I did bags of the decade so I thought why not do you shoes of the decade. I can’t remember who said it but one creative director claimed that we are in the most comfortable phase of fashion and I could not agree more because if you think about it, if you look at the way that we used to dress 10 years ago compared to now it’s way more laid back. I mean athleisurewear is now part of fashion, we now wear trainers with dresses, joggers are no longer just loungewear or gym wear but part of our outfits. I think this is why I love doing a blog post like this, taking a look back at how far we’ve come over the last decade in terms of trends and comparing what to what we used to wear then to what we wear now. It’s just so fascinating to me, I mean who doesn’t love a walk down memory lane?????

I can’t lie to you me and shoes, where can I really start.  I’ve gone through probably 1000 pairs of shoes in my lifetime and most of which I hate to say I never wore. I Always mention this on my blog posts but my mother was a really ahead of her time, when I tell you this woman has bought me shoes that weren’t even trendy then but actually trendy now. She is the reason I think I am the style icon that I am today but the weird thing is is that back then I never liked them and now I kick myself at the fact that I never wore them!

The older I’ve become the more I have run away from actual actual shoes and the more I’ve been drawn to trainers. And I was really debating whether or not to do you a post on trainers of the decade but then again I was like there are so many shoe phases that we went through this last decade that it would be a shame for me to just focus solely on trainers so for all you shoe fanatics here is the blog post that you’ve all been waiting for;

2010 – Valentino Rockstud
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These have to be the girliest most classiest heels you could ever wear and really represent the phase of fashion that we were in during 2010

2011 – Balenciaga Ceinture Boots
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For me, these boots will forever be a classic and whether or not they’re in fashion this 2020 you will see me wearing them because they are BEAUTIFUL and go with EVERYTHING

2012 – Christian Louboutin lady peep 150 patent calf
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I used to LOVE these shoes, I used to see my style icons Blair Waldorf and Serena Van Der Woodsen rocking them and then I grew up

2013 – Wedge Sneaker
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These were just a big fat NO and I thank god every day that they died in 2012 because these are a pair of shoes that should never re-enter our lives

2014 – Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots
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To this day these are the IT over the knee boots and to this day I still need to purchase myself a pair for winter!

2015 – Stan Smith Sneaker
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The day stan smiths were re-released in 2014/2015 was the day my sneaker addiction began and ever since then I never looked back

2016 – Gucci Fur-Lined Loafer
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A true fashionista will own a pair of these because just wow, Gucci really did something here and really and truly speaking 2017 AND 2016 was their year!

2017 – Balenciaga Speed Trainers
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Never been a fan of these and quite frankly I never will be. They need to be left in the previous decade

2018 – Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers
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The KING of sneakers. POINT. BLANK. PERIOD.

2019 – Bottega Veneta Stretch Sandals
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These kitten heels dominated summer 19 and were everywhere on the high street and my Instagram!