*Image above of the ultra-chic Victoria K.L. and her precious girls, whose enchanting style in no small part inspired by obsession with houndstooth this season. She managed to snag a pair of ultra-coveted and sold-out-the-world-over Chanel combat boots (and that Chanel houndsooth bag — OMG), but I’ve shared some similar finds below.
A lot of you are in the market for boots and everyday footwear for the fall and winter season. This post is a roundup of all my favorites across all categories…happy shopping for happy feet!
The Clog Trend.
I’ve been all over this trend. I bought these clog boots (look for less with these) but also love this streamlined pair from Everlane, this unexpected (and heavily discounted) white pair, and this unexpected and wonderfully-priced pair from Etsy (the floral reads “Gucci” to me — perfect to keep at the back door for quick errands outside).
P.S. You know a trend is cool when Isabel Marant is doing it.
The Combat Boot Trend.
I have to be honest that a few pairs of combat boots have turned my head this year, though I’m usually more in the ladylike footwear camp. My picks below are what I would term “combat-lite”:
THESE SCHUTZES (THE EDGIEST OF THE GROUP, BUT I LIKE THE SLIM PROFILE AND THE TIE AROUND THE BACK — IMAGINE PAIRING WITH BLACK TIGHTS AND A TWEED DRESS)
THESE QUILTED BALMAINS (SIMILAR TO VICTORIA’S ABOVE)
The Everyday Black Boot/Booties.
These are black boots to wear every day, all season long: these kitten heeled lovelies, these waterproof flat boots ($200!), these ruched suede slouchy boots, these suede Isabel Marants, and these Nicholas Kirkwoods (yes, the pearl is a big statement, but I would live in these).
The Sneaker Trend.
The Velvet Mule Trend.
It started with Le Monde Beryl’s velvet mules — I’ve had my eye on these for months now. I also like this pair in the rust velvet from Margaux (perfect fall color) and these ($79!) in the cherry red are pretty much the perfect holiday shoe.
The Everyday Flat.
My favorite buys for wearing round-the-clock this season: these velvet ballet flats ($100 — the colors are fun but the yellow in particular feels like a near-neutral with all the ivory, denim, gray, brown we wear in fall), these knotted slides (so elegant and look far more expensive than their pricetag), these Python ballet flats (under $100), these pointed toe python flats (OBSESSED), these pebbled leather pointed toe flats (amazing price), and these Mansur Gavriels.
The Croc Trend.
Self-explanatory chic-ness here. My top picks:
THESE POLISHED TALL BOOTS (A FOREVER INVESTMENT — I SWEAR THE SHAPE AND STYLE WILL ALWAYS BE IN VOGUE)
THIS PAIR OF BOOTS FROM STAUD — THE HEEL IS VERY ON-TREND RN
Just for Fun.
Frivolous and indulgent because that’s how I like my shoes…
THESE VELVET BOW-TOED STATEMENTS (AAAAHHHH!)
EMBELLISHED SUEDE MULES (UNDER $100)
SHEARLING MULES ($130!!!)