Now that September is coming to a close, I assume this late summer is going to conclude, so it’s that time again- to initiate the discussion of fall footwear!
As much as everyone else adores summer, I prefer autumn and so my fall favourites have been unboxed once again.
My Chanel sandals have been gently stored away and the boots and loafers are back.
The first shoe that is essential for fall is a boot. I love this take on a classic, the Chelsea boot in burgundy leather. These are from Jones; I purchased them two years ago for £120 however you can still get boots alike on the high street.
The maroon leather was right on point then since burgundy was the colour of the season back in 2012, however I do think it is timeless for autumn and perfect paired with some slim fit denim. An ankle boot is very wearable and easy to dress up or down. The burgundy is an ideal alternative to black too.
Second is the androgynous take on a ballet flat, change it up this season with a loafer.
My Dad used to have a pair extremely similar in the 90’s and so when I spied these in Dune I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic and naturally, they came home with me. The feminine scolloping on the lip make them pretty and slightly more delicate.
They are perfect with jeans and ideal for work since they are smart yet casual and extremely comfortable. I have been wearing these non-stop for two weeks and love them, no irritation whatsoever. The soft leather made these so easy to wear in. I bought them from Dune at John Lewis for £69.
I’ve found, whilst searching for the perfect black leather flat, that you are paying above £50 for a decent and quality pair. Take a black flat as an investment, something you are going to throw on regularly, you need something with a sturdy sole, something that will last but still look really fashion forward and on trend. These Dune loafers do just that.
Staying with the loafer and androgynous trend, we have the Navy loafer with gold hardwear. These are from Carvela at John Lewis; these were a gift from my grandparents last year however I do believe they are still available for £120. In my opinion these loafer are a worthy dupe for the classic Gucci Loafer, priced at £350+.
The soft leather and delicate frame of these flats create a classic and tailored look, perfect with a navy suit, plus navy is an excellent alternative to black.
Then we move on to a more formal yet trendy look this fall with these chunky, cut-out edgy heels. These are perfect to take from summer to fall by simply adding black tights. A chunky heel is really on trend right now also.
I bought these from Office in January for £65 however Topshop and Office are always selling similar alternatives. Pair with leggings and an oversized shirt or ripped jeans for a Rihanna inspired look!
Since they do cut you off at the ankle, I would only recommend this design of shoe for a taller gal since you don’t want to look overly short.
Lastly, my classic go-too heel. The Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 in patent calf. The dreamy and sexy heel that all women dream of!
These are probably my favourite shoe of all time, very classic and timeless, a shoe that will last a lifetime, and certainly a must have in any fashion gals closet.
I purchased mine myself back in 2012 for £375. They are still available as part of the essentials collection for £425. However they are hard to track down because they are extremely popular, it took me months to get mine!
These shoes are perfect for fall and winter since a black heel is always needed at some point. I chose patent since you can take them from the office to a party with ease, normal leather can look too corporate.
Pigalles paired with my favourite Ted Baker dress or my slim fit Levis is how I like to sport my Loubs, adding a red lip for an added pop of rouge.
When choosing a go-to heel, choose something with a reasonable heel, something you can walk in. Go for something classic and simple since you want them to match everything.
Get your shoes ready for fall gals! Boots, loafers and classic black heels are my edit.
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