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Deepika Sarode

Spring 2019's biggest shoe trends are anything but basic.

If the runways were any indication, this season is all about having fun with your footwear.

We have got our eye out on the best footwear trends for this spring/summer season.

The upcoming months are going to be all about texture, colour, and vibrancy, you can go bold and enhance your silhouette with a high voltage dose of exuberance, play with 60's pastels and materials or go hyper-urbane with athletic platform sandals.

Power up your personality and get ready for something big, here are some of the shoe trends we were currently crushing over.

Combat boot silhouette with bright & pastel colours: Combat heels provide a compelling contrast with sleek and dainty silhouettes and they create the illusion of thin legs.

The extra height never ever hurts anyone.

Add bright colours like cobalt blue, living coral, neon lime yellow into your shoe schedule and be prepared to be amazed at how utterly fresh these colours feel.

These are cheery and energetic shades that innate playfulness and energy.

Pastel-like lavender suggests an ethereal and dreamy shade and has romantic fields of calm-inducing herbal delights, while seafoam green is fascinating and quirky making it more approachable than some of its pastel counterparts.

Contoured heels & embroidery: This trend will bring intriguing allure to your outfit.

Unusual, sculptural heels capitalise on deviations of form to create an innovative new shape.

Onlookers will be captivated by your outfit but won't necessarily be able to identify why.

Whimsical embroidery and embellishments provoke fantasies of ancient treasure boxes and antique jewel boxes. Embroidered boots can go Wild West meets Military with this cowboy-combat hybrid style with cute stitch work.

Easy-breezy flat sandals & bow-tiful shoes: The function and utility of the flat sandal prove the simplicity and an understated sensibility stands the trend-test of time, regardless of form. Bows are always delectably sweet anywhere on the outfit, but they are by no means demure.

Bow accents on shoes create dimension without adding unnecessary clutter to a shoe's silhouette.

Nautical rope, mesh, braids & fringes: Nautical touches have an indelibly breezy feel to them.

They speak to calm, cool and collected luxury and they belie a sophisticated and elegant sensibility.

Mesh weaving is a sporty hybrid of the nautical trend.

Mesh feels fresh, brazen, and appealingly wearable.

Salvatore Ferragamo incorporated mesh detailing into his pointy stilettos.

Fringe isn't restricted to any one material.

It can be suede, leather, beaded, and beyond.

Fringe loafers make your sensible work shoe into a statement piece with this design.

Adding to the above trends, bulky shoes have become a statement-making favourite in sartorial circles as of late, so pairing the shape with the tried-and-true sandal feels like a natural next step.

Pointed toe shoes are also ones to look out for.

They are a sleek and minimalist way of wearing your attitude on your sleeve, or feet in this case.

Comfortable mules and slide shoes are kitschy, elegant and retro-inspired.

Slides are easy to wear, and style and they have a worldly and bohemian appeal.

Logomania trend is also everywhere and it applies to footwear as well.

Which trend are you going to try on? Show us your style by tagging @thehansindia and @deepikasarode #THISTSS2019 on Instagram.

- The writer is the founder of PikaLove,

a sustainable fashion label.

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