Stash away the basic stilettos, because statement heels are all you’ll need to step into the new season in style. After Kendall Jenner took to the streets in a pair of bright orange Prada flame wedges, all of the shoes tucked away in our closets instantly seemed boring.
Safe to say, statement heels are slowly dethroning the classic pumps. And no, we are not talking about the 10-inch Pleaser Heels worn by Lady Gaga, but the more wearable kind, like for instance, Giuseppe Zanotti‘s Cruel Heels or Saint Laurent’s instantly-iconic ostrich feather-trimmed pair. Fanciful footwear is everywhere from the Fall 2018 runways— Tom Ford‘s crystal-encrusted kitten heels, Balmain’s fringed cowboy boot, etc— to the streets, and we are all for it because nothing injects a quick dose of confidence better than a pair of look-at-me heels. With that being said, embrace the trend while it lasts and get your hands on our edit of avant-garde footwear ASAP. In the gallery above, 13 statement heels from Dior, Prada, Jimmy Choo, and more.