Hello my lovelies!
I hope you’re all doing well? One of my 2016 resolutions is to expand and diversify my blog, so this week I thought I’d do something a little bit different. It's a new year and that means it's time for a new challenge! I definitely want to focus more on adding fashion and lifestyle posts into my blog, as I've grown up surrounded by fashion! My oldest sister actually attended the coveted London College of Fashion and I used to love nothing more than looking through her amazing sketch books as a little girl. Now when it comes to preparing an outfit I definitely like to consider my shoe game! If you're like me and in need of a few new styles to add to your collection this year, here are a few popular looks to start with in 2016. I hope you enjoy this post lovelies and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below. You can also use my social icons, if you would like to get in contact a little bit quicker.
(L-R) Michael Kors - Valentino - Debenhams
According to Cosmopolitan.com writer Nikki Kinstlinger, kitten heels are back in a big way this season. You can find these comfortable and feet-friendly varieties with slim and chunky heels, both of which should balance out the proportion of your ankles and calves. I know they're not for everyone, but they're definitely a life saver if you want a slight lift without the worry of a killer heel. A thicker kitten heel is also a great way to make your calves appear more streamlined. Closed-toe kitten heels are also a great option and you can wear them while things are chilly. Or, why not go ahead and grab them in a strappy sandal, which can create such a effortlessly sexy look (I'm currently lusting after the Valentino Rockstuds in a kitten heel).
(L-R) River island - Quiz - Jimmy Choo
If you're looking to make a lasting impression, a pair of sexy thigh-highs, also known as over-the-knee boots, are the way to go. Using the different designer looks on Lyst.ca as a guide, you can see how many of the top names in the industry are embracing the trend. From Steve Madden and Stuart Weitzman, to Jimmy Choo and Dolce & Gabbana, you pretty much have your choice of name brands, as well as high street too. Most of them are matching the cold weather with dark colours and suede fabrics, but some are using leather for an edgier finish. The overall look of them is seriously sexy and I will definitely be looking to invest in a pair myself for 2016!
(L-R) Adidas - Nike - Puma
You need a pair of these for two reasons. First, a cute pair can help you nail the athleisure trend (I'm currently trying to give this a go with my Roche Ones). And second, if your New Year's resolution list looks anything like mine, they will definitely work to hopefully inspire you to get fitter in 2016. Another look worth checking out for 2016 is a pair of solid color Keds for a much more versatile look. Taylor Swift wears these and she makes them look super stylish (Her Champion Glitters look amazing), but I'm still working on wearing trainers along with my day to day outfits. You can also kick it up a notch with some Pumas. I also love Kylie Jenner's black suede style with a hot pink stripe, which adds a pop of colour. Hollywoodlife also have amazing tips on how to rock them perfectly for the gym or running errands, as well as creating a more edgy look too!
After looking at styles for 2016... I can definitely see myself trying out all three styles. I'm especially looking to try the more sporty/casual look for my down days or when I'm just heading to town. I would love to know what kind of style of shoe you're looking to try in 2016
Lots of Love
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