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Top 5 Shoe Trends this Year

Expect to see the humble Thong (or flip flop) as a standout shoe trend this year.  Queenslanders have long been considered less fashionable then their southern neighbours because of their love of this humble piece of rubber, but they can now claim they have been ahead of the fashion pack for decades!!! The thong/flip flop will be huge this year!!

Also the chunky Dad Sneaker has been given a stylish revamp and can be worn anywhere not just to the gym.

Mums also get a mention with the Mum Mule being one of the top 5 shoe trends.  The downside of Mums finally being fashionable is that your daughters are going to be constantly in your wardrobe!!

Next is the Strappy Sandal (which I think we all have a pair somewhere in our wardrobe) and believe it or not (drum roll), the final shoe trend is the Western Cowboy Boot!!  Don’t be afraid to combine animal print and the cowboy boot, like this one featured from Zimmerman.

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So after a quick check of my wardrobe – thongs (tick), Dad Sneakers (hubby’s feet are two big), Mum Mules (tick), Strappy Sandal (tick) but as for Western Cowboy Boots I might leave this trend to my daughters!!  Happy shopping everyone!


Simone xx (Fashion Stylist and Founder of Ma Belle Allure)