Stylish Fall Footwear

We may be sad to say goodbye to our sandals for another year, but there's no way we can feel bad for long with the myriad of stylish fall shoes coming our way this season. Before you hit the shops for a footwear free-for-all, we've got the goods on all the top trends sure to keep your feet fashionable this fall.

1High heel loafers

No longer a bland, business-casual option, loafers are getting some serious height this fall. Perfect for pairing with anything from pencil skirts to tailored wide-leg trousers, the humble loafer has gone upscale. This old standby is now sleek, chic and fashion forward, featuring in many cases, a stacked heel, rounded toe and exterior platform. Look for these in a variety of hues, from neutral to bright and bold.

Our pick: Moccasin platform loafer in burgundy (Top Shop, $125).

Our pick: Moccasin platform loafer in burgundy (Top Shop, $125).


2Pointed-toe flat

Flats are one form of footwear that always seem to stay the same in terms of style. The "it" print might change from season to season, as will the must-have hue, but the look and feel remain fairly static – until now. This season, the basic ballet flat is making a change and going pointy. It's a subtle shift but one that gives these go-anywhere basics some edge and added elegance.

Our pick: Patent pointy flats in red (GAP, $40).

Our pick: Patent pointy flats in red (GAP, $40).


3The wedge boot

Height and comfort don't usually go together – sacrificing our feet for the sake of fashion is something most women know a thing or two about. But this fall you can have your cake and eat it, too: Wedge boots are back meaning no more teetering on pin-thin heels. Look for ankle boots in a variety of prints and colors with a substantial wedge heel.

Our pick: Crepe wedge ankle boot in green suede (Zara, $100).

Our pick: Crepe wedge ankle boot in green suede (Zara, $100).


4Color-block

We've seen color block steal both the fashion and home decor spotlight lately and now this eye-catching trend has found its way onto shoes. From platform pumps to oxfords to sky high heels, color block footwear is in this fall. If you've yet to embrace the color block trend, starting with shoes is a great way to ease your way in and look good doing it.

Our pick: Re-mix parkview heels in gray and taupe (Shoostore, $219).

Our pick: Re-mix parkview heels in grey and taupe (Shoostore, $219).


5Python print

Serpentine style ruled the runways this fall and not only did we see snake print on bags, belts, skirts and pants, but footwear, too, got the reptilian treatment. From ballet flats to ankle boots, this season is all about showing off your snaky side – in particular, python – the slithery style of choice for many designers. Pair yours with an otherwise neutral outfit to add some edge to your look.

Our pick: Ann Taylor python pump in graphite (Anntaylor.com, $178).

Our pick: Ann Taylor python pump in graphite (Anntaylor.com, $178).


6Glitter

It's time to go glam and get a little sparkly – at least where your shoes are concerned. Get ready to sport glittery footwear this fall sure to turn heads with every stride. Fun and flirty, this trend isn't for everyone, but if you feel like adding some sparkle to your shoe collection, now is the time to do it.

Our pick: Glitter ballet flats in gold (J. Crew, $135).

Our pick: Glitter ballet flats in gold (J. Crew, $135).


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