Some people take a shoe and build an entire outfit around it. Others use their shoes as a statement to break out of a monotonous ensemble– adding a little spice to their overall look.
These top shoe trends for the fall can fit into both categories. These shoes are what you’ll be seeing a lot of this season or perhaps have already seen a lot of. You may have even wore one or two (if you’re a dedicated fashionista perhaps all five!) From street style snaps to runway shows, here are the top 5 shoe styles that are trending this Fall.
Hiking Boots: A little bit of ski slope style meets alpine mountain fashion, hiking or mountain boots as some like to call it–are a fixture for the fall. The transitional look, which can be worked from the fall into the winter, has popped up everywhere from the catwalks to the sidewalks. The look is leaning towards the chunkier side, a bulkier fit with some luxe styles added to the mix such as fur or shearling. For those looking to depart from other fall shoe trends that are the total opposite (see below) mountain boots are a great break out shoe from the pact.
Splurge: Tory Burch Fairfax Boots $450 neimanmarcus.com
Frugal: Steve Madden Hiking Boots $150 zappos.com
Brogues- This one’s for the boys, re-imagined with a touch of femininity. Brogues is a current fall staple that is equal parts comfort and style. What I like to call the be-bop jazz incensed shoe(brogues remind me of big band swing and zoot suits from the 1940’s) the look works well with any wardrobe of choice from mini skirts to wide leg pants. With its blend of vintage flair and sleekness, brogues are a must have trend for the fall.
Splurge: Fratelli Rossetti Laced Shoes $226 yoox.com
Frugal: ASOS Million Dollar Brogues $63 asos.com
Knee High Boots- Knee high boots are an instant stunner this fall. The lengthy boots are the ultimate way to cover up for a chill filled season. They are over the top in length without going over the top in style. For a sultry fix make sure to snag the ever trendy suede knee high boots.
Splurge: L’Autre Chose Stiletto Boots $471 farfetch.com
Frugal: Miss Selfridge ‘Kensington’ Boots $82 us.missselfridge.com
Chelsea Boots – The mod look is still in style. Chelsea boots are a trip down memory lane,back to the 60’s when things were simplistic yet cool. Chelsea boots are a practical style choice for the fall, they lay low enough to provide extra comfort yet are sharp enough to add some edge to your fall ensemble.
Splurge: Acne ‘Jensen’ Boots $550 barneys.com
Frugal: Gap Western Chelsea Boot $90 gap.com
Block Heels: Looking back at how the fall shoe trends have changed; first it was super thin stiletto heels, then it was really short kitten heels, now it’s big and bulky block heels. Block heels, as in wide squared heels, are a hit for the fall. And whether it’s block heels on trendy ankle boots or block heels on pumps, the strategy is to make sure the heel is well, blocked! .
Splurge: Maison Margiela Black Glitter Ankle Boots $1,995 ssense.com
Frugal: Pedder Red ‘Charlie’ Leather Pumps $160 lanecrawford.com