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With a new season upon us, you might be questioning which shoes to invest in this winter. I, myself, have been plotting my upcoming purchases and have been trying to narrow down the exact shoe styles I’ll be adding to my closet for the months ahead. To point me in the right direction, I sat down with Who What Wear’s resident celebrity stylist expert, Chris Horan, to find out exactly which shoe trends are worthy of investing in now.
Here, he’s highlighting the key winter shoe trends that are must-buys right now and why they deserve a place in your wardrobe. From heels to boots to sneakers, he’s covering all of your shoe needs for the cold winter months to come. Ahead, shop the four key trends on his list.
When it comes to heels, Horan suggests a satin version. "Satin heels that kind of dip down low on the toe, I feel like that's the really good shoe to have," Horan says. Truly versatile, whether worn at a holiday party or elsewhere, they offer a luxe touch to any outfit.
Sock Boot 2.0
Horan admits that sock boots feel a bit dated, but emphasizes that newer versions are 100% worth adding to your wardrobe. "I'm really obsessed with this Simon Miller boot that they have, which is kind of like the update on a sock boot, but it has a more interesting toe," he says. He goes on to explain that no matter which brand you're looking at, a cool architectural heel is essential for pulling them off.
In the world of sneakers, Horan loves an updated take on the skater shoe. "I really love the Gucci skater shoe that it just released," he says. "It's less clunky than the brand's crazy '80s ones, but it still looks like it's distressed."
Another key pair of boots? A wide-shaft boot. "I feel like it's good because it could be very Princess Diana with Levi's, but you can also wear it with a Rixo dress," Horan explains. I personally couldn't agree more.