I’ve been moving out of my flat over this past month, and after realising that over the last 6 months I have purchased more than 30 pairs of shoes, I think we can all agree I have a problem, or as I prefer to think about it: a dedication to shoes. So I think we should all have a look and reminisce about the trends that have surpassed us (I’m looking at those of you in jelly shoes) and the trends that will be (hello AW 2014).
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Moving forward from the SS2014 trend of cut out sandals and jelly shoes, the AW2014 campaigns showed that we will also be keeping this track sole trend. Look out for more subtle, pastel colours like baby blue and baby pink, perfect for wearing with lighter coats.
If Karl Lagerfeld says that we can wear trainers, his testimony is good enough for me. Possibly the largest trend to have emerged last season- the acceptance of trainers has seen a revival of the 90s glam grunge style. I’m an avid fan of Nike, and they come in all colours and styles. Pair yours with a funky cape or a nice leather jacket.
Knee High Boots
For those of us who rocked the thigh high boot last season, this trend is also on its way back. This season however designers have gone for a less dramatic appearance and there has been a resurrection of the knee high boot. I personally prefer the chunkier looking boot that is on point with the 60s mod-con type style.
This trend is for the brave souls of the fashion pack. Metallic shoes have popped up over the summer in form of sandals and strappy heels, but now designers are showcasing bright silver flats and chunky heels. For this trend to work either pair your statement shoes with blocked, similar colours or opt for a more sombre black and blue look.
Forget girly pumps this season; move on to some seriously stellar looking shoes. Manly brogues, boots, and loafers are here to firstly protect you from the English weather, and make you look so much more ready for action.
This trend combined both the biker girl and the grunge 90s look. I suggest opting for something with many chains and black leather; this look is perfect for everyday commuting and especially good for the interchangeable weather between seasons.
This season the catwalk has been filled with re-emergence of the 60s look. For the best look: go for ankle and low calf height boots in either bright, muted colours (like ochre yellow, or cobalt blue), or funky prints in the 60s shape with block heel.
The snake boot has also seen a revival on the catwalk. This trend is good for those who have already bought their statement pieces for the winter and for those who like to interchange clothes within a set style. I recommend to stick with a 60s look, and perhaps look for a low heel boot. For statement shoes look at stiletto heels and chunky dark wedges.
So all in all, not a bad season for our feet, and with many statement shoes to choose from, the question is now: which trend will you go for?