Now that fashion month has come to a close, we’re already missing the constant flow of runway and street style images showcasing the latest trends from Europe. Though there are still plenty of photo galleries to pore over (see our roundups from London, Milan, and Paris), in typical internet fashion, we want the most up-to-date. As such, we took to Instagram to see what some of our favorite European fashion influencers are wearing as we head deeper into autumn. What we found was a slew of inspiring color palettes, layering combinations, and the subject of today’s feature: footwear. Below, we’ve highlighted the top eight shoe trends we spotted on women from France to Sweden to England and beyond. Scroll down to find out what they’re stocking up on below the knees, and shop our picks to add these footwear trends to your closet right now.
The Shoe Trend: Cowboy Boots
The western influence has taken the style set by storm by way of handsome cowboy boots.
The Shoe Trend: Strappy Sandals
This 2000s reminiscent heel choice is slightly unexpected for the season, but we envision these strappy numbers accessorized with cute socks all autumn long.
The Shoe Trend: Square Toe
We no longer associate the square toe with grandma's closet; this shoe silhouette is making a major comeback this season.
The Shoe Trend: Bedecked in Bijoux
You know we're all about a whimsical fall trend right now; why not let it trickle onto your footwear as well?
The Shoe Trend: Grunge Meets Utilitarian
Whether it's a chunky Chelsea boot or a lace-up iteration, we're loving this edgy look for autumn. Style with a floral dress for a fun contrast.
The Shoe Trend: Shin-High Silhouette
This boot shape is sleek and versatile, as stylishly illustrated by Pernille Teisbaek above.
The Shoe Trend: Wild Things
Find out what other "wild" prints our Who What Wear UK team is excited about for fall.
The Shoe Trend: Bouncy Sneakers
Sure, this trend is popular in seemingly all corners of the globe at this point, but we’re always pleasantly surprised to see how well European women manage to style this so-called "ugly" footwear choice.
Up next: 6 must-know shoe trends for autumn.