The change of seasons leaves many of us searching for the perfect shoes and boots to carry us from late summer into early autumn. Whilst we may be getting ready to retire our summer shoes for the year, it’s far too early to think of winter boots! The good news is, there are 3 new footwear trends making news this August – and as always, Littlewoods has all the latest looks from your favourite brands.
Think of caged shoes as a more substantial, cool-weather upgrade from your favourite gladiator sandal. With straps or drawstrings from the open toe to just above the ankle, the caged look is edgy, sexy, and the ideal balance of open-and-closed to match the changeable weather. Whether you choose a delicate lace-up version, or one with wider leather straps, the caged shoe is the perfect partner for a flowy maxi dress or cuffed jeans for day, or an on-trend jumpsuit for an evening out. Have a look at these Victorian-inspired heels from Glamourous, the sleek gold-trimmed sandal from Carvela, or the chic, geometrically patterned ghillie heel from Miss Selfridge to get you started!
We’re not talking about your average gym shoes! This season’s trainers are chock-full of embellishments, metallics, and fashion-forward details – a real ‘glam-meets-grunge’ statement. That they’re extra-comfortable, too, is an added bonus! Pair trendy trainers with raw-hemmed skinnies, a slouchy slogan tee, and sunglasses to show off both your girly and rock star sides. Ted Baker’s Ophily is a luxe take on the classic plimsoul, with a flat black leather-look upper, croc detailing at the back, and metallic trim. The Lullaby from Carvela features floral sequins and beading at the front, while their Lindon metallic plimsoul combines the best of both the platform heel and metallic trends so hot on the runway this season.
It’s official. The ankle boot has become a classic staple of every woman’s shoe-drobe. Ranging from the traditional to the ultra-trendy, they’re endlessly versatile, taking you from the office to a night out without missing a beat. The Maryne, a classic option from Ted Baker, is ideal to pair with a sharp trouser suit and floral print blouse for work, while the KG Snoopy takes the beloved Chelsea boot to stylish new heights with a glam metallic heel. Dune inches the silhouette a bit higher this season, with the Pembleton high ankle boot in leather, and the Angnes from Aldo amps up the heel height and adds a lace-up detailing at the back. Sporty favourite Superdry gets into the glam game with the truly fabulous Mila ankle boot, featuring an off-white python print, pointy toe and double zip detailing. Really, you’re spoiled for choice!
So say goodbye to flip-flops for now, and get ready to take the season’s hottest new looks from the catwalk to the high street!