By Willette Francis
I know you’re thinking, “The sun is shining, its 90 degrees in the shade and wearing anything but sandals is not an option”. At this exact moment, that is all true. But summer won’t last forever (as much as we all want it to), so it’s time to start thinking about your fall shoe wardrobe. These trends will have you wishing it was 30 degrees cooler with autumn leaves on the ground. No need to have a million dollars in the bank (no need not to-either!) … there’s something here for every budget.
These shoes are great for work or play. Wear them with a pair of wide-legged pants or trouser jeans. Platforms will even complement your favorite suit.
Guess makes these ‘Jolita’ platforms shown in brown for $110.00, also available on Guess.com in black
Michael Kors cape black suede platform pump for $395.00, available on Jildor.com
Brown Dior pump with metallic detail available on BergdorfGoodman.com for $990.00
Ballerina flats are still hot this fall. Wearing round or square toe flats with skinny jeans is a great look. Check out these three amazing pairs.
Steve Madden ‘Subject’ round toe flat in black $99.95, also available in blue and brown on SteveMadden.com
Stuart Weitzman ‘Bejewel’ patent flat $250.00 shown in Bisque Anline, also available in black on StuartWeitzman.com
Fendi gray suede ballerina flats $455.00, also available in black on NeimanMarcus.com
Peep Toe and Round Toe pumps
A tribute to decades gone-by these pumps are updated for the fashion conscious diva. Try these styles with your favorite baby doll dress, jump, or high-waisted skirt.
Violet color block peep toe pump by Report for Victoria’s Secret $175.00, also available in brown on VictoriasSecret.com
Red Marc by Marc Jacobs peep toe pump $325.00, also in black available on NeimanMarcus.com
Nine West ‘Nastro’ pump in med grey/red toe $89.00, also available in dark grey/blue and med grey/butternut on Ninewest.com
Christian Louboutin Criss Cross pump $790.00 in black patent on BergdorfGoodman.com
There’s nothing school girl-ish about these shoes. Wear them with opaque tights for a trendy look. Remember to wear a dark pair with lighter color tights and a light pair with darker color tights, the shoes will stand out and you won’t get that monotone look.
Steve Madden ‘Dewey’ mary jane in gold leather $79.95, also available in black on SteveMadden.com
Via Spiga ‘Neda’ patent leather mary jane in red for $169.00, also available in brown and black on Piperlime.com
Manolo Blahnik mary jane pump $555.00 in Bronze patent, also available in pink hair calf on NeimanMarcus.com
Boots and Booties
Boots are a must when the weather cools down and there’s a huge selection to choose from. Tall boots, ankle boots and flat boots take center stage this fall. This type of versatility makes them suitable for any outfit.
Nine West ‘Fauxa’ in navy suede $169.00, also available in black and dark grey on Ninewest.com
Ferragamo Royal Suede Riding Boot $690.00 in chocolate, also available in black on NeimanMarcus.com
C Label tan leather side strap boots $216.00 on Bluefly.com
Christian Dior beige suede sherling ‘Ice’ wedge boots $820.00
DKNY ‘Marabel’ ankle zipper bootie in black $395.00, available at DKNY.com
Prada ‘Vernice’ glamour bootie in Nero $550.00 available at Saksfifthavenue.com
High-heeled oxfords will give fall menswear inspired women’s fashion a dose of femininity. Here are a few styles that will have you running to your nearest shoe store to snatch them up.
Bakers ‘Rosanne’ oxford in black $79.95, available on Bakershoes.com
‘Sage’ oxford by Circa Joan and David in grey 128.95, available on Nordstroms.com
Costume National lace up oxford in black $635.00, available on Barneys.com