Pantone’s hottest color predictions: fall trends 2023 + five pairs of Viscata’s you can wear all year long
The intense summer heat might be receding but it still feels like the cooler fall weather is a long way off. So, while you might be looking to linger a little longer in the heat with a cool drink and a patch of shade, it won’t be long before the leaves start falling off the trees and you’re dreaming of log fires, country walks and long, cozy lunches. Fall will be with us before you know it. If you want to be ahead of the style game, the time for inspiration is now.
Can you still wear espadrilles in the fall?
The answer to this question is a big fat, resounding YES. Viscata has a wide range of fall espadrilles in its women’s espadrille collection that can be worn all year round. Remember, these days, summer is never more than a few hours flight away, (even if it's chilly where you live right now). And just in case your mind is veering towards more traditional fall fashion right now, Viscata is delighted to remind you that not only does it have beautiful handmade Spanish espadrilles that you can wear all year long, but we’ve upgraded our autumn classics, with improved versions of our Essenza Collection inspired by the romance of Italy and handmade in Spain with authentic Spanish craftsmanship.
Dare to be different
The old rules no longer apply. You can wear white before Memorial Day, you can keep the pool open after Labor Day and you can wear espadrilles all year round.
Our timeless espadrilles transcend the seasons. Every pair of our espadrille sandals is handmade with premium materials and we demand the highest standards to make them tough, durable and sure to last throughout the year. We use natural materials whenever possible and our high quality handmade process helps our shoes to last longer and to avoid being disposed of in landfill. And, with summer sticking around longer than ever these days, the traditional weather restrictions no longer apply. So it’s time to think outside the box, focus on those sunny days, sunshine breaks and winter cruises where Viscata shoes continue to shine whatever the time of year.
Our fashion experts have been scouring the glossy magazines for the inspirational colors, materials and styles that will make you stand out this fall. And the folks at Pantone have now released their annual predictions for the most fashionable new colors for the season ahead. So, armed with this information, we’ve found the perfect shoes to help you to make a confident transition to the softer colors of the season ahead, featuring a number of our classic espadrilles and new non-espadrille styles. We’ve also matched each pair with Pantone’s most on-trend colors for the change of season. Take a look at these beautiful shoes. Every pair is handmade in Spain, using natural materials wherever possible.
Pantone predictions: what do the trendsetters say?
We thought we’d take a look at what they’re predicting and see if it matches up with our own fall collection. If you’re looking for the perfect pair of natural jute espadrilles or classic autumn shoes to stroll in the autumn sun, hearing the crisp crunch of fallen leaves under foot, then we highly recommend some of our fall favorites below.
PANTONE TREND: Shades of red
Perfect for: women who dare to be different
This season, it looks like red is going to be hot. Dare to be different with a splash of confidence to help you stand out from the crowd in a world of autumn hues. Your shoes are a great place to add that “pop” of color to celebrate your individuality and free spirit. If you want to be the Lady in Red, then our best selling Roses canvas espadrille wedges get tongues wagging all through the autumn. With their pointed V-cut toe and soft, durable leather-lined 100% organic cotton canvas and their easy walking 2.5” wedge, these simple slip-on pumps are lovingly handmade in Spain for year round comfort.
PANTONE TREND: Tender peach
Perfect for: women looking for an endless summer
Mules are going to be big this fall. If you haven’t had enough of sunny days and your heart keeps drifting back to the sunshine and fun of the summer months, do not despair. Mules are the perfect way to transition between the seasons and our fun and flirty Truja suede medium wedge mules are the idral shoes to bridge the gap. Pantone has referenced Tender Peach, with its soft tones. Our Truja wedge mules in camel are the perfect complement to this trend. These transitional closed-toe espadrille sandals come in a very similar color so you can step out for summer fun or autumn style any time you want. Easy to slip into, these stylish modern espadrilles with their closed pointed toe and stylish V-vamp will add a touch of elegance to your autumn. And they’re covered with the softest suede, sourced exclusively from Europe and certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG).
PANTONE TREND: Doe
Perfect for: women who mean business
If your summer holiday is now just a faded memory and you’re getting back to work and dreaming of your next vacation, try our elegant and business-like Milan shoes. Part of our original Essenza fall collection, we’ve blended Italian style with Spanish craftsmanship and these smart but comfortable all year round shoes will give you both confidence and style wherever you are. Pantone suggests a color that they call Doe. Viscata has these beautiful shoes in a beautiful shade of Camel which has a very similar color palette. Check out our 1.5” block heeled, handmade Milan shoes and stay one step ahead in the style stakes. Featuring a foamized leather inner with a soft, cushioned heel and flexible sides to adapt to all shapes and sizes to keep you comfortable all through the year.
PANTONE TREND: Hot fudge
Perfect for: women who expect the very best
Some women just have high standards. They expect the best and they know how to find it. That’s why these effortlessly feminine pumps, inspired by the glamor and allure of the eternal city, are the perfect shoes to meet their expectations. Our Roma leather flats combine the heritage of the past with the style of today and with these premium shoes, the quality is in the details. Featuring a minimal 1” heel for all occasions, the softest premium leather and a foamized leather inner with a cushioned insole reinforcement for added softness and comfort. Plus, we’ve given them flexible sides so that they adapt to your feet, whatever your shape or size. Pantone says that hot fudge is going to be a trending color in the cooler months ahead. Our dark leather black Roma flats with their minimal 1” heel and closed pointed toe design are equally gorgeous and on trend for the transition. And every pair is handmade from the softest European-sourced leather and uses a turned stitching technique to prevent chafing.
PANTONE TREND: Coconut milk
Perfect for: falling in love with romance
Do you fall in love easily? If so, then let these charming and elegant shoes sweep you up in their romance and reward you with their soft comfort. Pantone has called out “Coconut Milk” as one of its colors of the fall. But we think our sophisticated and stylish Verona suede wedges Limited Edition are just as lovely. If you’re looking for a softer, smoother look for the cooler months, then step out in a pair of our stunning Verona wedges for a cool, comfortable vibe that will set heads turning. Why not slip into a pair of our stunning Verona wedges in ash grey to achieve a similarly light and elegant effect? These gorgeous medium wedge suede espadrilles will transport you to the twisting, romantic streets of Verona where you can wander the alleyways in your 2.5” suede wedge heels and closed pointed toe.
And don’t forget, if you want to keep your beautiful shoes as clean and good looking as the day you stepped out in them, clean them properly with our shoe protector that will keep them looking great all year round.