Fashion should never feel drab, and the latest crop of shoes for fall ’16 is anything but. Designers embraced a statement message by offering more-is-more finishes such as fur trims, crystal embellishments and metallics.
Fall wardrobes can often lean toward a darker color palette — think grays, burgundies and blacks — so a statement shoe is the perfect way to add some pop. Saint Laurent’s gold below-the-knee boot, for example, would look amazing with dark denim. Another great boot option is Brian Atwood’s tall fringed style.
In need of a going-out shoe? Giuseppe Zanotti’s crystal embellished platform has all the right party vibes. The same goes for Dolce & Gabbana’s sequin pump with fur pompoms — a style best left to those not afraid to turn heads. Marco de Vincenzo’s fur-trim sandal with architectural heel is equally as eye-catching.
Standout sneakers include treatments such as beading, metal studding and patchwork.
Ultimately, think of the shoes as investments as you’ll have to buy less clothes for the season (a new shoe refreshens any outfit you already own). Just remember to let these shoes do all the talking.
For more statement shoes, click through the gallery.