If I’m being honest, I jumped the gun and ran out of summer about six weeks ago, while the temps were still in the 80s and people had yet to celebrate Labor Day (not that you’d be able to tell from my apartment, which had the AC blasting at a crisp 65 and Folklore playing on repeat).
But, ladies (and possibly a gent or two, one of which is probably my dad), according to the calendar, fall is officially here. It’s 57 degrees in Chicago today, the leaves are starting to change, and pedicures are no longer a necessity—it’s closed-toe shoe weather.
Besides Trader Joe’s petite pumpkin-spiced frosted cookies and my “Leaves” candle from Bath & Body, fall shoes are without a shadow of a doubt the best part of the season. Everything from chic, fun sneakers to ultra-cool boots take your basics from blah to “Who is she?” faster than you can queue up Hocus Pocus. But you can save your fears for the spooky movies you’ll watch all season, because we found the most versatile, investment-worthy fall shoes of 2020, all under $100—you’re going to want to see these.
Loafers and Flats