Our Favorite Fall Footwear Trends
Exotic Prints and Finishes: Snake-Embossed
Bing Shopping: Snake-Embossed
Judging by the menagerie of creature-inspired shoe designs slinking into stores, fall's footwear landscape is going to be wild. Snakeskin scores, especially python in green, blue or multihued tints.
Exotic Prints and Finishes: Croc Finishes
Bing Shopping: Croc Finishes
Crocodile or alligator embossing lends edgy chic to even the simplest shoe silhouettes, such as flats or midheel pumps, and this textural marvel is ready for both the boardroom and the dance floor.
Exotic Prints and Finishes: Animal Prints
Bing Shopping: Animal Prints
No longer a fad but a fall and winter staple, animal prints show up extra sexy as oversized cheetah and leopard spots, or they lean cool in black-and-white zebra prints.
Menswear Influences: Smoking Flats
Bing Shopping: Smoking Flats
The smoking flat is the hottest footwear style to tread our way in ages. Choose a pair as glam as you can stand - sequin-trimmed, softened with velvet or glowing with vibrant prints.
Menswear Influences: Oxfords
Bing Shopping: Oxfords
That most straitlaced of men's dress footwear shapes, the oxford loosens up with favorite feminine finishes, such as shiny patent, sexy sparkle or ferociously foxy animal print.
Menswear Influences: Tweeds and Plaids
Glamorous Glitter: Sequins
Bing Shopping: Sequins
Can't-miss-it glitter isn't just dusting evening heels, anymore. Now it's shimmering from (and instantly updating) ballet flats, tall boots, chunky wedge platforms and other unexpected kicks.
Glamorous Glitter: Patent
Bing Shopping: Patent
We're happy to see shoe designers aren't slacking off on the shine for fall and winter (we need all the light we can get), and the sleek, liquid luxe of patent is high on their hip list.
Glamorous Glitter: Metallic
Short and Tall Boots: Moto Boots
Bing Shopping: Moto Boots
Rocker-chic moto, short for motorcycle, boots get seriously studded this season, and are on-trend when paired with everything from the expected (destroyed jeans) to the unpredictable (sweet sweater dresses).