Every season, there are a few trends that lord over everything else and feel nearly inescapable, but underneath them, there are nearly limitless microtrends that are less omnipresent, and perhaps as a direct result, more fun to wear and less likely to make you look like a fashion victim. It’s better to look fashionable and have people not be able to put their finger on what it is about your outfit that looks so good than it is to have people take one look at you and go, “Oh, neon,” or, “Oh, colorblocking.”
It seems as though one of the beta-level footwear trends for fall is going to be black-and-white shoes. Bicolor with a healthy dose of white or ivory is certainly a lot easier to wear than an all-white look, and the combination of black and white is still perfectly neutral, for those who like to keep their footwear choices to a rather benign palette. I like how stark the look is, but I’m not sure I like it as much on a pair of shoes as I would in clothes or even a handbag. Check out three black-and-white options after the jump and let us know whether you’re digging this look or not.
McQ Alexander McQueen Two-Tone Leather Ankle Boots, $665 via Net-a-Porter
Bloch Contrast Trim Leather Ballet Flats, $125 via Net-a-Porter
Nicholas Kirkwood Calf Hair and Suede Ankle Booties, $1140 via Net-a-Porter