Let’s face it. Us girls love a nice pair of heels. True, they can be the cause of chronic back ache, poor posture and the like, but when worn in moderation a pair of killer heels can help you feel confident to bag a job, secure a friendship or even attract the man of your dreams.
This season, a whole host of new looks abound. There’s a return to the fresh, fun college prep look of the mid-90s, with pleated kilt skirts, baseball sweaters and blouses. There’s also a nod to grunge, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana in general with boyfriend cardies, ironic t-shirts and skinny leather-look jeans. At the same time that we see this down-to-earth vibe permeating, we also see a flurry of glamour and excitement. For instance, the extravagant coats, throws and wraps seen on the catwalk are soon to be making their way to stores near you. Likewise, high, high heels, straps, cuffs and embellishments are seen on shoes and boots everywhere. This season really is a mixture of different looks.
So, then, what kind of high heel shoes should you be wearing this autumn?
- Buckle ankle boots
Wear these with skinny jeans, an animal print sweater and a block colour clutch for the ultimate autumn look. Alternatively, team with thick tights, a black and rose print tea dress and an oversize knitted cardie for a warming autumnal feel.
- Peep-toe shoe boots
Look good worn in the work place with the slouch trousers that are set to be all the rage this season, black gemstone jewellery and a preppy blouse for that college chic feel. If you like to dress daringly, peep-toe shoe boots look ultra sexy when teamed with a midi or mini dress. Just remember to paint your toenails!
- Platform court shoes
Think retro, think Saturday Night Fever, think disco delicious. The platforms on offer this autumn are big, bold and brazen. The great thing is that although they’re high, you can get away with wearing them in the day as they are not too difficult to maneuver in. To be bang on trend, team with a pleated mini skirt, aviator jacket and oversized bag.
- Platform wedges
Wedges are still in vogue, despite the sudden drop in temperature. So grab a pair of daring platform wedges and strut your stuff on the dance floor. There are some beautiful bodycon dresses in monochrome and animal prints, so head down to town and find something suitable for that big night out!
- Ankle strap pointed court shoes
Now these really are something. If you have a posh date coming up, or an important works do, then you should invest in a pair of these beauties, and fast. Whether you prefer to wear dainty dresses in the evening, or you’re more of a skinny jeans and smart top kind of girl, with a pair of ankle strap pointed court shoes on, the world will quite literally be at your feet.