The season’s hottest fabric is Velvet. The lush textile can be worn crushed, coloured or top-to-toe but our favorite items of the season are plush velvet block heels. Look for jewel colored hues like rich midnight blue, bordeaux and emerald.
Some of our favorite variations are Gianvitto Rossi's heavenly Mary Jane platforms, Miu Miu platform sandals, Chalotte Olympia's velvet and metallic leather platform and Saint Laurent's Candy platforms, which are almost completely sold out in every size. Be sure not to overlook Dries Van Noten's ankle boots with a sculpted heel. They are showstoppers.
If you're not into clunky, we suggest you opt for Manolo Blahnik's BBs in pearl velvet, Christian Louboutin's or Saint Laurent's pointy toe.
Some wear-now variations-- well wear in September-- include Prada's mixed media leather-velvet sandal platforms and Gianviitto Rossi's low stacked sandal. If you're looking for some less expensive options, we suggest you go with a platform sandal from Sam Edelman and a Barneys label Mary Jane.
The best part about this trend is that the velvet sandals can be worn in early Fall and accessorized by a great pedicure. Once the frost of brutal Winter grabs hold, you can pair your sandals with thick opaque tights. Just make sure that your shoe has a heavy platform to counter balance the weight of the tights.