9 shoe styles you should be wearing this season

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When Mr. Big proposed to Carrie Bradshaw with a shoe in Sex and the City, one thing became vehemently clear: shoes are important. Not only do they define your frame and personality, they also speak volumes about your taste.

It is about time we stopped gender categorization and accepted that be it a man or a woman, the shoes are the first thing that are noticed about a person. This season, the fashion runway saw some fun and quirky designs. The focus was on exhibiting styles that were both sexy and comfortable. Here are a few shoe trends from the fashion runway that you should be picking up.

1. Rainbow sandals:

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To make a bold statement, go with rainbow shoes. From Aquazzura to Chloe and Fendi, this year, every big label played with the rainbow hues on the runway. The best way to wear these is to match them with a solid-coloured dresses.

2. Mule Shoes:

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The Mule shoes were a rage in the 90s. They are making a comeback this year. These shoes go well with almost every outfit. You can pair them with jeans as well as dresses. This season, heeled mule shoes are making it big.

3. Sneakers:

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Nothing says comfort like sneakers. Until a couple of years ago, the sneakers were a man’s prerogative. However, today, the sneakers are being worn by both men and women. On the runway this season, famous labels like Gucci, Marc Jacob and Alexander Wang presented their interesting take on the sneakers.

4. Flats:

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One of the best things about 2016 is that you can wear as many flats as you want. Until last year, heels were a norm. However, this year, flats are gaining popularity. These ultra-comfortable styles compliment any outfit that they are matched with.

5. Rope shoes:

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In 2016, you will be seeing a lot of rope in shoes. The trend may sound weird, but it looks beautiful on feet. Not just rope but tassels will be seen too. The Isabel Marant rope shoes should be your first buy this season. They will look great with that beautiful dress you had been hiding for a special occasion.

6. Lace-up Pumps:

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Image Credits: Maegan Tintari

The Lace-up Pumps have already been spotted on many starlets. The best part about these is that they are suitable for any occasion. For a day out with friends, pair your favourite lace-up pumps with a pair of ripped jeans. For a more formal occasion, wear them with pant suits.

7. Metallic Shoes:

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One of the biggest trends of 2016 is metallic shoes. From Gucci to Givenchy, almost every big label has presented these on the runway. The metallic shoes have the potential to transform any boring outfit into an interesting one.

8. Flatforms:

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If you are someone who loves to wear heels but cannot take the pain that heels give after a long day, the flatforms are for you. This year, Versace, Rag and Bone and Stella McCartney presented some very interesting Flatforms on the runway. Buy these in a metallic shade and you will have two of this year’s biggest trends in your wardrobe.

9. Kitten Heels:

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The Kitten heels are comfortable and sexy at the same time. This year, fashion houses like Prada and Oscar de la Renta have made a conscious effort to bring these back in style.