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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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by:Zenzhu
Fashion month may have officially wrapped up, but we still aren’t ready to double-air-kiss goodbye the shoes we spied on the Paris catwalks. So grab a box of macarons and enjoy our little runway recap of the most stylish shoes that dazzled in the City of Light.

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Balmain
Oliver Rouesting successfully showed how the female lines and curves can be celebrated even while completely covered up. Legs gained extra mileage with stretch suede boots that seemingly went on forever. The stilettos boots paired with opaque tights highlighted the sexy female form, without the skin doing a peek-a-boo act.

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Lanvin
Matching the shiny brocade jackets, lacy tops and elegant evening gowns were chic and cool lace-up ankle booties with sneaker-like gold lace holes, pumps with chunky criss-cross straps and flat boots with button and snap details at the back shaft.

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Christian Dior
It was a great display of modern aesthetics on the Dior runway. Lace-up, pointed-toe boots got multiple treatments –croc and snakeskin with cut-out details make for awesome work-to-play shoes. Their ankle heel counterparts are just as fab with its laces and side strap combo. The color and print blocking action, mixing reptile prints with neutrals, make these stunning shoes a staple in your mixing and matching pursuits.

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Isabel Marant
For club kids who always just want to have fun. Zebra-striped pixie booties were adorned with studs and the buckled flats were worn with matching socks for an overall boot effect that screams, 80s.

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Balenciaga
Your oversized ski jacket can now either be paired with go-go boots in your neutral color of choice, or satin pumps encrusted with sparkly accoutrements. And if you want your legs to be entirely covered in print, there are thigh-high boots for you with matching coats.

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Balenciaga

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Ricardo Tisci has basically turned boots into pieces of clothing. The slender and sleek design either stopped at the knee or higher until it covered the leg like a pair of bottoms. Some sported nude toneswhile others in an edgier python print, accented with leather uppers flashing orange or gold hues. Metal heels also had a unique conical shape with graphic patterned in-lays.

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It was the perfect mix of charm and chic. Low-block heels with a pointed toe in gray and white, make for the perfect professional shoe you can take to playtime as well. Leather pumps even got some leather trimmings and can definitely add a flirty and feminine touch to a power suit.

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Classic and demure, feminine and fancy –fitting for the Parisian high society. Black pumps got extra strappy with its ladder-style, gladiator form. Black pointy flats were cutesy with its bow detail at the cap –we say “Oui” to its subtle and charming elegance.

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An equestrian theme would of course call for bucket hats with chinstraps and of course, riding boots. These tall riding boots with a cut-out detail at the ankle sported a wingtip brogue and dainty silver eyelets. In magenta, black, denim and gold, the boots were striking contrasts to the tweed jacket and coats draped with pearls.

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The shoes perfectly matched the not-so basic, neutral color palette. A play on the classics –we are treated to heeled Mary Janes and strappy slingback sandals bedazzled with tiny crystals with matching ribbed socks. Then of course, the signature Rockstud ballet flats were also updated with the same iconic strap.

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The Louis Vuitton woman for fall is a heroine with style and attitude, plus a street cred to match. Nicolas Ghesquière presented lace-front combat boots in high-shine black or blue, or infused with the sporty details of kicks (now you get to know what it feels like to wear rubber shoes with heels).

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The concept of “less is more” did not exist on the Miu Miu runway. Suede boots and satin pumps were super fierce with their pin-thin heels. Even the back of the pumps were accented with bows on the back. Fur slides a.k.a. our dream bedroom slippers got a dose of sparkle, with its sprinkling of crystals and pearls. A standout piece and something worthy to be displayed inside a glass case would be the brocade pumps with a one-of-a-kind structural embellishment on the back.

 

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About the author: zenzhu is a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer who is also a hopeless shoe-addict. He 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). 

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Emma Stone wore Valentino Rockstud pumps for her recent appearance on BET’s ‘106 & Park’. They’re from the Fall 2014 collection featuring a colorblock design in stone blue, terracotta & olive leather with gold-tone pyramid studs and 100mm heel. You can find this Rockstud pump available for pre-order at L’Inde le Palais or in stone leather at Forward by Elyse Walker and nude patent leather at Neiman Marcus.

She had a busy day promoting ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and arrived to the studio wearing a perfect day-to-night outfit. Emma paired Rag & Bone shredded zipper ankle capri jeans with a Saint Laurent black wool cropped blazer and ecru knit pullover.

She also accessorized with a diamond Karly Beth heart link ring by Dana Rebecca Designs.

Check out more shoes spotted on Emma.

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Valentino Rockstud t-strap cage leather sandal | 110mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Farfetch for $899.20

These caught my eye recently in a Miami window display. Valentino continues their signature Rockstud collection debuting an open-toe strappy sandal for spring/summer. They feature fiery red leather, tonal pyramid studs, thin t-strap design, small 15mm platform, matching leather insole and thick column heel. Half sizes are available.

You can also find them in black pebbled leather, brown leather, black leather, white leather (with silver-tone studs) or with an extra studded ankle strap (the strappier the better!) in black leather at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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I know it’s not even Halloween yet, however, Resort & Cruise 2013 styles are already rolling in! I still plan on posting many more fall styles however I wanted to feature new designs that have caught my eye.

Notes:
One of the most talked about new shoe designers, Sophia Webster, has two new styles available online at Colette. More styles (these are actually Spring 2013) are also arriving at Net-A-Porter very soon.

I seem to always love Alexander Wang’s resort shoes more than any other season…I love the red-hot croc-embossed leather.

Brian Atwood’s new TriBeCa sandal is also available in blue at Nordstrom.

In case you haven’t heard, Jimmy Choo’s cruise collection is now available for pre-order on their website and a few shoes are also at Nordstrom

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Brian Atwood Tribeca embellished platform sandal | Giuseppe Zanotti satin stripe embellished pump

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Charlotte Olympia Dolly platform flower pump | Valentino pink Rockstud slingback

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Alexander Wang Aminata ankle-wrap sandal | Lanvin t-strap lucite wedge sandal

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Sophia Webster dotted lace-up sandal | Jimmy Choo Belle chain & stone embellished sandal

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Valentino peep-toe pump | 4.9″ heel & 1.1″ platform | buy online at FarFetch, Saks Fifth AvenueValentino for $895 and at FarFetch for $1,000

These black lace couture pumps feature a lace design against a nude base, black silk trim, peep-toe with a lace bow, platform sole, high stiletto heel and lace covered platform. You can also find this shoe in red at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and half sizes are available.

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I came across a street style photo this week of someone wearing Charlotte Olympia’s Zena boots outside the shows (NY or London I think). They were so goregous on the foot and now I can’t find the photo anywhere (if you find this photo, please send it to me!). *Update, June Ambrose just recently tweeted a photo of them*

It’s had me thinking about lattice…again. Several designers have used this technique with their own style this season. I especially love the Ralph Lauren Collection Jebria heels which feature a military-inspired cage silhouette with hand-pieced gold tone chain links. You can’t talk about latticework in footwear without mentioning Sergio Rossi; the crystal-embellished scalloped design is their signature.

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Christian Louboutin | Christian Louboutin | Nicholas Kirkwood | Sergio Rossi | Charlotte Olympia | Ralph Lauren Collection | Sergio Rossi | Valentino

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