Designer Shoes: Wedge

Jimmy Choo Dakota Platform Wedge Sandal ShoeRazzi

Jimmy Choo Dakota wedge 5″ / 120mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus and Jimmy Choo.

Feminine, chic and easy to wear is how we would describe the Dakota wedge, which is the ultimate sandal for this summer. Taking inspiration from the iconic Lance sandal, this particular style provides coverage to the foot while also highlighting the arch with a perfect criss-cross strap design. They’re made from soft antique ivory or rose leather which is set on a comfortable cork wedge 120mm heel, detailed with jute trims.

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Jimmy Choo Dakota Nude Leather Wedge ShoeRazzi

Chloé Lauren Suede Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Chloé Lauren espadrille sandal | 4.5″ / 110mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Chloé.

A warm-weather staple, the Lauren wedge boasts handmade craftsmanship in the superb braided jute base and ecru stitches for a real espadrille aesthetic. The wide front strap and heel section incorporate the signature scallop trim, adding soft curves with raw edges to enhance the feminine silhouette. The adjustable double ankle strap features a brass buckle in elegant contrast with the striking suede colors.

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Chloé Lauren Nude Suede Espadrille Wedge Sandal ShoeRazzi

Chloé Lauren Black Suede Espadrille Wedge Sandal ShoeRazzi

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Christian Louboutin Barbaria Zeppa wedge | 5″ / 120mm heel | available at Net-A-Porter, Matches, Barneys and Christian Louboutin.

Christian Louboutin’s Barbaria Zeppa platform wedges are named in honor of the mountainous region found in Italy’s Sardinia. They’re crafted from a lustrous satin that’s printed with florals inspired by 1970s wallpaper. Barbaria Zeppa is set on an esparto rope outsole with shiny threads. Wear them with denim dresses.

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Christian Louboutin Barbaria Zeppa Wedge Gingham

Gingham print exclusively at Net-A-Porter.

Christian Louboutin Gingham Style Barbaria Zeppa Wedge ShoeRazzi

Jimmy Choo Portia Platform Wedge Woven Leather Shop

Jimmy Choo Portia platform wedge | 5″ / 120mm heel | available in woven white leather at Net-A-Porter, in metallic tea rose leather at Nordstrom, and in nude leather at Neiman Marcus and Jimmy Choo.

Jimmy Choo’s Portia sandals are set on a high cork wedge-heel with a 30mm platform, making it easy and comfortable to walk in. The criss-cross front straps have an adjustable silver- tone buckle fastening which sits right at the ankle bone. When the weather is sunny these wedges will be the perfect touch to your ensembles. We’re thinking of wearing the Portia wedge with floral midi dresses, pleated skirts and denim.

Jimmy Choo Portia Woven Leather Platform Wedge

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Jimmy Choo Portia Nude Leather Platform Wedge

There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.

Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.

Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):

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Jimmy Choo Trick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.

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Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Gianvito Rossi Regalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.

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Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.

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Inga Amy black snake cutout sandals; available at Montaigne Market.

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Dsquared2 embellished black ruffle lace sandals; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Prada black suede lace up front peep-toe booties with sneaker laces; available at Neiman Marcus.

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Jimmy Choo Romy crystal-embellished grey flannel pointed-toe pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.

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Rene Caovilla crystal-embellished beige suede lace-up gladiator sandals; available at Neiman Marcus.

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Aquazzura midnight blue velvet thigh-high over the knee boots; available at Spring.

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Oscar Tiye Antoinette ruffle ankle-cuff sandals in black and nude leather; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Gianvito Rossi slouchy nude leather pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Dolce & Gabbana Kate stretch floral lace thigh-high pointed-toe boots; available at LuisaViaRoma.

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Alaia rose suede lace-up sandals with a laser-cut design and metallic gold underlay; available at Savannahs.

And for the finale, something to look forward too from Resort 2017 on pre-order:

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Gucci light blue leather brogue strappy pumps; available at Neiman Marcus.

Which are you favorite?

