Within every great shoe is a MeMoi sock.
Even though a lot of us left our house a lot less this past year, no outfit is complete without some kind of footwear. Many fashion publications like Who What Wear and Harper's Bazaar have predicted that certain types of footwear will be the hottest commodity, and the answers might surprise you. Heels? Sandals? Sneakers? Interesting. Nevertheless, nothing would make these shoes look better than a pair of MeMoi socks or tights to complete the look. Who knows - maybe this is what you need to leave the unstructured scene that was 2020 and step into a time where you feel more like yourself. Read on about the shoe trends of this year and what MeMoi socks you can pair with them.
High Fashion House Slippers
Okay, so we did just talk about leaving 2020 behind, and we'll get to that, but let's linger there for a second. 2020 was the year of staying in, and since 2021 is shaping up to be more of the same (at least for a little whild), fashion houses have embraced what most of us have been wearing for a while now: house slippers, but make it fashion. These experimentations with color, fuzz, height, and shape are examples of designers' imaginations run wild. As a company that specializes in relaxing gear, of course MeMoi has several pairs of high fashion, designer level slippers for you to choose from. You'll want to wear these bad boys outside the house. (Though maybe pick a pair that you wear outside the house and a pair you wear inside. More slippers for you!)
The Cardi Slipper
These glamorous mules feature an open toe design, a dual faux-fur band across the middle, and a cushiony, anti-slip rubber sole.
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The Brixton Loafer
This loafer style slipper is a perfect union of plush comfort and haute couture, featuring a closed toe with lush faux-fur lining and metallic accents.
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Luxe Pom Pom Open Toe Plush Slippers
An open toe is adorned with oversized pompoms that add some serious style to every step, and the plush lining is a snug hug your feet will love.
Shop the Look: Luxe Pom Pom Open Toe Plush Slippers
Sandals bring a certain type of hope for warmer weather, for the outdoors, and this variety of sandals elevates this simple spring and summer shoe. This image can be seen pictured here, interpreted by several runway designers for winter 2021. (They're not always heeled.) For this trend, the traditional low slung strappy sandal is being abandoned for a model that wraps around the ankle, much like the gladiator sandal trend of several years prior. This style puts emphasis on the wearer's ankle and elongates the leg. While this style can be worn with bare feet, we think it looks best with bold, stark, opaque tights that provide a contrast between the leg and the shoe. Here are several MeMoi choices that we find appropriate:
Gloss Opaque Tights
Perfect for everyday use or anytime you need a hint of polish, these tights provide the comfortable leg coverage you need, while deep gloss definition elevates your look from dull to luster, making black sandals stand out.
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Completely Opaque Control Top Tights
Your legs will feel completely soft and super comfortable throughout the day in our must-have MeMoi Opaque Tights, whose super dense material contrasts well with lighter shoes.
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Liquid Metal Opaque Tights
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Color Block Sneakers
You'll be the coolest kid on the block (get it?) with the oncoming spring/summer trend of color block sneakers. This has bee popular among teenagers for years, but grownups are getting their turn with the trend, an opportunity to play around and have fun with their footwear. What is a color-block sneaker? It's exactly what it sounds like - different sections of color peacefully co-existing on one sneaker. Here's just one example of the endless possibilities for one of these bad boys. "But that's so chaotic!" you might say. But that's what's so fun about it! We recommend you go totally off kilter and match a pair of novelty socks to your color block sneakers, something equally as fun. Here are a few of our suggestions. Click here to browse all of our novelty products.
Ice Cream Sundae Bamboo Crew Novelty Socks
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Pineapple Sunglasses Bamboo Blend Crew Socks
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Food Trucks Bamboo Blend Crew Socks
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Finally, the fashion world is catering to normal people. Gone is the unwieldy, intimidating stiletto and here instead is the much more kind, generous kitten heel. Oft teased by fashionistas as shoes for the elderly, the kitten heel is now seen as a cute, practical alternative to uncomfortable, impractical higher heels. Available in Mary Jane varieties for an extra level of sweet or a simple design for a classic shoe, these heels bring back old school in the best way. We think these shoes pair best with bobby-sox anklets, so here are a few varieties of those:
On The Dot Anklet Socks
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Berry Cherry Rhinestone Sheer Anklet
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Botanic Bunches Sheer See-Through Anklet Socks
Between the sheer fabric and the allover floral print, MeMoi Botanic Bunches Sheer See-Through Anklet Socks let through just a peek of skin. Show off the ample ankle-height pattern in your new kitten heels.
Shop the Look: Botanic Bunches Sheer See-Through Anklet Socks
Now that you've had a taste of what's in store for shoes this year, it's your turn to be the fashionista we know you are! Head over to social media (Instagram, Twitter) and post your shoe and sock/hosiery pairings with the hashtag #MeMoiFashion. Be sure to tag us in the post (@memoi) so we can see your amazing creations! Happy vogueing, friends. Until next time, your friends at MeMoi are signing off!
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Mayhew, S. (2021, January 05). 7 Shoe Trends Worth Investing In for 2021. Retrieved from https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/trends/g34980752/2021-shoe-trends/