I’m basically counting down the days until March 20th, because nothing mindfucks me more than
Kylie’s daughter’s name the sun setting at like, 4pm. I fucking hate it, and therefore, I am rejoicing in the fact that spring will be here in just a little over a month. IDGAF what Punxsutawney Phil said last week. If you don’t know who that is, my point exactly. He’s fake news. Everything is better in warmer weather, like the frozen drinks, crop tops, and of course, new shoes. Here are the biggest shoe trends you’re about to see as soon as the first day of spring hits.
1. Kitten Heels
They’re not as fugly as you’d think. With the right shoe, you can look as chic and possibly skinny as a Hadid walking down the street. I’m obviously not talking about the kitten heels the Phyllis in your office wobbles in everyday, but instead, a sock bootie with a twist. There will be a ton of 70s go-go girl vibes next season, so if you’re feeling bold, grab the white. Either way, the lighter the color, the better.
2. Dad Sneakers
I’m just going to slip this in here to get the worst out of the way. This trend is definitely fucking grotesque, so apologies in advance for what we’re about to see all over Instagram. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t already see Brooklyn hipsters sporting these on the L train like it’s their job. Maybe, we can blame Balenciaga for making this a thing. (I mean, they did bring out platform Crocs, after all.)
3. PVC Heels
We’re (unfortunately) not getting rid of these see-through shoes anytime soon. We’ll be seeing plastic, latex, and anything resembling rainwear in a lot more clothes and styles of shoes than we’d honestly like to.
4. Shoes With Different Materials
Similar to your knock-off Fenty PUMA slides, wearing shoes with a bunch of different shit on them will be trendy. Whether you’re wearing faux fur on your feet or purchasing a pair of bedazzled sandals, you’ll find yourself giving into the ways of the latest Insta influencer. Surprisingly, these styles aren’t as hideous as you’d expect.
5. Pastel Slingbacks
Slip-ons are now officially gross and eventually, our millennial pink obsession will be considered tacky, too. In effort to find a happy medium, we’ll probs be seeing our fave chain stores stock up on slingback block heels in an assortment of pastel colors. Since purple is 2018’s color, expect to see a whole lot of it.
6. Embroidered/Embellished Sneakers
This year, spring will be the season we finally get an upgrade from our Adidas. White on white is cute and all, but being extra is better when it comes to
my general life philosophy fashion, obviously. Expect to see sneakers in bright hues with embroidered patterns and pairs full of flashy embellishments. These go hand-in-hand with your all black attire and add a pop of fun into the mix. AMAZING.
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If you pay any attention to fashion (or just to the internet), you’ve probably heard of a new shade of pink floating around. What is this “millennial pink” you may ask, and how are we still coming up with new shades when there are 67 million Crayola colors? Well, I don’t fucking know how to explain it, tbh. Millennial pink is a variety of blush pink shades, apparently—because we live in a country where no one likes to agree on anything. Not even a goddamn color. It’s probably the shade of your fave nail polish color or most used Kylie lip kit. You probably know it best as the color of Amy Poehler’s Regina George’s mom Juicy Couture tracksuit, though.
Now that you went “ohhhh” and understand exactly what I’m talking about, you’d agree that there probably hasn’t been anything you haven’t seen in this color yet. From modern home décor to your new crossbody bag, this is your go-to color for anything, ever. It goes with the depressing beloved black, white, and gray in your closet since it shows everyone you might be ~*feminine*~, slutty flirty, and cute. Orange is the new black? More like pink is the new black this summer. To contribute to your obsession, here are clothing and accessory pieces you just need to buy in the iconic millennial pink.
1. Ale by Alessandra Gabriela Mini Dress
Um, what’s not to love about this dress? With flowy off-the-shoulder sleeves and a scandalous lace-up front, this perfect summer dress will literally get you so many likes compliments. Your friends will probs be begging to borrow it for your next night on the town or weekly brunch date.
2. Vince Camuto Corlina Ankle Strap Sandal
I mean, anyone who is anyone obviously has this shoe in black already. In a gorg rose quartz (like, how boujee does that sound), you’ll have shoes for all your summer weddings to comfortably dance all night long in. Even if you go solo (which is 90% of the time), you might find someone who appreciates your shoe game at the very least.
3. Tory Burch Parker Leather Shoulder/Crossbody Bag
I think the real question for this is, when don’t you need a new crossbody? Because if you’re like me, you definitely always leave it anywhere your drunk mind sees fit. For your 100th bag, opt for one in this season’s hottest color. This bag’s sturdy leather won’t rip so easily when you try to stuff in your biggest flask. But since this one is too expensive cute, you can’t throw up in it during your morning commute from a night of too many vodka sodas.
4. alice + olivia Dawn High Waisted Pants
IDK about you, but, my business casual wardrobe is pretty limited in the sense that it’s all black. When I hear business casual, I think black = boss lady. Also, who the fuck actually likes working (unless you’re Steph Shep aka assistant to the regional manager Kim K)? So, why wouldn’t you wear the color that fits your current always mood? Instead, switch things up and get these suited pants for a (fake) cheerful office look. Pair with an ivory blouse or blazer for high-key summer vibes.
5. Karen Walker Jacinto Sunglasses
I know, like, you have so many pairs of rose gold sunglasses already. These pink mirrored lenses are just must-haves because they have the bitchiest cat-eye frames I’ve ever seen.
6. Tularosa Haven One Piece
If you haven’t jumped on the one piece train yet, better late than never. Especially since summer has already officially begun. Bare it all in this pale pink, risqué one piece that shows off all the right places, leaving little to nothing to the imagination—an essential factor before buying anything, duh.
7. Lulu’s Cotton Candy Crush Pink Choker Necklace Set
I said no more black velvet chokers for the summer, but I’ll allow a pink version. Layer your look with a delicate gold pendant because you’re like, such a minimalist.
8. Topshop PETITE Elbow Ripped Jacket
In addition to your blue denim jacket, buy one in this chic color for an effortlessly casual and sassy touch. Pair with trendy pants or over a bodycon dress when you’re trying to fool all the guys into thinking that you are like, totally chill and not at all psychotic. LOL