Fall Shoe Trends

Pointy-Toe Heels for Autumn


Autumn footwear trends offer exciting new styles and fresh takes on old favorites. Whether you want to update your look with boots, flats, heels, or sneakers, there are incredible possibilities for updating your style with a pair of trendy shoes.

Pointy-toe heels are a popular look, and done in a trendy color like rustic orange offer they offer a look that is warm, elegant, and perfect for the autumn season.

Open Toe Bootie

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The ankle boot, always popular for fall, gets an update with open-heel and open-toe designs. Elegant yet playful, this style is easy to pair with jeans and a tee or a casual dress.

The 'Mingle' bootie shown here by Steve Madden features versatile neutral-toned leather, side stitching detail, and a stacked heel. These boots are available for just over $100.

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Velvet Platform Sandals

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Velvet in all forms is a huge fall trend in all forms, even shoes. A dressy velvet shoe style done in black offers a look that is both classic and trendy. While many of the runway styles feature over-the-top platform looks, you can easily tone down the trend for with a more subdued version of a velvet platform.

These shoes by Vince Camuto feature patterned criss-cross velvet straps and a block heel. Done in black, they are versatile enough to wear with different outfits, from jeans to evening wear. They are available for about $150.

Metallic Flats

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Metallic tones on shoes are in for fall, and add a glittering pop to any outfit you pair them with. Go easy on other shiny accessories when wearing metallic shoes so your look isn't over-the-top. A pair of metallic flats is perfect when you want a neutral shoe that adds a more dramatic touch than your standard colors.

These 'Daisy' moccasin flats by Michael Kors are also available in several other trendy colors, including rose, pink, blue, brown, and black. You can buy these comfy flats for around $100.

Exotic-Patterned Ankle Boots

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If you're considering adding a pair of ankle boots to your fall shoe collection, a style done in a bold print such as snakeskin is a trendy look. Since a shoe style like this makes a striking statement, pair it with a simple outfit for a classy yet daring ensemble.

These dramatic 'Kendal' booties by Alexandre Birman feature genuine python skin, a chunky heel, and a sleek pointed toe. The two-toned design adds even more interest to the look. They are retail at just under $1000.

Versatile Patent Leather Mules

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Trade your breezy flip flops and sandals for a shoe style that's equally easy to slip on for fall. Mules with a low-heel are comfortable, versatile, and cute. A polished patent leather design is not only on-trend, they can be worn with jeans, office attire, or a casual dress.

These chic mules from Nine West feature a low stacked heel with a metallic accent and patent leather tassel details. They are available in chianti, dark grey, and black for approximately $100.

Suede and Leather Loafers

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Suede is one trend from the runway that's easy to wear for everyday life. Suede has a warm feel to it that's perfect for fall. Done in a loafer style, it's also very versatile. An easy go-to look, suede loafers easily pair well with many items in your closet, such as skinny jeans, cropped trousers, and skirts.

The loafers shown here by Seychelles are designed with leather and suede in a rich neutral color perfect for fall. They feature a suede tassel accent and can be purchased for about $120.

Dressed-Up Platform Sneakers

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Try a new look in your casual footwear with a style like velvet platform sneakers. One of the most wearable trends from the runway, platform sneakers are easy to slip on, comfortable, and offer a fresh casual-chic look. A shoe style like this is also one of the more affordable ways to update your autumn shoe collection.

Done in a rich purple color ideal for fall, the velvet platform shoes shown here are from the Steven by Steve Madden collection and retail for about $70.

Elegant Over-the-Knee Boots

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Sleek, sexy, and trending for fall, over-the knee boots are more versatile than you might think. When done in a simple style and neutral color, they can be worn with skinny jeans, leggings, skirts and dresses.

These 'Larell' boots are from the Ivanka Trump collection and are available in grey, taupe, and black. The colors are both trendy and classic, and the boots feature stretch fabric and a contemporary cut-out on the back. They can be purchased for about $180.

Stylish Suede Sneakers

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Another comfortable fall footwear option, suede sneakers offer a more polished take on casual shoes. Perfect with denim, casual skirts and dresses, and leggings, this trendy style is versatile and great for fall.

The 'Gemma Kiltie' suede sneakers from Frye shown here are designed with a stylish brogue design and buckle accent. They retail for about $230.

Grown-Up Mary Jane Pumps

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Although not a typical fall color, pink peppered the runways in a variety of styles. The mary jane design is also a must-have fall style. Rather than simple looks, you'll find mary janes that retain a playful vibe but still exude sophisticated style.

The pink Prada mary jane shoes shown here are a beautiful example of autumn's trending looks with their gold buckle accent, streamlined design, chunky heel, and pointed toe. Splurge on these Prada mary janes for about $750.

Mary Janes for Work or Play

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The season's sleek takes on the mary jane style include more understated versions that can be dressed up or down. This 'Fabrina' style from Dansko features delicate scalloped details, a buckle accent, and a chunky low heel. They are available in versatile dark brown or black for $160.

Rugged Lace-Up Booties

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Another popular look is anle boots done in a rugged, lace up design. The rugged look makes an unexpected and interesting contrast when paired with skirts or dresses and look right at home with casual wear.

The 'Payton 20' boots shown are by Rieker Antistress and hav a side zipper and accents done in slightly darker leather. You can buy these sturdy boots for about $125.

Extraordinary Embellishments

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If you love dramatic detail, you'll want to get in on fall's trend of highly embellished shoes. Designers are offering shoe styles with bold, attention-getting details and over-the-top embellishments. Keep accessories minimal when wearing a statement shoe style to keep the focus on the amazing shoes.

These 'Candy' peep toe pumps by Lauren Lorraine are completely covered with sparkling rhinestones and feature a slim heel for a glittering, glamorous look. Make an impression with these shoes for about $120.

Trendy Knee-High Boots

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Knee-high boots are another great on-trend option. Perfect for the cooler weather of the season, they pair well with a variety of outfits. Done in a seasonal fabric like suede, knee-high boots look fresh and fabulous.

Chunky heels top off the elegant 'Sashe' knee-high boots from Vince Camuto. Done in a neutral taupe shade, they are versatile and classy. This style retails from about $130 to just over $160, depending on size.

Patterned Shoes

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Plain pumps get a makeover when done in pretty patterns, such as this floral style from BP. Wear patterned shoes to add interest to a simple outfit, or pair with coordinated colors for a more flashy look.

These block heel pumps feature a delicate ankle strap and rounded toe. They are available for about $70.

Multiple Buckled Straps

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If you're looking for a trendy style that combines edginess with feminity, you'll love the designs featuring multiple buckled straps. Stylish and unique, a pair of heels with several buckled straps is a great way to transition your look into fall.

The Saint Laurent shoes shown here feature six straps, a block heel, and a sophisticated look you can own for approximately $900.

Alluring Ankle Straps

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Ankle straps are a classic, elegant style every woman should own. The latest trends offer fresh designs in ankle-strap shoes, such as wide straps and oversize accents. The Marc Fisher 'Vashi' style shown here features a bold, wide ankle strap, huge buckle accent, and an open-toe style for a look that's modern, sophisticated, and slightly edgy. You can purchase them for approximately $160.

Whether you opt for a sleek update on the classic mary jane, a suede knee-high boot style, or a pair of fun, ultra-embellished heels, there are plenty of style choices for everyone when it comes to the latest fall shoe trends.

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