Autumn / Winter 2020 Street Style: A Whole New Shoe Game
Bare legs and knee-high boots
Sexy but seasonal? Knee-high boots are THE shoes to be wearing right now, and while that’s true of most autumnal seasons, this year they have made a serious comeback and are likely to be the footwear trend that we think of when we remember AW2020. This look is best served minimal - think boots in blacks browns and whites, paired with shorts or mini skirts, and of course, the bare leg that gives this look the perfect mixture of chic but sultry.
How do you keep the ugly footwear trend in your wardrobe as we go into autumn? Chunky Welly-boots of course! As the season changes, the summer staples of Birkenstocks and Teva’s are quickly fading out of our wardrobes, but chunky Welly-boots are the perfect way to keep on 2020’s ugly footwear hype. This year chunky Welly-boots have been seen in collections by Versace, Dior, Chloé, and Bottega Veneta to name a few.
For a chic but understated look, style with a chunky blazer and sleek gym shorts, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, take a cropped pair of boots and pair with a vibrant maxi skirt.
How do you feel like you’re at a party without being at a party? Embellish your shoes. Twinkle toes were featured by Gucci, Oscar De La Renta, and Loewe this year, and they hit a 2020 spot: making you feel glamorous when doing anything glamorous is virtually impossible. The shoes have been paired with ballooning print skirts and glittery trousers in a totally wild look designed to take your breath away, or for a more understated vibe, pair with low slung jeans.
Combat boots for Autumn are hardly groundbreaking, but nonetheless, they are set to be everywhere this season. This year they popped up in collections by Dolce & Gabbana, Paco Rabanne, and Vivienne Westwood, but it was last weeks viral picture of Zoe Kravitz on the set of the new Batman movie, that has ensured combat boots will be everywhere this year. Pair with a leather jacket, for pure punk rock energy, or with a classic pair of denim blue jeans for a more relaxed take.
Words by Marni Rose McFall
Graphics by Frances Scott