While fall’s arrival brings changing leaves, pumpkin-flavored lattes and super-snuggly layers, it also brings the desire to cave to the undeniable temptation of the season’s hottest trends (blanket coats, we’ve got our eye on you). Although it’s easy to get caught up in all that fall clothes have to offer, a fashion girl can never forget about her shoes, which make or break the perfect ensemble. Step into a new season by investing in a transitional pump or sandal you can wear from football season all the way to when the flowers bloom. Here, we slip into 6 of our favorite fall contenders, plus share super-helpful styling advice to guide you toward effortless autumn dressing.
3.1 Phillip Lim's super-soft suede sandals with gold chain-strap detailing are conversation-starters that can be worn with virtually anything, although we're digging them teamed with a fun animal print. Did we mention they are beyond comfortable?
Party Pump 2.0
A fresh take on metallic footwear, Christian Louboutin's PVC printed pumps had us floored at first sight. While this sexy and statment-making of a pair of pumps complements a classic LBD perfectly, they also look equally as chic worn with ankle-zip skinny jeans and a T-shirt. These sky-high stunners can (and should) be worn as often as possible.
A Pop Of Print
If you've been dying to invest in some head-turning footwear but find yourself to be a bit "printimidated," we recommend easing your way into bold style via a subtle python print. Reminiscent of a shootie (translation: shoe-bootie hybrid), these Altuzzara heels look gorgeous when worn with everything from tailored shorts to laid-back denim.
The best part about splurging on black and white accessories is you can wear them with just about any color or print, as long as you're up for the challenge. For an office-friendly ensemble (with a chic twist, of course), wear Rachel Zoe's sleek peep-toe heels with navy blue leather leggings.
Complete with a neon heel, quirky cutouts and serious bling, Sophia Webster's whimsical take on evening heels are topping our wish list. Don't be afraid to step into these bright beauts, just make sure to pair them with something simple: a crisp, white shift dress or structured mini skirt are perfect options. Complement the look with a brightly colored pedicure. So effortlessly cool.
A big night out provides the perfect excuse to go all out: After all, when else is it socially acceptable to look like a walking disco ball? Jimmy Choo's eye-catching pumps steal the show, which is why we're pining for a monochromatic jumpsuit to complete the look.