After the biggest names in fashion showcased their work in New York, London, Milan and Paris, it’s time to take a look at the footwear trends for the fall, from the cutest booties to more dramatic shoes.
Check out the biggest Fall 2015 shoe trends in order to decide which ones work for your style. From bondage inspired laces to fabrics and techniques that make the new shoes for fall stand out, here are the trends that you definitely shouldn’t ignore when you’re shopping for shoes this year.
There are many trends when it comes to the Fall 2015 booties, including animal prints and fringe, but the most exciting one is definitely all about cut outs. From peep-toes to ankle cutouts or midsole slits, they take the bootie to a whole new level.
Missoni, L.A.M.B.,Marni, and Elie Saab have some of the most exciting cutout booties for fall.
Whether they’re inspired by “Fifty Shades of Grey” or a retro Victorian feel, very long laces and strings are one of the biggest Fall 2015 shoe trends. You can see the bondage inspiration of these extreme laces everywhere from stilettos to knee-high boots. Monique Lhuillier, Emilio Pucci, Chloé, and Jimmy Choo have created exquisite designs that highlight this trend perfectly.
While it’s not a fabric that’s easy to maintain, velvet is making the jump into plenty of shoe designs this fall. Its fluid look is the main attraction, and designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Antonio Marras have created outstanding footwear with it. If you’re ready to commit to a pair of velvet shoes, then don’t be afraid to get bold, with red or burgundy.
It was everywhere on the runways, from skirts and tops to bags, so it’s no surprise that fringe is also one of the major Fall 2015 shoe trends. Whether you want a retro ‘70s vibe to your fringe, or prefer a more Western-inspired approach, designers like Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, Burberry Prorsum, and Rebecca Minkoff provide plenty of ideas for cool shoes and boots with fringe.
If you like your shoes colorful, you’ll be glad to know that colorblocking is also a major footwear trends for fall. Preen, Emporio Armani, Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, and Jil Sander have shown plenty of cool colorblocked shoes on the runway. There’s no reason to limit yourself to just two or three colors, get bold and try up to five shades on the same pair of shoes.
See also: 10 Biggest Fall 2015 Trends from Milan
Either real or fake, fur is definitely one of the big Fall 2015 shoe trends. It’s definitely not a look for everyone, but Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Gucci, and Salvatore Ferragamo have proven that fur works on everything from sandals to boots. Don’t stick to a little fur detailing, go all the way for a trendy look that will definitely make you stand out.
Embroidery and beadwork are also getting their time in the spotlight, thanks to Bottega Veneta, Rochas, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, and Céline. They can add sophistication to everything from sneakers to boots. Oversized ornamental elements are also in, and some are even removable, helping you get two looks out of the same pair of shoes.
Skin Tight Boots
Definitely one of the big Fall 2015 shoe trends, skin tight boots have shown up on the runways in collection from Emilio Pucci, Calvin Klein, Alexander McQueen, and Marc Jacobs. Stretch leather and latex are the right choice for a boot that almost looks like tight leather pants. Try the look in any lenght, from thigh-high to shorter ones.
The Statement Shoe
Karl Lagerfeld used a single pair of shoes for the Chanel Fashion Week collection, and they made a strong statement. The cap-toe slingbacks with square heels were the perfect neutral shoe in beige and black. Find the perfect shoe that works for most of your outfits and get two pairs this fall.
Highly decorative heels are also one of the most impressive Fall 2015 shoe trends. From shapes that appear to defy gravity to lucite heels with cute embellishments, don’t be afraid to get more experimental with your heels, just like Versace, Givenchy, Jason Wu, and Simone Rocha did on the runways.