One of the biggest spring/summer 2012 trends in shoes is floral prints. Florals are being found in every color imaginable and on every style of footwear including pumps, platforms, sandals, flats and wedges. Floral printed shoes are also being found in every price point including Christian Louboutin, Stuart Weitzman and Forever 21.
Since florals were a huge trend in apparel on the runways in Paris, Milan, London and New York, it is only natural that the trend appears on shoes for the warm weather season. While floral shoes were not spotted on very many runways, designers and brands designed floral print shoes for spring and summer which have been appearing on store shelves, and consequently on the street.
Fashionistas in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as around the country have been spotted strutting down the street in floral print shoes. Floral pumps have been spotted in the office and are being worn as a way to spice up one’s everyday office attire. For more casual looks, floral wedges and flats are being paired with jeans and casual dresses as a subtle way of wearing the floral trend. In fact, it seems as if fashion-savvy women are opting more for the floral shoe rather than floral apparel. Perhaps shoes feel more understated? Or maybe Fashionistas just prefer buying shoes over apparel!
When wearing a pair of floral shoes, it is important to keep your ensemble understated. Floral shoes look best when paired with solid colored attire and neutral ensembles. This draws the eye to the shoe and makes it the focal point of the look. Floral flats and flat sandals are also an easy way to add a trendy look to a casual outfit when running errands or relaxing in the park.
We found several floral print shoes around the web, in various price points and assembled them into the Polyvore set below. Hope you love it!