Key Fall Footwear trends + 3 ways to snatch them on a budget
This Fall we are seeing a diverse array of fall winter trends springing up and even mashing up together from the Victorian era, movies, Pop-Goth, romanticism as well as our roller-coastered emotions for legendary musicians who have recently left us for 2016, Bowie and Prince.
1)David Bowie and Spice Girls Boots
Definitely not for every daywear, nor for everyone to pull this off, the sky-high platformed Gaga heels are an homage to the 1980’s 90’s musicians who’ve rocked our world from Prince, David Bowie, Spice Girls and more. If you’re up for this beat go to NASTYGAL.com or Jerry Campbell for similar shoes with an affordable price point (100-300 USD).
2) The higher the Better- Thigh High Sky High
This is probably a bloggers most wanted commodity right now, where it’s also starting to be available in key concept and specialized shoe stores. To pull off thigh high boots, you can go for nude pallets, grey, burgundy, and even mustard yellow. I’d love to have these in full suede and even velvet.
3) Mid Calf Boots
Mid Calf boots have been a big hit last season and continue to be this fall, especially mid-boots that are close to the skin. Maybe we can thank Margiela’s largely diversified mid-calf boot range pushing this cool trend forward again for the last couple seasons.
Maison Martin Margiela
This is definitely not a new trend, but one that’s kept strong in the past, going from boy meets girl loafers and luxe slippers, to pom pom accessories on hand bags, fur embellishments on coats and apparel and much more, a statement and hint of striped fur on shoes creates playfulness and novelty.
Something that seems so bourgeois, rich, luxurious and elegant, coming from the Victorian inspired era are most definitely the velvet mid heel shoes that come in light pallets of pink, grey, purple, blues and gold. Such an amazing evening wear look to pair with satin, velvet and silk outfits.
6. Shoes with Socks
I think that pairing shoes with socks is one of the most prominent trends for the past season that can really give a total new look to the original style. On a really affordable budget you can revamp your current look from being ultra feminine and transform it into sports chic in a speed light of time just by adding striped socks.
7. Shoes with matching colored socks
Shoes with matching colored socks are also something we’ve seen much more on this seasons runways, however to balance off the look, we saw that textures are often played with to create beautiful contrasts while sticking to the same tones.
Apart from being ultra awesome, the real cool deal for wearing shoes with socks are the following:
- You get to wear in your new shoes without the blisters and still look good
- You have a better stance and balance when walking with mules and socks
- If you need to walk long miles or stand for a long time, socks will help you throughout your day as well as help you avoid blisters and uncomfort.
8. XL Buckles
XL big buckles on a variety type of shoes are extremely strong for this fall, especially gold buckles that we’ve been often seeing with Prada’s footwear collection.
9. Suede Shoes
Not only on the runway but also on a commercial level, Suede is hitting back on the strong side this season going from hippie suede boots, to high lace ups and classical “al italiana” boots have been often spotted for the FW. In general, Suede is not a hard look to pull off and can be often worn with a variety of different outfits, so maybe more on the functional and practical side of trends.
10. Pointy Shoes
I’m not a huge fan of pointy shoes, as I always thought they made me look fat and hard to walk in after a couple of hours where you can end up looking like a literal wreck. But they are back this fall / winter stronger than ever, and have probably been showcased on most of the designers shows this season in every type of color and texture.
Pointy toes combined with block/square heels are also something that was quite significant. In terms of functionality block heels are sturdier and usually more comfortable to walk with. We’ve seen a large range of diverse looks for square heels as it might be the safest heel for anyone to pull off, from the ultra small to super tall.
So obviously most of us won’t go this far into “fashion obsessed” moments and trends of the season, but we can take hints of these trends and apply them to affordable daily lifestyles.
I recently got Staccato’s latest FW16 black suede buckle shoes with square heels from my mailbox and I think there are many ways to play around with this 100-150 USD price point shoes that can give you a relatively good *cost of wear.
Look 1: Sports Lux Look with shorts
- A mix of futurism with a strong sports effect. Something I like with this look is that the socks make the shoes look like skin tight knee high boots completely revamping the shoe itself!
Wearing: Monkey’s collard shirts, Adidas Vintage Jacket, H&M high Rise black socks and Staccato Shoes
Look 2: 90’s fusion
Wearing: Vintage sports pants ( more than 10 years old), KeepSake the Label Chiffon Dress and Heirloom ( customizable) bag, Staccato Shoes
Look 3: Classic cougar print
Mixing the tones together, you can get black with nudes and cougar prints to harmonize quite well together. To twist it, I put this cougar printed shirt backwards as it has a nice mid rise collar with a strong statement chain to create a stronger effect.
Wearing: Zara Cougar Shirt KeepSake the Label Pants, Guess Mini Bag
Shoe trend photos tooken from FASHIONISERS
Streetstyle Photos by Alex Delarge
Article created for Staccato footwear