Guide to 2022’s Top Trending Women Shoe Styles

Shoes are such an easy way to pull together a look. And the best part, anyone can look great in shoes. Unlike clothing, shoes are universally flattering. From size zeros to size 16s, anyone can put their best foot forward with stylish shoes. From casual shoes for women to knee-high boots, from dainty girl school shoes inspired footwear to high glamour lace-up sandals. There’s a little something for every fashionista in the shoe world. Our tip: Keep your shoe wardrobe curated with only the most trending pairs. Check out our list of 2022’s trending styles to guide you. Happy browsing!

Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are experiencing a huge resurgence in 2022. And with good reason. If there’s anything the last two years have taught us, it’s the importance of comfort. And there’s nothing more comfortable than ballet flats. Inspired by demure girl school shoes and the dance form itself, ballet flats look great paired with lace dresses and flowery print skirts for spring. But we suggest pairing them with a pair of baggy mom jeans for a surprising twist.

Statement Pumps

Minimalist who? Footwear in 2022 is all about embracing the over-the-top and blingy. From crystal embedded pumps to animal prints, rainbow colours, to holographic designs, this style deserves to be shown off. The best part about statement pumps is that they are an easy way to jazz up a boring outfit. If you’re a safe fashionista, who prefers her neutrals, buy statement pumps to add the perfect pop of colour and intrigue to your outfit.

Bold Wedges

Don’t be fooled by the name-2022 wedges are the 2.0 version of the childhood wedges you’re most familiar with. The 2022 wedges come in sky-high sculptural designs and a narrower silhouette. And there are a few different options to choose from-the classic bamboo wedges and bolder, block colour pairs that stand out.

Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator sandals are back in fashion. This uber-feminine lace-up style of shoes is made for girls who love glamour and glitz. Pair ankle-skimming, richly detailed gladiator sandals with long, flowing maxis or a structured leather mini dress. And you have so many options to choose from-delicate and understated ankle-length styles or knee-length pairs.

Clunky Clogs

Hear us out. Clogs may not be the coolest style of casual shoes for women. But they are the most comfortable. And chances are, you’ll be the only risk-taker in your group strutting your stuff with a pair of clogs on your feet. From high street brands to high-end fashion designers, everyone from celebrities to YouTubers has jumped on the clogs bandwagon. The rounded front shoe style looks great paired with wide-leg or 70’s style flared jeans or linen trousers. Androgynous styles look best paired with clogs, so avoid pairing them with girly dresses unless you have to.


Chunky 90’s style platform heels are back in fashion and how. These are not for the wallflower types, as the style makes you stand out. A classic retro style pairing is platforms with slinky slip dresses. Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw by adding a nameplate necklace for a girly twist. 

For a more modern touch, pair platform heels in vibrant neon colours with a printed midi dress and a colourful clutch to complete the look. And if your style is more tomboy than glamour, girl, pair platform heels with an oversized shirt, blue jeans, and bold gold jewellery.

Flats, flats, and Flats

We could have told you about the different types of flats trending in 2022. But truth be told, there are so many that we decided to club them in one awesome category. In 2020 and 2021, casual shoes for women in 2022 are going the comfort route. From fishers’ sandals to refined office wear-appropriate loafers, flats are everywhere on your favourite celebrities and runways. 

For a 90’s twist, check out textured fur-lined flats or cosy shearling wool pairs. And then there are chunky sandals, loafer-platform hybrids, and slip-on slides that look great paired with floaty sundresses, formal pants, beach shorts, or athleisure looks.


Another 90’s resurgence, mules are a playful style of women’s heels that are a true classic. Perfect for spring and for showing off a pretty pop of nail polish, the 2022 open-toe mule styles work with basically every kind of outfit. Wear them to brunch styled with baggy jeans and a simple tee, or pair them with a flower print dress for an easy, breezy vibe. 

The simple one-strap, the low-heeled mule, has many iterations, from glitzy animal print styles to blingy party-ready pairs. For those who prefer a more closed-toe style, pair a bright neon-coloured pair of mules with straight-leg pants and a trench coat for a boss lady look that will turn heads.

To Wrap Up

We believe investing in shoes is something you can never regret. Unlike clothing, where sizes change often, the perfect pair of casual shoes for women can last forever. A few easy ways to take care of your heels are by adding inserts to maintain their shape, plastic heel savers to protect the heel from scratches and mud, and stuffing shoes with acid-free paper and silica gel packs to prevent moisture, mould, and bacteria growth during storage.

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