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Top 3 Shoe Trends for Fall

With fall in full swing, there's no doubt one of our favorite things about the season's change is revamping our wardrobe with some new shoes and boots. While the fall/winter NYC Fashion Week runway showed us many of the trends we'll see in the upcoming months, today I wanted to share my personal favorite 3 fall shoe trends to come straight off the runway from this season.

 

From boots to heels to flats, the trendy chain details on bags and our chunky jewelry have now been brought down to our feet. The chain links add such a nice touch to shoes and also add that effect of making them look more expensive than we probably bought them for.

 

When I think of chains on shoes, Gucci's Princetown Lamb Fur Mules instantly come to mind. Plus, I found an amazing lookalike which I'll picture below! Many trends are always derived from these luxury brands and enter the trickle-down effect to many retailers. I'm specifically loving the statement on these mules, not to mention there are so many ways to style these shoes. So far, my white chain mules have totally ended up being my favorite shoes this fall. 

 

As a fresh alternative to the other neutral picks in your closet, white booties have become the new taupe. Although I personally don't think taupe booties will ever go out of style, white has definitely taken over its place this year!

I love the way that white booties can brighten up an outfit and how they bring those fresh, bright, and cozy vibes to an outfit. Just as much as black, white is neutral too. They make an ensemble feel fashion-forward and different. I personally love the way they look with florals for the fall. I've been wearing them non-stop and you can see the few different ways I've styled them below:

The last trend I'm loving is knee-high boots. Tall boots have been a consistent trend for almost a decade now. They are an accessory that works for so many body shapes, sizes, and types. Knee-high boots were a must-have from 2010-2015, but the trend came very tired, and slowly rose to thigh-high boots for the last few years. I'm happy to tell you that knee-high boots are definitely back, and this time, designers and retailers are focusing on the heel height. Snakeskin and crocodile texture are specifically trending in this style, but I'm going to stick to classic tan suede.

In the past knee-high boots were typically styled with short dresses, scarves, and cardigans. While some of these are still trendy, keep in mind the heel height has changed, making us appear slimmer and taller. This year, style your knee-high boots with a chunky sweater and some denim, or even a fur-knit coat and leggings. You can also go the boho route too, and wear your leggings under a skirt to keep your legs warmer. Remember to save your thigh-high boots for dresses and skirts!

As always, thanks for reading and I hope some of my favorite shoe trends will give you some inspiration on how to rock your own runway this fall and winter! Don't forget to check out your local Plato's Closet for these up-and-coming shoe trends this year at up to 70% less of the regular retail price!

Blog By: Serena Tomalis | @serenaajoyce