5 Shoe Trends You Cannot Ignore For Fall/Winter 2016

5 Shoe Trends You Cannot Ignore For Fall/Winter 2016

Given Singapore’s unpredictable weather, it’s hard to wear fall/winter trends in the form of coats and jackets. Your next best alternative? Shoes! Below, the shoe-over you should be making to your wardrobe this season. 

1. Flatform

Low-block Strappy Sandals from Charles & Keith Outlet, Anchorpoint
Low-block Strappy Sandals from Charles & Keith Outlet, Anchorpoint

Inspired by the sky-high creations on Fendi’s and Gucci’s runways? The love-child of a platform and a flat, this shoe style gives you height without the tottering discomfort of a stiletto.

Tip! These shoes are made for walking so match them with the highly mobile combo of high-waist ankle-length flare pants and a cropped top.

2. Metallic

<em>Ecco Aimee from ECCO at <a href="http://www.frasersrewards.com/store-detail.php?CategoryID=594&amp;StoreID=5515" target="_blank">Metro</a> (left) and Gizen, Stardust Black from <a href="http://www.frasersrewards.com/store-detail.php?CategoryID=594&amp;StoreID=4236" target="_blank">Birkenstock</a> (right), The Centrepoint</em>
Ecco Aimee from ECCO at Metro (left) and Gizen, Stardust Black from Birkenstock (right), The Centrepoint

Hard to miss at Saint Laurent and Pronenza Schouler is the metallic shoe. Be it in a pointed toe or an ankle boot, this shoe-trend adds a definite touch of glitz to any outfit. Here, we present two super-comfy ways to wear it.

Tip! Wear with long jersey dresses in a relaxed cut to create a chic weekend outfit that’s both forgiving on the figure and comfortable enough to shop in.

3. Buckles

<em>Trixy Jade in Off White Leather Sandals from <a href="http://www.frasersrewards.com/store-detail.php?CategoryID=594&amp;StoreID=4273" target="_blank">Hush Puppies</a> (left) and Dionisa from <a href="http://www.frasersrewards.com/store-detail.php?CategoryID=594&amp;StoreID=4267" target="_blank">Geox</a> (right), The Centrepoint</em>
Trixy Jade in Off White Leather Sandals from Hush Puppies (left) and Dionisa from Geox (right), The Centrepoint

Large buckles got a prominent spot on the runways of Mulberry and Prada. For those who adore this hardware, you’re in luck! Whether you like it rugged or refined, you’ll be sure to find something with your name on it.

Tip! Want a more polished alternative to flip-flops for your short getaway to Hong Kong? Be it a skinny jeans or shorts, these shoes are versatile as they are fashionable.

4. Just-over-the-ankle boots

Lisette Blues from Clarks Outlet, Changi City Point
Lisette Blues from Clarks Outlet, Changi City Point

When it comes to boots, finding something that’s comfortable to walk in and looks flattering on our non-model legs can be challenging. The just-over-the-ankle boots, as seen at Louis Vuitton and Dries Van Noton, are a perfect solution. This pair here flares out strategically as well to create the illusion of slimmer calves.

Tip! A perennial favourite when it comes to boot-styles, this is an investment that’ll last you several seasons. Perfect with skater dresses and tights when you’re visiting a city with a cooler clime.

5. Pointed-toe

Loafer with Metal Detail from Charles & Keith Outlet, Anchorpoint
Loafer with Metal Detail from Charles & Keith Outlet, Anchorpoint

Undoubtedly one of the biggest shoe-trend this season, the pointed-toe could be seen on the runways of Loewe and Marni. From boots to heels, from flats to wedges, it is a shape that will be ruling feet all over so be sure to stock up on this style!

Tip! Your trusted office suit will not object to this pair of pointed-toe flats. In black patent leather and silver buckle, this feminine take on the male loafer keeps you looking sharp and stylish at the same time.

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