The past month of runway shows confirms it: Maximalism is here and in full effect. But despite certain houses shifting to a see-now-buy-now model, most of the over-the-top accessories we saw on the runway — like Fendi’s ruffled booties and Dolce & Gabbana’s frenzied mary janes — won’t be available for months. Instead, we’ve rounded up the wildest, most high-drama shoes you can have en route to your mailbox by tomorrow (or today if you’re that desperate).
Emerald-green leather is an out-of-the-box way to break up the monotony of neutrals — striking, yet safe for work.
Gucci’s Webbys adorned the feet of every blogger in Milan. Now, snakes and studs up the ante.
These loafers, by a Korean designer, say it’s perfectly okay to admit to your bunny obsession in public. Try them with cropped jeans and a relaxed tee.
Sock boots have infiltrated the high street market this season, so why not buy the runway original? Baby blue and lemon yellow make for an unlikely yet cool combo.
There are no off-the-wall patterns or embellishments here, but sexy ankle straps and big eyelet cut-outs teeter on the line of outrageous without falling over the edge.
If Jackson Pollock made a shoe, we imagine it’d turn out something like this.
Do sneakers really need Swarovski crystals? Gaze on these for a while and the answer starts to be “yes.”
These rugged boots from Balenciaga are equal parts tough, functional, and artistic.
Clashing animal prints can actually look stylish with clothes, so why hold back when it comes to shoes? Pair these with a white shirtdress to balance the contrasting patterns.
Aquazzura’s Wild Thing sandals are constantly sold out. The brand’s newest design features statement-making pom poms, and if you love them, we’d advise you buy them now, before everyone else inevitably parades them on their Instagrams come summer.
Walking in these Gucci heels might require a steep learning curve, but they’re worth it.
One easy way to try maximalism: Find a classic design in an eccentric print, like these pumps from Saint Laurent. They’re rainbow, so virtually any color palette will coordinate nicely.
Can three-inch platforms work for every day? Stella McCartney says yes with these shiny copper platforms in a surprisingly practical shape.
Rihanna debuted these at Dior’s Tokyo event back in October, and they’ve been on global wish lists ever since.
As tempting as it is to display these as a work of art, they’re just too pretty (and expensive) not to wear.
Consider ditching your closed-toe pumps for these elaborate mules. Just balance out the drama with a neutral palette and tailored pieces.
Dolce & Gabbana knows how to create artfully elaborate footwear. These T-strap pumps are a bright dose of color that elicits fantasies of yachting on the Mediterranean.
The fresh-faced Italian designer has followed the maximalist wave for several seasons now. Wear these fluffy feathered sandals with a billowy pair of trousers and an off-the shoulder top for a cool party look.
You could own these in black like Taylor Swift, but bright-white stars are just so much better.
Virgil Abloh’s chic downtown brand knows how to make denim footwear look expensive and tasteful.