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Spring sneakers trends 2021

spring sneaker trends 2021 sneakers

Spring sneaker trends 2021 pictured: grey canvas sneakers c/o Sperry (under $100) /

Sneakers for spring 2021 are here! Athleisure has become more and more important in the world of fashion as it has taken over the streets over the past decade; and some would argue the last two decades! With the current pandemic, people are finding themselves wearing sneakers more and more as athleisure becomes the dominant street style we have all been rocking as we increasingly stay home.

Since outdoor activities and comfort are at the forefront of fashion, and personal style, right now, a comfortable and fabulous sneaker is a must! Street sneakers are important, since we all want to save our serious sneakers for sports and fitness. With a street sneaker, we can enjoy comfort while walking around, running errands, etc., yet still express our personal style on a daily basis.

Last year we saw a rise in white sneakers, platform sneakers, and wearing two different sneakers; yes, that last trend fizzled and died within one season, haha. Now that we are in 2021, we are all wanting a little bit more fun and pizzazz in our footwear.

Spring 2021 is all about vintage inspiration, bright colors, metallic fabrications, and a bit of “look-at-me-I-am-out-of-the-house.” With inspiration from the 1970s through to the early 2000s, spring 2021 sneakers are taking on a flashy vibe. We are looking at platforms, chunky soles, metallic hues, groundbreaking florals (so shocking for spring right??), wedge sneakers (yes, these toe stubbers are back from the dead), preppy boat sneakers, slip-on skater styles, and canvas sneakers in general. If you wore it in high or college, it’s time to wear it again. So pop some TLC into your CD player, and buy some funky and fun sneakers for spring! Unless you are planning to rock the nautical and preppy ’80’s trend; then pop some Rick Astley into your cassette deck and rick-roll yourself.

Without further ado, here are the four biggest trends in sneakers for spring 2021.

Chunky and platform sneakers spring 2021

spring sneakers trends chunky platform sneakers

Chunky and platform sneakers for spring 2021 from top left: Gucci platform sneakers (I own these and love them!) / metallic wedge sneakers / paint inspired chunky sneakers / Flash chunky sneakers / platform metallic sneakers / chunky plaid sneakers /

Platform sneakers and chunky sneakers are a continuing trend which has taken on a bit more flash than before. For spring 2021, look for platform or chunky sneakers in trendy florals, designer logo prints, stripes, metallic hues, cartoon prints, and painted patterns.

Have some fun with your platform sneakers or chunky sneakers, this is not a serious trend, it’s lighthearted and enjoyable. Isn’t that what we all need right now? Love!

Canvas sneakers spring 2021

canvas sneakers spring 2021

Canvas sneakers for spring 2021 from top left: Gucci slip-on sneakers / floral sole sneakers / grey boat-style sneakers (I own these and love them! Under $100) / Gucci canvas sneakers / floral slip-on sneakers / denim sneakers /

Canvas sneakers is a catch-all for three separate trends we are seeing emerge for spring 2021. Nautical and boat shoes are having a moment as the preppy ’80’s reemerge. If you long for the days of a convertible red BMW and a pink polo shirt, this is your year. Look for boat shoe inspired sneakers to round out your look.

Are you a sk8ter? Grab your skateboard from 1991 and pick up a pair of canvas slip-on sneakers. You can go traditional with Vans, or mix things up by snagging a pair with 2021 florals, logos, and more. You don’t have to look like you walked out of 1991, just take some inspiration, slip on some canvas sneakers, grab your skateboard, and have fun!

Remember the days of white Keds in the 1980s? The style is back, but with some flair. Instead of only being allowed to wear white canvas sneakers, for 2021, you want anything but white canvas sneakers. Look for Keds-inspired styles in denim, floral prints, logos, cartoon prints, and more fun looks. Have fun with your canvas sneakers; it’s not 1988 anymore, so you don’t have to worry about being caught in a pair of canvas sneakers that aren’t white. Loving this!

Groundbreaking floral sneakers spring 2021

floral sneakers spring 2021

Floral sneakers for spring 2021 from top left: floral slip-on sneakers / Gucci floral sneakers / floral sole sneakers / high top floral sneakers / high top floral and stripe sneakers /

OMG this is so groundbreaking! Are you sitting down? Big news!! Get this, florals are big for spring 2021. Isn’t that crazy? Who would have thought! Well, at least we can narrow down which type of floral prints are big this spring as opposed to past spring seasons. For spring 2021, look for smaller floral prints, no big giant flowers. Floral print sneakers are a huge trend this spring, so have fun with it; it really is groundbreaking.

