I wanted to share with you another article I made for Beautybook.ph. It’s something you shoeaholics would love. I hope you like it!
We may not have fall/winter season here in our country but it doesn’t mean we should miss out on the season’s shoe must-haves. The key here is to weed out styles that don’t suit our weather and focus on key trends that work. Here are a few of my picks. Granted, everyone’s must-haves will vary based on her preferences and lifestyle but hopefully you’ll find a few interesting ones on this list that you can either take note of or modify to suit your taste.
1. Ankle Boots
Whenever fall/winter comes around, almost every store in the metro stocks their shelves with boots of all shapes and sizes. Now I know it’s tempting to buy those knee high boots because they’re sexy as hell. But if you live in a tropical country and have no plans of going abroad, please try your best to stay away from them. Stick to ankle boots instead. They’re equally stylish and will only attract the good kind of glances your way. What they lack in height, they make up for in style and character. Just take a look at my picks below!
From top left, clockwise: Pull And Bear ankle boots with hardware detail | Sam Edelman sand boot | Asos Amsterdam Chelsea ankle boots | Laurence Dacade boots with gold buckles | Jil Sander boots with silver hardware
2. Booties With A Twist
Booties are mainstays during fall/winter season. All the hottest brands come out with their own version so make sure you invest in booties with a twist–those that you can wear not only on casual days but on happening night outs as well. I suggest booties that show a little skin, like my choices below. You can even wear them all year round!
From top left, clockwise: Giuseppe Zanotti wine booties | Narciso Rodriguez cream booties | Alexander Wang cut-out boots | Alexander Wang ankle strap boots | Senso Sienna II Black Ankle Strap Cut-out Boots
3. Chunky Honey
Despite the return of the sexy stilettos, chunky heels are still very much in the game–especially with the rise of normcore and androgynous dressing. To keep it sleek and a million miles away from tacky-ville, try to avoid platform heels.
4. Date Night
Here’s where we’re lucky. We get to wear sexy sandals and open-toe heels all year round! So for date nights, wear strappy heels that are subtly seductive. Take note of the word subtle! The key is to find heels that have thin straps so that they don’t look overly come hither.
5. Shine Bright
If the -ber months are here, it means the holidays are near! And when the holidays are near, everything that’s shiny and bright come out to cheer. (I tried to make it rhyme. I really did. Please appreciate my effort.) Shoes are no exception. Everything from metallic leather to glittered and embellished fabric are welcome.
6. Talk Of The Town
The holiday season means more parties so make sure you’ve got your party shoes ready. You know what they say, exciting parties call for exciting shoes. (I actually just made that up but it sounds totally legit.) I say wow the crowd with shoes that are meant to steal the scene. They can even serve as great conversation starters!
7. Texture Master
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but whenever fall/winter comes around, more textures are at play not only in clothes, but shoes as well. So if you’re a little conservative and prefer simpler shoes, why don’t you make up for it by looking for shoes that are classic in design but different in texture?
8. You’re The Man
Face it. Normcore and androgynous dressing are here to stay so I say, embrace your inner man. I’m personally a huge fan of this trend so I welcome these man shoes with open arms. Try monk shoes, loafers, brogues and oxfords! They add an instant cool factor to even the laziest outfits!