Here we go, the big list of fall-winter shoe and boot trends (that aren’t too trendy). I know I promised this list weeks ago, but breaking trends down and finding every day wearable items that meet the actual trend category, takes a lot of time. More time then I care to admit, but it’s a good way to spend my time so it’s cool. This list of shoes and boots, will be a great compliment to your existing fall wardrobe. With or without all of those awesome fall/winter clothing trends, we talked about a couple of weeks ago. These are gonna be the shoes and boots that will get you happily through fall and right past winter, basically until the time you are wearing winter boots like they are going outta style. I’m gonna cut my chatter short, because as always this is a pretty long post as it is. So let’s just get on with it already, it’s okay if that’s what you were thinking. [black chelsea boots via urban outfitters]
POINTY TOES – Even though they never really went out of style, they are back! Makes about as much sense as most trends, so it works. Generally you will find most styles, probably many of your go to styles, with a pointed toe this season. Kinda makes things feel a bit more dressy, so it’s an easy way to fake getting “dressed up”.
CHELSEA BOOTS – Maybe my personal favorite of the season, mainly because they take zero effort to put on. Just slip on and be done with it, let your jeans fall as they will because a little bit of mess and rumpled actually looks better with these bad boys. Pretty much the perfect boot for moms, aka people with no free hands and no extra time.
METALLIC – Similar to the ‘shine’ trend from clothing, metallic is in both small and big ways. A full metallic shoe or sneaker is great and very much a statement maker, but metallic is popping up in small accent ways on all your favorite shoe and boots too. (see the pointy toes and booties for more metallic accents – the metallic heel is a biggie this season)
DOC MARTENS – One of those styles that has so many people saying “I used to wear those!!”. They are back and as most things are when they reemerge, better than ever. Looking for an all around great boot for everyday casual wear? Maybe try these old faves out, again.
BOOTIES – They are still here and in more ways than all the past seasons. Little interesting details like cut outs, deep side slits, color blocking and metallic (see here it is again) are big hits in the bootie section this year.
LOAFERS – A good replacement for your sandals, since they can literally go with everything you own and don’t require socks (but you can wear them if you want). Have a look around, (even scroll up) there is definitely a loafer style out there that will fit your specific specifications.
MIDI BOOTS – Technically the midi boot is about mid calf height, but I think any boot that hits above the ankle and the top of the calf hits the midi mark. A nice alternative to the bootie, easier to wear since you can tuck pants in or wear them under your new flares.
MOUNTAINEER BOOTS – A nice winter boot alternative, though probably not as warm. Maybe a good, not that slippery alternative for those warmer winter days (I know, let’s not go there yet). The rugged and technical hiking boot, turns out to be the perfect everyday fall boot and (cough) probably winter too.
[one: heeled hiking boot from Jeffrey Campbell – two: all black from Zara – three: color blocked from Woolrich – also see: black suede with red laces from Circus – and: black cat heeled worker boots from caterpillar]
SNEAKERS – Pretty sure I’ve screamed “sneakers, forever and always” a bunch of times. Clearly everyone else on earth agrees. Statement sneakers is the actual trend, but what does that even mean? It’s pretty much trainers with a minimal every day edge and casual sneakers with a twist — but really, what does that even mean!?
KNEE HIGH BOOTS – Maybe not your thing? But if you think about them in terms of warmth, half your leg is covered by boot and can be layered with high socks underneath — toasty. It’s a big jump to go from booties everyday to something that covers all the way up to your knee, but a good warm and cozy jump.
What do you think? Favorite footwear trend? Hate them all, maybe love them all? Also be sure to check out FALL-WINTER 15 CLOTHING TRENDS, if you haven’t yet.
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