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Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends

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The New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks have spoken, and the designer releases for the new season amount to a new generation of lust-worthy fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoes to swoon over. Designers released an intoxicating range of shoes that ran the gamut from disco boots to alluring evening-ready kitten heels.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends

Glitter, feathers, jewels, and rhinestones featured heavily as an overarching shoe trend for the season, with styles ranging from conservative to statement making. Reds and pinks figured prominently as the go-to colors for the fall 2018 shoes. Kitschy retro-arcade silhouettes rocked runways from Prada to Dolce & Gabbana.

One of our favorite revelations of the runway was the newfangled preoccupation with the heel. From asymmetrical block heels to sculptural contours, the heel was the element du jour for the fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends!

Our verdict? Get saving ladies: the upcoming colder months represent a new golden age for the shoe! Let’s dive into the top 27 fall 2018 shoe trends straight from the runways!

#1. Angled and Cylindrical Heels

The beloved block heel gets a slanted upgrade for the fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends. The architectural orientation was spotted across the runways and is set to take the colder months by storm. We love how an intentional angle can transform a basic shoe into a wearable piece of art.

Fendi debuted sleek cowboy boots with slanted heels, while Prada showed off ladylike oxford shoes with space age rocket ship heels. Angled heels adorned the base of sleek fall 2018 boots at Isabel Marant, creating a luxuriously unusual silhouette.

Cylindrical heels, like the chunky numbers we saw at Stella McCartney, take geometry to a fashionable level for the season. We love the way thick cylindrical heels add a decisive edginess to even the most dainty shoes for fall 2018. The contrast creates a delightfully trendy tension that will take a basic look to a sartorial high.

For a look outside of the scope of the traditional, look no further than Poiret’s fall/ winter collection. Sleek, minimalist heels jutted out of the shoe mid-sole creating a fearless and audacious silhouette.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Angled Heels

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Cylindrical Heels

#2. Sexy Silver Shoes

Silver screen goddesses strutted down the runways from London to Milan! Silver was the heavy metal of the season, and designers paired the shade with everything from opaque tights to oversized coats.

Silver has a beguiling appeal but it maintains a subtlety that its close cousin gold often fails to achieve. Silver certainly has an evening feel, particularly when it is paired with glittering sequins and a high heel, but it can also be a wearable color for everyday wear when it is of the steel and lacquered variety.

Texture ruled when it came to the best silver shoes for fall 2018 we saw on the runways. Calvin Klein presented a galactic and prismatic lace-up boot perfect for rock shows and all-nighters. Altuzarra sent out a similar bootie with a multidimensional cracked effect fabric. Dolce & Gabbana took this fall 2018 footwear trend to its sparkling apex with blindingly bejewelled silver shoes that were nothing short of a spectacle.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Silver Shoes & Boots

#3. Architectural Heels

In tandem with the angled heel, more unusual designs stocked the runways of the fall and winter collections. Architectural, sculptural heels transformed even the most muted shoe into a dynamic piece of art. They added depth and a multifaceted feel to the classic shoe, in addition to bulking up a demure kitten heel.

One of the most exciting dimensions of this fall 2018 shoe trend is the chess piece style heel that we saw at Prabal Gurung, Jacquemas, and Mulberry. One could also see the similarities between the heels of these shoes and the lid of an antique crystal decanter. The result was fall 2018 shoes that felt romantically complex and intriguingly original.

Balmain showed off translucent plastic shoes with dynamic geometric heels. The prismatic spheres added a heightened level of glamour to the dazzling stilettos.

Dolce & Gabbana sent shoes with cartoon characters and luxe crystal rectangles down the runway. This style speaks loud and clear and establishes this fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trend as a sartorial focal point. Given the captivating quality of these shoes, we foresee women planning their outfits around their shoes come September!

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Architectural Heels

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Architectural Heels

#4. Kitschy Wearable Labels

One of the hottest fall 2018 shoe trends, wearable labels graced runways from Paris to New York. Many of them had a decidedly kitschy Eighties appeal. The general mood of these shoes for fall 2018 was unashamedly playful and tongue in cheek, and we love the brazen nature of the trend. It is fearless and unapologetic and a nod to the days when being decked out in designer labels was a wearable way of flashing your sartorial street cred.

