We already discussed a number of trends for FW11/12: the color orange is one of the most important colors this season, the animal print and knitwear. We actually only discussed the trends in terms of clothes and accessories. The shoes, a very important part of the wardrobe and the outfit should not be forgotten. Because even in shoes there are trends each season, in terms of color, but also in terms of shapes and materials. Black, white, stone, metallic, beige, burgundy, dark blue, chocolate, deep violet, khaki and red are important colors this FW11/12 season. Generally dark colors, which is normal as we prefer wearing dark colors during autumn and winter. Regarding the materials most shoes are made of ordinary leather, patent and reptile skins, suede. There is also a lot lace and occasional fur this season. There are no guidelines for the shape of the shoe, this season. Peak and round toes are both allowed. The shape and height of the heel is against the shape of the nose important. We noticed the chunky heels, seen at Chanel and Derek Lam for example. I (Hunter Linda) love this kind of heels and especially during these cold days as they provide comfort and confidence and still look feminine. Hubby is going crazy when the temperatures are getting below zero, because the ugly boots are getting out of the closet. But I have good news for all men, the spike heel is also one of the trends this season. So if you have enough from the ugly boots, buy a pair of spike heels for your lady for christmas. Tip: the shoe with the red sole is always a success. The material is the most important part for choosing your shoe this season. Leather is always a trend and certainly in terms of shoes. This season there is more focus on patent leahter. This type of leather is a bit unpractical to wear and less versatile than ordinary leather, but is looks gorgeous. For the people who live in rainy countries, only possible to wear when you travel by car, you have a driver or if you have enough cash for taxis. This also applies for suede and silk shoes or boots. Budget tip: asos.com also have very cool shoes in these styles. Like the chunky heels, the platform shoes and the pony skin flat shoes. So you can keep your money for the taxi or even a driver. The platforms and wedges were last season already a success and so you can wear them this season as well. If you like these type of shoes, make sure you choose the right material, color and shape which fits to your body figure. Otherwise the shoe is looking rough instead of elegant. Buckles and laces seen at Alexander McQueen ensure the shoes look sexy but still sturdy. So plenty of tips and inspiration, let’s go shopping.