We hope that everyone is having a warm, sunny summer with their family and friends! As Fall approaches, now is the time to grab some go-to heels that will last you through the winter. Boots, booties and peep-toe pumps are our favorites from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Here are our top ten picks:

L.K. Bennett Lara peep-toe bootie

L.K. Bennett Lara peep-toe bootie

Sorel 1964 premium canvas waterproof wedge bootie

Sorel 1964 premium canvas waterproof wedge bootie

Hunter Short Moto rain boot

Hunter Short Moto rain boot

BCBGMAXAZRIA Billee color block pump

BCBGMAXAZRIA Billee color block pump

Cole Haan Hayes block heel bootie

Cole Haan Hayes block heel bootie

Rag & Rone Kinsey bootie

Rag & Rone Kinsey bootie

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Stuart Weitzman Perfection suede bootie

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Pedro Garcia Tesla platform sandal

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Alexander Wang Stefania suede pump


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For Fall 2016, Christian Louboutin draws inspiration from powerful stand-out themes such as Tudor, Glam, Bold Colors and Rich Embellishments.

We all know a Louboutin collection is never complete without a little shimmer and sparkle. Crystals, studs and spikes adorn many of the statement styles including the Goldocross, New Very Prive and Pigalle Follies.

There are also a couple new staple silhouettes including the Marlena Rock and Suzanna.

This collection offers a shoe for every woman. Our top three? The Barabara bootie, Folklo platform pump and Marlenalta t-strap.

Shop it at Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue and Christian Louboutin.

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Amazoulo lace-up sandal; available at Net-A-Porter & Barneys

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Apostrophy pointed-toe pump; available at Neiman Marcus

Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2016-Barabara-Bootie

Barabara peep-toe bootie; available at Neiman Marcus

Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2016-Cataclou-Wedge

Cataclou snake-print wedge; available at Neiman Marcus & Saks Fifth Avenue

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Décolleté pointed-toe pump; available at Barneys, Net-A-Porter & Bergdorf Goodman

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Décolleté Paris pointed-toe pump; available at Barneys (100mm) & Neiman Marcus

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Dinosa spike embellished pump; available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Folklo embroidered velvet peep-toe pump; available at Neiman Marcus

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Galu laser cut d’Orsay pump; available at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman

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Goldocross patent leather, spike embellished pump; available at Barneys & Neiman Marcus

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Goldostrap spike embellished t-strap pump; available at Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus

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Guinievre studded caged suede sandal; available at Net-A-Porter

 

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Louloudance suede platform sandal; available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue & Neiman Marcus

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Marlenalta peep-toe platform criss cross pump; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus & Nordstrom

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Marlena Rock crisscross pointed-toe pump; available at Net-A-Porter, Barneys, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus & Nordstrom

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Mercura wing embellished ankle bootie; available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus

Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2016-Mll Menule-Pump

Mll Menule velvet pointed-toe pump with crystal embellished bow; available at Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus

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New Very Prive peep-toe platform pump; available at Neiman Marcus

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Pigalle Follies irredescent glitter pointed-toe pump; available at Net-A-Porter

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Samotresse leather wing sandal; available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth AvenueBarneys & Nordstrom

 

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Strapagada peep-toe platform bootie; available at Neiman Marcus

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Suzanna colorblock suede criss cross sandal; available at Net-A-Porter, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus & Nordstrom

Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2016-Tchicaboum-Pump

T chicaboum spiked embellished leopard print pump; available at Net-A-Porter

Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2016-Tipika-Sandal

Tipika colorblock leather sandal with a beaded toe strap; available at Net-A-Porter

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Trepi embellished platform sandal with a wooden block heel; available at Net-A-Porter

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Tudor gold studded & pearl embellished sandal; available at Neiman Marcus

Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2016-Uptown-Pump

Uptown d’Orsay pump; available at Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus

Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2016-Victorina Flame-Pump

Victorina Flame suede pointed toe pump; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth AvenueNordstromNeiman Marcus

Christian-Louboutin-Fall-2016-Wavy-Bootie

Wavy colorblock suede ankle bootie; available at Barneys, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus & Nordstrom

 

 

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They’re not only called “dance shoes” because you wear them while you bust a move to your jam, but they can also earn that description when just getting a glimpse of the pair literally invigorates you to do a happy dance. Whether you’re on a dance floor or not, you’d love to get your feet into Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection as it hits refresh on disco-glam footwear.

