Fall fashion shoe trends 2013
Boots: Biker ankle booties
Every autumn sees a few styles stride to the top of the footwear heap, and this season is no different: Ladylike leans sleek in pointed-toe pumps while moto booties rock the menswear vibe, flats go glam and prints explode. — Shannon McCarthy
Bing | Biker ankle booties
Moto-style boots are the fierce footwear fave for fall, anchoring outfits both foxy (little black dresses) and fun (shredded denim and jeweled sweatshirts). These punk-inspired pairs strut on heels from pancake to stiletto, and the best gleam with street-chic glam via fields of studs, spikes and other heavy-metal garnishes.
Boots: High-heel ankle boots
Bing | High-heel ankle boots
Abbreviated boots are such a big fall story they come in every mood you can imagine, including the height of sexy sophistication. Veering away from menswear-style moto is the sleek high-heel ankle boot. Curvy and sporting slender – and leg-lengthening – heels, these babies pair with minis, jeans and maxi dresses with equal aplomb.
Boots: Wedge booties
Bing | Wedge booties
Easy-walking wedge booties are the more casual cousins of other, more bodacious, ankle boots in our roundup. Frequently wrapped in soft suede and lined in cozy shearling or an equally soft synthetic, they’re the pairs you reach for in brisk weather when you want to look stylish without shivering.
High heels: Ankle-strap pumps
Bing | Ankle-strap pumps
Fall’s femme fatale has arrived, and she’s got retro allure all wrapped up. Of-the-moment ankle-strap high-heel pumps seduce with a pointed or almond toe, single or platform sole, and perhaps a hit of hardware (buckles) or vivid color (red). Whether in slender multiples or one wide swath, ankle straps get around.
High heels: Pointed-toe pumps
Bing | Pointed-toe pumps
Our fall-footwear MVP award goes to the minimalist, single-soled, pointed-toe pump. Buy ’em in black and you’ll get the most wardrobe mileage out of this classic shoe, but trendier shades such as red, blue or green bring a jolt of color to your fall wardrobe staples.
High heels: Loafer pumps
Bing | Loafer pumps
Girl, meet boy: The comfy slip-on body of a traditional menswear loafer is perched on a very walkable block heel to make the ultimate “sole” mates. Obviously an office-friendly style for suits, these cute hybrids also add the perfect amount of laid-back cool to a short swingy skirt, tights and a slouchy sweater.
Flats: Oxford flats
Bing | Oxford flats
When you like your menswear-inspired footwear trends more down-to-earth, nothing’s smarter than donning an oxford. Get educated about these versatile kicks: The freshest interpretations for women add unexpected color, a dusting of glam or soft ribbon lacing to traditional professional contours and wingtip perforations.
Flats: Smoking flats
Bing | Smoking flats
Super trendy women’s footwear doesn’t usually conjure up visions of sweet, sweet comfort, but we’ve got an indulgent exception to try on for “sighs.” Smoking flats – also known by an even comfier name: smoking slippers – are such a beloved trend that they’re offered in every conceivable finish, from no-frills, weekend-ready pairs to dazzling, diva-worthy designs.
Flats: Metallic cap-toe flats
Bing | Metallic cap-toe flats
As chic as any high pump, the graciously gorgeous cap-toe flat is the shoe to choose when you want comfort without sacrificing style. There’s a minimalist feel to the newest pairs, with gold- or silver-tipped toes and typically unembellished swathes of jewel-toned, smooth leather or soft suede.
Color trends: Reds
Bing | Reds
Red alert: This fall, fashionistas are deeming scarlet shades so key that in some quarters they’re considered a new neutral. Dark burgundy tones are perfect for autumn, but this fiery fad also encompasses tints from loud pink to claret to purple-tinged violet. Classically shaped high-heel pumps show off your rosy outlook best.