We love warm temperatures and gladiator sandals but have to admit that we’re definitely ready for the crisp air of autumn and closed toe shoes. It’s finally time to stash away the sandals and get ready to slip on the fall’s number 1 staple, the boot!
Here are our ‘best boots of fall’ featuring booties and boots. From the must-have stretch velvet to the staple lace-up boot and even Gucci’s amazingly exaggerated turquoise boot – plus everything in between:
Gianvito RossiBrandy black booties | available at Barneys. Beautiful glossy patent leather paneled boot with exposed side zip.
Valentino beige lace-up ballerina boots | available at Ssense. We also featured these in our recent top shoes post; we love Valentino’s romantic take on the bootie featuring long grosgrain ribbons laces – swoon!
3.1 Phillip LimKyoto royal blue stretch velvet boot; available at Forzieri. Why we love it: The beautiful vintage-inspired crushed velvet combined with the moden stacked heel and touch of metal.
Marco De Vincenzo leather & velvet ankle boots; available at FarFetch. You may have seen Vincenzo’s popular braided velvet sandals and now he’s designed a beautiful bow-embellished boot also available in black leather too.
Zimmermann lace-up dress booties; available at Shopbop. We usually go turn to classic black however we would love to style this smooth burgundy leather into our fall wardrobe.
Christian LouboutinHotero lace-up fishnet booties; available at Barneys. These sheer booties may not keep your feet warm but it’s worth it – we love the sexy shape of the stiletto and long wrap-around laces.
Loeffler RandallIsla ankle booties; available at Loeffler Randall A classic choice featuring block-shaped heel and sleek toe; easily one of our top choices from the list.
Gucci turquoise leather with red buckled straps bootie; available at Gucci. This is actually a Pre-Spring ’17 bootie but made it on the list since it’s available at the end of this month (November).
AquazzuraUlyana mink-trim-bootie; available at Neiman Marcus. Another classic with a hint whimsy featuring mink poms poms down the front.
GedebeCaroline black & white leather ankle boots; available at FarFetch. Another favorite, these booties are covered with crystal charms of ‘love’ and ‘pow’ complete with pom pom laces.
Sergio Rossi Changeling lace up boot; available at Stylebop Featuring a lace-up front, stacked heel and almond toe; also available in leather at Sergio Rossi.
Alexander WangKori studded booties; available at Nordstorm. Completely covered in flat silver hardware with a spliced heel.
Miu Miu velvet bow booties; available at Matches. These are darling in a dark blue velvet, piped patent trim embellished with a grosgrain bow at the heel.
Laurence DacadeMila sequined covered booties; available at Neiman Marcus It’s not a complete ‘boot list’ without a number from Dacade and we’re loving these tonal sequin embellished stunners.
Stuart WeitzmanClinger mid-calf booties; available at Stuart Weitzman Another stretch velvet choice, this time from boot maestro Weitzman featuring a column heel.
Ivy KirzhnerStarlite embellished booties; available at Ivy Kirzhner. Statementmakers from Kirzhner embellished with rose gold hardware and cutout trimmed star at the ankle.
CasadeiDaytime black suede lace-up booties; available at Casadei. Another top choice embellished with polished hardware at the front lace-up, also available in bright oak suede.
GiannicoSuper Lola embellished bootie; available at Giannico. A playful take from the always whimsical Giannico featuring nude patent leather details on top of red and navy suede.
CasadeiCity Rock lace-up biker boot; available at Casadei.
Casadei’s take on the biker boot featuring a chainlink front, long wrap-around laces and rubber track sole.
Elie Saab suede over-the-knee boots with tonal embroidery; available at Moda Operandi.
Le SillaGossip black suede over the knee thigh-boots; available at Le Silla The name says it all – Gossip is a statement boot featuring hidden side zips and 120mm stiletto heel.
Tamara MellonHelmut stretch grey suede over-the-knee thigh high boots; available at Tamara Mellon From Mellon’s newly re-launched in distressed grey suede, we equally love the ‘Go West’ version as well.
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Kate Hudson wore Gianvito RossiBiba nude pumps to the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards. These classic shoes feature nude patent leather, sleek pointed-toe and 115mm stiletto heel. They’re available online at FarFetch.
There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.
Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.
Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):
Jimmy ChooTrick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.
Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito RossiRegalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.
Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.
We’re currently receiving some form of disciplinary action. It involves complete submission to a squad of ready-for-fashion-battle shoes –and you’ll be answering the call of duty soon too, once you get your eyes on them. Together, let’s salute the Gianvito Rossi Fall/Winter 2016 collection –our new shoe heroes.
Rossi’s latest line of footwear is an homage to French and British military uniforms (along with its signature Italian craftsmanship, of course). Adorned with rich hues and regal embellishments, ankle boots and sandals are strikingly commanding –but with a feminine flair that screams elegance –perfect for the lady bosses and the style savants who are ready to conquer the world this fall.
The collection is sharp and striking –reminiscent of the richly decorated uniforms of the Navy. The Augusta is a velvet gem. Blue, gold and garnet embroideries decorate the sexy stiletto sandal, while the midnight blue Miral bootie brims with fit-for-royalty details such as shiny gold buttons and satin red piping.
The sensual shape of the slip-on loafer might just make you give your classic black pumps a long break. The Moret features a high vamp d’Orsay with naked sides, and a thin 105 mm stiletto heel. Your new power shoe, perhaps?
