We squeeze our chilly toes in House of Fraser’s winter shoe collections – and have found a few Cinderella slippers
Forget tennis shoes strapped to your feet and clumpy snow boots, this winter your feet can be style-central without losing out on comfort and functionality.
We’ve been snooping around the online aisles of House of Fraser’s womens shoes selection from brands such as Bertie and Kurt Geiger. And we’ve also kept a keen eye on the catwalks from this year – so we’ve got a whole grotto full of fashion tips to keep your toes on trend and off frostbite.
First up – and this applies across all trends this year – the word is be bold. As dresses become more conservative, with longer lengths, simpler shapes and details, as well as longer sleeves, your shoes are the place to bring the party.
Flash that clash
You can buy some really fun party shoes that might seem ideal for the all seasons – Biba’s peep toe Audrey Courts with delicate gold butterfly detail for example – and then add some festive cheer with stockings. Yep, we said it. Clashing long woolly stockings and peep toes is a key note for this season’s style.
Try a sexy striped knee-high sock with black or grey suede peep-toes for an extremely textured, playful look.
And designers are being bold elsewhere with colour as well as texture. From silver sparkles at Dune and Carvela to leopard print wellies from Ralph Lauren. A fun shoe is a great way to add spice to the otherwise muted tones of an outfit. If leopard print isn’t your thing, you can channel the delicate neutrals that have brought the summer’s craze for nude into autumn and winter.
The dusky greys of Phase Eight’s Myla boots (shown above) are a great option for those looking to add a little softness. Equally, team with some hidden wedges for another great on-trend look. Wedges have become both day and party heel of choice as they add instant height without the isolated pain of a stiletto or court shoe.