10 Pairs of Shoes You Need This Fall

Thursday, October 1, 2015

10 Shoes You Need This Fall
Top Row (L-R): Hunter / Tory Burch / Sole Society / Sam Edleman
Middle Row (L-R): L.L. Bean Boots / BC Footwear / Toms
Bottom Row (L-R): Sperry / Jack Rogers / Sole Society

I was shopping with my mom this weekend and spent a good deal of time in the shoe department (aka heaven) at Bloomingdales. After checking out the new fall styles in stores I went online to compile a list of the 10 shoes every girl needs in her closet this fall:

1. A good pair of rainboots. These are pretty much a need year round, however in the fall it starts to get chillier so wet feet are a big no-no. These babies will keep your toes warm through those rainy fall days. Also, grab a boot liner to keep your feet extra toasty as the weather gets cooler.

2. Brown leather riding boots. These are a classic for a reason. A good pair of leather riding boots can last you years if you take care of them properly. Be sure to weatherproof the leather and take the shoes to a reputable a cobbler once the soles begin to wear out (I typically take mine in the summer to get them ready for the season). It usually costs about $45-$80 to replace full sole, but that is much cheaper than buying a new pair of $100 leather boots every season which won't be as high quality. However, there are so many great options out there at all different price points. Like this pair for $70 or this one for $140. I have wanted a pair of Tory Burch, Rag and Bone, or Frye riding boots for years. They remain on my wishlist...maybe this Christmas! 

3. Gray Suede boots. Suede is totally in this fall and a pair of gray OTK (over-the-knee) boots is a great way to have a versatile, yet trendy, item in your closet. They match navy blue OR black outfits. Perfect for weekend outings, running errands, or going out with friends.

4. Black leather boots - much like #3, black leather boots are a classic for a reason. I'm currently in the market to replace my pair, and the Penny boot by Sam Edleman might be the winner. They looks so chic with a little mini skirt on the weekends, or if you have a dressier pair you can even wear them to work with jeans on a casual Friday. A must for any well stocked closet.

5. Bean boots. Last year these blew up and were backordered from November until basically June. So if you don't have a pair yet, order NOW. They are all handmade so L.L. Bean literally can't just crank out more if demand gets as high as it did last year. I've had my pair for a few years and they are perfect for fall days. I wear mine with J Crew camp socks and skinny jeans. I have the 6" boots and I bought them a size down from my normal size as they run big. If you're between sizes I'd suggest sizing down. I think the 6" size is good for those who are not living in areas that get extreme amounts of snow but still want some coverage on their ankles in the winter. My brother goes to college in Pittsburgh and he has the 8" boots with Thinsulate and swears by them for walking to classes in the harsh Pittsburgh winters. 

6. Basic brown booties - A pair of basic brown booties as an essential transitional piece for fall. If you don't already have a pair, do yourself a favor and order some from Zappos or Nordstrom (free shipping both ways, hey) immediately. These are your go-to shoes for September and October, while the weather is too cold for sandals but you're not quite ready to put on your riding boots every day. Also I love wearing booties when going out with friends on the weekends. 

7. Desert boot wedges - The desert boot is another great transitional fall style. I especially love classic desert boots on the boys all through the fall season. For women, I like the play on the classic style by adding a wedge for a feminine touch. Toms has a great selection of cute desert boots right now, go scoop up a pair now and you'll be so happy when you're wearing them out all October! I was also recently turned onto to these Hush Puppies Chukkas by Kelly and Sydney (two of my favorite bloggers) and I think they'd be a really cute option to fill this place in your wardrobe as well!

8. Loafers - A classic loafer is really a must over for a well balanced wardrobe in all seasons. I especially like wearing my loafers during the fall with a cute plaid mini skirt. The perfect fall "preppy" shoe. Sperry has some great waterproof options, which make them even better for wearing while commuting to and from work or school

9. Leopard print flats - in my book, leopard is a neutral. I love that you can wear leopard print with brown or black outfits, making it a very versatile print. A good pair of leopard flats will get so much wear because they can be worn at work, running errands, grabbing drinks, or pretty much anywhere in-between. Jack Rogers introduced this pair this year and I am obsessed. Scalloped, leopard, orsay flats? Check. Check. Check.

10. Plaid Pumps - it wouldn't be a fall clothing list without a pop of plaid. While I'd love these Prada plaid flats, something tells me the Sole Society pair above would be a little gentler on my budget. Just think how cute these would look with a chunky cable knit sweater and a pair of skinny jeans.

Any other shoes you think need to be added to this list? What are your favorite shoes to wear in the fall? I'd love to get some suggestions of what to add to my collection!
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21 comments:

  1. I love love LOVE the Grey boots from Sole Society! I don't know whether I'm being picky or just have a fear of actually CHOOSING something, but I still have't found the right pair of OTK boots - you may have just provided me with a match made in heaven!

    CB x
    www.thecblife.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally get it! Even though so many places offer free shipping and returns I still have trouble committing sometimes! Or I just buy ALL THE THINGS. I really hope these work for you if you get them! Nothing like shoe nirvana!

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  2. Great round up! I have most of these boots, but bean boots are definitely on my list for Winter!

    Fizz and Frosting

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    1. Bean boots are probably my most worn shoe as you can wear them in damp conditions! Order a pair soon if you get them to avoid getting backordered :)

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  3. I have #3 in cognac and they are the best boots! Bah! I can't wait until it's cool enough to bring them back out again. #10 is perfect for the holidays!

    -Ally
    Hustle & Whoa

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    1. Just kidding, I have #4!

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    2. I love the cognac #4 boots as well! My brown riding boots are similar but I couldn't find the exact ones online! I love Sam Edleman shoes!

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    1. Thanks for featuring those chukkas, I think I'm going to order them this weekend :)

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  5. So many fabulous shoe options. My favorites are #1 #2 and #10!!

    Fash Boulevard

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    1. #10 is what I think I want to add to my wardrobe this wear as they're perfect for fall into the holiday season! And such a great price point!

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  6. I have the exact same Hunter boots in the same color and I loooove them. I want some Tory Burch boots as well. I think I am going to treat myself this Christmas. I live in my Uggs during the winter so much so that I don't need any other shoes!!

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    1. I have the exact same ones as well! I actually posted a picture of me in my green hunters this morning on instagram haha. I think I might splurge on the Torys this season too! I really love her new riding boot styles this year! I also need to update my Uggs this year, I've had the same ones since 8th grade (and I'm 25!)

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  7. The best part about all of these shoes is that they can be worn year after year! Though, I tend to wear my black riding boots too much and have to replace them. I've been debating what color Hunter rain boots to get a for a while and really wish I had them this past week!

    xo - Michelle
    www.borncreativeblog.com

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    1. Yes, its been damp here as well! I wore my green hunters to work this morning! Really I think you can't go wrong with most of the classic colored Hunters (Navy, Black Red, Green)! I agree, I love that most fall shoe styles are so classic!

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  8. I love the classic & chic look from the Tory Burch boots. They are so beautiful. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Tory has been killing it this year with her designs! I want all her boots!

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  9. I need to get a good pair of winter boots...they are calling for a lot of snow this year! I'll have to look into L.L. Bean :)

    http://splitneedles.blogspot.com

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  10. those plaid heels are too cute!

    xo brie
    www.sophistifunkblog.com

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  11. Oh my goodness those heels are so cute - I don't know if I would actually wear them but I want/need!!!!

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