4 Essential Shoes Every Woman Should Have in 2020

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2020 has been interesting so far, to say the least, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get ready for some summer fashion. Even with all the events unfolding, we can still have an idea of what’s going to be hot this summer based on what we’ve seen from some of the top designers' spring/summer collections. This year has been characterized by big comebacks, and the general trend seems to be towards a more conservative look. However, there is a little bit for everyone in this mixed bag. Let’s take a look at some of the essential shoe trends for 2020.

Loafers are Back
Loafers had their moment in women’s fashion about three years ago, but the trend has tapered off since then. Loafers seem to be making a comeback this year, but with a small twist. We’ve seen loafers with blocky heels and different textures. Gucci added a lot of loafers to their selection, and a few heeled ones as well.

If you want to shop the style, you can check out the popular Gucci shoes at Ssense. For heeled loafers, you can check out their Marmont Loafers, or the Black Zumi mid-heel loafers. They have a wide variety of Gucci shoes from sneakers to sandals and ankle boots, so you’ll find pretty much anything that you want from Gucci and other top designers there.

Mary Jane Heels
One of the most ubiquitous trends we’ve seen so far is Mary Jane shoes and heels. These are another classic and iconic silhouette making a comeback. Who can forget this Sex in the City episode when Carrie found a pair of Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes in Vogue’s fashion closet? 

The trend has been updated with the apparition of new prints and textures like the Marc Jacobs-inspired shearling-covered heels. Whether you’re looking for something more sophisticated or something more on the playful side, you’ll have no trouble finding tons of different options this year. 

Bows Everywhere
Bows are back for another season, so you won’t have to worry about finding something to wear for formal events and wedding ceremonies this year. We saw Burch pair floral dresses with yellow bow pumps and matching giant bow necklines, while Rowley chose to pair bowed black kitten mules with slouchy bottoms and oversized shirts.

Platforms are In
Platforms are another style we can expect to see a lot of this year if we’re judging by the runways. We saw Tibi models clunking around wearing a variety of grey platforms. We also saw Anna Sui going for something more out of the box with floral clogs. Another spin on this trend is the menswear-inspired platform shoes which take the chunky boot trend a step further and add oversized rubber soles on shoes and boots for a post-futuristic cyberpunk look.

So, if you are trying to build a solid shoe collection for this summer, you should definitely check these few trends. However, remember to go with what fits your personality and current wardrobe if you don’t want them to end up in the back of your closet for the whole season.