Fact: women love their shoes. A girl can go out without make-up, without all the fancy accessories but she will never go out wearing ugly shoes. It’s a fashion statement, no matter how you look at it.

As a matter of fact, most women base their whole look entirely on the shoes they wear. It literally is the epitome of “dress from the bottom up”.

With that said, 2014 is coming to a close and 2015 is dawning closer and closer as the days go by. Women’s fashion is a quick hurricane that comes and goes so if you want to look your best you need to keep up with the trends. For preparation of the next year, here is a look at some of the trending shoe styles to always stay hot and in fashion:

Thigh High Boots

Fashion Shoes for 2015 Be Chic and Trendy thigh high boots kim kardashianA few years ago this fashion style got so much attention because of the way ramp models and famous RnB artists sported them during concert. Since the mid-2000s it hasn’t seen any sign of fading out of the spotlight but 2015 shows a few new trends going on that you might want to keep in touch with.

First off: flats. There was a time when wide heels were a thing for thigh high boots but those days are gone. Late 2014 and early 2015 is showing more interest in boots with flat bottoms. The focus now is more on variety of designs.

This doesn’t mean you can’t go out with some lavish style: simple solid colors paired with high-quality materials is becoming important to look fabulous but so are leather straps, felt, and unique patterns that just scream designer brand quality.

Booties Designed with Stiletto Bottoms

Fashion Shoes for 2015 Be Chic and Trendy Booties Designed with Stiletto BottomsHere’s an odd mix: taking the chic trend of booties and the luxury, designer branding style of delicate stilettos and then mashing them into one style of footwear. It might sound like an awkward mismatch in theory but in practice it is an amazing little feat to witness. Women wearing these look elegant but street-stylish at the same time.

This unique blend also makes it easy to work around with. Planning to wear high denim shorts and a loose sweater, topping the look off with a scarf or bracelet? Wear stiletto booties. Planning to wear an elegant little black dress with a couture French hat? Wear stiletto booties.

No matter what you’re wearing, these are ideal choices since they work for the chic look and the formal look. You just need to find one that suits your personal taste.

Manly Boots

Fashion Shoes for 2015 Be Chic and Trendy manly bootsEither low-cut boots or real, manly high-cut boots, somehow they’re really making a wave in fashion trends and will only grow to mass popularity by 2015. The significant thing to take here is that leather boots are becoming a golden standard for women wearing formal trousers and light-colored office skirts.

Some of them still carry a variety of female touches but the best ones offered by designer brands like Paul Smith are plain Oxford-like designs with a single, solid color. These kinds of shoes might seem quite restrictive but if you’re going out with style for a semi-formal outing then you can’t go wrong with these.

Gladiators

Fashion Shoes for 2015 Be Chic and Trendy versace gladiatorsMuch like thigh high boots, gladiators are becoming the new-age trend for chic looks. They are ravishingly stylish, especially for younger women, but even older women with a little more reserve will look good with these when they are paired with the right ensemble piece.

Don’t just look for regular retail gladiators either; designer brands are picking up on these as well. The latest high end designers to focus on gladiators are Versace and Emilio Pucci, so you can still go all-out in style and bling while reserving some elegance for a sophisticated look.