Wearable labels, when paired with punchy colors and a flashy aesthetic, demonstrate that the wearer is willing to take fashion risks. She doesn’t take herself too seriously and sees style as an extension of her relaxed, outgoing personality. We love that these bold and colorful labelled winter 2018 shoes allow you to wear neutral colored outfits while still maintaining a fresh dose of originality.

The trend ran the gamut from cool girl strappy heels at Lanvin to sportswear chic running shoes at Dolce & Gabbana. Prada and Miu Miu embraced the wearable label trend and took it to new heights with a retro skiwear inspired silhouette. This spoke to the overarching move to an Eighties arcade aesthetic we saw across the runways.

Prada gets the gold star for being a trailblazing force in the retro kitsch movement we saw in Milan. Get ready for tetris themed fonts and neon colors for fall/ winter 2018-2019.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Logo Printed Shoes & Boots

#5. Luxe Thigh-High Boots

Knee-high boots have always had a place in the heart of the designers crafting their fall and winter collections. There is something utterly timeless about a sleek boot paired with a warm and sumptuous coat and fall-ready tights.

For fall/ winter 2018-2019, over-the-knee boots get a patent upgrade with glossy leather and lacquered pleather. Shades charted the spectrum from light blues to rich burgundies, demonstrating that knee-high boots need not be standard black or chestnut to look polished and sophisticated.

Isabel Marant’s show featured rich and buttery camel brown boots for fall 2018 that will pair perfectly with the polished aesthetic of cozy fall outerwear. If you’re in the market for a punchier and bolder boot, the fall and winter collections have lots on offer.

Off-White models strode down the runway in tropical blue alligator prints, while Salvatore Ferragamo unveiled an understated camo green flat boot. Giambattista Valli sent wine colored fall 2018 boots down the runway. We love how the opaque leather allows the shades of the boots to catch the light, creating depth and body.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Thigh-High Boots

#6. Red and Black Shoes

Red and black is an iconic color pairing. They both evoke images of sensuality, timelessness, and intrigue. The combination has captured the hearts of Hollywood Golden Age stars and the French nouvelle vague, and now a comeback seems inevitable with the debut of the fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends.

Cherry red and sleek black have a vital, energetic feel and create a cultivated and alluring silhouette. For women seeking a tasteful pop of color, this trend is approachable and office ready.

The color combination shone its brightest in the mid-calf and knee-high boots of the season. Alexander McQueen’s offering is confidently wearable. Consider it elegance with an edge.

Dior’s sleek riding boots for fall 2018 had an abstract appeal. Tibi sent out an offering with go-go girl vertical lines. Style hack? Pair these vertically lined boots with black jeans for a lengthening effect!

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Red and Black Shoes & Boots

#7. Endlessly Festive: Sequins, Fringe, and Tinsel

Designers spared no expense when adorning their shoe collections this season. Fall is gearing up to be a festive season if the celebratory shoes we saw are any indication. Tinsel-esque tufts of sparkling fabric adorned simple stilettos, and sequins were spotted on everything from boots to stilettos.

The fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoes we saw on the runways were hedonistic and indulgent – there was no pretense of subtlety or simplicity. We loved it! Too often shoes will hint at festivity without completely diving in. Not this season – it was a bold and glorious return to the Age of Innocence, when glittering flappers twirled away and champagne flowed.

Gold and silver sequins were a hit, with one of the most fearless offerings being the knee-high silver sparklers shown by Alberta Ferretti. Dolce & Gabbana sent out a ruby red version.

Fringe-esque fur tufts were a hit at Balmain, where they jutted out from sleek heeled sandals and patent leather booties. Saint Laurent took this to the next level with peacock-inspired strappy stilettos. The supple fur radiating from these stunning numbers was nothing short of celebratory. For true all-night glamour, take the Ports 1961 tinsel number for a twirl!

The takeaway from this orgy of glitter and tinsel? Fall and winter are the time to embrace your inner starlet. Don’t shy away from prismatic texture or dramatic silhouettes. This season go OTT!

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Festive Shoes & Boots with Sequins, Feathers, Fringe and Tinsel

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Festive Shoes & Boots with Sequins, Feathers, Fringe and Tinsel

#8. Spacious Mid-Calf Boots

Ankle boots were a trend in their own right, but this season don’t be afraid of a more generous helping of material. Mid-calf boots for fall 2018 graced the runways from Givenchy to Prabal Gurung. We love the spacious variety, as they give the shoe a personality and a presence. They are also a perfect accompaniment to trousers and jeans, and their slouchy silhouette looks elegantly wearable and approachable.

