Boots may be grabbing the spotlight for fall but that doesn’t mean that shoes have been shoved out of the limelight. This season’s shoes are still conversation-starter and provide the essential kick that every fabulous wardrobe needs. Here, the hottest shoes on the block.
Yves Saint Laurent
While these stunners may not fit the standard definition of ‘classic’, everything about them spells versatility: red, croc, a snub toe and absolutely brilliant platform and heel.
Anything that Miuccia designs turns to sartorial gold, so my money’s on these punky gladiator inspired pumps. Their aggressive edge and thick heel points to a new less glitzy-girly direction for shoes.
McCartney makes vegan look absolutely fabulous. Loving the heel – just avoid cobblestones and sidewalk grates!
The pearl detail and bow give these modern metallic shoes a courtly romance. Just the thing to wear with bunny ears!
I can picture Dita von Teese in these gorgeous pumps. The lace and crystals paired with Christian Louboutin’s signature red sole make these keepers to treasure forever.
Ribbed tights (a major accessory trend) add warmth to a summer-inspired wood-soled sandal. These are the perfect partner to fall’s leather shorts or sleek mini.
The brilliance of Nicholas Ghesquiere’s design sense – shown here in a collaboration with Pierre Hardy – is his modern spin on every trend. Here he pairs two hot looks – vivid blue and a print – with a high-tech sole. Opaque black tights are the essential ingredient.
Leopard patterns have become timeless. Karan makes them cooler than ever with practical bands of elastic.
No footwear trend feature this season is complete without Olivier Theyskens’ monster shoe (KISS Army inspired perhaps?). When they landed at FLARE for a fall trend shoot, the reaction was awed silence. Believable on the runway (where none of the models fell) and cool in a shoot – fashion victim alert – these shoes will suit very very few on the streets.
These super chic shoe boots top my must-have list. From the draped suede to the transparent ice pick heel – what’s not to love?