As temperatures drop, and we step fully into Fall, you may be surprised to learn that alongside the boots you’d expect to be donning you should keep your strappy Summer sandals accessible. Read on for this year’s Fall shoe trend outlook!
SLOUCH A BIT
Deviating from previous seasons’ looks of highly fitted, over-the-knee boots and ankle booties, the boots this Fall hit mid-calf or just at the knee and have a relaxed fit to them. They are so relaxed, in fact, that they’re often slouching. We’re loving the stunning caramel-tone suede of this slouch makes these Alexandre Birmans feel like they will be a Fall staple for years to come regardless of trend.
— Zimmerman’s take on the slouch features rich tones of mahogany and ochre that are the embodiment of Fall feels.
— Isabel Marant’s snap-button calf strap detail helps ensure the slouch of these booties will stay where you place them, and also allows for easy layering if an under-the-pant look is preferred.
— Combining two key trends this season, slouch and animal print, the Tabitha Simmons Izzy boot is a style star.
— These Manolos are a gorgeously simple take on slouch and would easily elevate even jeans and a white tee.
BOURGEOIS IS BACK
Featured prominently in the Fall shows of Chanel, Celine, Balenciaga and more, Bourgeois style reflects in the shoe world primarily as flared heels of all sizes. That’s why we love these Balenciaga pumps that scream Bourgeois from flared heel to pointed toe, and top it all off with a BB-logo buckle.
— Jimmy Choo has “meshed” feminine Bourgeois with sexy, black patent in these slingbacks.
— These Prada slingbacks would pair beautifully with everything from an oversized pantsuit to a pleated midi to raw-hemmed, wide-leg denim, bringing that Bourgeois touch to any outfit.
—Manolo’s minimal take on the trend is easy to style and effortlessly relevant.
— Burberry does Bourgeois in mule form, sticking with the classical, thickly flared heel directly reminiscent of the aristocracy.
Photo by Caitlin Sauer
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ALL TIED UP
Ankle-tie sandals are a key trend this Fall with a twist. While you may expect to see these paired with a midi- or mini-skirt or dress to show off your ties, this season try tying your pants INTO your sandals. We were quick to buy Jimmy Choo’s spaghetti-style ties have enough length to make them ideal for trouser tying.
Ankle-tie sandals are a key trend this Fall with a twist.
— This minimalist take from Manolo Blahnik incorporates PVC at the toe white elongates the leg when tucking trousers into the ties.
— Picture these Gianvito Rossi beaded sandals with a crisp cream pant leg tucked into the sumptuous suede bow.
— Aquazzura has seamlessly nailed minimal-maximalist with the sandals that will take you from Fall to Spring and Summer.
— The sculptural bamboo heel elevates these Cult Gaia’s to a standout star in the spaghetti strap game.
Minimalist, maximalist and everything in between, the cowboy boot is everywhere and in every height this Fall. Taking the minimalist side of the style coin, one of our faves are these suede Aquazzura stunners that whisper cowboy in the chicest way.
— Maison Margiela dresses up their cowboy culture with unexpected black patent bootie, making these a sure showstopper.
— Isabel Marant embraces a knee-height cowboy boot, seamlessly combining two trends we’re seeing this Fall.
— For the Western with a sleek silhouette look no further than Gianvito Rossi’s suede cowboy booties, ideal for tucking under jeans or trousers.
— Saint Laurent goes all-out cowboy with western-inspired buckle straps, while maintaining a low profile in an ankle-height bootie.
Photo by Caitlin Sauer
Aquazzura nails it again, weaving embossed crocodile with decadent leather and suede panels.
Pythons and leopards and croc print, oh my! Fall is wild with animal prints of all varieties. The not-so-wild of it all? The palette—most prints are sticking to neutral blacks, whites and earth-tones. Aquazzura nails it again, weaving embossed crocodile with decadent leather and suede panels.
— A leopard pump is truly timeless. Christian Louboutin’s classic low-heeled (another Fall trend to note) pump will be a wardrobe staple for years to come
— In a luxurious deep burgundy with gold ring detail, Tibi’s take on croc is absolute elegance. Available in ankle height as well.
— Ulla Johnson’s animal print patchwork is a sure showstopper.
— Think snake print is tacky? Think again. These Jimmy Choo knee-height boots are an exquisite example of good snake style, if that’s even a thing.