Trend Forecast:
Summer Shoes 2020

Summer is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to soak up some proper Vitamin D – hopefully from a beach or a poolside, and not by standing in the living room window. As we’ve already identified Summer’s biggest trends-to-be, we decided to take a closer look at every fashionista’s favourite accessory: shoes! Especially in the warmer season, shoes can really make or break an outfit, so it’s imperative to keep them up to date. By analysing the purchasing behaviour of our 12 million monthly users, we’ve identified the 6 most popular footwear trends of Summer 2020 – plus, the brands to shop them at, and the celebs who’ve worn them already. Read more below.


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Kitten Heel Flip-Flops

Kitten heel flip flops, heeled thongs, open toe heeled sandals.. call them whatever you like, but these 2000s classics are back and here to stay.

As seen at:

Bottega Veneta, Gianvito Rossi, Yeezy

As seen on:

Rihanna, Emily Ratajkowski, Katie Holmes


Sandals with Bow Details

Bows and ribbons were already a trendy detail in Winter 2019, and have now followed us into the warmer season. We’ve seen them on bikinis, and, now, also on sandals and mules.

As seen at:

Giambattista Valli, Chiara Boni, Balenciaga

As seen on:

Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Chiara Ferragni


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Quilted Patterns

Quilted patterns are the unexpected footwear trend of 2020, and we’ve seen quilted shoes on celebs and influencers alike. The brand that made quilting an actual thing? Bottega Veneta, with their rapidly iconic padded sandals.

As seen at:

Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Isabel Marant

As seen on:

Leonie Hanne, Hailey Bieber, Dua Lipa


Heeled Loafers

Gucci made loafers a roaring trend of the 2010s, and the heeled version of this chic shoe is now having a major moment.

As seen at:

Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton

As seen on:

Emma Roberts, Alexa Chung, Jennifer Aniston


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Mary Janes

Mary Janes are timeless classic – but in 2020 we’re seeing newfound interest for this footwear staple. As flats, kitten heels, stilettos or platforms, there’s a Mary Jane for every occasion.

As seen at:

Miu Miu, Valentino, Prada

As seen on:

Meghan Markle, Olivia Palermo, Kiernan Shipka


Platform Sandals

Platform sandals are a versatile summer favourite with endless variations: in 2020 we’re seeing various forms of the trend, as canvas flats, or as a 70s retro heel.

As seen at:

Miu Miu, Chloé, Prada

As seen on:

Charlie XCX, Taylor Swift, Victoria Beckham


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Photos: Getty Images

Lace-up Sandals

Lace-up sandals are the statement piece of the summer: either as sexy thigh-highs, or as chic ankle straps, we bet we’ll see them everywhere this Summer.

As seen at:

Attico, Off-White, Aquazzura

As seen on:

Kim Kardashian West, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid


About this report

This report is based on Stylight’s internal data collected from our 12 million monthly users across our international platforms. The selected period for click comparison is March 2019 vs March 2020. Search queries refer to the search bar of

written by:

Clara Del Genio

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