The 5 Shoe Trends for Autumn/Winter 2016: The Edit

In The Edit, we guide you through everything trendy and fashionable for every budget. Today we decide to talk about the 5 shoe trends of Autumn/Winter 2016 that matter.

Accessories are the easiest way to adopt new trends.

If you think about it, they are there to elevate your look and add a touch of fantasy to any outfits.

While there’s been a heated debate about whether shoes are accessories, we would argue that most head-turning shoes fall in the accessory category.

Indeed their embellishments and appliqués are optional. A pair of shoes is not an accessory in itself as you need shoes but the hundred more in your closet are.

Anyway, not being one to stir controversy these are the 5 shoe trends for Autumn/Winter 2016 that will make the season in this edition of The Edit.

  • Velvet Layers
    Velvet Layers

    Velvet is one of the defining trends of Autumn/Winter 2016.

    Whether on 90s inspired chokers or clothing, velvet adds an air of mystery to any outfit.

    It’s no surprise velvet is also a top trend for accessories and shoes.

    Dries Van Noten is the designer that comes to mind when velvet shoes are mentioned.

    His execution of the trend invites fantasy into the wardrobe with the addition of pearls and decorations on the heels and the variety of exotic skins on his shoe collection.

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  • Elevated Heels
    Elevated Heels

    Embellished heels have been having quite the moment.

    After all, embellished high heels elevate any look and make for a memorable street style shot.

    This season, following in the footsteps of designers such as Alessandro Michele at Gucci or Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, heels with appliqués or 3D decorations are all the rage.

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  • Over The Top Over the Knee
    Over The Top Over the Knee

    Seen on the likes of the Hadids and the Kardashians, over the knee boots are inherently sexy.

    While we would stay away from the heeled version, flat over the knee boots are a must-have for Autumn/Winter.

    Opt for suede or leather over the knee boots which can elevate any floral dress or mini skirt.

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  • Dream Creepers
    Dream Creepers

    Stella McCartney is behind the rise of creeper shoes.

    The de facto shoes of the punk rock movement are this season interpreted with a feminine twist.

    Creepers also serve as a reminder of how fluid fashion has become in terms of labels, as they were originally sported by men and have now found their place in the women’s wardrobe.

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  • Chunky Boots
    Chunky Boots

    With houses such as Louis Vuitton putting emphasis on their travel  heritage, it is no surprise that biker boots are making a huge comeback.

    The chunkier the better as block heels provide you with the comfort that you need and metallic additions such as buckles, studs and zippers to make your shoes pop.

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