For a polished style, pair a camel colored shoe like those seen at Givenchy with tights and a knee-length coat. Prabal Gurung embraced this trend in a variety of ways. One of his best offerings was a brazen combination of Barbie pinks and reds, with a spacious cowl that allows the shoe to stand apart. An elegant white bootie with a gorgeous wooden heel was urbane, and we foresee it being the choice of fashion it-girls come the fall.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Spacious Mid-Calf Boots

#9. Floral Patterns on Your Shoes

Fall florals mean warmth and ornate femininity if this season’s collections have anything to say in the matter. Luxe brocade floral patterns in deep shades of burgundy and crimson offered a glimpse into the appeal of cold weather florals.

While spring florals are delicate and girlish, fall florals are broodier, moodier, and mysteriously alluring. Like a flower glowing under the elusive midnight moon, fall and winter flowers are secretive and understated. They captivate in silence.

The varietals we saw on the runways were richly pigmented. The best fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoes involved tangles of flowers against a base of deep black. Dolce & Gabbana sent out shoes with antique china-inspired designs. Alberta Ferretti’s floral boots looked like a garden of paradise with intricate brocade flowers and vines in mesmerizing shades of aquamarine and azure.

Erdem’s kitten heels had flowers tinged in soft shades of royal gold and burgundy. This is the time to reimagine florals and embrace them as a grown-up alternative to more conventional patterns like stripes and tartan.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Floral Printed Shoes & Boots

#10. Shoes & Boots with Clasps and Buckles

From stilettos to booties, buckles were making their presence known on the runways. Buckles and clasps added character and a sort of industrial-functional appeal to the fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends. They provide shoes with body and soul and can pull an outfit together without being overbearing or loud.

Buckles have an old Western cowboy feel when paired with gritty leather but can also serve a futuristic purpose when decked out in silver and gold. Buckles and clasps graced all manner of fall 2018 shoes, from heels to booties to strappy sandals. Silver, wood, and gold were standout materials. Some varieties were chunky and utilitarian, while others were fiercely decorative.

Alexander McQueen’s sculptural stilettos looked like veritable pieces of modern art when paired with asymmetrical silver buckles. For an elegant approach to the trend, the claspy booties we saw at Altuzarra are a perfect pick. For an urbane look, Mary Katrantzou sent intricate mid-calf boots adorned in Americana-themed buckles and feminine lace-ups down the runway.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Buckles and Clasps

#11. Rhinestones and Jewels on Your Shoes

Minimalism begone! The fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends were alight with glittering rhinestones and decorative appliques. There was an antique quality about some of the shoes, as though they had been plucked from the ornately vintage closet of an old school heiress.

This was particularly the case with Dolce & Gabbana’s and Miu Miu’s sparkling sensations, which glittered with diamonds, pearls, emeralds, and rubies. The best way to describe this trend is costume jewelry meets fall 2018 footwear.

Jewels adorned shoes in a more understated way, as well. We loved Miu Miu’s lilac heels. They had a luxurious element of Old Hollywood and featured ruched satin and a dazzling crown jewel.

We love this gorgeous look because it is vintage with an edge. Pair it with a ladylike little black dress for an ornately classic look or punk it up with skinny black jeans and a deep red lipstick.

The obsession with all that glitters dovetails with the season’s celebratory feel. This is perhaps a more grown-up and sophisticated version of the glittering confetti of tinsel and fringe we saw in an earlier trend.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Rhinestones and Jewel Embellishments

#12. Lipstick Red Shoes

Red ran the show at this season’s Fashion Weeks. From glamorous patent booties to plush crushed velvet, red took on a brazen adaptability for the fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends.

Why was red so popular? One can ponder on the nuances of color theory ad infinitum but we think that red’s popularity can be traced to its complex nature. When paired with muted fall 2018 colors, red can effectively be a neutral.

But when paired with a more daring aesthetic red takes on a provocative luster. Red is a true crowd pleaser and the shades we saw this season charted the spectrum from deep cherry reds to captivating fire engine crimson.

Dolce & Gabbana sent supple, unquestionably feminine red booties down the runway, while Stella McCartney presented a more urbane offering to the crowds at her show. Jason Wu paired his crimson heels with contrasting black lace, while Shrimps made monochromatic cool again with its volcanic red kitten heels.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Red Shoes & Boots

#13. Shoes with Bows

Bows, as traditional as they may seem at first glance, have an unexpectedly refreshing feel for the fall/ winter season. Bows range from ladylike to seductive and brazen.

