Fall Footwear Roundup
Over the past couple of years we've seen pant silhouettes move away from the skinny (I'm not saying you can't wear them- but, there are so many options out there at the moment!). However, a huge perk with skinnies is that almost every shoe/boot seems to work. You just don't need to give it much thought.
Anyone feeling a little confused with what footwear to pair with these new silhouettes?
Here's just some of what we're seeing out there at the moment and some ideas on what to pair them with...
Sneakers: this shoe can be styled multi-season and dressed up or down. These work well with: skirts, dresses, denim and trousers. Platform sneakers work especially well with a wide leg. Straight leg jeans look fabulous with sneakers but try to avoid creating a break. Aim to have a straight leg pant end just at or below the ankle bone.
Western inspired: We are seeing this vibe in so many booties at the moment. Tall cowboy boots are also back. We are seeing them both in a range of light neutrals, black or even metallics or animal print. Western inspired booties work well under wide leg, boot cut, or flared jeans. Slim or straight leg pants can be tucked into a cowboy boot (or taller boot non-western style as well). Tucking pant legs in to any style of tall boot is an instant way to make your skinnies feel more current.
Chunky loafers: Substantial loafers with either a lug or platform sole work well with wide or straight leg pants. I also love them with dresses and skirts.
Chelsea boots: we are seeing these in both platform style and with lug soles. I like it when they are snug on the leg as they offer clean lines when paired under a cropped pant or with skirts/dresses. Note: if you wear boots with a cropped pant aim to have the leg completely covered by the boot (the pant ends below the top of the boot. Sock style booties also work very well under cropped denim as they hug the leg. Note: the square toe is having a big moment in all styles of boots this season.
I've rounded up some inspiration in this catalog.
- If you have black footwear covered in your wardrobe, consider a lighter neutral like white or cream, this can easily elevate and brighten up an outfit.
- Platform footwear is having a real moment. If you are afraid of heels, but like the height; this could be a comfort option worth a try.
- Wide leg pants generally should cover most of the shoe and sit about 1/2 inch to 3 inches from the floor. Unless you are in to the puddle trend and then you can let them pool around your feet - but I worry about the longevity of the pant!
Need some help updating your footwear wardrobe for Fall or figuring out how to pair new silhouettes with your shoes? Let's chat!