New Year, New Shoe

January is a magical time when we celebrate a new year, new start, new you. Can you think of a better start to your 2017 makeover than from the feet up? It’s time to give in to your shoe obsession and load up on the season’s must-have boots, booties and heels.

Let’s start with a trend carrying over from sportswear to footwear. Velvet can be luxurious and feminine on a beautiful pump or strappy heel. It can also turn up the attitude on a funky bootie or sneaker. For a killer retro vibe, try a velvet ankle boot in navy or burgundy.

Which brings us to our next trend: burgundy. Your favorite shade of wine is making its debut on day and evening shoes. Leather, velvet and suede styles are made even richer in beautiful burgundy hues. This deep red makes for the perfect pop of color.

For the woman with a bold sense of style, try leopard print on for size. This animal print is fierce on any silhouette and acts as a neutral. Instead of a nude pump or black bootie, swap in a leopard shoe for a daring change.

A more sophisticated ensemble craves a pointed-toe pump. The chic silhouette can refine any material from sequins to leather. It is the top trend of the winter season! In this case, beauty is pain after a long time on your feet. Here’s a tip: consider giving your toes a rest by choosing your pointed-toe pumps for a sit-down dinner.

Now let’s take a turn to a more practical shoe. Block heels have always offered support and comfort, but now they offer hip fashion. Whether you choose a pump, boot, or strappy style, you can’t go wrong with this season’s hottest heel. It’s safe to say, block heels are the new stilettos.

As I’m sure you’ve already noticed this winter, booties are a key style for chilly weather. Lucky for us, we don’t have to worry about extreme cold here in the desert, so we are updating the standard silhouette by showing off our toes. Peep-toe booties are perfect for Arizona winters.

If you’re looking for a little more coverage, over-the-knee-boots are bigger, better and taller than ever. These babies are perfect for keeping warm and effortlessly on-trend. O-T-K boots, with or without heels, have been spotted on our favorite celebrities and fashion icons, styled with oversized sweaters and skirts.

Start this year with your best-dressed foot forward. No matter which of these top trends you choose, you’ll walk into 2017 in style.

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