Fall is the best season for shoes, no matter what anyone says. Sure, summer sandals and stiletto heels are liberating for your pedicure, but there’s something about the range of possibilities that fall weather provides with that crisp air that makes dressing all the more thrilling. The runways were jam-packed with trends, both fresh and classic this season. The overall takeaway is that? Glamour is back in full force, and we’re continuing to dress up and go out, but comfort isn’t being overlooked. With the help of these trends in mind, you can shop your closet or invest in a few new pairs to keep your style game strong all season long.
Here are the seven best fall shoe trends for 2022-23:
“Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.”
— Says John Locke
Art and fashion always go hand-in-hand, and this season’s punk rock trend is no exception. This trend is all about mixing and matching different textures, colors, and materials to create a unique look that expresses your personality. To get the punk rock look, try pairing edgy ankle boots with ripped jeans or a leather moto jacket. Sometimes, the best way to make a statement is by breaking all the rules, so have fun with it!
Hitting the Track:
It seemed like every major designer took a cue from athleisure this season, sending models down the runway in track pants, hoodies, and sneakers. While the trend has been around for a few seasons now, it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. And why would it? It’s comfortable and practical and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
If you’re looking to try this trend, look for a pair of high-waisted track pants in a luxe fabric like velvet or satin. Pair them with a cropped sweater or sports bra and sneakers for an easy day-to-night look.
When it comes to fall footwear, knee-high boots are always a good idea. They’re practical (they’ll keep your legs warm), stylish (they can be dressed up or down), and they elongate your frame, which is always a plus. This season, we’re seeing them in everything from classic black leather to vivid patent colors. Moreover, they come in a variety of heel heights and styles, so you can find a pair that fits your personal style perfectly.
Suede is having a moment this season. We’re seeing it everywhere, from handbags and jackets to dresses and skirts. And, of course, shoes. This rich fabric adds instant texture and dimension to any outfit, so if you’re looking to add a little something extra to your look, reach for a pair of suede shoes. These days, you can find them in just about any style, from mules and pumps to booties and flats. You can even find them in bolder colors like electric blue and hunter green.
The vintage trend shows no signs of slowing down, and this season we’re seeing a lot of menswear-inspired looks on the runways. From double-breasted blazers to wide-leg trousers, the key pieces are masculine yet still flattering for women. When it comes to footwear, loafers and Oxfords are having a moment. But if you’re not quite ready to commit to a pair of flats just yet, try a pair of mules or slides with a low-block heel. To achieve the perfect proportion, pair them with a midi-length skirt or dress.
The New Neutral:
Neutrals are always in style, but this season we’re seeing a new crop of colors take center stage. Think blush pink, camel, and cream. These subtle hues are perfect for fall, and they go with just about everything in your closet. Plus, they have the added bonus of making your legs look miles long. Whether you choose a pair of pumps or booties, make sure they have a bit of embellishment to add interest and personality to your look.
This season, it’s all about the details. We’re seeing lots of bows, ruffles, and lace on the runways. While these details may seem like they’re best suited for a special occasion, they can actually be dressed down for everyday wear. Just look for shoes with these girly details in a neutral color or material like leather or suede. Then pair them with jeans and a tee or sweater for a casual-chic look. Most importantly, have fun with this trend, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Opt for a pair of studded boots, moto jackets, and ripped tights. This trend is all about attitude, so if you’re not afraid to be a little daring, give it a try.
So, what are you waiting for? Fall is the perfect time to experiment with new trends. These seven styles are sure to keep your style game strong all season long. So get out there and start shopping!