One theme united all of the best bows we saw on the runways this year: they were big, bold, and dramatic! Bows have conventionally been sweet and demure, more suited to a schoolgirl than a seductress. But this season’s bow trend ruptures that reputation and the fall 2018 shoes are all the better for it!

Marques Almeida’s collection featured intriguingly original boots for winter 2018 complete with sculptural heels, unexpected cutouts and daring bows. It was Dracula’s mistress meets Vaudeville.

Prabal Gurung used bows to stunning effect with his lusciously complex stilettos and kitten heels. The bows complemented the unusual designs and established a point of reference for the eyes. Floppy bows have an effortless, precious appeal that brings the intrigue and prettiness of the ballet into the real world.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Bows

#14. Vampy Kitten Heels

Tame? Not this generation of kitten heels. The fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends are alight with seductively pointed and jewel toned kitten heels. Bold pigments, luxurious textures, and sparkling appliques transformed basic kitten heels into something unabashedly trend-forward.

Tom Ford’s designs captured the imagination with their fearless animal prints and vampy constitution. Pair them with a cigarette pant for a tattoo parlour meets noir detective film vixen.

Erdem’s plush crushed velvet kitten heels combined the loud kitten heel trend with the seasonal fascination with sparkle and dazzle. Ashish took the kitten heel to a decorative new place with a delicate pattern and translucent wedge heel.

Kitten heels have languished in recent years as an old-fashioned style but this modern reimagining brings kitten heels into the 21st century. Consider kitten heels a viable option to stilettos for the fall 2018 season.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Kitten Heels

#15. Platforms

Elements of the Sixties and Eighties were cropping up all over the fall and winter runways. From galactic silver to moon boot inspired running shoes, retro futurism was having a moment. The face of this fall 2018 footwear trend was the unabashed and campy cool platform boot.

The platform boot has it all: glamour, fearlessness, confidence, and the added benefit of an extra inch or two. Saint Laurent revealed a gothic vampire bootie with a mesmerizingly supersized platform.

Platforms were not restricted to the campy this season, however. Platform soles and heels graced tamer oxford style shoes and running shoes for fall 2018, as well. Platforms look unexpected and edgy when paired with more traditional shoe types. Platform booties may have seemed unthinkable a few decades ago, but the fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends proved that the platform could be a harmonious addition to any form of shoe.

Marni models strutted out in athletic-wear-meets-futuristic-roller-girl super platforms. Gucci’s schoolgirl-with-an-edge platform shoes were a preppy spin on the trend.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Platform Shoes & Boots

#16. All About the Laces and Straps

Skinny criss-cross laces were an intricate and elegant trend that featured heavily in the collections of fall and winter 2018. For the fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends, laces have become the focal point of the shoe, rather than part of the supporting cast.

Delicate, feminine laces bestow shoes with a dainty ornateness for those so inclined. Hardier, rugged laces add an appealing contrast to conservative styles. Thicker laces give booties and running shoes an edgy dimension while thin, multi colored laces bring out the sassy side of a stiletto. Traditional athletic laces give lace-up heels an urbane, hip-hop vibe.

Prabal Gurung’s sensual stilettos embraced thin straps for a lace-up silhouette. Chloe’s downtown cool lace-up boots have a cocktail hour feel, while Marques Almeida’s plump, lacey booties have a medieval minstrel-meets-dainty-ballerina feel.

The Fashion Weeks reminded us that laces are endlessly customizable and that they are an understated way of adding a hit of personality to your look.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Laces and Straps

#17. Shoes with Fur Accents

Love it or hate it, bedroom inspired slipper shoes have been a fixture in urban fashion in recent years. For the fall/ winter 2018 shoe trends, the cozy slipper-esque shoe gets a polished makeover with the addition of luxe fur.

Fur is perfect for fall and winter because it provides literal and metaphoric warmth; evoking images of romantic snow-studded nights. Fur also provides a decadent feel to the accessories it adorns.

This season, fur shined its brightest as a supporting material, meted out in small but powerful doses. A little goes a long way and designers paid heed for the fall and winter season.

