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Fabulous fall footwear to invest in this season

woman wearing a sparkly wrap over black leggins and boots

As the weather starts to cool off, it’s time for us to put our sandals away and start breaking out fall footwear. And although it can be sad to see summer go, autumn is one of the best seasons for fashion, so you can be sure the shoes you wear this are going to be fabulous and stylish. In fact, there are a few shoe styles that every woman should invest in to prepare for the fall season. These must-haves will keep you looking smart and feeling great in the upcoming months:

Tall boots

Tall boots are a natural addition to any woman’s fall wardrobe because they’re at once stylish, comfortable and completely appropriate for the cooler temperatures. Whether you prefer simple and sleek riding boots or something with a bit more detail, boots can help you embrace the season. In fact, boots are such a staple of fall and winter fashion that you may want to invest in a couple of pairs. Experiment with different colors and heel heights, and choose some versatile options that will look great with anything in your closet. Feeling fashion-forward? If so, opt for over-the-knee boots, for a trendy take on the tall-boot style.

2-Tone Side Buckle Boot by Two Lips

Fashion booties

You can’t beat the style and versatility of fashion booties when it comes to dressing for fall weather. For everything from looking professional at work to dressing up for a night out, booties are a fab choice. Look for booties or ankle boots that complement your style and the other clothes in your closet, and pair them with everything from skinny jeans to trousers to dresses and tights.

Gwenda Bootie by Soft Style

Women’s loafers

Flats are a wardrobe staple in any season, but women’s loafers in particular are the perfect fall shoe. These flats are sophisticated with a dash of old-school charm you won’t find in many types of shoes. Loafers are amazing for the office, so wear them with your favorite trousers and an aubergine jacket this fall. They can even be a casual weekend shoe, worn with jeans and a T-shirt – just throw on a scarf to fight the brisk autumn breeze.

Nora Loafer by Monroe and Main

Ballet flats

Another type of flat to have in your fall footwear repertoire? Ballet flats – they’re classic, elegant and can be worn at any autumn occasion, from a friend’s wedding to a day at the mall. A traditional pair of black or nude flats will complement almost anything, but don’t be afraid to look for styles with a bit more pizzazz. Show off some personality by wearing flats with bright colors, bold patterns or fun detailing.

Elysia Beaded Flat by Annie

Fashion sneakers

Of course, we all love wearing shoes that make us feel like a million bucks, but on some days, it’s nice to keep things completely casual. For those times, slip on a pair of fashion sneakers in whatever style you prefer. Whether you like sporty slip-ons with no laces, or ankle-bearing, low-top sneakers, these shoes are great for pairing with activewear and other casual ensembles.

Air Cushion Flannel Shoe by Aerosoles

Pumps

On the flip side, for those occasions when dressing up is expected, you’ll need an elegant pair of pumps. Why these shoes for the fall? First, because they’re timeless and perfect for almost any occasion, from professional work events to more formal soirees. Second, because they can be worn with or without tights to keep you comfortable in fall weather. If you need pumps for an upcoming occasion, buy the perfect pair now and pay later with Monroe & Main credit!

Classique Ankle Strap Pump

Fall 2015 shoe trends to look out for

Some fall 2015 shoe trends are a little out there (looking at you, fur-covered high heels), but others are fun, stylish and easy to wear. Here are a few you can embrace if you’re looking to stay fashion-forward this season:

  • Color contrast: Whether you’re buying heels, flats or boots, look for ones with color-block designs (like black and white, black and brown or any other combination you like).
  • Metallic detailing: Metallics are all the rage right now – find shoes with metallic detailing at the toes to get on board with this trend.
  • Mary Janes: Mary Janes are a classic shoe style, and they’re seeing a resurgence this season. Opt for Mary Jane flats or pumps for a look that’s both trendy and vintage.
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