The way we view footwear has had a complete overhaul throughout this year. After spending months house-bound wearing a rotation of either slippers or sneakers, the idea of dressing up and experimenting with new shoes feels more appealing than ever. While I once dreaded having to wear heels or agonised over which boots deserved my attention, after spending the better part of the last 6 months indoors, the concept of choosing a shoe seems like an exhilarating new adventure.
Thankfully, with autumn on its way, which means there are a few new trends to focus on. From chain embellishments to Mary-Jane silhouettes, contrast soles to very high, knee highs, autumn footwear trends range from revamped classics to innovative new styles. And with the A/W 20 runways as inspiration, these trends have been reimagined across high-street and designer brands.
So who is leading the way for footwear in 2020? Unsurprisingly, Bottega Veneta is on board with several of autumn's most trending styles, including chain details and contrast soles. Victoria Beckham, Proenza Schouler and more are advocates of the over-the-knee boots, while modern Mary Janes were seen on the runway of Prada, Miu Miu and more. Keep scrolling to see and shop four footwear trends the fashion set is already loving to autumn.
By FAR Nick Patent Leather Loafers (£391)
Porte & Paire Chain-Embellished Leather Sandals (£270)
Topshop Rival Black Chain Two Part Heels (£36)
Bottega Veneta Embellished Leather-Trimmed Mesh Pumps (£630)
H&M Metal Chain-Detail Sandals (£34.99)
Topshop Alonzo Black and Red Chunky Leather Boots (£95)
Arket Chunky-Sole Leather Boots (£175)
& Other Stories Chunky Leather Chelsea Boots (£135)
Bottega Veneta Rubber-Trimmed Leather Chelsea Boots (£845)
Prada Mary-Jane Square-Toe Patent Leather Flats (£555)
Proenza Schouler Black Leather Mary Jane Shoes (£670)
Charles & Keith Gold Buckle Mary Jane Flats (£25)
John Lewis & Partners Adora Patent Leather Mary Jane Court Shoes (£63)
Asos Design Skittle Chunky Mary Jane Mid Heels in Black (£35)
Dune London Over the Knee Stretch Boots (£195)
Stuart Weitzman Lowland Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (£750)
Arket Over-the-Knee Leather Boots (£290)
Stuart Weitzman Midland Suede Over-the-Knee Heeled Boots (£750)
& Other Stories Tall Leather Sock Boots (£205)
Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know.
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