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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:

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Gianvito Rossi Brandy black booties | available at Barneys.
Beautiful glossy patent leather paneled boot with exposed side zip.

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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!

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3.1 Phillip Lim Kyoto 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.

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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.

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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. 

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Christian Louboutin Hotero 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.

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Loeffler Randall Isla 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.

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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).

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Aquazzura Ulyana mink-trim-bootie; available at Neiman Marcus.
Another classic with a hint whimsy featuring mink poms poms down the front.

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Gedebe Caroline 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.

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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.

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Alexander Wang Kori studded booties; available at Nordstorm.
Completely covered in flat silver hardware with a spliced heel.

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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.

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Laurence Dacade Mila 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.

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Stuart Weitzman Clinger mid-calf booties; available at Stuart Weitzman
Another stretch velvet choice, this time from boot maestro Weitzman featuring a column heel.

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Ivy Kirzhner Starlite embellished booties; available at Ivy Kirzhner.
Statementmakers from Kirzhner embellished with rose gold hardware and cutout trimmed star at the ankle.

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Casadei Daytime 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.

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Giannico Super 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.

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Casadei City 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.

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Elie Saab suede over-the-knee boots with tonal embroidery; available at Moda Operandi.

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Le Silla Gossip 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.

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Tamara Mellon Helmut 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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Christian Louboutin Anjalina pump | 120mm/ 5″ | available at Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and Christian Louboutin for $795.00

Expand your Louboutin collection with these fiercely feminine, high-shine patent leather stiletto pumps. They’re accented with gold tone or silver miniature spikes at the top line and heel, making a thrilling new style out of the classic So Kate pump. Anjalina gives us a slender wrapped heel plus a beautifully pointed-toe, mixing punk rock and posh.

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Giuseppe Zanotti sandal | 4.5″/110mm heel | available in white snakeskin at Net-A-Porter, white patent leather at Neiman Marcus and black patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue for $795.00

These delicate Spring sandals feature a sleek ankle-strap, silver logo-engraved detailed buckle, bonded vamp and stiletto heel. A slight platform balances the 110mm heel, making them perfect for day or night. Half sizes are available, made in Italy.

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Sophia-Webster-Spring-2014-shoesIf Sophia Webster’s last collection was all about doing your best Cher Horowitz impression while strutting down the tiles at your local mall, this season is all about getting lost in the imaginative and colorful realm of nature. Literally! For her presentation, Sophia let herself walk on the wild side, creating a scene that was straight out of Alice in Wonderland or the most far out Dr. Seuss tale called “Insect Slumber Party.” It was a whimsical presentation, complete with flower-twined daybeds and Cindy Lou-Who hair; the models (thankfully) didn’t resemble bugs in the slightest, though the apparel definitely evoked patterns found in the outdoors, specifically channeling the beauty of the butterfly.

The butterfly was transformed most frequently and in a myriad of ways. Delicate laser cut butterfly wings construct intense gladiator knee-high boots or land on the back of stellar pumps, while the ornate patterns of the wings are found in patent and matte leather renditions. It’s unsurprising that these are some of the most inspired pieces of the collection, as she constructed an entire shoe line while studying at RCA.

Not to rely on nature alone (Sophia Webster isn’t Sophia Webster without prints, prints, and more prints), this collection is also rife with kooky combinations of natural and manufactured prints – a butterfly’s wings juxtaposed against vibrant polka dots, PVC with iridescent leather, stripes with flower petals, and would-be-basic pumps tread into statement making territory with the use of alphabet beads stacked to become a totally killer heel. Heels weren’t the only soles with an attitude, because there, along the foliage and heart prints, were speech bubble slogans emblazoned on the tops of sandals, proclaiming such things as “Here Comes the Hotstepper” and “Walk the Walk”. Those very watchwords are also found on other accessories like handbags and backpacks.

Our favorite? Though we can’t resist the charm of a sassy slogan or the allure of intricate laser cuts, we’re completely in love with her cloud pattern, amped up with a 3D embroidered trim. It’s the perfect blend of charm and quirk that makes a pair of shoes constantly rotate into your weekly rotation.

