Never underestimate the power of a good party shoe. Choose the right style and it'll be the elevating touch your party dress needs.
We've now covered the major autumn/winter 23 fashion trends you need in your wardrobe, and now it's time to look at which shoes should be catching your attention.
We asked Libby Page, Market Director at NET-A-PORTER to share her expertise.
She said: "Shoes are always a great way to elevate any outfit, and a great way to dip your toe into a seasonal trend. Top searched brands within our footwear department include brands such as Gucci, Valentino, Gianvito Rossi, Jimmy Choo and Saint Laurent."
Ballet flats and Mary-Janes
"Of course, we have seen the craze for the ballet flat and Mary-Janes with our customers shopping habits with inspiration off the runway from brands such as (of course!) Alaia, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik, Maison Margiela and new to NET-A-PORTER Le Monde Beryl," Libby says.
"For FW23, we’re seeing a love for metallic heels from our customers, with inspiration particularly from Bottega Veneta and Christian Louboutin. Customer searches for silver and gold heels at NET-A-PORTER have risen by over 40% this fall, vs last."
"For me, the highlights of the season and the thing I’m looking most forward to incorporating are boots from the likes of Toteme, Staud, and Khaite, with high-boot styles being a key trend of the season."
"This season sees the return of the mid-heel pulling inspiration from Gucci’s 90’s pump, and novelty styles from Loewe."
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.