We’re firm believers that a girl can never have too many pairs of shoes in her closet, and whether you like flats or pumps, have a girly aesthetic or prefer some edge, this season’s shoe trends offer something for everyone.
There’s no reason not to add a new pair (or two!) to your collection. Want to learn about the trendiest footwear for fall? Just scroll on down to find out the hottest and top shoe trends.
- The Loafer
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 fall shoe trends. 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 fall shoe trend.
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 fall shoe 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 a popular fall shoe trend. 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.
- Neon-Sole Oxfords
Oxfords have been popular for a few seasons now, but this season they’ve received a modern and colorful update. Neon-sole oxfords are all the rage and just like the name suggests, these shoes have a brightly-colored bottom portion. This style not only adds an unexpected pop of color, but helps to modernize the traditionally masculine fall shoe trend.
Style Tip: Add some extra oomph to your casual outfit with these neon sole oxfords.
If you like a little edge with your footwear, look no further than this season’s popular studded shoes. These rock ‘n’ roll embellishments can be found on everything from sky-high pumps to demure flats and whether you want a pair of shoes with just a hint of metal or something covered in studs, you’re bound to find your perfect fall shoe trend.
Style Tip: Wear them with the favorite pair of jeans and make the heads turn around.
- Mary Jane Pumps
You may remember wearing Mary Jane pumps in elementary school, but this childhood staple has gotten a college-friendly upgrade. Mary Jane pumps are super-trendy this fall and every kind of platform and high-heel has been given the Mary Jane treatment.
Style Tip: Mary Jane pumps can make every outfit fabulous but wear it with a skirt.
Glamour girls, get excited: shoes adorned with glitter are going to be huge this season. From subtle, slightly matte styles to ultra-shimmery out versions, these trendy flats, heels and boots are sure to add some sparkle to your fall shoe trend.
Style Tip: Wear them with a solid colored dress for the classic look.