AW23 Look Book
Everyone loves a reboot (pun intended), and that’s just what we’re getting in this Autumn Winter 2023 season; a retelling of our favourite styles infused with a contemporary sophistication and a cool new flair.
If your fall wardrobe calls for a seasonally appropriate upgrade, the best place to start is from the bottom. Solid style choices begin with a fashionable foundation, so what better way to step into a sequence of novel ensembles this year than in one of the most major shoe trends of 2023? And while the best fashion trends will always be whichever ones are worthy of your very own personal style, let this be a footwear guide for what the fashion forward individuals are embracing this year, should you wish to follow in their footsteps.
If you’re anything like us (or Marilyn Monroe who was famously quoted saying “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”) then you’ll agree that shoes are the pinnacle of any great outfit. The wrong pair can throw off an otherwise flawless look and by the same measure pull every element of it together to create an eye-catching ensemble. While the warmer months are filled with pedicure appointments, wedge sandals and strappy block heel sandals, autumn brings with it an extensive range of women’s footwear to consider.
Saddle up, the ultimate boot trend of Autumn Winter 2023 is here. Steeped in Americana history, similar to prairie-style dresses and cut-off denim shorts, undoubtedly the piece with the most staying power is the western inspired cowboy boot. Regularly featured at festivals throughout the summer months and true staple throughout Autumn and Winter, the style is characterised by its polished stacked Cuban angled heel. The statement shoe is infused with playfulness and has an almost costume-like appeal. Understated? Not always. However, our western inspired boots come in a collection of understated tan, navy and grey hues which tone down an otherwise traditionally ‘out-there’ style.
They’re runway- and celebrity-approved—and they can handle a 10,000-step day. If the previous few years have taught us anything, it's the benefit of a comfortable, versatile flat shoe, and whether it's a bare-legged and sunny summer or a crisp winter, a pair of womens loafers are the wise investment that your wardrobe needs. Everyone from influencers to A-listers are stepping out in effortless leather loafers this season. The fashionionista's have spoken: chunky loafers are here to stay.
LIVING ON THE WEDGE
See ya spindly stilettos! Think of Autumn Winter’s 2023’s standout styles as cutting (w)edge. The feet-friendly wedge ankle boot is back this season, platforms are this seasons’ must have style and we’re feeling it! Putting a special emphasis on soft square toes and high block heels, every pair is handmaid with delectable leather and suedes from our artisan factories in Italy.
The antithesis to the dainty ballet flat. Bolshy, bold and boisterous, black leather wedge ankle boots are an everyday silhouette that is all about a dramatic demeanour.
TURN UP THE HEAT – IT’S KNEE HIGH BOOTS
As the runways become increasingly seasonless, so do our wardrobes. This is particularly useful when you living in the UK and Ireland, where the lines between summer and winter are forever blurred - making knee high boots a near all-year round staple. Some boot lengths are favoured over others depending on the mood of each season. Not as low as an ankle boot but not as tall as its over-the-knee counterpart, the knee high boot is the perfect in-between option no matter what colour, fabric, or heel you pair it with. Unapologetically bold and eye-catching, the knee high boot demand attention every time they're out.
The pointy pump is back. The sleek silhouette proved to work on any style of shoe your
heart feet might desire. Whether it’s court shoes or block heel sandals, a pointed toe looks infinitely more polished—guaranteed. The message is clear: the sharper, the better!
After years of rounded and almond toes reigning supreme, the pointed toe shoe is back and better than ever. We talk a lot about the importance of investing in classic pieces; items that will stand the test of time and that you'll wear for years to come, and pointed toe court shoes are yet to truely go out of style. Is it right to call pointed-toe court shoes a trend anymore?
Carl Scarpa’s Autumn Winter 2023 collection exudes sophisticated elegence. Expect looks characterised by artisanal craftsmanship in new and existing colourways such as, liquid metallics, trusty tans and cool off-white’s. As always, we take pride in the luxurious suedes and leathers selected to craft our knee high boots, ankle boots and women's loafers. Discover timeless silhouettes that will carry you through Autumn Winter 2023 and beyond. Explore our new collection of Italian shoes for women online and in-store today.