Footwear & Shoe Trends SPRING 2021

FOOTWEAR & SHOE TRENDS FOR SPRING 2021



THE NEWEST SS21 TRENDS

Shoe Lovers unite. Ankle boots, oxfords, sneakers, sandals, heels...need we say more? We LOVE shoes & we love offering our customers the freshest first looks at all the hottest newest footwear styles available to love in & live in every single season. The desire is real. :)
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If you didn't guess it by now, we're major boot girls, so of course we're basking in our current boot season, wearing our favorite silhouettes through the snow & on the streets. What's better than a badass boot when it's chilly outside? And before we go any further here, you can take a minute to pop over to our online store right now to shop our current AW21 collections of boots & more to keep you cozy & put a smile on your face.
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*Just be sure to come back here after shopping to finish reading about our must-know & must-have SS21 Trend predictions.*


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Okay boot folks, we know you still have all-things-Winter on the mind & we totally get that. We do too. But believe it or not we have SPRING FEVER running through our veins. We have Spring 2021 footwear on the brain, swirling around & tap-dancing in our dreams. We have already done the legwork, scouring near & far for our absolute favorite Spring trends, and we have bought an exciting, rich, diverse, fresh batch of brand new shoe styles for our Spring/Summer 2021 collection at BUS STOP & just-for-you.
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We can't show you the new Spring styles available just yet (be patient my darlings) but in the meantime we are so excited about giving you the inside scoop on our absolute favorite must-have trends for Spring 2021 & offer you up a few tasty nibbles to get you tantalized & totally stoked too.


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For Spring Summer 2021, forget everything you've been accustomed too & be pleasantly surprised by what trends come back around to revisit your wardrobe. We're personally craving fresh looks with a bit of nostalgia as we exit 2020 and enter a new year full of bright possibility, sunshine, & warmer days outdoors.
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What will you discover at the shop this Spring? We have new shapes & colors you haven't seen before as well as the comfortably familiar you've come to love but with that distinctive, enlightened *twist* you've come to expect from shopping with us. Spring 2021 styles call for more slow peaceful strolls & reasons to dress up a bit. We're here to shed a little light & walk you through the Spring shoe trends that we truly love & believe you will too!


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Here are our TOP 14 SS21 TRENDS for your eyes only.
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1 / WALK RUN STOMP
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WALK the beach or the blocks in luxe leather & bling handmade embellished flat sandals athleisure sandals in clean shapes with major attitude. RUN in new sneakers, chunky sneaker sandals & soft leather slip-ons in strong colors with even stronger lines. STOMP all over & for the people in unapologetic tread soles & your favorite menswear-inspired oxford or loafer shoes in new materials like perforated leather (plus *insider info* look forward to a reorder of your favorite in-house #BUSSTOPX styles). These are your essential everyday shoe styles for city life & an unpredictable world. Stand tall & stay strong.

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2 / DANCE & PRANCE
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DANCE around the house in new elegant shoe silhouettes to feel pretty & put-together after peeling out of a year of lounge wear. PRANCE around the streets wearing just-the-right delicate & demure shoe styles next Spring. Like little glimmers glistening in a sea of casual sneakers, the new feminine shoe will add just the right hint of romantic sparkle to your shoedrobe. We suspect this is something you've missed. These shoe styles are in contrast to your chunky go-to's but are arguably just as comfy with their refined & demure aesthetic. Who say's elegance means a high heel? We're loving feminine flats & specifically what we're seeing in subtle hues & new materials. We're digging all the various texture-play. Think mesh & patent (...and try not to drool)...

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3 / SNEAKERS STAY FOR DAYS
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MAIN STAY SNEAKERS are back & bigger than ever. We believe you can never have enough and yes, you can still wear them with absolutely everything. The chunkier sneaker the better but we've never turned away a true classic. Buy a pair in every colorway, in color-block & allover color, and live in your 3 essential neutral must-have's. These will be in rotation the most: black, white, & bone sneakers.

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4 / COMFORT IS KEY LOUNGE LIZARD
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From LOUNGE LIZARD to ON THE MOVE, you'll need a house shoe that can hit the streets (& turn some heads) too. Interesting grown-up thongs & slides with thick padded soles & unexpected uppers dominate not just for their easy slip on & slip off abilities but for the moment they're having. These shoes aren't the boring flip flops you wear to get your pedicure.

