Though it’s flying by fast, Summer is still very much here. So let’s take a look at the shoe trends we’ve been seeing on the runways, on the stars and in the stores. This summer it’s all about florals, with other feminine touches such as bows, jewels, chains, buttons and buckles. Neutrals continue to be a strong trend with darker neutrals making more a statement this year. Rope, raffia, jute and cork are big this year as well, as seen in an abundance of espadrille styles. Sky-high heels are still available but the trend is now heading toward wedges and kitten heels, offering a nice and more comfortable change.
Feminine and Floral
Narrow Shoes and Sandals with Feminine Florals,
Bows, Jewels, Buckles and Chains
You’ve undoubtedly seen tons of shoes and sandals in the stores with feminine details. We’re seeing a plethora of bows, flowers and jewels. Added to the mix are buckles, bows and chains. Whether you’re looking for feminine and flirty, or a feminine take on zippers and chains you’re sure to find some pretty bedazzling narrow sandals and shoes for day and night.
The Neutral trend has been a constant for about 3 years now during the Spring/Summer season. While the main focus in the fashion world has been the lightest of the neutrals darker neutrals have been more prevalent this season — of course many of us wore darker neutrals in seasons past because whether they were on trend or not, not so much for trend setting but because they fit — thus creating our own neutral narrow shoe trend!
Narrow with Natural Elements
Natural elements, like rope, raffia, jute, cork and wood are also a plenty and in all shapes and heel heights from wedge to low heels and to flats.
The wedge has made it’s way back in all different variations. From the hemp rope espadrille wedge above to this leather slingback with the delicate bow, there are a number of interesting wedges to choose from.
Kitten Heels are not easy to find in narrow width. That’s why we were very excited to find these really cute kitten heels in our narrow width. Cute kitten heels are a nice reprieve from the sky-high stiletto, which was also hard to find in narrow widths, especially with adornments, like the feminine ones listed above. We love the shiny patent, the delicate bow and the sweet heel on these.
Woven shoes are back in vogue like these raffia woven platform pumps. They also can be found in all shapes and heel heights and vary from dressier to very XX casual, they also mix trends such as these leather wedges in a mix of metallic colors and these XX which again mixes trends, woven, rope, wedge and ankle straps.
We hope you enjoyed looking at these narrow women’s shoe trends for Summer 2011. Great bargains are to be had, as many of these great shoes are on sale! Happy narrow shoe shopping!