New Year, New Fashion

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This spring ushers in a variety of cute styles and trends for 2018– from millennial pink (the famous rose gold/dusty blush shade), to laser-cut loafers, you’re bound to find something to love this season!

As for women’s fashion, metallics and two-toned shoes are continuing to be up-and-coming on the footwear scene, especially when mixed with brighter pops of color. Shoes are maintaining the modern, 21st– century style, with throwbacks to previous years’ trends, and more casual styles becoming more popular. Platform heels are practically overthrowing stilettos this season (hooray for comfort!), and jute-wrapped soles as well as cork influences and snakeskin-prints are in abundance. A few newer trends show up on the scene, especially high-tongue sandals that have more of a “shoetie flair”, open-toed mules, and of course, you can’t go wrong with a pair of slip-on wedges! If you’re wanting to take a subtle step onto the wild side, floral prints, pastels and patterns are an excellent way to do so– and are making quite the statement this spring. Casual is the new “dressy,” so don’t be afraid to throw on a dress or skirt with a new pair of bold, chunky-strapped wedges or sandals!

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When it comes to men’s spring and summer fashion, warm tones and neutral shades are fun and overflowing, and sure to pair well with any outfit. The “sneaker influence” has become highly predominant, with light-colored soles, and more casual trends becoming popular this season. While neutral shades are common, if you want to stand out, some pops of color (as well as patent styles) are trend-forward, and a trend that we will continue to see as the year progresses. Suede tassel loafers, wing-tips, and dress casual lace-ups are great go-to’s for almost any event, and even every-day wear as footwear leans toward the versatile, “wear everywhere” movement. The “two-in-one” theme, such as Olukai’s loafer/mule, and lace-up/mule styles will be big this season, and are great for almost any occasion. From fishing or boating, to that outdoor dinner party, you’re sure to be both comfortable and fashionable!

Neutrals can be fun and go with everything, but you can’t go wrong with unique, so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new this season! You’ll be surprised at how many things in your closet will go with that fun, new pair of shoes you’ve been dying to try!

Your Missing Sock,

@elmshoes #itfits

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