One step beyond: Kick off those flimsy summer pumps and powerwalk into autumn
Sunday 28 September 2008
Seen at: Prada
Bad news for platform devotees: the stiletto is back. Italian shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti has given them a modern spin with a pair in tri-colour – a big accessories trend this season (£400, www.net-a-porter.com). For a less girly take on spindly heels, try Carvela's lace-ups, which work a sexed-up Miss Marple vibe (£100, www.kurtgeiger.com). The recent tendency towards fun, quirky footwear continues with sculptural shapes and unusual detailing, as seen in Topshop's cute pompom-adorned pair (£65, www.topshop.com). And for a versatile option at a credit-crunch price, Hennes' black numbers are hard to beat (£19.99, www.hm.com).
Seen at: Louis Vuitton
Boots offer that rare sartorial combination of comfort and style. Slouchy suede numbers offer the Parisian cool for which Comptoir des Cotonniers has become known (£201, www.mothers-and-daughters.com). For the perfect complement to autumn's heritage look, classic riding boots offer old-school equestrian chic. Best of all, these can be made to order if you have trouble finding boots to fit ( £170, www.duo boots.com). To soup up your stride, chunky, punky boots will toughen up any outift (£150, Emma Cook at www.top shop.com). For a serious investment piece, Rupert Sanderson's pair are beautiful - and unexpectedly in navy (£656, www.matchesfashion.com).
Seen at: Marc Jacobs
If you've been pounding the pavements in flimsy ballet pumps all summer, it may be time to invest in some slightly sturdier choices. Ferragamo's classic patent "Varinna" pumps (£225, www.salvatore ferragamo.com) are delightfully prim and besides, who doesn't love a pair of red shoes? A little kookier are "Mouse" loafers, complete with ears, eyes and nose from the quirky and humorous Marc by Marc Jacobs range (£295, www.net-a- porter.com). If you're digging the androgyny vibe, pick up some bargain black lace-ups (£20, www.asos.com). And however drab the weather gets, metallic T-bars will ensure you always have something cheerful to look at (left, £99, www. toast.co.uk).
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