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Trending 1 April 2020

How To Get Into Square Toe Shoes

The new shape to boot.

Square toe shoes are all over the streets and runways of the fashion industry right now, and we’re loving the trend. Pointy is out, and a blunt silhouette are the newest way to adorn your feet. We’ve rounded up our favourite square toe designs, across flat shoes, strappy sandals, and work appropriate pumps. The cut off end is flattering and modern, and pairs well with a rolled jean or even a flowy midi skirt.


Words By Caitlyn Batterham

Flats

To dip your (square end) toe into the trend, slide on a structured flat. We love these styles to wear in the office, as well as on the weekend for a more relaxed look. The closed in ballet-style is perfect for a demure take on the trend wich can be easily spiced up in a splash of colours. Pair with structured pants or a pencil skirt for a more interesting look in the office and switch it up for a weekend off by rolling the cuffs of a loose fitting jean and finishing with a structured earring to complement the shoes.

Malone Souliers + Deveaux Dax Croc-effect Leather Loafers, $749.58, Net-A-Porter

Sandals

Strappy square toe sandals are the most on-trend way to channel summer all year round. This shoe style, pioneered by Daniel Lee at Bottega Veneta, combines a few trends that we’re seeing this season: the 90’s style strappy sandal and the blunt edge of the square toe. It’s versatile and can be worn with flowy floor length pants and a blouse for an office appropriate look, or go all out with the style by contrasting a fun colour or metallic against a summery slip dress for a night out. We love the colours and silhouettes available from everyone from Camilla and Marc and Proenza Schouler.

Wandler Elza Color-block Leather Slingback Sandals, $584.76, Net-A-Porter

Mules

Mules are an easy way to get into a summery shoe trend, especially since this style of shoe lends itself to convenient dressing, and features a square toe without drawing focus from other details of the shoe. With a simple silhouette, the square toe mule style lends itself to interesting and bright textures and colours, like red and orange, and even perspex designs. For a simpler, more subtle way to try out the trend, opt for a printed slide, to be worn with a summery dress or linen pant, allowing your shoes to take centre stage.

Piper Heel in Rose, $‌570, Cult Gaia