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Fall trend alert: Colorblock heels

Deanna Sletten has been writing for nearly 20 years for magazines and websites. She owns the blog Write Moms that shares information about freelance writing. Deanna is also the author of two fiction novels.

Kicking up color

Colorblock fashions erupted in popularity this past summer and are moving swiftly into fall. Bold new shoes mix and match colors for a look that is sure to spice up your autumn and winter. Celebrities Kim Kardashian and Beyonce are embracing this new fall trend, and you will, too.

1Spice up your workday

Slipping on a suit or pencil skirt is a pleasure if you pair it with dressy colorblock heels. Fall shoes are sporting unique details, such as snappy trimmings, and fabric combined with patent leather. This shoe shows a patent-leather heel and toe with pinstripe fabric and zipper embellishments. The covered platform gives it a smooth, sleek line.

Seen here: Platform pump with maroon patent leather toe.

Jessica Simpson Litaa Platform Pump $98.

2Live on the wild side

Animal prints are everywhere, and there's no better place for a little faux leopard than a colorblock platform. Wear it to spice up a solid black or red suit, or let them peek out from under your bell-bottomed jeans on the dance floor. Accessorize with a leopard bag and leave it at that; a little animal print goes a long way.

Seen here: Animal print pump with red platform.

Seen here: Material Girl Alli Platform Pump, $39

3Glitz it up

A gorgeous slingback with a peep toe in icy metallic colors is perfect for those nights on the town kicking up your heels. Bold colors are in for fall, and a colorblock platform shoe with stiletto heels is the perfect shoe for that special date or romantic dinner. Wear this shoe with a short, flirty dress to show off your legs or with a new pair of ankle trousers.

Seen here: Navy upper with red platform and stiletto heel.

Seen here: Nicholas Kirkwood Python Platform Slingback, $995

4Bootie restyle

Warm up your fall with a new twist on an old favorite: the bootie. This fall's boots are showing a little skin with peep toes and sling backs, while keeping feet warm with suede and leather. Details like rusching and color-contrasting trim make these colorblock styles fun. Tights are perfect with this style of bootie worn with a skirt or flared trousers. Bootie styles easily go into the weekend with your favorite trousers or jeans.

Seen here: Suede and leather color blocked peep-toe platform.

Bootie restyle

5Granny boot revisited

Grandma wishes she'd had a pair of shoes so stylish! The granny bootie is going strong this fall with the addition of a taller heel and platform. A unique blend of warm suede colors brings excitement to an old favorite while staying true to its stylish cut. Details such as cutouts and wrapped heels give this fall's bootie its own personality. Great with full-legged trousers or all styles of skirts from serious straight to full and flouncy.

Seen here: Suede color-blocked granny bootie platform pump.

Granny boot revisited

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