Embrace this season’s new decorative mood with our pick of AW’s most sought-after, all-singing, all-dancing accessories. From bejewelled heels to heavy-metal handbags, all it takes is a few of these standout pieces to show you have the new season well and truly covered.
Shop the AW16 shoe & bag collection at Selfridges.
Brogues with Bite
Combining the height of a stiletto with the comfort and grungy appeal of a trainer, this season’s flatforms come stacked on seriously serrated soles.
No longer just for after dark, velvet is making a play for your daytime hours too.
More, More, More
Nothing succeeds like excess – just ask Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele – so make a grab for the season’s most embellished looks.
The quickest and comfiest way to sharpen your look? Pointed flats, of course.
Hot to Handle
Get to grips with the prim-and-proper trend that suddenly looks ultra-modern – cue structured bags with the kind of top handles the Queen might favour.
New Brand: Joshua Sanders
“Heart in NYC, made in Italy” is the motto of this emerging footwear designer, whose signature chunky trainers, adorned with giant, luxe felt bows, are fast becoming a street-style favourite.
These brand new shapes from our favourite handbag powerhouses are guaranteed to be future heirloom pieces.
More is more when it comes to autumn/winter fashion, the studs, pearls, jewels and other decorative delights.
The New Black
Swap stark black for the new earth tones – think dried blood, mustard and jungle green for starters.
Summer may be coming to an end (boo!), but at least we get to wear boots again (hooray!).
Christian Louboutin Tudor Collection
Christian Louboutin’s majestic new Tudor-inspired collection will leave you feeling like a queen.
Add a touch of fashion alchemy to the everyday with the new season’s cash of precious metals.
Thought backless shoes were just for the summer months? Think again.
The colour of Peppa Pig and Disney princesses has a sophisticated sister: say hello to blush pink.
Ballet-inspired style is having a moment.
Add a smile to your day with this season’s cool takes on the conversation-starter bag.
The Thigh’s the Limit
Recast in glossy leathers with lavish detailing, the long boot is autumn’s status accessory.
The New Brands to Bag
From Rebecca Minkoff’s New York cool cross-bodies to Ame Moi’s perfectly polished box bags, these are the new names to know in the world of handbags.
Add a touch of the extraordinary with exotic skins – think crocodile, python and high-shine snakeskin – for a look steeped in vintage glamour.
Ticking the all-important work and play, comfort and style boxes: block heels, we’d be lost without you.