Although her eponymous line is somewhat new, Sophia Webster’s 2013 hinted at her coming success. With a wildly successful J.Crew collaboration under her belt, winning the prestigious “Emerging Accessories Designer” award at the British Fashion Awards, and this stunning start to the 2014 year, it’s clear that her career will flourish like this collection.
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Alana red, baby blue & black stripe sandal with multicolor beaded fringe; Amina asymmetric cut d’Orsay ankle-strap pump

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Aldora peep-toe patent leather pump with a laser-cut butterfly attached to the heel

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Andie ankle-strap sandal in colorful PVC with polka dot appliqué and beaded heel

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Athena laser-cut butterfly-inspired thigh-high sandal boot; Electra laser-cut patent leather sandal bootie

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Brandy leather cage sandal with small studs and patent leather toe; available in a knee-high style at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Chiara ankle-strap sandal with a thin toe strap, pin heel and butterfly heel

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Cleo d’Orsay ankle-strap pump with an asymmetric cut front, pin heel and butterfly heel

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Coco heart print pin heel pointed-toe pump in matte satin; Peron heart beaded peep-toe slingback pump; available in a peep-toe pump at Saks Fifth Avenue & Neiman Marcus

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Finn lace-up & buckled sandal in colorful matte satin and pink heart print

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Elle butterfly-inspired matte satin pump with rhinestone trim; Lyla slingback pump with a pin heel

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Flutura ankle-strap sandal with a butterfly heel; available at Nordstrom and in black patent leather at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Kelly embroidered speech bubble round-toe pump with a cylinder heel

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Kimimi laser-cut patent leather open-toe mule with a lace-up front and pin heel; available in pink patent leather at Neiman Marcus

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Lucita mixed media platform wedge in striped raffia, canvas and patent leather; available at Saks Fifth Avenue & Nordstrom

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Lula ankle-strap sandal in patent leather with a 4″ heart beaded heel; available at Nordstrom

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Lyla red patent leather pump with a v-cut front and alphabet beaded “killer” pin heel; available in black patent leather at Nordstrom

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Oprah slingback sandals with an embroidered speech bubble attached to the front straps

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Sklya patent leather pump with embroidered white cloud appliqué and pin heel

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Skye patent leather strappy mule sandal with a clear acrylic heel and white cloud appliqué; available at Net-A-Porter

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Suki flatform open-toe sandal with an adjustable ankle-strap and v-cut front

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Tyra mixed media pointed-toe slingback pump with a heart beaded pin heel

Written by Shannon Weston

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Kim Kardashian was spotted out in London wearing Yves Saint Laurent Clara pumps. These shoes are from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection featuring a gold-toned metal plate covering the inner portion of the heel. Clara is available online in nude/black/grey at Nordstromnude/black at Harrods, black/red at LuisaViaRoma and in bronze at Barneys.

Kim was returning to her hotel after an early morning interview on ‘Lorraine Live’. She’s spent several days in London promoting the latest Kardashian Kollection for Dorothy Perkins line. She wore a bright red goldbar dress from the new collection.

We’ve also seen the Clara pumps on Jessica ChastainGwen Stefani and Victoria Beckham . Check out more shoes spotted on Kim.

 Credit: Will Alexander/WENN.com



Gianvito Rossi‘s Fall 2012 collection is ultra-feminine and sophisticated. Pumps and booties are the stars this season and we see corset laces, metal inserts, tassel & feather embellishment.

There’s also a great use of both monochrome colors (black, steel grey) and floral tones (crimson red, forest green). Carine Roitfield wore Rossi’s sandals several times during Paris Couture Fashion Week and we’ve also seen his designs most recently on Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian & Gabrielle Union.

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Yellow suede and purple trimmed cut-out sandal; available online at Matches

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Suede fringed pointed-toe pump; available online in green at Matches

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Suede open-toe low boots; available online in green, grey & black at Barneys and in green at Montaigne Market

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Tassel pointed-toe pump; available online in black and purple leather at Barneys

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Black patent leather & satin pointed-toe pump; available online at LuisaViaRoma

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Metallic cap-toe pump; available online in black leather at FarFetch

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