The Indecisive Girl’s Guide To Fall Footwear


Committing to just one fall footwear purchase can be a decision of Sophie’s Choice proportions. After all, picking between a pumpkin-spice latte and a caramel macchiato sometimes feels like a choice of epic proportions. This season feels particularly challenging thanks to the daunting plethora of options: From hiking boots-gone-fab to ankle booties continuing their reign to sneakers in every incarnation and color, the options are endless. But you’re in luck because we took it upon ourselves to do the heavy-lifting for you and rounded up 20 fail-proof pairs you’ll want to get your feet into ASAP. At under $200 a pop, they’re all a steal—so go ahead, buy a few pairs. We know you want to.

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Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

Cooley Mules



1. The Gold-Heel Mules

Brelyn Oxfords


Banana Republic

2. The Classic Oxfords

Color-Block Shoe-Boots


French Connection

3. The Shoe-Boot Hybrid

Boucle Sneakers



4. The Fancy Sneakers

Blue Velvet Lace Up Boots


Peace Love Shea x Steve Madden

5. The Peep-Toe Boots

Westin Leopard Print Pumps


Vince Camuto

6. The Leopard-Print Pumps

Madsen Booties



7. The Casual Ankle Bootie

Hiking Boots



8. The High-Fashion Hiking Boots

Masen Loafer


Dolce Vita

9. The Platform Loafer

Earo Boot


Enzo Angiolini

10. The Riding Boots

Missoni Fancy High-Top Sneakers



11. The Designer Sneakers

Classic Leather Boots



12. The No-Frills Boots

Houndstooth Flats



13. The Houndstooth Flats

Sadami Booties



14. The New Neutral

Suede Mid-Pump


MICHAEL Michael Kors

15. The Lady Pumps

White Shearling Booties


Jeffrey Campbell

16. The Sexy Shearling Booties

Slip-On Sneakers



17. The Sleek Slip-Ons

Barry Booties


Joe's Jeans

18. The Dressed-Up Booties

Perfect Ghillie Courts



19. The Lace-Up Heels

Roulette Ankle Boots



20. The Buckle Booties