There's no arguing that shoes are the unsung heroes of any outfit, and it was no different for those strutting down the red carpet of the Oscars. Flawless celebrities might be able to draw you in with a jaw-dropping gown or a tux that fits like a glove, but the shoes make you want to stay and stare for a while.
If you missed some of the fabulous shoes strutting down the aisle, Footwear News covered styles worn by everyone from Olivia Munn and Sarah Silverman, to Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. Do yourself a favor and take special note of Kate Winslet's Christian Louboutin Follie Draperia pumps. Not only are they stunning, they perfectly nail the sheer trend that's so popular right now.
Aside from a few pumps, after looking through the compilation of styles, it's no surprise that sandals owned the night given the season. Thankfully, even those of us who don't have a red carpet penciled into our schedules can take advantage of the newfound designs. If you look at the different styles highlighted in women's designershoe collections, you can see the subtle transition of winter shoes to warm-weather styles that is starting to take over.
For those of you who haven't switched over your own wardrobe yet, there are a few looks you'll want to add to your shoe collection this spring and summer. For a good head start on the trends, remember that glitz equals glamour. Sure, they might seem reminiscent of the shoes you wore to your prom, but there's no arguing that fashion is cyclical. The more rhinestones, jewels, glitter, and overall sparkly things you can sport on your shoes, the better.
Another shoe style on therise is the pointed toe heel. This retro style is great for making your legs look longer with a high, medium, and even a low or kitten heel attached. You can make the heel look its best by pairing it with a fashionable midi or a knee-length, high-waisted skirt.
Finally, don't overlook a pair of gladiator sandals for the upcoming season. They're comfy, breezy, and their unique look makes them a statement piece for any outfit. Plus, you can't deny that wearing them makes you feel like some kind of powerful warrior. Try them with a short skirt or a romper to maximize the effect.
Shoes can make or break your outfit, so don't be afraid to give them the attention they deserve this season. Your wardrobe will thank you for it!