Fall’s Fashionable Footwear
Labor Day is right around the corner which is usually the precursor for fall — if not in terms of climate (it’s still rather hot on this coast), then definitely when it comes to fashion (you know the edict, “no white after Labor Day,” so they say — more on seasonal fashion rules later).
So, switch out your favorite gladiator sandals for some of fall’s chicest new footwear options.
Few things scream fall like leopard calf-hair. The fabric spruces up even the most comfortable of flats while the design is an easy go-to in times of fashion uncertainty. If you’re in the market for a classic skimmer, look no further than the Ralph Lauren Rina Flat ($450) with its sleek, pointed-toe silhouette. For a more casual look, follow the slip-on sneaker trend with the Kate Spade Delise Flats ($198).
Boots are a quintessential autumn item. Jack Rogers may be known for their Navajo sandal, but these Marianne leather booties ($198) are perfect for a variety of fall outfits. Rag & Bone Harrow Boots ($525) are a celebrity favorite, and the stone waxed suede material and versatile color make this particular boot a classic wear-with-everything staple.
This fall, when it comes to pumps, we’ll see a return to the ladylike heel. Put away those sky-high platform wedges and thick, stumped heels for a later day. Whether you pair your cigarette stiletto with a simple shift dress for work or boyfriend jeans for play, opt for a pointed-toe design to up your sex appeal. The Saint Laurent Pointy Toe Pump ($625) is on trend while still being practical (with a lower, 4 inch skinny heel). The nude patent leather is both playful and versatile. Contrary to popular belief, colder weather doesn’t have to mean dark colors. The pastel mint Sophia Webster Ida patent-leather T-bar pumps ($390) have a demure 3-inch heel and will pair perfectly with charcoal gray for colder days.
As children, fall was synonymous with back to school – and the additional wardrobe purchases that went with it. Just because we’re no longer students preparing for the school year, doesn’t mean that we need to break the tradition.
(landing page photo: Marilyn Minter)
Casey Sharbaugh currently resides in New York City working in the fashion industry. In her spare time, you can find Casey spinning, trying new beauty products, or browsing the city for the best ice cream cone. Find her on Twitter at @chs_psu