our favorite comfortable yet fashionable shoes for fall
It’s tough to say what’s more exciting – the Vogue September issue surfacing at the grocery checkout line, or shopping Fall’s glorious flock of flats, loafers, pumps and boots. As we march forth into a new season, we’ve examined the hottest trends in footwear.
A giant bear-roll-on-the-carpet ensued when we discovered Audrey Hepburn loafers circa Sabrina were prancing onto the scene. The Gap has come out with the wallet-friendly loafers in various colors and fabrics. Our favorite are the calf hair loafers in black with white polka-dots. Pair with a red jacket, white collared shirt and dark wash jean for a sleek Parisian look.
We’re tired of stashing flip-flops in the back seat of the car for when our feetsies have logged too many hours in 3-inch heels. J.Crew to the rescue with the Classic Leather Ballet Flats – there are nine different colors to choose from, so you can have a pair for every mood.
Oxford shoes emancipate women from the effort it takes to wear heels. Gone are the days when we’d prance through the grocery store in sky-high heels (after work), for the sake of scoring that much needed laundry detergent. Runway collections might be charged with unwalkable yet lustworthy pumps, but Oxfords get the job done while preserving femininity and style.
Has anyone noticed that Dr. Marten’s are making a comeback? While we typically react adversely toward anything fashion-related from the ’90s, we’re open to bringing a little edge to our wardrobe. Let your wild side emerge with a pair of All Saints Damisi boots. They’re made from leather that get better with age, and are even work-friendly with a dress and fitted blazer.
Riding boots are a weakness. They’re flat, smashing dressed up or down, and if you get them a size larger than your foot, you can install cozy sole inserts which will leave you feeling like you just walked on the moon. The Frye Women’s Jenna Inside Zip Knee-High Boots are a favorite, the only question is, brown or black?