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Say It All As You Walk Away - Decorative Heels Trend

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Hey you there, yes you strutting down the street in your Louis Vuitton Kusama dot pumps - do you think that just because you can’t see your heels that they’re not important?  Do you think it’s all about the toes?  Well think again lady because the only way to make your statement this autumn is as you walk away.

Decorative heels are big this season, whether it’s studs, spikes, prints, crystal, Perspex or precious metals, and this trend goes with just about everything, from cosy winter tights to bare legs and a (faux) fur.  This must be one of the most easy to achieve 2012 autumn trends and is bringing the back of your ones and twos bang into the spotlight – there’s no excuse for a plain, dull footwear derrière this season.  If you’re feeling creative then you can fashion your own from some leather glue and assorted embellishments.  But if, like us, you’ll just end up sticking your hair to the shoe then take a look at the above safer retail options instead.


Clockwise from left:

Miu Miu Swarovski crystal-embellished suede pumps £700 from Net-a-Porter

Sam Edelman Nude Peeptoe Court Shoe £177.00 from Sam Edelman

Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem Geometric-heel printed silk-covered leather ankle boots £895 from Nicholas Kirkwood

Carvela Arrest Suedette Studded Heel Platform Court Shoes, Black

£140 from John Lewis

Gucci black nappa leather shoes £379.00 from SN3

Burberry Prorsum Suede and python sandals £595 From Burberry


Of course if you’re REALLY not a fan of this trend then why not go entirely in the other direction and do away with the heel altogether:


Alexander McQueen Enameled flower suede platform sandals £4,395

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