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 trainers, 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, autumn is 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.
Already championed by Hailey Bieber, contrast sole boots are the coolest boot trend to come out of 2020. Whether red, beige or transparent, a contrast colour sole certainly adds a statement to any shoe.