Top 5 Shoe Styles For Summer 2012

A really great pair of shoes can punch up an outfit from blasé to beautiful. Whether it’s a cute pair of flats paired with a sundress or killer heels worn with a strapless little black dress, it’s all about the footwear with the changing of the seasons.

Fashion trends are constantly shifting, and shoes can be “in” one season and “out” the next. So don’t get left behind and make sure you know what women’s feet will be sporting this summer!

If you’re shoe crazy, then you are probably on top of the hottest footwear trends for the summer season. But just in case you need a little assistance in the fashion department, prepare to meet the top five shoe style contenders for the upcoming 2012 summer holidays.

DSQUARED2 - Sandal Metallic (Vitello Bianco Ottico) - Footwear

Metallic Toes
Metallics are chic and trendy and have the added benefit of increasing the lifetime of shoes. Metallic toes are hot this summer and have been shown on runways during this year’s New York Fashion Week, so they are sure to be one of the most popular styles on mainstream fashion this summer season.

Proenza Schouler - Braided Flat Sandal (Black/Natural) - Footwear

Braided Sandals
Sandals are always in style during summer months, although the trends are constantly changing. This year’s hot new trend is a braided sandal designed in bright, dazzling colors that enhance the simple style.

Naturalizer - Lennox (Mocha Shiny) - Footwear

Shiny Shoes
Shiny? Yes, gold and silver shiny. Adorned with accents like sequins, this trend has taken the fashion world by storm. They look fantastic with dressy outfits “” think paired with a cocktail dress for that summer wedding “” and can be worn with a simple sheath or sundress to add a touch of glamour.

LOVE Moschino - JA1627CI0V JK2 00A (Transparent/Black) - Footwear

Transparent Shoes
These are not your average stripper heels that people associate with clear high heels. While they were introduced last year, they never caught on “” but designers remain vigilant and have pushed the transparent shoe trend forward to great success.

Delman - Suki Pointed Toe Flat (Bronze Metallic Washed Calfskin) - Footwear

Pointed Toes
The high, rounded toes have taken a backseat to the pointy toe look. Think 1980s style heels, but with a modern twist.

While some of these shoes are more comfortable than others, like flat sandals, some women will sacrifice their toes for the sake of stunning petite shoes. If you can take the pain, then go for it “” but make sure you test them out before you head to a summer holiday event so you’ll know exactly what you’re in for. It’s always smart to bring a backup pair of flats in case your tootsies can’t take it a minute longer.

Now that you are in the know for what’s hot in the coming shoe styles for summer 2012, pick up some of these chic cuties and be the first of your friends to show off your flair for footwear.

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