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by Makayla Daglish April 01, 2021

8 SHOE TRENDS YOU'LL SEE IN 2021

It's time to put away the house socks and Ugg boots of 2020 and put our best foot forward into 2021. While WFH life continues for some, cafes and restaurants have opened and we now have an excuse to dress from head to toe - still in comfort of course! While we can't predict what the next six months will bring, we can take relief in the fact that the biggest shoe trends are leaning into familiar styles that should hold up for more than a couple of seasons.

So whether you're looking for an investment pair for year round wear, or looking for a new favorite throw-on-and-go style, here at Zabecca Living, we've broken down the trends that we think you'll be seeing a lot of this year.

Riding Boots

While for many of us, cowboy boots have always been in fashion, they're particularly popular now. Equestrian-style boots have recently walked off the runway and into fashionistas’ hearts. This style is so classic you’ll get a ton of wear out of them year round.

The magic of midcalf and knee-high boots lies in how many ways you can style them, no matter what time of the year it is. Wear with a leather jacket and thick tights or style them with your favorite skinny jeans tucked in for a look that's instantly chic.

IVYLEE COPENHAGEN Tan Simone Escuvado Leather Boots  IVYLEE COPENHAGEN Madox Escuvado Cowboy Boots

Chelsea Boots

Will we want to wear heels again? Yes - but in the form of stable heels. Chelsea ankle boots have been a classic wardrobe staple for decades, but this versatile style is now more relevant than ever in 2021. Stretchy elastic side panels give these boots the ease, comfort and iconic look we know and love. We can guarantee you'll still want to wear these come summer.

These ankle-high boots are famous for their versatility and simplicity. They can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, making them a valuable piece to any wardrobe. We love the look of these boots worn under midi skirts or a bright coloured dress.

IVYLEE COPENHAGEN Stella Escuvado Leather Cowboy Boots  

Slouch Boots

It's no wonder that ankle boots are a must in any staple wardrobe and this season, it's all about the slouchy boot. Boots with a slight slouch -  a calf-grazing cuff that slouches naturally above the foot, are the type of shoes you pull-on every day because they're comfy and work with every outfit for every occasion.

Don’t cover these boots with a floor-length dress - pair slouchy boots with either something short in the warmer months, and tucked inside the boot when it's cold for a contemporary finish. And with wide shoulders and oversized jackets still popular, these items will also be perfectly combined with slouches. 

IVYLEE COPENHAGEN Evy Escuvado Ankle Boots  IVYLEE COPENHAGEN Dark Brown Evy Escuvado Ankle Boots

Retro Sneakers

Who isn't a sucker for a good 80's moment? With gummy tread soles, neutral suede fabrics and cream-tinged colorways, retro sneakers are set to be one of the biggest shoe trends of the year. 

This is your chance to make a bold statement with an everyday shoe. Complete your retro ensemble with joggers and an oversize button-down, or team with your favourite neutral pieces for effortless yet edgy dressing.

ZOE KRATZMANN Gold Star Lunar Sneakers  ZOE KRATZMANN Animal Print Route Sneakers  HAMMILL & CO Green Washed Canvas Sneakers  \

Everyday Sneakers

It's impossible to not scroll through Instagram and see a tone of bright-white sneakers elevating the chicest of outfits. A pair of cute kicks are a wardrobe basic worth investing in. 

We're all about practicality here at Zabecca Living and the reality is that sleek, minimal sneakers go with just about everything! Whether you're wearing a sundress, boyfriend jeans, or a midi skirt, there is a sneaker style just waiting to enhance your outfit.

SUPERGA White Leather 2730 Naplngcotu Sneakers  SUPERGA 2750 EFGLU White Leather Shoe  Hammill & Co White Washed Canvas Sneakers

Lug Sole Boots

Practical-cool is the new athleisure. As such, hiking boots have become a staple in wardrobes of late, designed with urban adventurers in mind. With a heavy-tread chunky rubber sole, these all-weather mountain boots are perfect for walking everywhere and keeping your feet toasty and warm in the cooler months.

Wear your lug boots with skinny jeans and a chunky sweater for just the right amount of luxury. A pair of tractor-sole boots also make for a surprisingly versatile addition to a feminine dressor poking out under a midi skirt

IVYLEE COPENHAGEN Atlas Boots With Wool

Kitten Heels

Short and sweet kitten heels are in for 2021. Far more comfortable than taller heels, it’s a win-win all around. A new take on the closed-toe kitten keel is a pump-meets-boot style, incorporating a bold, defined toe shape. 

A pair of polished heels will never let you down and a closed toe kitten heel will pair well with most winter looks, and transition seamlessly back into Summer. Perfect for the office or on an evening out, this sweet heel will have your friends asking for fashion tips.

IVYLEE COPENHAGEN Black Vivian Anilin Leather Pointed Toe Boots

Strappy Sandals

Strappy sandals and heels are hardly a new footwear trend. But 2021 is seeing the current trend creep up into new territory, including more intricate strapping and crisscross detailing and wrapping up and around the ankle. These shoes are statement-making without going too over-the-top

Flat strappy sandals are a great choice, because they look chic and polished without taking away the comfort. For an everyday look, pair with casual denim jeans that stop at the ankle. To creating the ultimate vacation vibes, no matter where you roam, pair with a flowy maxi dress and cropped jacket for later.

IVYLEE COPENHAGEN Elvira Anilin Leather Strappy Tie Sandal  IVYLEE COPENHAGEN Wendy Esc Cross Strap Tan Leather Sandals

 


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