If you’re a sassy kind of gal, the fall season’s top shoe trends will be right in step with your own style. Spicy warm colors, suede, straps and spiked heels with bold detail top every fashionista’s must-have lists this year.
Those who just can't decide between the thin-heeled look and the stylish comfort of the wedge will appreciate this season's chunky heeled options. We're seeing them in 1970s-esque, Disco-inspired pumps and in booties and high-shaft boots. We're loving the sexy-but-sporty look of Dolce Vita's laceup boot in suede taupe with 0.8-inch platform, 4.25-inch heel and sock edging. They'll keep you on your feet all day without so much as a wince.
Animal prints lend a wild and wily feel to fall footwear. Zebra, leopard and snakeskin prints make lots of appearances not only in their natural looks but in vivid and unconventional color combinations as well. A best bet this fall is this black and white Spanish leather snakeskin bootie by Jon Josef. It's a little bit classic pump, a little bit short bootie and a whole lot of sensual style.
Speaking of animal attractions, faux fur and feathered detail are emerging as very popular looks this season; primarily on short booties and high-shaft boots. Faux fur lines the inner shafts of many boots both for warmth and for added style options, as in the 3-inch heeled, suede-look boa worn as a traditional boot, or folded down for a plush bootie look. Look for similar styles in neutral and earth tones throughout the fall and winter.
Whether you opt for spike-heeled and dressy, strap-adorned wedge or Western-tinged, stacked heel variations, boot shafts are high and rising this season. This leather boot with 17-inch shaft by The Frye Company lends a cowgirl flair to this year's fall fashions and look fabulous with short skirts or over skinny jeans. If you're feeling a bit bolder, over-the-knee and thigh-high boots are getting lots of attention on the runways
Flats are back this fall as well, with a nod toward both extreme comfort and stunning style. Colors, patterns and decorative details are endless, but moccasin shape and stitching is proving an early favorite. A gorgeous example is this expresso-colored moccasin by Dr. Weil Integrative Footwear. Soft, full-grain suede and nubuck leather in rich earth tones and hand-sewn moccasin stitching – comfort never looked so good.