Discover fun, feminine and opulent shoes but with a punkier aesthetic in the form of metallic printed croc, cool cut-outs, spike heels and sexy pleats. The brazen collection boasts of a color scheme befitting of a woman ready to conquer the world, but with an unapologetic need to party. Yellow, silver, light pink, fuchsia, and gold are paired with glitzy metals and hair-calf prints, resulting in statement shoes that would make for an unforgettable spring and summer sartorial season.

The Hand Painted Open Back Ankle Strap Pumps meet the criteria of a power shoe –a sharp, pointed toe, a low spike heel, a striking animal print glistening in gold and fuchsia metals plus ankle and back straps are the perfect combination of sassy and sexy, commanding and seductive.  

We may have a longstanding love affair with classic pumps, but Tom Ford’s twist on the staple shoe has gotten as wanting to play footsie (literally and figuratively) with the Metallic Printed Croc Cut-Out Heel Pumps. In stunning silver, gold and light pink, these babies would look ultra-sleek when worn with cropped pants or to jazz up a little black dress. The low spike heel creates a voluptuous curve, creating a sexy silhouette despite its shortage in height.

And despite our love for color, black will always hold a special space in our shoe-obsessed hearts. The calf leather Frayed Satin Spike Heel Pump with its unravelled detailing lends a lovely contrast to the gold spike heel –perfect for a day-to-night shoe. The Pleated Wrap Sandal is perhaps our favorite –the wrap-around effect of the pleated viscose and seta fabrics along with the architectural block heel will definitely add extra s spring to our step (pun intended) this season.  

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in gold & brown snakeskin; available online at Neiman Marcus, Tom Ford and MyTheresa.

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Hand painted open back ankle-strap pump in fuchsia & purple snakeskin; available at MyTheresa and Tom Ford.

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Printed calf hair open back ankle-strap pump; available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus and Tom Ford.

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Metallic snakeskin open back ankle-strap pump; available in bronze at Tom Ford or in silver at MyTheresa and Net A Porter.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in pink; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in yellow; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Metallic printed croc cut-out heel pump in silver; available for pre-order at Tom Ford.

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Black frayed satin spike heel pump; available at Tom Ford or in smooth black satin at Neiman Marcus.

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Plissé-satin cross-strap sandal with cylinder block heel; Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter and Tom Ford.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 


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Our tour of the fashion capitals of the world continues. Next stop? Milan! Let’s take a closer look at our favorite Italian exports –nope, not the best-tasting pizza or the creamiest gelato there is –but shoes, of course! Whet your sartorial appetite with these shoes that are just, bellisima.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Dolce-Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
Disney Princess wannabee? Dolce & Gabanna’s whimsical heels will make your fairy tale dreams come true. Metallic t-strap pumps were embellished with glitter, multicolored flowers and furry pompoms. PVC pumps were reminiscent of Cinderella’s glass slippers –you’d never want to leave a shoe behind, that’s for sure –midnight curfew or not.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo
Furry footwear also tickled the Ferragamo runway. Fur trim adorned the ankle strap on an otherwise classic, muted satin sandal. Toe caps of block-heeled pumps also got the furry treatment, giving the chic footwear the cozy touch of bathroom slippers. Zigzag-patterned lizard skin and suede booties and knee-highs were also playful and edgy additions to the flirty footwear collection.

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Dsquared2
Stilettos stole the show with its super ornate embellishments –tassels, cord lacing, beadwork, badges, ruffles, belts, straps and buckles were the perfect details to match the military mood of the edgy Victorian coats and Sargent jackets.

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Prada
The Prada woman for fall is a traveller who treks, hikes and explores in style. Her nomadic footwear consists of lace-ups with wedge heels, multicolored laces and nautical detailing. Her Prada pilgrimage will continue with glossy patents and color-blocked leathers, adorned with golden buckles.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli
Now you can wear a pair of snakeskin platform boots for almost everyday of the week. The go-go boots came in a plethora of colors –black, gold, purple, blue and green –all snag-worthy for the glam-rock chicks out there.

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Fendi
Cropped and over-the-knee boots weren’t shy of details –the leg covering footwear were heavily dressed up in ruffled leather, scaling, garters and tapered heels. These beauties had an eye-catching color palette too, from cotton candy hues to super bold shades that would light up the streets in the fall.

