Sculptural heels: the arty shoe trend that'll up your #shoefie game

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Sculptural heels aren't exactly a new trend. Jimmy Choo played with stacked wooden heels for the resort 2015 collection, Saint Laurent's iconic YSL logo heels were the talk of the spring 2017 shows, while Prada put a playful twist on heels for SS16.

But there is a new take on the trend for SS18, and it was all over the streets of London Fashion Week (and New York and Milan). This season, heels are divided between two camps.

There are the embellished shoe devotees, who love nothing more than a gold, sparkling or pearl-encrusted heel, as seen at Gucci and Prada.

Then there is the minimalist camp, who prefer a chunky wooden or plastic heel, as seen at Jacquemus and Rejina Pyo.

Whichever side your loyalties lie, you'll know this is all about letting your feet do all the talking, so do balance things out by pairing back the rest of your outfit. Think a simple shirt dress, puff sleeve blouse and wide leg jeans or even a sharp suit.

Shop my edit of the best sculptural heels below.

Shop now: Jacquemus Black 105 Leather Sandals for £415 from Browns

Shop now: JW ANDERSON Suede-trimmed leather pumps for £685 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: BLOCK HEEL SANDAL for £79.99 from Zara

Shop now: Victoria Pump Antique Ruby Lamb Nappa Leather for £435 from Mulberry

Shop now: GUCCI Marmont logo and faux pearl-embellished leather collapsible-heel pumps for £805 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: CYLINDRICAL HEEL PUMPS for £49 from Charles & Keith

Shop now: Geometric heel shoes for £59.99 from MANGO

Penny Goldstone

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, 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.