Fall Shoes: 10 Shoe Styles You’ll Need This Season
by Katelyn Cheek
Fall is right around the corner, but is your wardrobe—especially your fall footwear—ready? Shoes put the polish on any outfit, and we’re always excited to pick up a few new pairs. This season it’s easy to ensure a well-rounded shoe collection because we’ve scoured the streets and catwalks to find the 10 hottest fall shoes, including the return of chic blue booties.
Strappy Pointed-Toe Pumps
Mules are a major comeback trend from the ’90s. Whether you prefer open- or closed-toe slip-ons, this style of shoe pairs well with boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, skirts or leather pants, as Julie of Sincerely, Jules shows us.
Toughen up your fall outfits with a pair of rugged hiking boots like these from Free People. We love this style with exposed socks—solids or prints—or bright-colored shoelaces that liven up your boots.
The casual-cool look of slip-on sneakers is an essential shoe style for fall. Not only are they comfy, but these shoes can be dressed up or down depending on your mood. Invest in a pair with texture like snakeskin or pony hair, like these from Free People.
Heeled Ankle Boots
Black, pointed-toe, high-heeled ankle boots are must-have fall shoes when you need to dress up your look. Caitlin, blogger at A Little Dash of Darling, has been known to pair her boots with dresses, jeans, rompers and skirts. The possibilities are endless with a versatile pair like these.
Julia of Gal Meets Glam is rocking a new shoe trend for fall 2014: the monk loafer. This menswear-inspired style is the latest flat craze. Wear them however you please, because a pair like these will go with anything.
Navy is one of the “It” colors for fall footwear. If you’re feeling daring, splurge on a pair of navy boots—tall or short—like these worn by Stephanie of Her New Tribe. They’ll go with more than you think. And yes, it’s okay to wear them with black!
One of our favorite fall shoe trends for 2014 is the cutout bootie. This punk-inspired style adds a hint of badass to your everyday jeans and dresses. Follow in the footsteps of Chiara of The Blonde Salad, and pair them with a pencil skirt for surprising and fun style.
Over-the-knee boots are one of the hottest reoccurring trends from last season. Go sans tights, and pair them with a mini skirt, as Shea of Peace Love Shea did, or tuck your skinny jeans into the boots. Either way, this is a must-have fall shoe style.
Tan Suede Booties