Sometimes is so hard to find the perfect pair of shoes especially when seasons are changing and new trends are appearing. Furry boots, thigh-high boots, hiking boots, high-heeled loafers, and pointed-toed pumps are the most important winter 2011 shoe trends.
Winter means cold, rain and frozen noses. Cosy and comfortable, furry boots seem to be in the top preferences when it comes to winter 2011 shoe trends. They could be seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Vanesssa Bruno, and Christian Dior. They are made from different types of fur, synthetic or not, or from shearling applied on the exterior or in the interior.
Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum, John Galiano for Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier for Hèrmes, Tommy Hilfiger, and Barbara Bui are some of the designers who brought thigh-high boots on the catwalk for winter 2011. For the most daring of you, there is the laced-up version of the thigh-high boots, while for the rest, there is the simple variant, biker style. In fact, thigh-high boots are very feminine especially when matched with chiffon dresses as spotted at Christian Dior and Burberry Prorsum.
Pointed-toed shoes represent one of the major surprises for winter 2011 shoe trends. They look so girly, yet sophisticated offering a very feminine look to the one wearing them. This season's pointed-toed shoes can be seen in so many different versions starting with a simple, minimalist one spotted at Stella McCartney, worn with tapering trousers and coat dresses. A more chic, retro approach of the pointed-toed shoes could be seen at Louis Vuitton, where the block-heeled pointed-toed pumps trimmed with flat bows perfectly matched the fifties-sixties feminine silhouettes.
Spotted at Prada, Rochas, Céline and Balenciaga, the classic loafers have been updated in the new high-heeled version. Classy and elegant, with a small dose of masculinity, the high-heeled loafers can be worn with woolen tights, or with ankle or knee socks. They represent the high version of the flat loafers, but they are more chic and elegant, with a retro touch.
If you are more into the comfortable style, yet you love to be trendy and stylish, think of investing in a beautiful pair of derby shoes. They allow you to play with the masculine/feminine style and make different, unique outfits matching them with pants, liberty skirts, and dresses. They were spotted at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Cacharel and Comme des garçons.
Hiking boots seem to be the It-shoe trend for fall/winter 2010-2011. However, their aspect has been attentively reviewed as they can be found in so many different styles and shapes. Laced up, with high-heels, wedge heels or squared, made of fur or knitted applications, with wavy rubber sole, hiking boots are without any doubt that one shoe trend that you should invest in. They could be spotted at Barbara Bui, Kenzo, Tommy Hilfiger, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum, or John Galliano. You can wear them to a casual outfit trying to minimize their though, mountain look and choosing a pair of skinny jeans, a sweater and a beige overcoat.