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With winters just around the corner, we are sure you are planning to update your wardrobe. From statement coats to funky bomber jackets to even heavy knitwear, for many of us winters fashion vocabulary seems too predictable. However, one can always have fun with the right kind of footwear. Of course, the Chelsea and thigh-high boots are a fixture, but how about experimenting with boots with wrinkled shafts and pointed toe-flat shoes. This party season, count on chunky 70s platform heels and the 90s strappy sandals to make a statement.

Coolest footwear trends for fall that you need to bookmark 

Don’t shy away from colour

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Carolina Herrera Fall 2020. Image: Courtesy Getty

If you thought black and brown was the perfect colour scheme for winter boots, you need to experiment with a range of greens, rust, and even pink. While at Carolina Herrera we saw chic, heeled boots in green, Victoria Beckham paired some chunky boots in blush pink with her dainty dresses. Tory Burch’s love for prints filtered down to her boots. Beautiful knee-length boots featuring a spectrum of floral prints became a part of her Fall 2020 collection.

Boots with wrinkled shafts

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Balmain Fall 2020. Image: Courtesy Getty

The 90s are having a major comeback via footwear and boots with winkled shafts prove the same. Already embraced by the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer and Sarah Jessica Parker, these boots exude a sense of pure luxury. While at Oscar De La Renta, we saw shaft boots with low kitten heels, Balmain was all about drama with the knee-length shaft boots in tan brown. Following suit were Roksanda Illincic in London and Proenza Schouler in New York with their exquisite patent shaft boots. Needless to say, one of the classiest footwear trends for fall.

Chain links on footwear

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Simone Rocha Fall 2020. Image: Courtesy Getty

If there is one trend that cuts across footwear, accessory, jewellery and apparel, it is the chain links. Move over Gucci’s chunky chainlink eyewear chains and neckpieces. From Michael Kors to Virgil Abloh at Off-White, many global designers have experimented with this 80s signature. While at No. 21 we saw chunky chains paired with dainty pumps and flats, Simone Rocha rolled out some very romantic versions of ballet flats with white pearls and chain straps. Longchamp also looped in some chainlinks with their colour patent boots.

Let them shine

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Stella McCartney fall 2020. Image: Courtesy Getty

What’s a party without a pair of shiny footwear. While Alberta Ferretti featured pairs of glitzy boots in silver, Emilia Wickstead and Preen rolled out some footwear finery in gold. Halpern Studio went all out with its shiny fringes; from sassy pair of heels to boots, fringes were everywhere. Known for her commitment to sustainability, Stella McCartney’s heeled, gold loafers gave us major winter goals in Paris. In New York, it was everything dainty at Carolina Herrera with her gold, flat pointed-toe shoes.

Chunky heels

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Celine Fall 2020. Image: Courtesy Getty

Move beyond the regular pencil or even needle heels. Stand your ground, firmly on chunky platforms this winter. The 70s inspired trend took to the runway at Miu Miu and more. With their beautiful, strapless dresses one might have thought, dainty heels would do, but at Prada, we saw some footwear finery crafted in pink with strong, chunky heels. You can always count for some drama on Jeremy Scott for Moschino. Those pistachio hued boots featuring delicate lacework were everything. Hedi Slimane’s Celine Fall 202o saw varied renditions of platforms; from the ones crafted in pure black leather to snakeskin, take your pick.

Staff writer