#MyLifeInShoes: Camila Carril explains why choosing your shoes first always works

And the hot new shoe brand she’s wearing...

And the hot new shoe brand she’s wearing...

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We’re always on the hunt for newcomer shoe brands, so you can imagine our excitement when we discovered an arsenal of designer arrivals from Vince Camuto.

Fashion blogger Camila Carril is renowned for her chic and effortlessly cool signature look, so Marie Claire asked her to style five key looks for AW16, starting with her #ShoesFirst and favourite picks from the fantastic new Vince Camuto collection.


From the brand’s fetching suede Fermel boot to luxe metallic lace-ups and this season’s fancy flats, Camila has hand-picked the styles we’ll all be wearing this autumn. Admitting that she prefers to choose her shoes first when it comes to getting dressed for her busy life as a fashion blogger, we're feeling inspired by her smart approach to styling.

For fashion events, Camila makes heels the central focus of her outfits, and will usually opt for a pair of slouchy, distressed jeans and a smart jacket for a stylish yet relaxed look. Or if it’s Fashion Week and there’s a lot of walking between shows involved, she’ll start with a pair of comfy, minimalist sneakers or flats and go for a more elaborate outfit.

So the next time you’ve got an important date where you want to look your best, or a long day of back-to-back meetings, why not try styling your entire outfit with your shoes first? It really works! Plus, we can’t think of a better excuse to shop the hottest footwear trends from Vince Camuto.


In honour of our all-time favourite accessories, we’ve put shoes very much at the forefront of our new season‘s shopping budget. We’ll be first in line to snag a pair of those fabulous Fermel tassel boots and will be taking our cue from Camila, who styled them with wide-leg culottes and a multi-coloured faux fur jacket.

To see all the autumn trends and shop the new collection, go to vincecamuto.co.uk or visit the flagship store at 133 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SU.

Why not join us in Instagramming your favourite footwear using the hashtag #mylifeinshoes and looping in @vincecamuto and @marieclaireuk so we can see the shoe styles that are inspiring your new-season style.