I’m eyeing the slip-on pair. I love how the floral print looks on the slip-on sneaker styles. Which style do you like?

Metallic sneakers spring 2021

metallic sneakers spring 2021

Metallic sneakers for spring 2021 from top left: silver and glitter platform sneakers / glitter vintage inspired platform sneakers / classic adidas metallic sneakers (I own a rose gold version and love them!) / golden sneakers / gold and white platform sneakers / metallic and white sneakers /

Metallic sneakers come and go, as far as sneaker trends are concerned. They are currently huge as we see the return of the metallic mirror trend from the turn of the century. Why not have glitter sneakers, or metallic sneakers to pair with your mirrored silver handbag? Yes, those are back too, but I digress. . .

Look for glitter, metallic accents, mixed metallics, and solid metallic sneakers this spring. These are definitely “notice me” kicks, so have some fun with the pair you pick.

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What is your favorite sneaker trend for spring 2021?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Designer shoes on sale winter 2021

designer shoe sale winter 2021

Designer shoes on sale from top left: black booties (taller version here) / white sneakers / snakeskin booties / tan suede boots / black flats / black combat boots / black boots /

The designer sales are here, and there are so many fabulous deals to be found! I scoured the web for my favorite designer deals and curated them for you! I am definitely picking up a pair or two of these designer deals on shoes. Those black boots are calling my name! If you have been eyeing a fabulous pair of designer shoes, boots and/or sneakers, now is the time to snap up a pair!

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Which pair is your favorite?

Happy Shopping!

XOXO

Cathy


Holidays 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe

holidays 2020 shoe capsule wardrobeblock heel black booties

holidays 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe from top left: block heel booties (under $200) / grey stamped croc loafers (under $150) / lug sole combat booties (under $150) / square toe high heels (under $150) / cozy slippers c/o Sperry (under $75) (also makes a great holiday gift!) / Gucci platform sneakers /

Shoe! Glorious Shoes! Well, I am most excited about shoes this season, which is why I am posting my shoe capsule wardrobe before my clothing and handbags this holiday season. Can you blame me? Shoes are glorious!

This holiday season, life is more casual and quiet and than in holiday seasons past. This means I am looking more for utility rather than sparkle in my holidays 2020 shoe capsule wardrobe. These block heel booties are perfect to pair with jeans. They are comfortable for walking plus they have a little bit of lift to make me a couple inches taller. They really add polish to an everyday look. Love!

Lug soles are hotter than hot this season, and while I thought I might avoid the trend since I already own a couple pairs of lug soles boots, I couldn’t help myself. After all, I didn’t have a flat pair; only heels. So of course, I felt the need to add a flat pair to my closet! This pair of lug sole boots is super comfortable for walking and standing, plus, they are waterproof! They will be perfect once our rainy season starts. I tried to clean them up as much as possible for these photos, but my apologies, they have been getting quite a bit of wear and are showing it. They are my go-to boots right now!

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My grey stamped croc loafers have been in my capsule wardrobe since fall, and they are great for warmer days. If you haven’t jumped on the classic loafer trend yet, I highly recommend snapping up a pair. They come in tons of colors, and never go out of style! Love that!

‘Tis the season for cozy and soft slippers. I cannot get enough of these fabulous slippers. They are super cozy and soft. They would also make a great gift for the holidays! Love that they are priced under $75.

These square toe heels are on trend and a must-have for any capsule shoe wardrobe. Fingers crossed I have somewhere to wear them this season! They are very comfortable, but with all of our lockdowns, heels haven’t been something I have needed to wear. When we get our vaccines, I will find a lot of excuses to wear high heels! Just wait! haha

Lastly, we all need one pair of fabulous sneakers for walking and everyday wear. As you may have noticed, these have been in my seasonal capsule wardrobes for the last couple of years. They are high quality and super comfortable. If you are looking for a great investment, these are it!

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Stay tuned for more holidays 2020 capsule wardrobe posts this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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