An A-List Take on Autumn's Biggest Shoe Trends

Hi, Who What Wear UK Readers!

You probably know by now that I'm very into shoes. Gucci's mules and loafers have been something of an addiction for me this year, but the new autumn/winter 2016 season is a showcase for all sorts of seriously standout footwear across the board.

There is everything on offer, from radical over-the-knee boots (the likes of which we've never seen before) to ultra-pretty velvet party shoes. Making a decision is going to be tough for us all, so I've selected the key new shoe trends for A/W 16 that I think are most important. Keep reading to see and shop my top picks now…

Shoe Trend #1: Velvet Everything

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3.1 Phillip Lim A/W 16

Velvet is such a yummy fabric and it really comes into its own during the autumn and winter months. You'll find it in sandals, flats, boots, pumps… the works.

The heel height on these help you last on the dance floor.

OTT ankle boots for a sartorial show-off.

Shoe Trend #2: Creepers

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Victoria Beckham A/W 16

Such a great flat statement shoe. I like these with little skirts and tights for a full-on mod look.

This British brand can always be relied upon for classic creepers.

Who says you have to go for black?

Shoe Trend #3: Decorative Heels

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Dolce & Gabbana A/W 16

For when you "have nothing to wear," pair these with anything and let them do the talking.

And glitter? Now you're spoiling me.

Shoe Trend #4: Posh Biker Boots

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Louis Vuitton A/W 16

I’ve had my eye on these since Selena Gomez rocked them to this year's Met Ball. They look familiar and brand new all at the same time. I’ll be stomping around in them with dainty slip dresses and grungy hair.  

Of course Zara has this nailed.

Shoe Trend #5: Pearl Embellishment

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Gucci A/W 16

Oh-so glamourous. I don’t know how or where I’ll wear Miu Miu's slides but I’ll give it a good go…

Shop Ashley's pearl-embellished picks:

These have gone wild on social media.

The more approachable version of the runway look.

Yes, these also tick the velvet box.

Shoe Trend #6: Extreme OTKs

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Fendi A/W 16

Once considered a passing fad and now available in more choices than ever! I’d love a pair in buttery soft suede and a dangerously light colour to up the luxe factor. 

It's the style no one can get enough of.

For the dedicated fashionista.

Head over to Ashley's fashion blog, Ring My Bell, for more of her style updates.