After last month’s rundown on my fall fashion favorites for this year, it’s time to talk shoes (you can see my clothing must-have’s here in case you missed it). From boots to flats and everything in between shoes can make or break an outfit. Fall highlights some of my absolute favorite shoe options with something for everyone.
Boots are the quintessential fall shoe. There are so many styles that work for day and night and can be worn throughout the fall and into winter. A heeled boot is perfect for nighttime events where you need to dress up a bit but don't want to lug stilettos in your bag. They look great with a dress and tights or jeans for a more casual look. Shop my boot pick here.
Think of ankle booties as the riding boot's younger, edgier sister. I love to pair an ankle boot with skinny jeans for the weekend or a fun skirt like the A-line button down skirt I talked about in my previous post. The key with an ankle boot is to make sure there is a break between your pant and your boot because without the break it will make look stumpy (and, last time I checked, nobody was going for that look). Shop my favorite ankle booties here.
Last, but certainly not least, is the classic knee-high riding boot. This boot has taken a back seat the past couple of years as the ankle boot has taken center stage. The knee-high boot is timeless and it's a style I highly recommend investing in if this style fits your personal aesthetic. If you take great care of a riding boot by bringing them to a cobbler regularly, a quality pair can last for years and never go out of style. I love to pair a riding boot with dresses and skirts for work. This silhouette shows just the right amount of leg without being inappropriate for a professional setting. Check out my picks for riding boots worth investing in here.
Another great option for fall, especially if you can’t do too much of a heel, is an updated pair of loafers. Loafers are a smart alternative to flats and take any look up a notch. I love to pair loafers with casual looks to create contrast. They also look great with a slim work pant. The key to getting the most impact from this flat is to pair it with a bottom that has a straight or skinny leg (or a tight). When paired with a boot-cut or wide-leg bottom, a loafer loses its edge and is overshadowed by the extra frabric from a wider bottom pant. Have a look at some of my favorite loafers this season here.
In the meantime, hop on over to my Facebook page and let me know what you’re favorite boot or shoe is for fall or leave me any questions you have about options for fall shoes.