As autumn's embrace envelops London, the city's fashion-forward residents are donning footwear that seamlessly transitions from the last gasps of summer to the crisp chill of the new season. Londoners have mastered the art of fashion adaptation—changeable weather as standard makes this a must—and their shoe game is no exception.
In the realm of autumn footwear, London serves as a veritable of diverse trends, blending timeless classics with contemporary twists. From the well-loved Chelsea boots that never go out of style to the unconventional hybrid creations that push boundaries, there's a pair of shoes for every style aesthetic going.
In London, autumn shoe trends blur the line between ant-trend and being directional, reflecting a city where fashion is as varied as it comes. So, which shoes are the London style set reaching for in 2023? Scroll on to find out.
1. POINTED TOES
Style Notes: '90s pointed toes made a major comeback on the runway this season, and the London fashion crowd are embracing them like no other city. Make like Monikh and get your fix by way of kitten heel boots.
2. UNADORNED LOAFERS
Style Notes: Loafers are a mainstay in many a London wardrobe, and this season is no exception. The biggest difference for 2023? Those in the know are opting for clean loafers with minimal detailing (sans horsebit or chain embellishment).
3. MOTO BOOTS
Style Notes: Of all the boot trends that will come and go this autumn, in my opinion, moto boots feel the freshest of them all. Structured flat soles, toes that look as if they're lined with steel caps, and a whole load of buckles ensure these are the most directional shoes on the market.
5. BUCKLE DETAILS
Style Notes: It's not just boots that have been given the buckle treatment this season; every other shoe style you can imagine seems to be adorned with buckles of various sizes right now, and Londoners are lapping them up.
6. BALLET FLATS
Style Notes: It's true, London fashion people won't stop wearing ballet flats. I love how they look with knitted dresses; a transseasonal look that's cropping up across the capital at the moment.
7. CHELSEA BOOTS
Style Notes: Like a trench coat, Chelsea boots feel quintessential to the British aesthetic, and I'm already seeing style types dusting theirs off to finish their autumn outfits.