As London Fashion Week draws to a close this seems like the perfect time to talk about new season trends for Autumn 2015. I’m taking inspiration from the catwalk to compile this list of essential looks although (as always!) it was the shoes that caught my eye rather than the clothes. Here is a selection of five autumn footwear trends that should not be missed.
Fabulous Heels Even though the weather takes a turn for the worst you can still shine when you slip on a pair of gorgeous heels. Suede is the material of choice for these must-have shoes, and they are available in a wide range of bright and bold colours that will really brighten up your autumn look and make you stand out from the crowd. Spike heels are set to be all over the high street this autumn, while nuts and bolts hardware give the look an innovative modern touch. Ankle straps also make a return to keep these shoes firmly in place, allowing you to strut your stuff without fear of ‘doing a Cinderella’.
Chunky Heels This type of heel is ideal for the autumn as it adds a touch of security and stability while still looking very fierce! Chunky heels work well with the layered look, and look great with long skirts made from thicker fabrics, such as rough wool. Chunky heels can also be worn with tights when the weather takes a turn for the worst and you can have fun experimenting with different colours and textures to create a look that’s unique to you this autumn.
Flats Naturally, flats are the most practical type of shoe for autumn, as the often wet weather can leave the ground rather slippery. However, flats have been given a new lease of life this season to prove once and for all that they do not have to be boring and can actually offer plenty of sex appeal. Leading designers such as Dolce & Gabbana have created a range of flats that feature bold colours to really make them stand out, while the new trainers from Chanel offer stunning colours that make them comfortable as well as being undeniably fashionable. Flats can also be very sexy when combined with a strap around the top of the foot to help keep the shoe in place – which brings us on to…
Buckles and ankle straps There is something very sexy about ankle straps and the fact that they also offer extra stability and protection makes them the perfect footwear option for autumn. Buckles also look great at this time of year (think of Santa’s big boot buckles!) and can be featured on shoes for decoration rather than practicality, such as on the sides of heels and the tops of boots. Many leading designers have given the classic stiletto a new face this season by adding a sexy ankle strap to the shoe, again adding stability.
Wedges and Platforms The retro look is making a welcome comeback this autumn in the form of wedges and platforms. These shoes are both more comfortable and practical for the autumn while still being very sexy and feminine. They look great with bright and bold printed skirts and jackets. For the casual look, platform trainers are ideal for turning even the most ordinary outfit into a look to remember. Fierce wedge shoes provide plenty of height and sex appeal with extra stability and comfort and can be combined with buckles and hardware to follow two trends in one.
Getting the perfect look for autumn doesn’t have to break the bank thanks to voucher codes from DrMartens. Shoppers can take advantage of fantastic savings on their favourite shoes and whenever I’m shopping online I always take a look to see if there are any relevant discount codes before completing my purchase. Let me know what trend you’ll be following this autumn by leaving me a comment below or >a href=”http://twitter.com/cassiefairy”>tweeting me @Cassiefairy.