SLH West Coast Fashion Editor:
Most of us may still be dealing with the heat, but our SLH hearts are already into the cool comfort of Fall. It’s a season of the essentials as fall ’17 showcases must-have boots, high-to-low heels and novelty sneakers. And we’re giving our take on the styles that will be worth the investment.
There’s a number of new trends and updates that will refresh your shoe closet this season. Whether you’re a heels or flats gal, the key takeaway is to look for new materials, modified shapes and color (yes, don’t be afraid of color for fall).
First, let’s talk Booties, shall we? This style continues its all year reign with no signs of stopping. Material goes from rich velvets, to glittery metallics, to downright decadent embroidery.
Check out this white-out wonder from Kristin Cavallari. This is a huge fav for us here at SLH because it checks off more than a few boxes on our Fall must-haves list, including the very-Now white boot trend, a solid stacked heel for walk-ability and clever styling that combines the classic Chelsea boot with just a hint of the very-very-Now Western wear. Oh and did we mention it’s under $200?
Shop This Look : Kristin Cavallari Starlight Bootie
Another standout style is the aptly named Glitterati boot. It comes in all colors, boot length, heel height and silhouettes, though the standout pick appears to be sparkly silver with enough tinsel-glitter to make an Xmas tree jealous.
This Fall’s all-things-opulent Embroidery boots are equally demanding of our attention as they strut into the room.
Of course, Fall is more than just boots (no, really!!) and Autumn 2017 is coming up cap toe. This retro forties look goes so well with this seasons wool trousers and turtleneck tops. Heel styles run from slingbacks, mary janes, kitten heels and menswear-inspired oxfords.
Shop This Look : Red slingbacks, Ericdress Vintage Patchwork High Heel Boots with Bowtie, Chelsea Crew T-Strap Heel in Tan
Flats are still going strong for Fall as well. The Flat Mule dominates as the new “It” shoe for the office this season (much to the delight of our feet). Rich jewel tones and luxurious fabrics have elevated these one time “lounging slippers” to front and center fashion.
Shop This Look : ASOS Lashes Square Toe Ballet Mule in White, Manolo Blahnlk Hangisi Flat Mule in Pink, Ted Baker Tulous Mule, Joie Jean Bow Mules, Leaf Embroidery Flat Mule in Green, Aerosoles Best Girl Flat Suede Mules
Finally, for those of you thinking you have to put away those fabulous sneakers for the fall, we say “absolutely not!”. There are plenty of ways to rotate in these casual shoes into your sophisticated staples. First, work with your more polished sneaks (so no, those dirtied up Nikes that have seen better days are still best left for weekends and boyfriend jeans). Next mix these fellows up as you would your business-friendly flats – add some wide leg pants, play it up with some plaid, pinstripe or houndstooth jackets and cigarette pants.
Shop This Look : Tory Burch Huarache Slip On Sneaker in Gold, My Friend And I Productions Red Leather Fashion Sneakers, Adidas Originals Superstar, Sketchers Double Up Duvet in Black, Vince Newlyn Suede High-top Sneaker