In a season dominated by boots, it’s rare to find an alternative shoe that is both weather-appropriate and uniquely chic. This fall, however, there seems to be no shortage of non-boot offerings to add to your collection, making it easy to seek out the perfect pair of shoes to wear—no matter your outfit or the occasion. Check out this fall’s must-have shoe trends below for styles that you’ll be reaching for again and again this season.
The Modern Sneaker
The athleisure trend doesn’t seem to be losing any of its steam. If anything, it’s gaining popularity, and devoted followers, by the day. So it’s no surprise that the sneaker remains a top shoe trend for the season. Instead of opting for the clean white version that made the rounds this past spring, why not branch out with a sneaker that fits your style? Choose a pair that offers a bit of a kick (pun intended) through unexpected design details such as color, pattern, and texture. Tweed fabric, metallic finishes, and embroidered florals are just a few ways to infuse your trainers with a personal, modern touch. Style yours with leggings or track pants for a head-to-toe athleisure look or pair with a pretty dress for a surprising combination that’s equal parts laidback and chic. I have these and wear them all the time!
The Velvet Slipper
Sometimes, the best way to change up your look is by opting for a statement shoe, the kind that dictates the rest of the pieces you put on that day. In the case of the eye-catching velvet slipper, it absolutely makes sense to build your ensemble from the ground up. Start with this shoe and the rest will (glamorously) follow. Ideal for adding a dose of luxury to any outfit, the velvet slipper incorporates bedroom-level comfort with Old Hollywood elegance, striking the perfect balance between casual and elevated. Choose a style rendered in a rich, dark hue (like burgundy or navy) and pair with your go-to denim for an unexpected contrast that will have you feeling like royalty.
The Classic Ballet Flat
Timeless silhouettes never truly go out of style. This is a fact that applies not only to clothing but to footwear as well. A prime example is the classic ballet flat. It’s a shoe that has stood the test of time only to emerge at the top of the trends again this season, and better than ever. With so many iterations to choose from throughout the years, the ballet flat has seen it all, boasting—at one point or another—every color, material, and silhouette imaginable. This season, the staple shoe has reemerged in the form of a classic ballet slipper, complete with criss-crossing straps and a pale pink hue. Some designers, such as Valentino, adorned the style with embellishments and rockstar hardware, balancing the feminine shape with edgy details. Wear with literally anything, from cuffed boyfriend jeans and a slouchy tee to a full midi skirt and crisp button-up to a slip dress and oversized cardigan
Have a great day friends. I feel like fall is almost in the air…it’s a bit of a tease, but for now I’ll take it! Happy Friday eve!