7 Shoes for Fall

It hit the mid 60s in NY last week. Mama wants a new pair of boots.

There’s a tree on our block that, no joke, is beginning to turn yellow and orange. Last week, there were a few days cool enough that gentleman were donning blazers, and ladies broke out wooly, warm cardigans. August isn’t even over yet, but it’s unmistakable: there’s a distinct feeling of autumn in the air. I, for one, love it. I honestly think it’s a side effect of living in the Bay Area for 7 years, where fall wardrobes are in season virtually year round, but the outfits that make me feel most like myself are the ones I can wear in autumn. On my mind as I begin to gear up for the season? Shoes for fall. Because who doesn’t love a new pair of boots?

I’ve seen tons of menswear inspired oxfords this year, and I won’t lie, I’m kind of not into it (a clunky, blocky shoe on my short frame = clown couture). J.Crew has a more delicate suede loafer that I think makes a great substitute for the trend (the punchy red color helps matters too). They also created this truly incredible glitter pump. I’m usually not so into such whimsical statement shoes, but for some reason, these just felt so fabulous and special. Last year, one of my favorite pair of everyday booties was sent to me by Old Navy. Even with the crazy, snowy winter, they held up beautifully and are SO comfortable — I’m definitely going to investigate these perforated boots this year (I mean, c’mon, you really can’t beat that price).

Are you starting to take note of shoes for fall yet? Has it begun feeling like autumn where you live? Or is it still hotter than the blazes? I say bring on the cooler temps!




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Shop Shoes: Rachel Zoe Harmony Booties  |  J.Crew Roxie Glitter Pump  |  DVF Hilda Pumps  |  Old Navy Perforated Boots  |  J.Crew Georgie Loafers  |  Kate Spade General Bow Flats  |  Sole Society Opal Slingbacks

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