We're dressing for winter the only way we know how during this in-between season weather (spring will be here soon, we promise): by starting with accessories. Shopping all the new shoe trends has never been easier thanks to our checklist below.
From all-white and python print to practical flat ankle boots and chunky trainers, this is your cheat sheet to the 27 pairs to be seen in. Now, that might sound a little overwhelming, but we've made this edit even easier to shop by splitting those covetable shoes into trends that we're predicting will go big. Sound good? Scroll below to find out which footwear trends you've probably already spotted.
Style Notes: The eighties are back, and we're celebrating by investing in one (or more) pairs of white shoes. Whether it's a pair of high heels, kitten heels, sandals, ankle boots or slip-ons, there are so many ways to get in on the trend.
2. '90s Strappy Sandals
Style Notes: If you're in the market for a sandal, let us convince you to slip into something throwback. Yes, '90s sandals are set to be huge, and we couldn't be happier, as it's just in time for party season. When it comes to styles, choose square toes and heels, metallics or brights. These will make a simple jeans-and-tee combo feel instantly more grown-up.
Take on two trends with Aquazzura's Paradis 85 sequinned heels.
3. Chunky Trainers
Style Notes: Forget sleek, delicate, minimalist sneakers—right now, it's all about embracing practical, clunky kicks that promise maximum comfort and maximum style.
7. Directional Heels
Style Notes: Minimalists, look away now, as this trend is all about embracing fun. Look to standout heel designs, vivid colours and unique silhouettes.
5. Cowboy Boots
Style Notes: If you were on the fence about the Western trend, it's time to jump straight in because the style set has given it the green light. Still not convinced? Let a white ankle boot style be your entry point to the trend and style with slim-fit jeans and a checked blazer.
6. Snake Print
Style Notes: Everyone's gone gaga over animal print the last few seasons, but this year it's snake print taking the lead. Inject a little reptilian appeal into your wardrobe and style your fave jeans with a pair of snake skin boots.
8. Pastel Boots
Style Notes: As for colour, it seems that ice-cream shades continue to dominate, with pinks, lilacs, powder blues, yellows and greens being the preferred shades to be seen in right now.
Chic boots like this from Mansur Gavriel do little to dull the hype around the pink trend.
9. Slouchy Boots
Style Notes: Slouchy boots are one of the biggest and most wearable trends to emerge last season. And now, just in time for autumn, some of our favourite brands are lining their rails with every possible option, from mid-height to over-the-knee, leather to suede, burgundy to bright whites—you're guaranteed to find the perfect pair here.
Or, for something a little less daring, try something suede with a sturdy, manageable heel.
10. Practical Flat Boots
Style Notes: We don't need much convincing to invest in a super-practical, flat pair of boots. From white Chelsea styles to hiking boots with bold laces, - we've lost count of the number of influencers we've spotted wearing autumnal outfits with chunky flat ankle boots.
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