Wedge Sneakers: Still Hot in 2013

25 Feb 2013 - Wedges

Created by French designer Isabel Marant, wedge sneakers became one of the hottest accessories in spring 2012, but these sexy shoes are still hot in 2013. Discover the best ways to experiment with the wedge sneakers trend, whether you like the multicolored look or the simpler ones.

Wedge Sneakers Trend Basics

They may look intimidating, but wedge sneakers are easy to pull off once you get accustomed to the basics. They can simply replace fashion sneakers or ankle booties in most looks or can be part of edgier outfits.

The original wedge sneakers, Isabel Marant's Willow wedge shoes combined suede and leather with an elevated heel for an instant fashion statement. Whether you like them simple or very ornate, the wedge sneakers of 2013 can be part of a trendy look.

How to Wear Wedge Sneakers

You can pretty much wear these shoes with any type of top, from fitted t-shirts to tailored blazers, but you need to pay a lot more attention to the bottom half of your outfit to really rock the wedge sneakers trend.

Skinny jeans and leggings work great with these shoes, but you should make sure you don't sport a top that's too short. If you opt for these sneakers in brighter colors, keep it neutral up top to avoid getting a busy look.

Maxi skirts and capris can work equally well with the shoes but if you like to go short and show off your legs try not to wear a bottom that's too voluminous, making your legs look super slim.

Accessories can help you balance the sometimes bulky look of the wedge sneakers in a simple way. Depending on the look of your shoes, you can try different options for the upper part of your look. Avoid bright accessories if your wedge sneakers feature a bold pattern in vivid shades. A few layered accessories work best, but don't overdo it with both long earrings and necklaces, one piece is enough for a trendy look.

Wedge Sneakers 2013

Celebrities who jumped on the wedge sneakers trend last year include models Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio, actresses Dakota Fanning and Kate Bosworth, along with singers Ashlee Simpson and Hilary Duff and even Beyoncé.

The best look when wearing wedge sneakers in 2013 features contrast. Say no to black wedge sneakers with black pants or leggings and try to create a pleasant contrast between the color of your bottom and your shoes, to really make them stand out and get a trendy look.

Get yourself a pair of the latest wedge sneakers for a trendy transitional style!