6 Fall Shoes to Wear That Aren’t Boots

Ah, boots — we know them, we love them, we get excited for fall so that we can wear them. But — *big shocker* — boots are not the only fall shoe at our disposal! There’s an array of chic, stylish, and comfortable shoes that deserve a spot in our closet. So next time you want to reach for that trusty old pair of boots, reach for these stylish alternatives instead:

 

1. Loafers

The classic loafer is the ultimate fall flat shoe. It’s comfortable, but immediately dresses up any outfit. Pair it with your favorite skinny jeans and a cozy sweater for the easiest outfit ever, or consider it your go-to work shoe for fall.

Halogen

Kendra Pointy Toe Loafer

4 colors available

Everlane

The Modern Loafer

4 colors available

 

2. Heeled Mules

Heeled mules are the best replacement for your favorite heeled booties. They have enough material to be considered weather appropriate, but the open heel gives the look an unexpected edge. Wear it with any outfit you would wear with heeled booties, and get ready for the compliments — you’re going to be getting a lot.

Chinese Laundry

Pollie Mule

3 colors available

Steve Madden

Ditty Mule

3 colors available

Aldo

Block Heel Mule

4 colors available

 

3. Slingback Flats

As the ladylike shoe of the fall wardrobe, slingback flats or low heels are more delicate and pretty than your typical boots. Not to mention they’re insanely on-trend and comfortable — what’s not to love? Wear them to a fancy event or with a more casual outfit to dress it up.

Vince Camuto

Jasenia Flat

3 colors available

Sarto by Franco Sarto

Graydon Pointy Toe Slingback Flat

7 colors available

Everlane

The Editor Slingback

4 colors available

 

4. Mary Jane Pumps

Feeling like wearing a heel? Instead of your typical pumps, stilettos, or heeled boots, try out a Mary Jane pump. The style is associated with fall because it’s the grown-up version of your school girl uniform — automatic back-to-school vibes, but in a classy and adult way.

 

5. White Sneakers

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Do you absolutely believe that no white after labor day is the golden rule? Think again — your favorite summer sneakers work perfectly for fall. They make the outfit crisp, new, and extra stylish.

 

6. Mule Flats

Gucci made the furry mule flats famous, and now everyone’s rocking this footwear trend. They’re easy to slip on, look extra cool with all of your favorite fall outfits, and are totally safe for work.

BC Footwear

Vegan Austin Flat

7 colors available

Madewell

The Gemma Mule

3 colors available

Which shoes are your favorites for fall?

  • MeaganDut

    Love all of these, but you can’t exactly wear these right now in Ottawa! 15 degree fall weather lasts all of three weeks. It’s now below freezing so I’m all about the chelsea boot 🙂

    • Dru Olson

      Came here to say you can’t exactly wear these right now in DC it too cold to wear these shoes. The sneakers are the only ones that work for Fall.

  • Loooove the loafers!

    Hannah / Words & Latte

  • I’m on board with loafers, but it’s already too cold to wear any of those other options in Minnesota!

    On The Cusp | https://on-th3-cusp.blogspot.com/

  • I’m in love with those loafers! Although I’m eyeing my old Chuck Taylors now wondering if I can get them clean enough to wear…. hmm.