It seems like fashion from the Sixties never really goes out of style, but the runways for the Fall-Winter 2014 season were particularly swinging. Geometric prints, A-line dresses, boho fur jackets, and plenty of mod black, white, and glitter were the order of the day.
Shoe styles fit right into this theme for many designers, so if you’re looking for a pair of boots to get you through the season you’ll want to check out how they’ve been cleverly updated with modern flair. Check out the following hot sixties-inspired trends that you’ll see for sale this season.
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Streamline Ankle Boots
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Chunky heels and platforms were all over the runways, but some of the sleekest looks can be seen in this season’s ankle boots. Wedge heels give an update to the ankle boot and bootie as well, for a more streamlined look. Balenciaga offers several takes on the popular sixties-style Chelsea ankle boot with suede material and a futuristic wedge heel, which you can take a look at on lyst.com.
Sleek ankle booties can be paired with colourful socks or tights for a fun and modern finish to the outfit.
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You’ll find no shortage of basic black to get you through this season, but if you’re feeling bold why not opt for a bright geometric print that would make Pucci proud?
Valentino presented many brightly coloured graphic prints on this season’s boots, with other labels following suit including Versace and Saint Laurent. Reptile skin is also in, with snakesin boots giving off a very retro vibe.
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The knee-high boot is a classic sixties look, usually paired with cable knit tights or a miniskirt. This season, look for knee-highs with a stiletto heel for an edgier take on the classic version.
Over-the-knee boots are also still on trend this season, but they’ve been reimagined with wider openings at the top to provide plenty of space around the thigh. This has a slimming effect that should make them even more of a wardrobe staple for winter. Many of these taller boots are available in textured knits or materials like suede, for a soft tactile fit.
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One of the key pieces of the season is Hedi Slimane’s glitter go-go boot, designed for Saint Laurent. With a low heel and plenty of silver or gold sparkle, it’s very mod and very now at the same time.
Balenciaga also showed off heeled boots topped off with a wedge of reflective silver leather. A hint of glitter or jewels can glam up simple footwear, and goes well with the black and white mod theme seen on a lot of this season’s clothing.
Naturally, you’ll still find no shortage of combat, motorcycle, and riding boots to scruff up your wardrobe as needed, but why not think about picking up one of these glamorous reimagined sixties looks at the same time?