Free People’s newest fall 2016 lookbook heavily features shoes of all types, which you can already shop from FreePeople.com. Every fall 2016 shoe trend is represented in this collection and it’s a lot of fun to peruse and shop. This may be the only time that it seemed the clothes were chosen to accessorize the shoe, rather than the other way around.
There are golden metallic mules, platform snakeskin loafers, ankle boots and even remade western-style faux snakeskin boots featured in the lookbook. There are so many options in this lookbook that it is hard to choose a single pair that stands out.
The very first pair of shoes shown is a red pair of slip-on, pointed-toe shoes with a block heel and an interesting ankle strap. The floral top and light blue jeans are cute, but the focus is very much on the shoe!
Metallic leather is very present in several pairs of shoes and block heels make several appearances, but the next section of note is the thigh and knee-high boots. The over-the-knee and thigh-high boots are making a definite comeback with new styles and different heel heights so that the boots are actually wearable on a day-to-day basis in different weather conditions.
The Laila thigh-high boot, for example, features an incredibly soft, supple suede outer material with a chunky heel that is relatively short. The main feature is the lace-up design with metal grommets for contrast and it starts at the center of the toe box and goes all the way up to the top, ending in a neat little bow.
There are so many different outfit options that come to mind, there are plenty of items in the lookbook that would work, but the truth is that these stunning boots could be paired with nearly anything and still look amazing.
The clothes shown in the lookbook are both interesting and fun, a wide variety of fashions that can be mixed and matched with a good number of the shoes shown in the lookbook. Regardless of the styles of the clothing, the focus is undoubtedly the design of the shoes.
The Mercado platform boot is a sparkling, metallic ankle-high bootie with a fun block heel and platform front. The Vegan Elsa Ankle Boot is one that could easily become a favorite. It is chic and classic in design and unobtrusive in style, so these boots could be paired with nearly anything.
There are loafers included in the lookbook and even a pair of vegan suede, hidden wedge-heeled over-the-knee boots that will pair fantastically with just about any fall outfit. This is the way to go when designing a lookbook in my opinion, as shoes are an incredibly important part of every outfit, but are not often given the same level of importance in advertising.
Photos courtesy of Free People