Want to know what’s hot for feet as the cold weather approaches? This autumn and winter sees some interesting trends emerge as the fashion shows reach their finale. So, what can expect the fashionistas to be donning over this festive season?
A huge range of boot styles have been on show for this autumn/winter season, from the slouchy casual 80’s look to the full-on metal-tipped cowboy boot. Designers seemed to up the ante in terms of the fun factor too with a focus on embellishment and sculpting of heels and adding lots of velvet to footwear. A particular favourite is the Crystal-Embellished Suede Ankle Boots from Prada. With a black suede boot and a gold heel dotted with green crystals, these are sure to make you stand out at the Christmas party. At a cost of £795 though, let’s hope Santa thinks you’ve been good this year!
All that Sparkles
Bling is big news again this winter with a focus on glittering feet for the party season. Very disco, very sparkly and not to be ignored – if they don’t shine like a disco ball then you don’t want them on your feet this year. Whether the shiny, glittering footwear comes in shoe, sling back or boot form doesn’t matter, all the top designers are featuring a range of shoes with sequins, embellishments, jewels and plenty of glitzy glamour.
There is a big emphasis on the heel this season, with designers demonstrating that a heel doesn’t have to be plain. Standout heels are the party must-haves this year, with the heel being as detailed as the design on the rest of the shoe. Shown on the catwalk this year are heels that don’t even resemble heels, coming in a range of shapes, sizes and materials including ball-shaped heels.
Yes, it’s all getting a bit Wild West as the cowboy look looms large this season. You don’t have to go the whole hog but instead try some charming ankle boots with a nod to the style in the form of studs or a side buckle. Croc effect leather ankle boots are another casual nod to the Western-inspired trend which will team up perfectly with jeans. For all your footwear needs, find a Shoe Shop Gloucester at http://www.cottersbarshoes.co.uk/
Definitely dry-weather footwear but velvet is enjoying a resurgence in popularity on the catwalks this year. From delicate evening/party heels to Victorian-inspired lace-up boots, you’ll feel incredibly sexy this season in ultra-feminine, sumptuous velvet footwear.
If you’re look is more subversive than sophisticated then you’ll love the wide variety of combat boots that have been displayed at fashion shows this year. Utility-style boots are back with a kick but with more of an emphasis on lace-ups than buckles this time. It’s not all black, black and more black this year either, with a great choice of vibrant colours available. Thick, chunky platforms, heeled combat boots and studding are all in vogue, along with a more feminine touch including buckles and even faux pearls.