This luxurious and well-loved material appears in the fall and winter collections in a variety of iterations. We love how fur peeked out of the flirty heels of Alexander Wang and Dolce & Gabbana. Ashley Williams’ daywear slippers embraced the lipstick red trend while retaining their bedroom ready lustworthiness. Preen’s fabulous and decadent offering looked like a windswept delight with fur sticking out at all angles.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes & Boots with Fur Details

#18. Clueless Plaid Shoes

Long the provenance of lumberjacks, country stars, and grunge iconoclasts, plaid was transformed in the social imagination by the hit 1995 movie Clueless. Cher, our witless protagonist, brought all-plaid outfits into the public consciousness. Her plaid obsession has migrated down south where it dominated the fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends.

While plaid and tartan appeared in more traditional red and greys, exemplified by Fendi’s sophisticated offerings, the real show stopper was the iconic yellow Clueless plaid.

Marques Almeida and Balenciaga released knee-high boots decked out in yellow plaid. This look is a surefire way to reference modern pop culture while retaining prep-girl sophistication. Pair them with a mini skirt for a Hamptons high schooler appeal or combine them with a black pea coat for a stroll along the pathways of Central Park.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Plaid Shoes & Boots

#19. White Booties

Ankle boots have been having what feels like a centuries long moment. Rightly so – they’re bold, adaptable, and eternally aesthetically relevant. If you’re a die-hard bootie fan looking to expand your horizons, worry not.

This season, you don’t have to look far for a new favorite. White ankle boots are a surprisingly unexpected and fresh take on a tried and true style. We love how white ankle boots for fall 2018 blend beautifully with neutral outfits while offering a space age Andy Warhol silhouette.

White allows you to retain the airy luminosity of summer while embracing the silhouette of fall. White has a decisive appearance. It is not trying to be anything other than it is. And although white is a neutral shade, it attains an unexpected quality when paired with an all-black outfit. The magic is in the stark yin-yang contrast.

We loved Givenchy’s sculptural white bootie, and Marques Almeida’s shoe, which combines this it-shade with other trends like the angled heel and a hint of fur.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: White Ankle Boots

#20. Pink Shoes

Red is not the only heavy hitting color for fall! Booties, heels, and kitten heels underwent a delightful reincarnation for fall and were painted in vibrant shades of hot pink, fuchsia, and raspberry. Women with a fun loving fashion sensibility will embrace this fall 2018 shoe trend.

But will it endure for the faint of heart? We think so. A bold pink heel looks surprisingly sensible and appropriate with more conservative shades of black and grey. The plethora of shades ensures that every woman will find her perfect pink.

Emilia Wickstead’s bubblegum pink lace-ups are a sweet and girlish way to embrace the color. Bold magenta endows Mulberry’s modern kitten heels with a party-girl-meets-debutante feel. Oscar de la Renta’s deep pink slip-on heels are unquestionably sophisticated.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Pink Shoes & Boots

#21. Reptile Skin Shoes

Crocodile and alligator skin was a hit this season. The material is textured and luxurious and evokes images of jet-set heiresses and fancy vacations in Monaco. We love how this luxe material can transform a basic outfit into something glamorous. The material pairs beautifully with denim, satin, and silk, ensuring that it can be incorporated into day and evening looks.

Roksanda released a lust-worthy camel boot, which will look harmoniously fabulous with a trench coat and aviator sunglasses for fall 2018. The paparazzi will surely have you mistaken for a star.

Versace’s burgundy wine heels are a storied and alluring take on this fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trend. Emilia Wickstead released an elegant strappy version, which will look perfect for warmer fall and winter days with sheer tights and a denim skirt.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Reptile Skin Shoes & Boots

#22. Tricked Out Ugly Sneakers

In line with the seasonal obsession with retro-kitsch, runners got a high-voltage injection of sparkle and neon. Platform heels brought athletic shoes to epic proportions, and unusual silhouettes gave the fall runner an urban flavor.

Athletic shoes have been migrating into the closets of party girls in recent years, and the Fashion Week collections indicate that this fall 2018 shoe trend isn’t going anywhere. What’s the appeal of running shoes as fashion wear? It could be down to their sheer practicality and comfort.

They allow women to embrace their sartorial side without the painful element. They also endow the wearer with an effortless, urban allure. No one could accuse the girl with the trendy running shoes of being a try-hard.

We loved the unusual heel and sparkling facade of the runners we saw at Christopher Kane. No. 21 sent gold-heeled ugly sneakers down the runway. We can imagine them with tight black jeans for the day and a lacy slip dress for long nights dancing.

