Why we love them: With just a hint of an embellishment, be it a studded outlook, grommet detailing, brocade finish, or floral embroidery, the effect is striking. You can immensely transform the vibe of an outfit purely based on the textural interest of your shoe, and an embellished version certainly falls in that category. Just look to Jason Wu's collection (pictured) for evidence of the trend's Fall cool factor; he dressed up his Eastern-inspired wares with studded and embroidered ones.
How to wear them: For the daring set, an embellished shoe on bottom and a print on top never hurt, and we're all for doubling the dynamic. Otherwise, we see these embellished iterations taking on a statement status, so wear them against a low-key outfit (think jeans and a blouse, a basic LRD, and so on) and let them be the focal point.