Fall 2020 Footwear Trends.

*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”:

THIS TWEED METALLIC PAIR

MARC FISHER’S QUILTED, PYTHON, OR SHEARLING-LINED STYLES

THESE TWEED TORY BURCH BOOTS

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.

I am loving these Vejas and either the floral or tie-dye pair from Loeffler Randall.

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 TODS LOAFERS

THESE POLISHED TALL BOOTS (A FOREVER INVESTMENT — I SWEAR THE SHAPE AND STYLE WILL ALWAYS BE IN VOGUE)

PERFECT JIMMY CHOO FLATS

THIS PAIR OF BOOTS FROM STAUD — THE HEEL IS VERY ON-TREND RN

VERONICA BEARD LOAFERS

Just for Fun.

Frivolous and indulgent because that’s how I like my shoes…

THESE VELVET BOW-TOED STATEMENTS (AAAAHHHH!)

GUCCI DEVAS

EMBELLISHED SUEDE MULES (UNDER $100)

STAUD FEATHER EVENING SANDALS

WHITE BOOTS

SHEARLING MULES ($130!!!)

P.S. Great bags and chic transitional coats for fall.

P.P.S. The raincoat we’ve all been dying over for years is on sale for 25% off here and here!

P.P.P.S. 9 things that surprised me about having a c-section.

4 Comments

  1. I ordered the beige No.6 heeled clog boots from the Shopbop sale and I cant wait for them to arrive. Definitely not my style normally, but hoping I can pull them off as I think they are chic and practical? Would love your thoughts on comfort and how you style them! Xo

  2. Thank you for this lovely roundup! I have worn clogs pretty consistently since the late 90s (!!) and cannot say enough good things about No. 6. I have two pairs of boots and one pair of sandals from them and love them all. The quality is excellent!

    I have a submission to add for anyone looking for velvet flats (though, come to think of it, they may be sold out in most sizes) — the mary janes from Drogheria Crivellini that Alex Mill has been selling this season. So comfy and chic! I have to say, Alex Mill has really come to replace J.Crew for me. I LOVE all of the pieces I’ve bought from them.

    xx

    1. !! Thank you so much for these endorsements, especially of Alex Mill, a brand I’ve been seeing more and more often but not yet heard anyone speak directly about. Thank you! xx

    2. Happy to give feedback any time! I have found that their clothes have excellent quality — a bit better than, say, your average Everlane piece, and definitely better than contemporary J.Crew — but their clothes’ general vibe reminds me of J.Crew in its 90s heyday, in a good way. I have a few shirts and the Nico Chunky Cardigan in both colors (! haha) and really love each piece. Big thumbs up from me.

      xx

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