For those of us who love fashion, it can be tricky to balance a love of trends with an awareness of environmental waste and the risk of acquiring enough clothes, shoes, and accessories to fill three wardrobes. In 2024, more and more of us are buying more considerately, and are choosing to make the most of what we already have in our wardrobes. That being said, shopping more consciously doesn’t mean you can’t buy anything new ever again. Check out these three shoe trends that will dominate in 2024 and stay relevant beyond—so you can invest, knowing you’ll wear these styles for years to come.
Mesh Ballet Flats
Ballet flats have been big news in fashion for a while now, but this update is fresh and perfect for spring. The mesh style can take a look in a more punky, grungy direction, or you can pretty them up with a gorgeous floral dress or delicate chiffon blouse.
Pointed Metallic Heels
The pointed-toe style is back big time, and this year the only way to wear it is in a metallic shade. Silver is making waves, but gold also works well, this shoe style can be paired with jeans and a t-shirt for a more casual day look, but they will look absolutely fabulous worn with a slinky dress in the evening.
Bringing some comfort and practical style to 2024, the only boots you’ll need this year are some on-trend hiking-style boots. Go for a pair in a neutral shade like brown, tan, or black, so that you can wear them with anything. Come fall and winter, you’ll be glad you invested in a pair.