It's boot time, and we couldn't be happier. The possibilities seem endless — do we want a hiker boot, a flat boot, a bootie, a high heel boot, an over-the-knee boot? Truthfully, we want all of them, which is why we pulled together 22 of our favorite boots for Fall. There's something for every style and budget, and we dare you to only choose one.
It's Fall shoe time! As we (slowly) pack away our warm-weather wardrobe to make room for Fall jackets, pants, and dresses, we're taking inventory of our shoe artillery. Fall trends call upon textural booties, luxe loafers, velvet pumps, and rich jewel-toned colors, so instead of stressing out about which to buy, we gathered our top 25 pairs — from all price points — for you to shop. Here are our three important shoe-shopping tips:
- Invest in a pair of standout booties this Fall. Wear them alone with skirts and dresses during the transitional months, then layered with thick tights and warm sweaters come colder temperatures.
- Dressy loafers are a functional and comfortable way to stay chic this season.
- Experiment with velvet; this luxe textile adds instant dimension to any look.
Now shop our curated, totally irresistible selection for Fall!
We're currently using the new season as an excuse to buy new footwear, but we all know that's a farce. It takes little coaxing (or reasoning) for us to drop our credit cards for a shiny new pair of shoes, and we think we just found our latest lust with Brian Atwood's lower-priced line dubbed B by Brian Atwood. The celeb-favorite shoe designer — his heels have been worn by the likes of Rachel Bilson, Olivia Palermo, and Emma Stone, to name a few — just released the collection, ranging from $275 to $995, for preorder online, and we're already eyeing a pair, or two, to add to our Fall wardrobe. Here are our top three picks:
- These glittery Liese metallic peep-toe booties, seen above, had us at hello — we love the slim ankle-wrap detail.
- We can already picture these Edeline wine-hued booties with cropped dark denim skinnies and an angora sweater for a chic understated look.
- The exotic detailing on these Blayne peep-toe pumps would go perfect with a scintillating holiday-party ensemble.
Now click the slideshow to see the rest of the collection.
Chic ladylike dressing is in full tilt for Fall, so it's only fitting to complement these looks with equally femme footwear. That's where cap-toe pumps come into play: we love how the vintage-inspired embellishment adds instant polish to any look. Not only have they been spotted on the runways — Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Salvatore Ferragamo to name a few — but celebrities like Mila Kunis have been sporting the trend as well. We love how she jazzed up her classic LBD with a cobalt blue capped-toe rendition from Christian Louboutin. Want to inject that same polished look into your cool weather wardrobe? Shop our picks below and get ready to dress to impress.
Left to right: Mila Kunis in Christian Louboutin, Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2011 runway, Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Pumps
Christian Louboutin is known for its decadent red-sole footwear, but does that mean other shoe brands can't use the same colored sole? That's what the brand is saying, who's been busy in court seeking trademark protection on its red soles, which was originally granted in 2008. While the trademark ruling is still to be determined, a verdict just came in today denying Christian Louboutin his requested for a preliminary injunction that would have barred Yves Saint Laurent from selling red-soled shoes from its 2011 cruise collection.
"Because in the fashion industry color serves ornamental and aesthetic functions vital to robust competition, the court finds that Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection, even if it has gained enough public recognition in the market to have acquired secondary meaning," wrote Judge Victor Marrero in his ruling. Tell us, do you think this is the right ruling? Or, should Christian Louboutin be granted his trademark protection against his popular red-sole shoes?
Loafers have experienced a major resurgence thanks to designers like Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, and Nicholas Kirkwood, who showed them on their Fall runways — and the trend is only getting stronger. Whether you prefer them stacked or flat, we think they're the perfect transition shoe leading up to chillier weather. For the ultimate nerdy-chic look, pair loafers with cuffed jeans and a blazer for a casual off-duty vibe, or go for extra throwback drama and don them with a tweedy pencil skirt and a flowy tucked-in blouse. Flip through to see our top loafer picks right now from Topshop, Tory Burch, ASOS, and more.
The Fall shopping itch is coming on strong here at Fab so we're kicking off our shopping series with something we all love: shoes. For the upcoming season, we're raising our heels to magical, designer confections from the likes of Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, Chloe, and Jason Wu. Given, designer duds come at a hefty price tag, but think of it as your ultimate Fall investment. If these jaw-dropping, sparkly Miu Miu booties vibe with your style, check our more bad booties, sexy point-toe heels, and glamorous wedges in the slideshow right now.
For Fall, Jean Michel-Cazabat drew inspiration from his worldly travels creating a romantic-meet-rugged collection filled with lace trimmings, buckles, beads, and vintage coins. With prices ranging from around $200 to $300 dollars, purchasing a pair is still an investment but in our eyes, well worth it. Peruse the lookbook to see luscious red peep-toe booties, pumps decorate with vintage-inspired baubles, and luxe animal-print wedges right now.
If you live in Toms's canvas kicks all Summer long, there might be hope for you in the Winter. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen just debuted their collection for Toms shoes made out of cashmere and Italian wool — come on, you knew they were going to add a cool twist somewhere in the design process. "The giving is so immediate and transparent," said Mary-Kate Olsen. "Having the opportunity to be a part of something so meaningful has made the collaboration with Toms so special to everyone at The Row."
The Row for Toms shoes collection features three styles in heather gray, a dark-plaid print, and black. Prices are steeper than the usual pair of Toms, ranging from $140 to $150, because of the fancier fabrics, but you can feel good knowing every shoe purchased will be matched with a pair donated to a child in need.
Since its inception in 2007, Charlotte Olympia has gained a cult following from shoe hounds such as Olivia Palermo, Caroline Sieber, Reese Witherspoon, and we're sure many more. For Resort 2012, designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal highlighted her signature two-inch front platform in a bevy of jewel-toned hues, glamorous gold finishes, and sleek satin — perfect for that girl looking to add a little extra height and major oomph to her look. We're privy to her sky-high confections, but those looking for more function can seek comfort in Dellal's chic leopard print flats or stacked wedges. Flip the slideshow to see the rest of the collection.