Milan-Fashion-Week-Fausto-Puglisi
Fausto Puglisi
With Madonna mash-ups playing the background, you can definitely expect a show that is equal parts sexy, rebellious and edgy. Stomp-worthy combat boots were bedecked with studs and colorblocked with blue or green covering. Cowboy boots were studded and buckled –super sexy when paired with short skirts. Then there’s that pair of metallic gladiator boots that are extremely feminine, fierce and totally hot!

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Gucci
Alessandro Michele described his dreamy collection as an ode to, as he said, “some of my passions” –the Seventies, The Renaissance and Street Style were celebrated through platform wedges paired with lustrous hosiery. Horse-bit loafers got a fun makeover and were spruced up with a pointed toe and block heels, while your classic round-toe Mary Janes turned into entrancing accessories with its optical illusion print.

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Versace
It was a kitten heel parade. Leather ankle booties, got the modest-heel treatment, while pointy pumps already came with zipped up socks for a cosy touch. Ankle strap pumps got a little bit more height and color too. Our favorite? The fluorescent yellow capped stilettos with coral ankle straps.

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Marni
Consuelo Castiglioni obviously likes to experiment with conceptual forms. Pointy pumps in high-shine neutrals featured wooden wedges with gold trimming –the shoes were like wearable pieces of furniture. Tall boots were also given added lift by wooden orbs, while other pumps were elegantly accented with curved, swirly-shaped wooden heels.

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About the author: Zenzhu is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. He thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more). 

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When London (fashion week) calls, we put everything else on hold and marvel at the sartorial splendour that the British runways have to offer. And it definitely was London-love at first sight with all the stunning shoes!

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Preen
With “poetry groupie” as their muse, designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi fused romanticism with glam grunge. Black Victorian lace-up boots were the perfect punctuations to the moody floral dresses. Over-the-knee and ankle boots wrapped in bows are absolutely the most awesome presents to own this fall.

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House of Holland
With a throwback to the seventies and twenties, you can expect lots of color –that’s for sure. Henry Holland dressed his models in punk-rock shoes ready to hit the dance floor. The disco-appropriate boots literally captured the vibrancy of the ultra-cool decades with shimmery metals matched with super-saturated orange and fuchsia, paired with cheetah and zebra prints.

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JW Anderson
Shoes were mini sculptures at the Anderson runway. The plethora of colors and textures turned the accessories into show stopping artworks. Kitten heel booties were sharp, and had a fun, modern twist with its translucent PVC and silver and black crystal-detailing. Our favorite would be the square-toed mules embellished with shiny multicolored scales.

London-Fashion-Week-Fall-2016-Julien Macdonald
Julien Macdonald
When you’ve got sparkly, leg-baring dresses to wear, you’ll need the perfect shoes to showcase your pins. Take cue from the Macdonald runway and pair your thigh-skimming frocks with ladder-style, open-toe boots fastened with buckles, or simple yet ultra-chic ankle-strap stilettos in that neutral nude hue we absolutely adore.

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Burberry
If moto jackets are the hottest toppers this season, Christopher Bailey created the most fitting “moto boot” to complement them with. The edgy boots with a low-heel carried a statement-making pilgrim buckle that accented the python print. Other boot details include brocade, studs and kilties.

London-Fashion-Week-Fall-2016-Antonio Berardi
Antonio Berardi
The femme fatale who is dressed in a neck collar and velvet bodice with corset lacing will off course need a pair of bondage boots. Case in point: Pointy booties with side cut-outs and an ankle strap, or boots with high-shine leather and side buckles will help unleash your inner dominatrix.

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Alexander McQueen
Expect to fashionably embrace your femininity this fall courtesy of Sarah Burton. Ankle-strap stilettos lined with fur, and sandals adorned with crystals and ostrich feathers that gracefully billowed down the runway will make all of us a little bit more flirtatious in the fall.

London-Fashion-Week-Fall-2016-Mulberry
Mulberry
Johnny Coca presented a very hip alternative to fall footwear. If ballet slippers were to get a hefty dose of heel, then you’ve got these Mulberry platform heels with punchy, yellow and orange supersized satin lacing. Mid-calf boots also with platform heels were color-blocked in black, white or maroon, and proved to be sleek, modern and very wearable too.

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About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more).