Your Ultimate Guide to Fall's Biggest Shoe Trends
With an onslaught of new silhouettes hitting the floor, we've curated something of a field guide to shop the most wearable Fall shoe trends of the season. It may mean kissing your strappy sandals or slides goodbye for now, but there are worthy new upgrades in store. From Fall's more polished mules to the luxe texture you'll be wearing on everything, scroll through to sift through the eight biggest styles. Know just what you want? Click below to shop a specific trend.
Borrowed From the Boys
Fall runways once again borrowed from the boys' favorite shoes — brogues, bluchers, and loafers — but gave each a polished, for-the-girls twist. Some come with platforms, others chunky heels or a metallic sheen, but whatever pair you select, you might just find you live in them from the office to the weekend.
Bring On the Buckles
Strappy details and lace-up sandals have had their moment, but Fall's iteration goes tougher on hardware. These buckled details go from sweet to sexy like that, lending personality to pumps, flats, booties, and beyond.
Tibi Kai Buckle-Up Boots ($595)
Fall's favorite fabric is hands down rich velvet finishes. Swathed onto boots and platforms, they lend a funky, throwback vibe, while on pumps and heels, they feel downright decadent and a little boudoir-inspired.
There's no arguing with the fact that the fashion world is enjoying its more comfortable footwear; thus, its latest obsession with everything block-heeled. This contemporary take on the kitten heel takes ballet flats, slingbacks, and booties up a notch with a polished, sophisticated step.
The Fall runways brought luxurious finishes in the form of brocade, embroidery, and a touch of sequins and jewelry, making our footwear fancier than ever before. Let these rich details be a compliment to a special-occasion look or the extravagant add-on you needed for your jeans and t-shirt.
Fall's still obsessed with over-the-knee boots. Made more dramatic with lace-up details or open-toes and skin-tight knit stockings, these silhouettes are even bolder than they were last year.
Growing out of fashion's obsession with the '90s, combat boots are back with an elevated makeover. Sure, you'll find the classic silhouette you loved as a teenager, but these styles come with studs, the highest quality leathers, and sleek buckles, if you please.