Baby, it’s (sorta) cold outside!
For the DFW Style Daily team, that means we’re gearing up to don our favorite fall footwear. And in case your own shoe wardrobe is in need of a seasonal update, today we’ll reveal seven polished, on-trend pairs for under $100 a pop.
The Trend: Over-the-Knee Boots
For a boot that blends a backstage vibe – think Rick Owens’ fall 2012 collection – with a classic aesthetic, this over-the-knee pair from Chinese Laundry is an ideal steal. Wear them with your favorite skinny denim or textured leggings.
Pricetag: $99.95, Nordstrom
The Trend: Lace-Up Boots
Also seasonally hot, lace-up boots and booties are must-haves. For proof, check out the runways of Rag & Bone and Thakoon. You can snag our top pick in a perfect, neutral shade from an unlikely source – the Fergalicious Collection for Macy’s. Who knew?
Pricetag: $54.95, Macy’s
The Trend: Color-Blocking
Color-blocked booties, representing an enduring trend, continue to pop up in collections from Marc Jacobs to Vera Wang. Rock this Zara pair with basic leather leggings, or throw them on to add interest to your favorite LBD.
The Trend: Flats
Design heavyweights including Derek Lam traded typical runway footwear for flats this fall. Also from Zara, this fun take on the trend is a stand-out. Wear with colored denim, or create an eclectic look by pairing with a wide mix of patterned pieces.
Pricetag: $99.90, Zara
The Trend: Fringe
Fringe featured prominently in many fall collections. The aptly-named “Wynonna” booties by Sbicca are an easy way to infuse this adornment into your wardrobe. Slip on the pair with chunky knits for a jet-set appeal.
Pricetag: $79.99, Dillard’s
The Trend: Equestrian
While equestrian-inspired pieces are staples for labels such as Ralph Lauren, the trend expanded for fall, appearing in runway presentations by Theory and Blumarine. Channel the tony vibe via Forever 21’s calf-high boots, mixed with long-lined layers and suede-trimmed leggings.
Pricetag: $39.80, Forever 21
The Trend: Wedges
Finally, Philip Lim and Alejandro Ingelmo both focused on wedge heels this season. These tough, textured booties by 80%20 are among fall’s best! We’d toss on the perfect pair with skinny pants, a sheer tee, and a distressed leather jacket for an ideal evening ensemble.
Pricetag: $99, Urban Outfitters
(Photo credits, from top: 1. Zappos.com, 2. TheStyleCure.com, 3. Zara.com, 4. Zara.com, 5. Dillards.com, 6. Forever21.com, 7. UrbanOutfitters.com)