The Golden Globes took place over the weekend and I’ve been scouring all the images of the glorious gowns and sparkly shoes for fashion inspiration. Not only does the event mark the start of awards season but it gives designers the chance to dress the stars and show off their best fashion looks for 2015. Although many of the designers dresses on the red carpet were traditional full-length gowns, I quickly spotted a footwear trend amongst the actresses who had decided to go for slashed-skirt outfits; minimal strappy heels.
I first wrote about this trend for black strappy heels after the Oscars last year, and it seems that the look developed into a case of ‘the fewer straps, the better’ with stars such as Jennifer Aniston and J-Lo only covering their foot with a single toe strap and a fine buckle around the ankle.
The trend was previously a monochrome look so it could easily be paired with almost any colour or style of outfit and classy Jennifer Aniston has stuck to traditional black to complement her Saint Laurent column gown and dark pedicure.
For this year’s Golden Globes, the stars have also been choosing shoes in metallic shades with sparkly embellishments, such as Jennifer Lopez’s glittering diamanté heels to match her beaded Zuhair Murad dress. The shoes are so minimalist in this champagne shade that you can barely see them, and they certainly help to elongate J-Lo’s legs with their killer heels.
Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson’s patent silver strappy shoes are the perfect match for her shimmering sequined gown. I found a few pairs of patent metallic shoes in the sales (which I wrote about last Tuesday Shoesday) and I’m sure that this trend will continue into Spring/Summer 2015 so if you were thinking about buying some strappy shoes for yourself, this might be THE pair to invest in.
Finally, I spotted a pair of pastel strappy heels on Emanuelle Chriqui from Entourage and I started to think about this style as a summer shoe – there’s no doubt that these would be great accessory for a wedding – so I’m going to keep a look out for some strappy heels on the high street this spring to see if I can find a pastel pair for myself. Again, the star has matched her pedicure to her shoes so consider this trend when you are buying your shoesand maybe pick up a coordinating polish too.
The only downfall (pun alert) is that judging by the height of these heels I’m sure that I would struggle to walk in them! They have so few strap supports and the straps that they do have are super-fine so I’m worried that they would be prone to snapping easily. I wonder whether any of these stars slipped out of their shoes on the red carpet? I know I probably would trip on something and snap a strap!
What do you think of this trend for Spring/Summer 2015? Will you be showing off your bare feet in minimal straps and super-high heels? Let me know what you think and leave me a comment below.