WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT
Autumnal shades of brown and beige, any-weather boots and hardworking shoes to invest in for the transseason.
Change is good. But it can also be hard. Take, for instance, the seasonal change in weather. Autumn often leaves us scratching our heads wondering WTF are we going to wear? One minute it’s sweater weather, the next it’s blazing sun. Between the puddles and the promise of an Indian summer, the question of what shoes to wear can be fraught. We’re here to simplify your autumn shoe wardrobe with an edit of the best shoes for any kind of fall weather. Avoid the annual summer-to-autumn dressing panic with practical mules, lightweight boots and an autumnal palette of natural shades and beige tones. Here are our favourites.
Brown for autumn isn’t going to make headlines, but it’s always a winner. Embrace the change of season and give your wardrobe some polish in glossy knee-high boots and autumnal shades of burnt caramel, camel and beige. Aquazzura’s platforms have a ‘70s vibe and look as good with a mini and tights as they do a pair of wide-leg trousers, while Khaite’s elongated square toes are a must for autumn trend box-ticking.
SHOP BEIGE AND BROWN BOOTS
CHUNKY ANKLE BOOTS
Stomp into autumn with heavy treads and moto-inspired footwear. You might think that combat boots and chunky soles are for the depths of winter only. Think again. While the sun still shines, team Burberry’s exaggerated proportions with floaty summer dresses and white lace, or channel the season’s high-tech ‘90s grunge mood in Bottega Veneta’s Tire boots. Our prediction? The latter will be the It-boot of the season.
SHOP CHUNKY ANKLE BOOTS
It might sound a little bit heavy for early September, but it’s not for long that you will be able to go bare legged. The classic equestrian boots are trending this fall and will be a style you’ll wear throughout the winter. Embrace the indecisive weather and style your boots with shorts or skirts while you still can, layer on as you see best.
SHOP EQUESTRIAN RIDING BOOTS
Worried about rain, but not quite ready for boots? Pack your strappy sandals away – the closed-toe mule is your new autumn staple. Loewe’s embellished shoes add a touch of artisanal sophistication to a grown-up wardrobe, whilst Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga lead the trend charge with directional silhouettes that every fashion insider is hungry for this season.
SHOP CLOSED MULES
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