Must-Have Fall Statement Shoes

fall statement shoes 2016

Aside from cozy sweaters and big mugs of hot chocolate, fall shoes are the best. From booties to loafers, I love all the different options available for braving the cold. But instead of focusing on the traditional types, this post is going to touch on some of the more unique, but equally stylish, footwear that’s trending for autumn. Take a peek at my picks below to get some seasonal inspiration!


fall statement shoes trainers
One of Lyst’s favorite footwear looks for fall, as well as one of mine, is the distressed sneaker. Kind of like your favorite ripped jeans, these well worn trainers look and feel like you’ve loved them for years. Pair with casual denim, athleisure pieces, and soft hooded sweatshirts for fall.

fall statement shoes  mules
This blast from the past is perfect for the spirit of this post. The former ’90s favorite with its wooden bottom, signature silhouette, and nailhead trim is back. The mule is a shoe with many interpretations, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, reach for a pair like this.

fall statement shoes suede
Ready or not, vibrant suede shoes are in demand, according to the team at InStyle. I love these because they’re different, and really help brighten up a dark fall outfit. Wear a brightly colored pump with a monochromatic black or grey outfit for an ultra-chic pop of color.

fall statement shoes floral
In keeping with my theme of unique footwear, I just couldn’t pass up these beautiful botanical print ankle boots. Declared popular by fashion editors at Bustle, printed booties are in, and I am totally on board this trend train. These would look great with sweater dresses, anything lace, and even skinny jeans for a pop of color and fun.

fall statement shoes over the knee boots
Over-the-knee boots are a stand out choice for fall. And although this style is gaining in popularity, I’d still like to see them worn more often, which is why I’m urging you to step outside the box and try a pair of tall boots for yourself. These are perfect when paired with many of the things you already own like skirts, dresses, leggings, and jeans. Plus, I love the instant style and chic appeal they add to whatever you’re wearing.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this foray into fall footwear as much as I have! Now is the perfect time for having fun with your shoe choices, especially since autumn often marks the beginning of wearing clothes that could use a little pop of something extra. Be it color or a unique shape, incorporating statement shoes into your rotation will have you looking fashion-forward all season long.

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