4 Autumn Shoe Styles the Fashion Set Is Already Embracing

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. 

Chain Details

Chain embellished heels are one of the top trends seen for autumn. Whether acting like an anklet or adoring other elements, this key detail is everywhere this season. 

Contrast-Sole Boots

Autumn Footwear Trends: Contrast Sole Boots

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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. 

Mary Janes

A classic shoe style if ever there was one. Mary Janes have been around for decades. This season the shoe style has been given an upgrade through embellished details and chunky platform soles. 

Over-the-Knee Boots 

Seen on the runways of Bottega Veneta and Victoria Beckham, over the knee boots are this season's answer to knee-highs.  

Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know. 

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