What’s an easy way to update your wardrobe for fall? Slip into some new shoes and it’ll freshen up countless outfits! So what’s in this fall? Check out some of fall’s hottest styles, many borrowed from fashion’s past:
70s-Style Platforms: Needless to say, platforms add height, lengthen the leg, and help take the pressure of heels off the ball of your foot. Platforms look great with wide-leg pants and below-the-knee skirts - and after hours, they look amazing with shorter skirts. Another fun update on this 1970s trend - pick them in a bright color that pops (like Leighton Meester, at left, in Brian Atwood).
Platforms to try: Steve Madden Regaal ($99.95, SteveMadden.com), or Aldo Franchette ($90, aldoshoes.com).
A word to the wise: Platforms and drinking are not friends. Limit yourself to a cocktail or two if you’re trotting out your platforms.
Flat Boots: They’re not just for Golden Girl Dorothy Szbornak - flat boots are all the rage! Both comfy and chic, they’re a staple that you can wear for years to come. Pass on the Uggs and opt for more shapely pairs in suede and leather. Pair them with jeans or dress pants, and you’ll look equally smashing! Flat boots to try: Aldo Driskell ($110, aldoshoes.com), Chinese Laundry Tahoe ($98.95, zappos.com).
80s Punk Sneakers: Even Michelle Obama is getting in on this trend, wearing purple Chuck Taylors to volunteer (left)! Sneakers are fun, relaxed, and a great way to show you’re not afraid to let your hair down. Check out classicsportshoes.com to find your perfect fit!