Shoes


Chunky street sneakers for spring 2019

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Spring 2019 shoe trends / Chunky sneakers from top left: pastel multi-color sneakers / blue wedge sneakers / hot pink glitter sneakers / rainbow sneakers / white with neon yellow sneakers / Gucci sneakers / red and black sneakers / mixed neutrals sneakers / black with pink trim sneakerspink chunky sneakers / neon green sneakers /

Athleisure is growing in popularity, and with it, comes some funky trends! Designers are loving both pastel colors, and neon hues this spring 2019 season. They have incorporated these colors into one of the hottest spring 2019 shoe trends of the season; the chunky sneaker.

Instead of hobbling around on 5″ heels this spring season, you can have happy feet planted safely inside of a funky, chunky pair of sneakers. Sneakers for spring 2019 are being shown with exaggerated soles, wedges, and larger-than-life treads. You won’t slip and fall in these shoes, that’s for sure!

When shopping for a pair of fabulous, and fashionable, chunky sneakers this spring 2019 season, look for neon hues, pastel colors, and notice-me designs. Your sneakers should not be quiet. The more colors on them, the better! This is the season for your funky, casual feet to shine! Enjoy the comfort!

If a mix of neon hues is too bright for you, and mixed pastels aren’t your thing, never fear, color blocked neutrals are here! Designers are also showing chunky street sneakers for spring in mixed neutral hues. You won’t have to sacrifice your understated, personal style on your footwear this season. You can still rock those neutrals while remaining on trend for the season. Love that!

I found a few fabulous pairs of chunky sneakers for spring 2019 around the web, and I assembled them into the shopping widget below. I hope you love them!

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The pastel pair in the top left corner of the graphic above is calling my name. I also love the neon green pair. Which styles of chunky street sneakers for spring do you like? Is this a spring 2019 shoe trend you plan to rock?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


PVC shoes and PVC handbags for spring 2019

staud clear plastic tote bag

pictured: PVC mini tote with removable pouch (current IT bag-see review here)

You knew it was coming back! Clear bags and shoes have been popping up on the runways, and on the streets, for the past few seasons. Now, for the spring 2019 season, they are taking everyone’s closet by storm! That is, if you let PVC into your closet-and I hope you do!

PVC is a fun trend. Let’s face it. You can’t take jelly shoes, or clear handbags, too seriously. This playful trend is popping up mainly in the form of  PVC shoes, and PVC handbags; although, you will find it on other accessories, and on clothing.

The PVC trend has been fading in and out of style for the past five years. While it appeared to fade away roughly two years ago, it really emerged in 2018 to tell the world it was never really gone. In 2019, PVC plans to take over your closet-if you are brave enough to let it.

When it comes to shoes, the PVC trend can be tricky. As we know from the past, PVC is not nice to your skin when it directly rubs against it. PVC edges on shoes can leave you in stitches; literally. Also, PVC shoes that don’t have holes will turn your shoe into a swimming pool; not a good look, and not very comfortable at all. Plus, it’s gross. Ew.

When looking for PVC shoes this spring 2019 season, I recommend finding shoes with edging covered in something soft like leather. Or, look for jelly-like plastic.

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My favorite way to rock the PVC trend is with a handbag. A PVC handbag won’t hurt your skin, and it is quite fun! You can find PVC handbags in clear white plastic, as well as clear tinted plastic, and solid plastic. Just remember, the see-through plastic is the most on-trend for the spring season. The world wants to see what’s in your bag! Of course, if you don’t want to the world to see what’s in your bag, find one with a pouch; or you can use make-up bags from your closet to hide your belongings.

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What do you think of the PVC trend for spring 2019? Will  you be rocking it, or skipping it? If you plan to rock it, are you a shoe or a handbag gal? I’m definitely a handbag gal; but you knew that right?! haha

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Icy sidewalk-proof boots for easy walking

fabulous cold weather boots

pictured: cozy faux fur boots with lug sole (on major sale and in three colors) /

It’s that time of year when the sky could be blue, yet the sidewalks are filled with ice; sometimes invisible ice! This means if we wear a pair of shoes or boots with a smooth sole, we could spontaneously slip and fall. Ouch!

The best defense against icy sidewalks, is a lug sole. Unfortunately, many retailers don’t separate their lug sole shoes and boots in their category filter sections online, making sorting out the smooth soles from the ice-proof soles, difficult and time consuming. I have even tried typing “lug sole” into the search box of many retailers’ websites only to yield two or three pairs of shoes in the search results. There are way more then two or three pairs of lug sole shoes and boots on the market-or in stock! C’mon, retailers, get it together!

So, in order to make finding a fabulous pair of boots for winter with a lug sole (which is icy sidewalk-proof) easy for you,  I assembled a few of my favorite pairs from around the web that offer both flat and heeled styles. Now, you can look fabulous without falling while you walk down the street! Love that!

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Have you ever slipped on an icy sidewalk? I slipped once in a cross-walk and some guy laughed at me, it was so embarrassing! I never attempted to wear a smooth sole in icy conditions ever again. Slipping on ice hurts!! I’m so thankful for the invention of the lug sole; and the fact that so many brands and designers offer a lug sole on fabulous boots and shoes with a heel! This 5’4″ girl needs some height! Bring me all the heels! haha

What are your favorite styles of icy sidewalk-proof boots or shoes for the winter season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy