Suddenly, Everyone's Wearing Shoes in These 5 Trending Colours

As a self-confessed creature of habit, some of my fashion choices are, admittedly, also often very predictable. Come summer, my wardrobe is populated with white dresses and beige linen; in winter, it's blue jeans, grey knits and camel coats. My shoes are no exception. From January to December, across everything from sandals to boots, there's a 99% chance you'll see me sporting black shoes—save, perhaps, the lone pair of Zara sliders I own in tan. Everything in my wardrobe works with black footwear, so why would I buy anything else? Well, for the pure joy of it! 

This season, I'd like to shake up my shoe selection and introduce—get this—some different colours into my line-up. So I thought I'd take a closer look at some recent Instagram outfits to see if I could pinpoint some noteworthy options. Having come up for air, I can confirm there are five overarching shoe colour trends that are dominating right now.

Scroll on to discover the five biggest shoe colour trends of the season and shop the best pairs for each. As for me, I'm quite taken with number four. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit to the core.



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Style Notes: Although I previously would have thought white shoes looked, dare I say it, cheap, I've since completely changed my opinion on them. With a flurry of fresh slingbacks, mules and courts on the market, I have a feeling this is going to be the shoe colour for occasion season. 




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Style Notes: I don't currently own anything yellow, but seeing how Emna has used her yellow shoes to breathe new life into a black leather trench, I now understand the impact and freedom bright shoes can grant your existing wares. 




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Style Notes: Bright metal finishes were all over the spring/summer runways, but one of the easiest ways to wear them is by way of accessories; in this instance, shoes. 




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Style Notes: While I'd argue there's a big difference between black and brown footwear, you're probably not surprised this is the shade that this classicist is gravitating towards. Softer than the aforementioned black shoes I usually wear, rich chocolate brown will work with the lighter palettes that are so popular right now. 




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Style Notes: Does pink ever go out of fashion? I'd go as far as to say no, it doesn't. However, I would also say that certain shades feel more current than others. Last year, we saw the influence of Barbie pink in a big way. This year, however, things are taking a softer, rose-hued turn, particularly where footwear is concerned. 


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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.