People in London Won't Stop Wearing These 7 Autumn Shoe Trends

As autumn's embrace envelops London, the city's fashion-forward residents are donning footwear that seamlessly transitions from the last gasps of summer to the crisp chill of the new season. Londoners have mastered the art of fashion adaptation—changeable weather as standard makes this a must—and their shoe game is no exception.

In the realm of autumn footwear, London serves as a veritable of diverse trends, blending timeless classics with contemporary twists. From the well-loved Chelsea boots that never go out of style to the unconventional hybrid creations that push boundaries, there's a pair of shoes for every style aesthetic going.

In London, autumn shoe trends blur the line between ant-trend and being directional, reflecting a city where fashion is as varied as it comes. So, which shoes are the London style set reaching for in 2023? Scroll on to find out.



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Style Notes: '90s pointed toes made a major comeback on the runway this season, and the London fashion crowd are embracing them like no other city. Make like Monikh and get your fix by way of kitten heel boots. 




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Style Notes: Loafers are a mainstay in many a London wardrobe, and this season is no exception. The biggest difference for 2023? Those in the know are opting for clean loafers with minimal detailing (sans horsebit or chain embellishment). 




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Style Notes: Of all the boot trends that will come and go this autumn, in my opinion, moto boots feel the freshest of them all. Structured flat soles, toes that look as if they're lined with steel caps, and a whole load of buckles ensure these are the most directional shoes on the market. 




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Style Notes: I lost count of how many silver shoes I spotted on showgoers during fashion week, and now, I keep seeing them on my favourite London-based influencers too. 




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Style Notes: It's not just boots that have been given the buckle treatment this season; every other shoe style you can imagine seems to be adorned with buckles of various sizes right now, and Londoners are lapping them up. 




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Style Notes: It's true, London fashion people won't stop wearing ballet flats. I love how they look with knitted dresses; a transseasonal look that's cropping up across the capital at the moment. 




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Style Notes: Like a trench coat, Chelsea boots feel quintessential to the British aesthetic, and I'm already seeing style types dusting theirs off to finish their autumn outfits. 


Next Up: The Autumn/Winter 2023 Fashion Trends That Really Matter

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.