Trend Report 2018: Embellished Shoes

Put some sparkle in your step, baby.

If you had the chance to get acquainted with ROCCAPINA yet then you know that we love a sparkly detail.

We are drawn to what we feel comfortable in. For me that is minimalistic, yet elegant, feminine design. I’m also in love with all timeless things. Though – I like to add a little striking accessory to my style. That’s how I design ROCCAPINA sandals as well. Timeless, classic and flattering silhouettes with a touch of sparkle.

Even though ROCCAPINA is not a label that follows trends, here are a few different Shoe Trends Summer 2018 that have caught our eye.

The TOP Fashion Trends according to Pinterest : Fearless fashion

Women’s style on Pinterest is where the fashion world meets the real world. People use Pinterest to bring trends to life and decide what to buy. 70% of female Pinners visit at least once a week for searching, saving and creating their personalized look book one Pin at a time. With over 16 billion ideas, this is one of our most popular categories.

• Logomania is back: The latest street style trend mixes brand iconography with elevated pieces (saves for “logos” +203%)

• Larger than life earrings: From oversized hoops to structured heavy metal, earrings are bigger and better than ever (saves for “structured statement earrings” +947%)

• Go wide: In the skinny-or-not pants debate, people are siding with wide-legged bottoms and crops (saves for “wide leg” +213%)

• Beret all day: A major accessory on fall runways, this French fave is très chic for day or night (saves for “berets” +269%)

• Long live layers: Below-the-knee sweaters and jackets add extra cozy, while kimonos and dusters add extra chic (saves for “long layered clothing” +102%)

• Plastic makes perfect: Lucite and patent leather are the plastics we predict will be everywhere by spring (saves for “lucite” and “patent leather” +110%)

• Slits are it: The eye-catching detail is popular on tunics and midi dresses, and even gives pants unexpected edge (saves for “side slits” +147%)

• The original blue jean: A favorite style returns—100% cotton denim is reimagined and capsule wardrobe worthy (saves for “100% cotton denim” +115%)

• Socks that rock: Sheer socks with sneaks or sandals, add instant oomph to any ensemble (saves for “sheer socks” +72%)

• Pep up your step: Studs, pearls and bold buckles are the subtle but striking details on statement shoes (saves for “embellished shoes” +222%)

But it’s not just Pinterest that loves an embellished sandal – it’s all about sophisticated embellishment over here at Footwearnews as well.

Pretty embellishments

What is a summer without sparkle anyway?

You can go all out with crazy bejeweled pumps by Dolce & Gabbana or choose a delicate version embellished with pearly heels or jewelled laces. Pretty embellishments are one of the highlights this summer. Jewelled details, bows or glitter – take your pick.

Embellished Shoe Trends Summer 2018

Source: Glowsly


Strappy, strappy, straps.

From Alberta Ferretti to Altuzarra a big part of the spring 2018 shoe trends are strappy sandals. Think straps that go up the ankle and up to the calf. Just like ROCCAPINA’s strappy t-strap sandals these trendy versions are made up entirely of flat leather straps going all the way up to mid-calf. Seems we’re accidently absolutely on-trend! [Source Glowsly]

Sparkly Sandals Flat T Strap Ankle Tie Swarovski Crystal Embellished Rose Gold Leather Belle

Double Shine.

Glitter covered leather seems to be the perfect choice to add some fun to your party outfit this summer. From pointed-toe pumps at Victoria Beckham to Glitter- and pearl-coated shoes at Miu Miu.

It’s all about the socks.

If you really want to style it up this summer season, socks are your go-to accessory. In all variations, with pearls, sheer, in bright colours or fishnet as shown below. [Pinterest inspiration]

Shoe Trends 2018 Socks

Embellished Shoe Trends Summer 2018


So – how do you pair your outfits this summer? With strappy t-strap sandals that laces up the ankle, or glittery socks? 


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