30 Nov

Written by Lizzie on November 30, 2011

Footwear Trend #3: Laces

Big at Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Balmain and Louis Vuitton back in February’s A/W11 international fashion weeks, laces are making a big impression on the high street as we get ready to pull our boots on for winter. With styles available in everything from knee and calf height (try these peeptoes from Office) to the seasonal yet office appropriate shoe-boot (available here at New Look), there’s a lace up to suit you whatever you tastes. Strike somewhere in the middle and go ankle height with these pricey but perfect Mui Mui creations. Alternatively, you can add a bit of fun to your usual functional boot. These leopard print, chunky heeled, lacey numbers from ASOS hit three A/W11 footwear trends at once. Lastly, you could plump for practical black but spice it up a little with some cute print laces with these, also from ASOS.

Footwear Trend #4: Wedges

Women everywhere breathed a sigh of relief when they saw wedges firmly holding their place on the catwalks for Autumn/Winter. Way less painful for our tootsies than heels, turns out this season it’s tres chic to be cosy and comfy, hallelujah! Wedges popped up on catwalks at Carven, D&G and Marc Jacobs. Pick up the Marc Jacob offerings lined with snuggly sheepskin over at Net-a-porter. But if you’re keen to get some boots and be able to pay your heating bill this winter, try something a little more budget friendly with a whole host of other offerings. These River Island shoe-boots add some much loved print to the mix, while my personal favourites the Ravel Buckle Trim Wedge Ankle Boots that come via Barratts not only tick the wedge trend but boast laces and buckles too. But, of course, party season calls for more sophisticated attire so either pump up the attitude with these studded and spiked offerings or go tassle-tastic with this beaded pair from Office.

The final two trends for boots this season are coming your way on Friday, so make sure you pop back to check them out.

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