and cowboy hats, so we were bound to get cowboy boots sooner or later. The last time the footwear style caught hold was at the height of the mid-2000s’ boho craze when we were looking for something to wear besides pirate boots and UGGs. So it’s about time the classic Western boot returned.

Cowboy boots may not be considered anything exceptional to those out West, but wearing it in other territories can be tricky. Embrace the Wild West theme too much and risk looking like an extra in a Western film. Layer the footwear with the wrong pieces and it will look disjointed. When done right, cowboy boots can add an element of surprise to the most basic outfits. They can be a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, a little bit bohemian and even a little bit preppy. That leaves ample opportunities to seamlessly slot them into an existing wardrobe.

If you’ve mastered fringe and double denim, cowboy boots are the final frontier. And we know that you have what it takes to pull them off, partner. Get suited and booted with these fashion-forward ways to wear cowboy boots in the city.