The Best Shoe Trends 2021

It’s time to say goodbye to long, sunny days and get ready for bonfires, chilly weather, walks through crisp autumn leaves, cosy evenings indoors and everything else that makes autumn a truly fabulous season.

With a new season comes a wardrobe refresh. It’s time to swap those summer dresses and shorts for cosy knitwear and jumpers – and your shoes also need to match the season, as there’s nothing worse than having cold feet! Keep reading to find out all about the best shoe trends of autumn/winter 2021.

What shoes are in style for autumn/winter 2021?

Check out our top pick of footwear trends that we expect to see this autumn, with autumn outfit ideas that look great with the hottest shoes styles.

Autumn/winter shoe trends for women 2021

Maximalism

Forget minimalism, this season is all about maximalism. We’re talking bright colours, bold prints and statement designs—it’s time to go big or go home! If you’re planning a night out, consider a pair of heels in a head-turning bright red, and style with a simple LBD to let the shoes do all the talking.

For a more casual look, combine black jeans and a knitted sweatshirt with a pair of trainers with a fun and bold print. The key is to let your shoes be the star of your outfit, so keeping the rest of your look simple allows the shoes to shine!

Animal print

From snakeskin heels and leopard print trainers to zebra print mules and croc skin boots, there are so many ways you can wear animal print this autumn/ winter.

As an eye-catching pattern, you might think that animal print should be paired with a neutral outfit—but in fact it’s quite the opposite. Animal print actually works as a neutral colour itself, meaning it can be paired with just about any other colour in your wardrobe—so have fun with it! For some cohesion, why not think about matching your shoes with your bag?

Athleisure

The sportswear trend has been here for a couple of years now and it’s not going away anytime soon. Your favourite pair of trainers look just as stylish with a gym top and leggings as they would with your Saturday brunch dress, so you can be both cute and comfy. The outfit opportunities are endless with a pair of trainers.

What trainers are in style for 2021?

Since athleisure is such a key trend of the season, try adding at least two pairs of trainers to your autumn/winter rotation. If you’re looking for some style inspo, take a look below at what trainer trends are occurring this season:

The chunky trainer

Where would we be without the chunky trainer? The marmite fashion trend of the year may have sparked a few debates, but if (like us) you can’t get enough of a chunky sole, then you’ll be happy to know that the chunky trainer trend isn’t going anywhere this autumn/winter! Wear your chunky trainers with an oversized sweatshirt and leggings combo to look effortlessly cool.

The sporty trainer

Don’t limit your sporty trainers for gym use only! Sporty trainers look great with both jeans and leggings, or you could even wear them with a midi skirt for a casual office look.

The retro trainer

Trainers in retro styles made a fashion comeback at a similar time to the chunky sole, and now everyone can’t get enough of them! Some of the world’s most talked-about celebs are rocking the retro trainer, from supermodel Gigi Hadid to influencer and businesswoman Kylie Jenner, so there’s never been a better time to embrace the retro trainer trend yourself. Wear with a button-down top and wide leg jeans for a look that’s both casual and chic.

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