Designers were clearly in two visible moods this season. First – after months and months of lockdown all over the world (they started designing the Fall/Winter 2021 collections last year), it was clear that many of them wanted things to feel fun and ready to party. That resulted in various flamboyant trends like metallic boots and super platform shoes.
On the other hand, there were those tired of being in sweatpants and UGGs – hence the need to feel more polished and dressed up – possibly the reason for the return of sleek pointed-toe pumps? Here, we breakdown some of the biggest trends of the season and how they can be adapted for the Singapore audience:
- The boss lady is back
Yes most of us are working from home but sooner or later, we will return to the office. Many designers are casting their votes for the sleek pointed-toe pumps of the 1990s that immediately bring a sense of elegant poise and power – surely a refreshing change from the sneakers and comfort wear that has largely dominated how we dress in the past two years. Consider the Cross Strap Heels in White, which nails the trend perfectly without being overtly serious. Bonus: its kitten heel means you won’t be limping home at the end of the day.
2. Opt for some shine
We’re nearing the year-end festive period and one of the easiest ways to dress up a simple outfit is to pair them with statement shoes. This season, you might want to consider metallic boots – they have been a key element on many runways with their eye-catching shine. To make it work for you in Singapore, we suggest our Shirring Slingbacks in Silver – much easier to pair with most outfits while still being subtly on-trend.
3. Walking tall
After months of being in dreary lockdowns, designers decided to let loose and go a little wild, which might explain why we saw so many platform shoes everywhere from London to Paris, across various styles including pumps, brogues and sandals. For a feminine spin on this trend, an excellent option could be the CLIBB Color Line Webbing Sandals in Ivory – the platform sole sports a cute scalloped pattern while the pretty bow atop adds extra pizzazz.
4. Think gamine
For Fall/Winter’21, this staple is back with a vengeance, and honestly, we couldn’t be happier. The loafer is such a fail-proof way of adding polish without being too stuffy – or predictable. Audrey Hepburn loved to wear penny loafers, and taking tips from her famously gamine style, our Belted Tassel Loafers in Black adds a classic touch without being boring.
5. Slide right in
While designers are clearly in the mood to party, they still value their comfort – much like most of us during this period. There were many luxurious takes on slippers on the runways (being comfortable doesn’t mean giving up on style), and one thing they all had in common was playful textures and fabrics. Our Weaving Flat Slides in Sky Blue checks off all boxes – plus that striking colour means it livens ups even the most casual of outfits.
All street style images courtesy of Alamy
All product images courtesy of SPUR Shoes