If you are like me you love a great edit list – with all of the shoe options out there to shop both online and in store, how else does one narrow down their choices? I love to skim through my favorite magazines like WWD, Harpers Bazaar, InStyle, and Vogue, and of course my favorite blogs and designer IG accounts, to see not only what is the latest and greatest, but also which styles really speak to me. The following is a short list of my favorites from five trends I am seeing everywhere for Fall – Loafers, Booties, Tall Boots, Sneakers, and Strappy Ankles. Let me know which are your faves and if there are any I’ve left out!
My Fall edit wish list begins with the sleek yet practical loafer shoe. Perfect for pairing with everything from the season’s uber feminine ruffled blouses and boho dresses, to your everyday skinny jeans and a tee. Trust me these will easily take the place of your go-to stiletto pumps and even make you look much more on trend. If you don’t want to give up the height, grab a pair with a platform heel. Loafers are the ultimate classic style, so they won’t be going out of style any time soon , which makes them the perfect investment worthy shoe.
Next on the list is the must-have transitional shoe that can actually be worn year-round, the Bootie. My favorite booties include a sleek chunky-heeled pointed-toe style in black, a low-heeled ankle-grazer in a lighter suede that will ultimately lengthen legs (and work with all pant hem lengths), and a mid-calf height in either a python print or in a fabric with a twist like a bright colored velvet, all over glitter, or embroidered with patches or stars.
For the tall boot wearing crowd, the Fall runways were full of knee length, over the knee, and thigh-high styles so you really can take your pick. I personally like all of them all for different occasions. If you are scared of the over the knee, try wearing under a long skirt or dress with a high slit, they look incredibly sophisticated.
- Stuart Weitzman 2. Dolce Vita 3. Free Bird (also available in taupe – and check out the lace up back detail – it is pretty dope. 4. Kendall & Kylie – wear these thigh-highs with an oversized off-shoulder sweater and you will look like you were in the Yeezy 4 show 🙂 Shop More Tall boots
My next favorite after the loafers are definitely sneakers. The pregnant mom in me is obviously biased just a bit…These are all instant classics and currently in heavy rotation in my closet – aside from the Adidas gazelles which are next on my wish list!
- Nike Air Max Thea Premium leather sneaker 2. Adidas Gazelle 3. Superga (on sale!) 5. Converse – Shop More Sneakers
The pump/sandal/flat of the season (and next according to NYFW) is the ankle strap. The dainty detail adds a little girly touch and a sophisticated polish to any look.