Your Practical Guide to Wearing FW 2020 Footwear Trends
The crisp autumn wind has arrived… which means that it’s the time of year to wear chic coats, cozy sweaters, and of course… the best footwear to tie the whole look together. We’ve rounded up our top picks of interesting styles that we think are worth trying out and with a recommendation of elevated staples that will surely remain fashionable beyond this winter.
1. Decorative hardware
Accessory trends like chain links, rhinestones, and even crystal fringes have made their way to footwear and we’re all up for this migration! Take the plunge on a fun night out with whimsical and exaggerated options or adapt this to your daily work OOTD with more tapered down embellishments... the choice is yours! (Left to right: Simone Rocha, Lanvin, Area)
2. Collars Up, Colors Up!
Who says that bright colors are only for the spring and summer? Eye-catching pieces in solid primary and secondary colors electrified this season’s runways. Spice things up by opting for a classic silhouette in a refreshing pop of color. (Left to right: Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten )
3. A New Spin on the Classics
When something isn’t where it’s supposed to be, people tend to give it a second look so these asymmetric straps and details that are slightly askew will surely make for great conversational pieces. This is also a practical way of adding interest to an otherwise standard design. Besides, the difference between “ordinary” and “extraordinary” is just that little extra! (Left to right: Prada, Agnona, JW Anderson)
4. The Higher the Better!
'Tis the season to wear over-the-knee boots or go all out in thigh-high boots. Be it glossy, matte, slouchy, or fitted, there’s a version of this statement piece to suit everyone’s fancy. (Left to right: Balmain, Proenza Schouler, Sportmax)
5. New Neutrals
While bold colors may have saturated the runway, ever-dependable neutrals also had their moment… as they rightfully do in every season. They’re the perfect alternative for practical shoppers who aim to get the most mileage out of their shoes or those who just want to dip their toes into more avant-garde designs in more practical colorways. (Left to right: Chanel, Fendi, Off-White)
6. (Chunky) Platforms and Flatforms Take Center Stage
The enduring love for thick and bulky soles has carried on from the previous seasons and seems to have gained even more traction. These shoes not only offer serious elevation, but can be super stable too. Talk about reaching new heights! (Left to right: Stella McCartney, Gucci, Versace)
To be continued...