Winter 2010 Shoe Shopping Guide

Winter 2010 Fashion Trends

Summer is coming to an end, but there is no reason to frown. This fall and winter seasons are full of great fashion items you’re sure to love. New color and design trends are just starting to hit the shelves and it’s time to get busy shopping.

We’ve collected the expert advice from the shoe merchants at ShoeMall. Having been to all the big Fall and Winter 2010 shoe shows they know what is going to be hot this season. Here is your guide to a season of style…

Winter 2010 Shoe Shopping Guide

2010 Winter Trends
Fall & Winter 2010 Trends
Casual Weekend
Evening Out
Outside Event
Over the knee boots can work well for a casual weekend, especially when worn with comfy leggings. Pairing OTK boots with leggings and a flirty shirt creates the perfect outfit for a night on the town. I would recommend finding a pair with a sexy high heel. Wearing over-the-knee boots to an outdoor event can be tricky, although the added height can help warm you up as temperatures dip. For best results, stick to a wedge or flat heel.
If your weekend plans call for running errands, a wedge boot is a decent choice. This heel type is easier to walk in than stilettos and other thinner heels. Wedge boots are a great choice for date night. If you’re looking for something special, try a pair with a buckle embellishment. Although not ideal, this heel choice is better than others – at least it won’t cause you to sink into the ground the way stilettos can!
Ankle boots are perfect for the casual winter weekend. Try some in suede or distressed leather for a cool, classic look. For those days of bumming around inside, ankle boots work well. Best in Brown or Black. A nice pair of black ankle boots look great for an evening out in the winter time. As long as there isn’t a lot of walking around you’ll be alright. Boots work great for winter outdoor activities. When the weather gets cold you want to keep those feet warm. Ankle boots can keep you warm enough for short-term events outside.
Slouch boots are the perfect choice for a casual weekend. I would recommend a flat heeled, knee high pair in suede – goes well with nearly any outfit and oh-so comfortable! Details matter when transitioning this look to a night on the town. Look for slouchy boots dressed up with a higher heel, buckles, buttons, studs or other embellishments. Be careful when wearing a slouch boot to an outdoor event, especially if your feet might get wet. Leather holds up better outside than untreated suede.
Head down to your local mall and you’ll see military-inspired fashion everywhere. The style is tailored for casual weekends for hanging out with good friends and family. There are some military styles that will work for a nice evening out at a nice restaurant, but be careful. You don’t want to look too much like a soldier in the field while sipping your soup. For those chilly winter nights you’ll need to keep warm. Military styles have taken over most casual coats and jackets this season. You’ll looking styling in your military-inspired parka.
Purple is a popular color rolling into the fall and winter seasons. A fun pair of puddle boots or even a comfy pair of slippers with a little fun tinge of purple will add some color and spice to your wardrobe this winter. Purple has been popular in dress styles and the trend continues into the fall and winter 2010 seasons. Purple sets the mood for an evening out on the town for a big date or an evening out with the girls. There are a few boots out there for chilly outdoor events. Be sure to find some with some extra warmth to keep those feet warm. A little purple accent can make a style stand out just enough if that’s your style.
A definite yes! This color is everywhere right now. From gray athletic shoes to a grey flat, you’re bound to find something perfect for a lazy Saturday. Grey continues to be a go-to color this season. As a near neutral, this hue works well for anything from a fun filled girls’ night to a romantic evening with someone special. Grey is a great color choice for an outdoor event – in fact the darker the better! This will help camouflage any potential grass stains or mud spots.
Turquoise Shoes Athletic styles are hitting the street that include a little turquoise. They can work nice for casual weekends bumming around or hanging out at the mall to avoid the chilly weather. It’ll be tough to find some turquoise styles for an evening out on the town, but it’s possible. It’ll add a little color and get attention if that is what you’re looking for. We’re only seeing a few boots for outdoor events that have turquoise. If you can find them you’ll fit right in with the new trend at your local football game or Christmas parade.
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