For Autumn/Winter ’15, designers offered a selection of brand new kicks to win us over. Whether in the materials used, heel construction or as a new take on a classic, here’s a list of this season’s hottest shoe trends. See it as a preview of what your shoe closet is about to look like.
With three or more constrasting colours, these boots will definitely be the key focus of any outfit. We particularly love Jil Sander’s version, where colour-blocking meets a mix of different textures.
Looks like these swishy trims aren’t just accenting handbags this season; they’re also adorning booties, lending them a boho touch. Turn up the theatrics outfit-wise with a fringed finish or make like Proenza Schouler and pair with holed stockings for a modern twist.
Now here are some shoes to cosy up to. Fur, fluff and everything in between, this is texture at its best. From Gucci’s Chewbacca-is-that-you slippers to Fendi’s lush booties, we won’t be shying away from all the fuzz.
These season’s lace-ups are not as you know it. Thicker laces make them less dominatrix-like, and more demure – Chloé’s boot version with a chunky heel look almost combat boot-like. Best worn with cropped, wide-legged pants.
It’s clear that designers have worked their magic with this material, creating classy options that made it look like models were walking on air down the runways. We’re wow-ed by lipstick inlays, metal embellishments, plush velvet, and quirky prints like at Vionnet.
Borrowed-from-the-boys but made for the girls. Take on these androgynous-looking toughies that take inspiration from the most stylish guy’s shoe closet and integrate them into your workwear wardrobe. We think the monk-strap versions from Michael Kors are just the type of shoes to take you from boardroom to post-dinner drinks.
Mary Jane Pumps
If being ladylike is more your thing, step into this season’s Mary Janes, which are more grown-up than your typical preppy styles – no need for that prim and proper skirt suit here. Miu Miu offers glittery versions for a touch of irreverence.
Adorned with gilded metal heels, these shoes lend a flash of brilliance to your outfit. Versace’s platform heels feature the house’s Greek key, while Emilio Pucci’s velvet version is equal parts opulence and elegance.
Riffing on a classic ’70s style, this season’s patchwork takes on a luxe persona, rendered in exotic skins. Dress them down with double denim, or let them add polish to a sleek tux jumpsuit.
It doesn’t get any sexier than thigh-high boots and this season, Dior ups the game with high-shine, second-skin vinyl versions that ooze sex appeal – definitely not for the faint of heart. For a subtler take, choose leather or suede options and pair with knee-length hemlines for a work-appropriate look.
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