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New York Fashion Week: The Best Street Style Shoes

15th February 2020

TEXT BY SANDRA HAGELSTAM | Photography bY MOEEZ ALI

Bottega Veneta, Amina Muaddi and rainbow coloured boots.

February in NYC tends to be freezing and brutal, but that did not stop the street style scene from influencing us with colour this season. Bottega Veneta and Amina Muaddi were the key players, but there was plenty of boots and some Proenza Schouler as predicted.

Wrapped up in Bottega’s, these are the shoes that continue to make waves whether you want to wear them under or on top of your trousers, a definite fashion week hit if you ask us. You’ll get the same effect with lace-up sandals that will be everywhere this coming season, but these Bottega Veneta’s are in a league do their own. Heel optional.

SHOP BOTTEGA VENETA’S WRAP SANDALS


PVC shoes is something we’ve seen popping up for a few seasons now and thanks to Amina Muaddi, they come in endless shades of neon. The trending shape is mules and we do appreciate this open toe version that minimises those unattractive condensation erhm, altercations. Going half a size up in these might be a good idea as plastic is way less forgiving than leather.


SHOP PVC SHOES 


The Attico’s zebra print boots from a few season ago felt more relevant than ever as this print is likely to rise in popularity. The retro pattern were spotted on the catwalks as well as on the streets on Copenhagen. Not to mention it is a heavily featured theme in Bottega Veneta’s SS20 collection.



SHOP ZEBRA PRINT SHOES

The fact that these snake print boots from the Phoebe era of Céline is still a popular shoe during fashion week proves that boots in a snakeskin pattern is a worthy investment. Jimmy Choo’s wider calf boots gives you a bit more room to play around with the styling, something to consider if you are buying into this trend.

SHOP SNAKESKIN BOOTS


May this be the backlash to chunky combat boots or just the sweet return of 60’s trends, regardless, we love the sight of pastel coloured boots. Look to Paris Texas or Jimmy Choo for some updates to your neutral outfits. Our favourite version are croc embossed, because in this particular trend, more is more.


SHOP PASTEL BOOTS


Beige has been the new black for a few seasons now, and we are loving the numerous options to choose from. Go minimal and avoid fringes or other references that takes you back to the 70’s, these are the boots you should be able to style in endless ways to make room for colourful coats and shiny dresses.


SHOP CARAMEL COLOURED BOOTS


We feel a bit repetitive bringing this up again, but chain detailed shoes are still going strong. Our Monday hero shoe made it to the streets of NYC like predicted and looked just as good IRL as it did on the runway. A summer favourite, guaranteed.


SHOP CHAIN DETAILED SHOES

The trend that brought comfort to strappy shoes, we are here for this fashion. Started by Bottega Veneta, followed by Proenza Schouler and now scattered all over the high street stores. For some reason we’ve seen a lot of white versions of this style, we like to think this is how you make a white shoe work in the winter.

SHOP PADDED WHITE SHOES


A colour that keeps going strong, this turquoise blue hue made a strong comeback last summer and we are still enjoying the effects. While Bottega Veneta has moved on to a slightly darker tone, Amina Muaddi and A.W.A.K.E have a wide variety in the neon like turquoise. Wandler and Porte & Paire leaned slightly more towards pastels while baby blue is an interesting tone to look out for in the shoe world.

SHOP BLUE SHOES


Fashion week is the time and place for fun footwear and we are glad to see some playful colour combinations roaming the streets. Metallics or ‘disco boots’ is the alternative for those who are bored of seeing 50 shades of beige. We definitely welcome the good feeling these bring to both the wearer and viewer.


SHOP DISCO BOOTS


Croc imitations are reaching new heights and come in version so good, you’ll mistake them for actual alligator. You’ll find boots and ankle boots in mock croc, but for summer we are ready to move onto mules and pumps, which has already hit the stores. An easy and chic detail update, we think.


SHOP CROC EMBOSSED BOOTS

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