Footwear Trends in the 2021 Designer Collections

Footwear Trends in the 2021 Designer Collections

While accessories like jewelry and handbags are the finishing touch of any outfit, footwear is a core building block that should be one of the first choices when curating your style. Each year, top designers get more creative with footwear, providing us with a myriad of choices so that we can design our wardrobes to reflect our true inner personalities. This year, we’re seeing some extraordinary innovations in footwear on the designer runways that are sure to inspire your own collection.

Lug sole boots. These are a great look for winters in Chicago, and this year top designers have combined timeless practicality with chic design to create some unmatched pieces that you’ll want in your wardrobe right now. Characterized by a thick and sturdy rubber sole, you’ll find these designer boots in exquisite materials like pure shearling and premium leather. Whether you’re planning a hike or just want an elegant addition to your casual wardrobe, lug sole designer boots are a great choice.

Preppy looks. Inspired by the timeless preppy look, some of our top designers have brought the classics like Mary Janes and kitten-heel pumps into their 2021 collections. Paired with soft, gorgeous cardigan sweaters or fashion-forward blazers, this decidedly grown-up schoolgirl look is an exceptional choice for your 2021 wardrobe. 

Equestrian-style boots. Another luxurious choice is the riding boot, a decidedly chic classic that’s getting a lot of attention on the 2021 runways. Top designers have added their own unique touches on these knee-high riding boots like delicate stitching and laces that contrast with bold belt and buckle features. Crafted in exceptional materials like calfskin, these are the boots you’ll want for every season this year.

Slippers. We still crave sophisticated style even when spending more time around the house, and this year the world’s most innovative designers are getting creative with the classic slipper. From luxurious fabrics to gorgeous color choices, you’ll love them so much that you’ll want to take your slippers along with you everywhere.

Minimalist sandals. When the weather finally turns warm, we’ll all be ready with an unmatched collection of thong sandals with inspired designs by top fashion houses. The minimalist designs and intricate embellishments are the perfect way to show off a fresh pedicure. Prepare for spring now by adding several of these gorgeous sandals to your 2021 wardrobe collection.

Chain link embellishments. No matter what the shoe style, you’ll want to have several in your collection with these chain embellishments inspired by modern jewelry trends. Top designers have hit the runways this year with everything from barely-there, delicate chains to big, bold looks in both silver and gold.

Get started now on your 2021 footwear collection by shopping today at the designer boutiques and luxury fashion houses at the Oak Street District, including Giorgio Armani, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Tod’s, and many more boutique specialty shops. You’ll find everything you need for an outstanding and decidedly personalized footwear collection for your 2021 wardrobe. 

The Oak Street District is located in the heart of the downtown area, just steps away from Michigan Avenue. Oak Street District is the premier destination for exceptional boutique shopping at the world’s most sought-after fashion houses, superb fine dining, luxury accommodations, and exquisite high-end salon and spa experiences, curated into the finest luxury Chicago experience just for you.