Your Guide to Fall 2019’s Biggest Shoe Trends

We’re swapping out our iced americanos for hot ones, some leaves are beginning to change, and it’s time to toss those sandals to the back of your closet — fall shoes are here.

Fall always brings a refreshing change to both our lives and our closets. Sweaters and jackets and scarves always spark joy for us, but nothing does quite as much as some new fall shoes.

Shoes are the easiest way to spice up your closet cost-effectively. If you buy one pair of shoes, they can be worn all season long, and they seamlessly incorporate new trends with your tried-and-true go-tos.

From twists on your favorite black booties to a blast back to the ’80s, this season’s shoe trends are to die for. Here’s your guide to all of our favorites:

 

1. Animal Prints

We know, we know, every trend list has had “animal prints” on it for the past few seasons, but it looks like they’re here to stay. Get in on the trend in a wearable way by grabbing a pair of animal-print kicks to mix in with your go-to outfits. Leopard has a permanent spot as a neutral in our closets, but if you’re feeling a little wilder, opt for a snakeskin or crocodile option.

Steve Madden

Subtle Snake Embossed Chelsea Boot

5 colors available

Kaansas Bellone

Snake Embossed Bootie

2 colors available

Dolce Vita

Coltyn Bootie

2 colors available

Universal Thread

Maura Microsuede Mules

2 colors available

Halogen

Emilia Loafer

4 colors available

CHINESE LAUNDRY

Finn Bootie

5 colors available

Free People

At Ease Mule

2 colors available

 

2. Lace-up Booties

Your go-to LBB (little black boot) is getting an upgrade this season with laces adorning the front. Try them in a sky-high height or in a Western-style bootie.

Treasure & Bond

Gram Lace-Up Bootie

3 colors available

Lucky Brand

Idril Bootie

2 colors available

Universal Thread

Brandi Bootie

3 colors available

JOURNEE COLLECTION

Baylor Bootie

5 colors available

 

3. Slouchy boots

These boots have a relaxed, ’80s vibe that’s bound to make any outfit look a little more effortless. Thigh-high versions are all the rage; as are shorter, calf-length options.

Vince Camuto

Andrissa Bootie

5 colors available

Splendid

Phyllis Boot

3 colors available

Free People

Dakota Heel Boot

4 colors available

BELLA VITA

Knee High Slouch Boot

3 colors available

Free People

Elle Block Heel Boot

11 colors available

 

4. Square toes

One of the easiest trends to incorporate into your wardrobe, square toes took the crown over their pointed-toe rivals on runways this fall. Swap one of your go-to shoes for a similar option with a square toe.

Everlane

The '90s Flat

7 colors available

Everlane

Square Toe Chelsea Boot

3 colors available

SARTO BY FRANCO SARTO

Faith Square Toe Loafer

4 colors available

Sarto

Heather Boot

2 colors available

Urban Outfitters

Femme Essential Boot

2 colors available

Madewell

Sofie Pump

2 colors available

 

5. Combat boots

Believe it or not, love it or hate it, the shoes you wore all throughout middle school are back and ready to be stomped in. You don’t have to go full-on Dr. Martens to hop on-board the trend — but you can if you want to. Pair them with an ultra-feminine dress or top for the ultimate cool-girl look.

 

6. Western-inspired booties

Fall’s runways were clad with full-on cowboy boots, and while that might be a lot for the average gal, there are more wearable, practical ways to wear the Western trend. These booties are perfect for the transition from summer to fall.

Vince Camuto

Gigietta Bootie

5 colors available

Sam Edelman

Winona Bootie

10 colors available

Vince Camuto

Pointed Toe Western Bootie

4 colors available

Urban Outfitters

Suede Western Bootie

3 colors available

Free People

Vegan Ranch Bootie

3 colors available

Free People

Jessie Western Boot

3 colors available

Tony Bianco

Scout Boot

3 colors available

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