The fall fashion season is already here. Stores are filled with the latest trends ready for you to buy. Lots of pretty, sexy and even sensible shoes are available. Which trends in footwear should you be on the lookout for? Here are four fall shoe trends that will point you in the right direction.
The loafer has to be one of the most practical shoes around. Even the high heeled ones still hold an air of no-nonsense about them. This fall, the loafer has taken a turn for the bold. It still comes in luxury leather for work. However, there are trendy loafers around too like animal printed loafers, velvet, suede and some with cute accents like bows.
Style Tip: An animal print loafer can add a touch of flair to a solid color, dress suit for work.
The Statement Flat
Higher end retailers will call the trend the luxury slipper. More affordable stores are skipping the luxury feel and high price tags for bold details that make a statement. Look for anything from graphic prints, jewel notes, velvet, satin, and bows to take the standard flat from ordinary to extraordinary.
Style Tip: These statement flats work well with fall's cropped pant trend.
The Riding Boot
The equestrian trend was huge on the fall runways and is showing in the fall issues of fashion magazines. No equestrian-look is complete without the riding boot. Do not look for wild colors or prints for this trend. The look for this style of boot is traditional. Fabric will be either polished leather or suede. Heels will be low and thick, for support. Colors will range from black to rich shades of brown such a deep chocolate or cognac.
Style Tip: The riding boot looks good worn over a pair of suede or corduroy jeans.
The Ankle Boot
The ankle boot will always be a trend for fall. It can be worn effortlessly with a pantsuit or a dress. Early this season, the open-toe ankle boot will be popular. For the daring, an open-toe and open-back ankle bootie makes a huge fashion statement for fall. As the weather gets colder, the standard, closed toe ankle boot and bootie will be the norm.
Style Tip: Add some edge to the little black sheath with an open-toe ankle boot in distressed leather.
These four fall shoe trends give you something to wear to work, at home lounging, and for play. For those who like to play it safe with trends, sticking with the ankle boot and loafer may best for you. If you want to take more risk with your fashion choices go for the statement flat, riding boot, and the open-toe/open-back booties this fall.
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