Whoever said minimalism was the most fashionable look was clearly not ready for the newest trend in footwear: the maximalist shoe. These statement pieces are full of drama and pizazz, and are guaranteed to turn some heads, whether we’re talking about a pair of embellished flats or a pair of booties studded with pearls. Our tip? Don’t worry about decking yourself out with accessories like earrings and necklaces, and instead trade in your jewelry for an over-the-top pair of shoes. Here are a few reasons why we fell in love with this trend.
They are street-style material.
All fashionistas want to have one statement piece that will have people loving their look. But instead of going for the usual decked out top or purse, you can change things up by making the bottom of your look the most interesting.
They don’t have to be over-the-top all the time.
If you’re nervous about completely overdoing it and wearing something that is a little too aggressive with the prints and frills, all you have to do is embrace maximalist pieces that strike a balance between full-on loud and still kind of minimal. Opt for just a touch of embellishment or bling rather than covering the entire shoe.
They up your outfit game.
You could be wearing the most basic outfit, but the minute you add a shoe with drama, it’s over. All it takes is a statement shoe to take a basic outfit from bland to totally fabulous.
They could be worn to special occasions.
Sometimes a maximalist shoe is the perfect way to stand out at a formal affair, whether you’re rocking a jazzed-up-yet-sleek pair of pumps to a wedding or rocking a pair of printed loafers to a business dinner. Whatever the occasion, be sure that a pair of maximalist shoes will exude confidence.
One of the best ways to up your style game is to create looks that aren’t your typical ensemble. One of the best ways to do that? Sporting a pair of shoes that look like a piece of artwork on their own is the perfect way to get the job done.
Want a pair of preppy flats? You’ve got it. Casual sneakers to rock on the weekend? You’ve got it. Strappy sandals to wear to that baby shower this weekend? You’ve got it. Whatever look you’re going for, be sure there’s a maximalist shoe for the vibe you’re looking for.
SHOP MAXIMALIST SHOES
Dolce & Gabbana Embellished Printed Leather Sneakers, $1,195
Miu Miu Embellished Velvet Slides, $750
Miu Miu Embellished Velvet Pumps, $890
Lanvin Embellished Glossed-Leather Loafers, $595
Stella McCartney Houndstooth Faux Leather Platform Brogues, $970
Miu Miu Faux Pearl-Embellished Silk And Faux Shearling Sandals, $790
Christian Louboutin Toubootfrou Chiffon And Leather Ankle Boots, $1,995
Mabu by Maria BK Aten Embellished Leather Sandals, $250
Marco De Vincenzo Braided Velvet Sandals, $1,070
Gucci Embellished Metallic Leather Sandals, $1,890
Gucci Quilted Suede Wedge Sandals, $1,100
Gucci Jordaan Horsebit-Detailed Jacquard Loafers, $760
Miu Miu Studded Velvet Platform Boots, $990