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5 / SQUARE ROUND POINT
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Brand new shoe toe shapes are here to reinvigorate & mix everything up. We know you've been comfortable with an almond toe shape shoe. You'll still find them in SS21 but...Don't be scared. We're ready to embrace some new toe shapes. Are you? Next Spring, it's hip to be square, too cool to be round (only when talking athleisure that is), & time to get to the point. Find these new toe shapes across the board in shoes, sneakers, booties, heels, shoes, sandals & flats.

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6 / PLATFORMs
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Sky high shoe styles take us up into the clouds & back to the 70s. PLATFORMS return to lift you up & take you out. Find height with ease due to a subdued pitch & miraculous front platform at the ball of the foot. Our favorite platforms for SS21? Metallics & soft suedes that scream "I just left the dancefloor" without the residual hobbling from hours boogieing in a single sole high heel.

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7 / FLATFORMs
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Time to raise your vibrations daily. The flatform shoe is here & at the front of the line. For Spring 2021, the flatform is cool & approachable to wear day in & day out. Taking many different forms & personas, find the flatform shoe that's right for you, your lifestyle, & your look. We personally love the minimalist flatform sandal & slide in strong colors & the athleisure flatform with its sporty edge. You can't go wrong with a flatform espadrille too.

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8 / DOWN THE MIDDLE
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IN THE MIDDLE / Mid-heels offer major comfort & strong appeal. Look incredible & still walk the 10 blocks there to dinner & back in mid heel sandals, shoes & booties. Find new textures & mixed media materials like fresh mesh & pastel leathers. Keep it sweet with soft strappy sandals & kitten heels. Mix it up with curved heels & find the mid heel shoe for day, with a little thicker heel shape & with soft leather cut-out uppers & buckle details.

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9 / CATCH AN UBER
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SEXINESS SOMETIMES CALLS FOR A CAR. Spring 2021 high heels are worth paying attention to & worth paying for the car service because, well, we know how much you've missed dresding up. Stappy, sleek slides & slingbacks...give us any upper just make sure it's teetering on top of a high heel shoe. Wear these when you're ready to go to new heights & step your game up from the mid heels. We love both  minimalist & maximalist high heels for Spring 2021.

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10 / ALL SHADES OF NUDE
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SHADES FOR EVERYONE arrive SS21. We're loving the accessible accessories to compliment all skin tones & redefine wha NUDE means in fashion. Find shoes handbags in nude leathers for every woman. We're specifically in love with ALL SHADES OF NUDE hosiery & lingerie. Play with mixing & matching all these lovely shades for a rich look.

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11 / BLACK FOREVER
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ALL BLACK EVERYTHING ALWAYS / I mean, come on. Need we say much more here? Black heels, sandals, shoes, booties, & sneakers will anchor your entire look in SS21. With all the Spring & Summer clothing in lovely pastels, color pops, & shades of cream & white, black shoes & handbags add an edgy punctuation to your outfits & a cool heaviness to ethereal vibes. How could we live in this world & in any season without black shoes?
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12 / UP YOUR ACCESSORIES GAME
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TIME TO ACCESSORIZE. The unique & surprising twists interjected into every SS21 collection is key to upping your look. Try layering with new tights & socks in every shade, texture, & pattern possible & imaginable. Treat accessorizing like an art form. Play with proportions. Big hat, small handbag, bold sock, quiet shoe, loud scarf print, matching face mask...you get the picture. 

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13 / COLOR STORIES
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WE NEED A BOOST & A LITTLE FUN. SS21 fashion offers us just that with colors from all over the charts & pulled straight off the runway & the rainbow. Find luscious pastels, neutrals with depth, color pops, desert tones, & graphic black & white color stories. And guess what? You can mix & match them all. We're salivating off of PANTONE's SS21 color trend forecasting. You may even find a few BUS STOP X shoes inspired by the new colors of the year...

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14 / SUSTAINABLE ETHICAL GENDER FLUID
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THE MOST IMPORTANT / SS21 reminds us that we live in a new world with more responsibility & opportunity. We're excited to see more sustainable practices & ethical production as well as gender fluid & gender neutral collections. We hope you choose to shop smarter & more mindfully too as more & more incredible brands present themselves & there is more opportunity than ever to shop with your mind & heart & not just with your eyes.