The Vendome Bootie boasts of a cage design that captures the frogging detail of military jackets. It consists of embroidered loops of black suede with gold stitching, creating a fierce yet ultra-feminine finish.
Mink and lamb shearlings also add a fun and flirty touch to the collection. The Moritz is an eye-popping emerald suede bootie with a fur-covered front and a lace-up detail to the ankle –a gorgeous accent no doubt, to an LBD or a white tee and jeans combo.
Gianvito Rossi’s Fall ’16 collection is an army of bold and powerful footwear that celebrate femininity and relaxed elegance. The only war we now have to fight is: How can we get our hands on ALL these shoes, stat?!
About the author: Romina Tobias is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. She thinks her 5’4″ height and her love for long walks make her deserving of all the stilettos, pumps, sandals and ballet flats in the world. If only the cupcakes she expertly bakes can be traded in for a new pair (or two, or hopefully, more).
In addition to the blooming flowers, welcoming sunshine and green grass, strappy open-toe sandals are another sign that spring has sprung. Before you know it, it will be time to pack the boots away, treat yourself to a pedi (we suggest trying Dior’s new lilac polish) and slip into some strappy sandals – strappier the better.
Here’s a look at our favorite new arrivals for Spring 2016:
Tulum lace-up sandals embellished with fringe and gold-tone dome studs; available at Barneys.
Chelsea ParisSultan lace-up sandals; in aqua at Grazia Shop or brown at Otte.
It’s not too late! Snag your favorite fall & winter shoes discounted now by 60-80% at ShoeScribe. Honestly, they have the largest selection and most sizes available. There are hundred of styles to choose from (including sneakers, boots, loafers, heels & much more) but check out our top 13 choices:
Gianvito Rossi PVC & leopard print ponyhair pump; now $370 at ShoeScribe
Sergio Rossi leather & suede peep-toe booties; now $420 at ShoeScribe
Stuart WeitzmanNudist sandals in pewter glitter leather; now $259 at ShoeScribe
Rene Caovilla high rise ankle-strap pumps with a rhinestone embellished cap-toe; now $554 at ShoeScribe
CasadeiBlade pointed-toe pump in forest green suede; now $375 at ShoeScribe
Stuart WeitzmanLegwrap sandals in platinum glitter fabric; now $214 at ShoeScribe
Olgana tuxedo inspired t-strap pumps in black & white silk satin; now $204 at ShoeScribe
Chelsea Paris lace-up sandals in silver glitter covered leather; now $119 at ShoeScribe
Giambattista Valli black silk satin sandals embellished with silver buckles & suede fringe trim; now $205 at ShoeScribe
Oscar Tiye ankle-strap Minnie pumps in lace poie; now $178 at ShoeScribe
Tamara Mellon strappy sandals embellished with gold studded butterflies; now $179 at ShoeScribe
Rupert Sanderson biker stiletto pumps in blue with padded black leather detailing; now $179 at ShoeScribe
Mary Katrantzou X Gianvito Rossi teal & blue jacquard pointed-toe pumps; now $140 at ShoeScribe
Even more obvious than the painted cork trend, denim footwear is impossible to overlook this spring. From shoe maestro Blahnik to pacesetter , the industry brings us a playful spin on the classic jean twill.
From pumps to sandals, platforms to stilettos – each designer created a unique styles inspired by the blue Americana staple. Not only is denim is a reliable fabric perfect for everyday wear but it’s also an interestingly stylish shoe textile.
I particularly love Gianvito Rossi’s take, adding several denim designs to his spring collection which features a dark wash exaggerated with frayed patches. Both Fendi and Christian Louboutin combined a lighter shade with tropical floral printed leather. Jimmy Choo carries the most amount of denim styles this season adding a sleek contrasting black leather trim to several styles.
Manolo Blahnik leopard printed BB pointed-toe pump; on sale at Neiman Marcus
Christian LouboutinSenora t-strap sandal in light denim with Hawaiian-inspired printed heel; available at Neiman Marcus
Lengthened legs, practical shoes and minimal foot pain is Italian designer Gianvito Rossi’s ambition when crafting shoes. His latest designs were presented during Milan Fashion Week where we finally saw the stunning Spring/Summer 2016 collection. From the height of the heels to the materials, Rossi’s aesthetic continues setting the designer footwear trends. He’s shortened the heels ever so slightly maximizing comfort yet maintaining the exquisite design.
Rossi pairs his exceptional craftsmanship with the use of new technical materials like a stretch open-knit and stretch jersey combined with frayed dark denim. We also see the use of intricate geometric tribal embroidery and tricolor suede. One must-have is the Phoenix ankle-wrap sandal featuring layers of white & gold piped leather all fused together. Our other favorite styles include the Queen feather suede sandal and beautifully bright Antigua teal sandal with triangular embroidery.
The black woven leather open-toe Marnie bootie is a recent favorite of Chrissy Teigen and we can see why. It hugs your foot with an accent of wrap-around ankle tie and the slim stiletto is a perfect touch keeping a sleek appeal.
He also drew inspiration from the Navajo tribe embellishing several of his signature styles with bonded piping and geometric embroidery on canvas. Rossi’s trademark single sole staple pumps debut in a fresh color palette such as cyan, mustard and tamarind.
Whether you’re looking for an ultra-feminine ballerina pump, modern gladiator sandal or playful wedge, the collection has something for every shoe lover.