Looking Ahead: Spring Fashion Trends 2014 and Women’s Boots
Here at Allens Boots, we like to keep tabs on what’s going on in the fashion world. Sure, cowboy boots are always in style, but we like to know how to wear women’s boots so they always look their best. Now, we know that winter fashion trends are still going strong, but we want to look ahead to spring and see what’s coming down the runway. Below are our top picks for women’s boots that match the spring fashion trends of 2014.
Boots in Bloom
Florals are making a splash on the spring fashion scene in the collections of designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Marc Jacobs, but these flowery patterns aren’t the dainty blossoms of yesteryear. Prints and accents are trending toward loud and bold statement shapes, big prints, quirky designs, and even Hawaiian and Victorian influences. For a subtle but intricately-patterned take on this trend, pull on a pair of Corral Camel Teju Lizard Engraved Lace Tube Boots. These women’s boots feature gorgeous floral engraved detailing paired with a top-quality lizard leather vamp. Complemented by braided leather running along the shaft stitching and collar, these women’s Corral boots are a great way to add a touch of floral flair to your style.
Soft pastel colors are a reliable spring favorite, and spring 2014 is no exception. Subtle lilacs, muted mints, and baby blues are all in line with the pastel trend, and you can wear them however you please, from dresses to suits to jackets. Let your cowboy boots indulge in a little pastel passion by opting for a pair of women’s Justin Brittle Cow boots in brown and pink to combine Western and trendy sensibilities.
Shine It Up
Metallics are strolling down the runway this spring in the lines of designers like Lanvi, Rag & Bone, Gucci, and Armani, and we’re not just talking gold, silver, and bronze. Add a little glitz to your look with shine from anywhere in the spectrum, whether subtle or sparkling. The Liberty Black Star Oxidado boots are a great way to capitalize on this look. (In fact, the whole Liberty Black Star boots line features some great metallic boots this season.) The Star Oxidado women’s boots above are faded blue with a pale green sheen and a warm brown outsole, making them ideal for combining with all kinds of color palettes. And speaking of color…
Boldly Colored Boots
Bold colors—especially green, blue, red, and orange—are making its way into the collections of designers like Ralph Lauren and Fendi this spring. The Ariat brand, known for its unusual women’s boots, doesn’t disappoint this season’s trend, supplying boots like the bold red and brown Lucchese Break Goat boots, featuring deep, bright hues to amp up your look. With bright red, vintage texture, overlay detailing on the toe and heel, and red stitching to accent the look of these boots, these women’s boots cater to high fashion with high contrast.
Likewise, a variety of blues are surfacing in the collections of designers like Oscar de la Renta and Emanuel Ungaro, ranging from soft sky blue to denim to deep navy. To add a unique blue pair of women’s boots to your look this spring, try a pair of Lucchese Classics Nile Belly Crocodile in blue. This pair of blue women’s boots is made with a crocodile leather vamp and counter, and finished in two shades of blue.
Modern Craft Details
Last, embellishments and touches that have been dubbed “modern craft” are cropping up in all kinds of spring collections, from Derek Lam to Donna Karan to Alexander McQueen. Whether with floral embroidery, enamel accessories, fringe, or exotic woven prints, you can count on seeing some unique details in the coming season. To incorporate these details into your footwear, try a pair of women’s boots like the Corral boots with an antique python and blue saddle, and Indian Jute pattern. Featuring a woven pattern inlay on the front and back, plus leather fringe on the pull tabs, these women’s boots have a python skin saddle and vamp, plus blue stitching and details on the toe.