Burberry’s bright red polka dot iteration is a tongue-in-cheek ode to the campy vibes of the season.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Ugly Sneakers

#23. Modern Cowboy Boots

These are not your traditional old Western cowboy boots! The fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends took the traditional shape of the cowboy boot and modernized it with bold colors and fun loving appliques. Cowboy boots are a rough and ready way of wearing a mid-calf boot. They retain their energetic edge regardless of the color or fabric.

Dolce & Gabbana’s dazzling silver cowboy boot demonstrates just how party-ready this look can be. If anything, this boot summarized the mood of the season where tried and true silhouettes got an injection of hedonistic joie de vivre. Their knee-high Wizard of Oz ruby boots appropriated the design of the cowboy boot and supersized it.

Emporio Armani also had an intriguingly dazzling silver cowboy boot on offer. For something less showy, we loved Fendi’s sky blue cowboy-inspired boot. It is perfect for shopping on Madison Avenue and looks city-ready with black jeans and a plush coat.

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini released an ornate old mesa inspired ankle bootie replete with turquoise jewels and studded silver.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Cowboy Boots

#24. Combat Boots

Combat boots are wearable street cred. They have an element of fearlessness and they endow the wearer with a brazen and courageous attitude. While combat boots may have their roots in army apparel and punk rock counterculture, today’s generation is approachable and immensely wearable.

The fall/ winter 2018 combat boots have a relaxed urban feel that pairs perfectly with denim for the day and a mini skirt for the night. For a grunge feel, pair your combat boots with a babydoll dress.

Combat boots this season were not limited to a traditional color palette. Chloe released an orange and tangerine heeled combat boot with trendy laces. Sportmax released a lusciously sleek black combat boot with a slight platform that will transition seamlessly from day to night.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Combat Boots

#25. Transparent Shoes

Transparent elements rocked the runway. Some fall 2018 shoes were all-out transparent, while some featured plastic heels. This trend has a grown-up doll effect. Remember when your doll came with hip plastic shoes? That’s what this feels like. It’s a playful way of embracing your late night mod side.

We love how the transparent shoe is outrageously original, without being aggressive or desperate. The trend is still unexpected enough that it will transform day-to-day outfits into something sartorially viable. Our advice is to get on this bandwagon before all your friends do.

Balmain released one of our favorite see-through shoes for fall 2018. When paired with bold blacks and an architectural shape, the transparent elements of the shoe add a decisively unflinching aspect to the look. Balmain also incorporated transparent spheres into the heels of some of their designs, which added a lustrous complexity to the shoes.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: See-Through/ Transparent Shoes & Boots

#26. Shoes with Socks

Designers sent out shoes with socks from Paris to New York City. There is a playful, unselfconscious element to this fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trend. It’s easy to assume that you just grabbed a pair of socks and tossed on your favorite shoes as you rushed out the door. It also retains its girlish, boarding school appeal and makes any outfit that much more playful.

Pairing heels with socks is a simple act that feels daring. It brands you as a fashion insider; someone who understands fashion trends and knows how to incorporate of-the-moment silhouettes into your own personal aesthetic.

The look is also immensely customizable. Pair your sandaled heels with socks and a mini skirt for a Sixties Andy Warhol flare or embolden your classic black heels with a neon or patterned sock.

Dolce & Gabbana paired its sparkling shoes with seductive fishnet socks, a look that will endure into the winter season when layered under jeans and leggings. A peek of fishnet is a confident and flirtatious way of wearing the trend.

Gucci paired their vintage inspired fall 2018 shoes with intricate tights, creating a delightfully haphazard Grey Gardens look. Miu Miu achieved quirky-cute nirvana with their golden kitten heel-white sock combo.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Shoes with Socks

#27. Foxy Slingbacks

Perfect for wearing from day to night, slingbacks are the next fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trend many a designed showed a great fascination with. Ever since the relaunch of Chanel’s slingbacks and the debut of the ultra-popular Dior J’Adior slingback pumps, this type of footwear has been reevaluated and revamped, coming in a variety of styles and colors.

Of course, slingback heels are the best iterations of this trend, which were quite festive at No. 21 with small bows and shining crystals, and ultimately wearable at Salvatore Ferragamo with a thicker heel, worn with a pair of cozy thick socks. Our favorite fall 2018 slingbacks came from Alexander Wang, combining a minimalist design with black and white colors and a super-thin metallic heel.

Fall/ Winter 2018-2019 Shoe Trends: Slingback Shoes

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