We are finally here: this is the great return of autumn and we can join in chorus and say enough to sandals and flip-flops and treat ourselves with our closed (or almost) shoes. Furthermore, this is the perfect time to get yourself a new pair (or even more than one) given the many new arrivals readily available in the various women’s shoe departments. In short, if you haven’t understood it already, for us autumn is synonymous with a return to fashion, comfortable shoes in the city during the day and more elegant ones for the evening, when we can go out with friends. But let’s see what the trends of this year and our preferences are … and what comes out of mixing them!
Whether they are clogs, slippers, thin and retro-inspired sneakers, the flat women’s shoes have entered the scene in an overbearing way and they all go well with anything, from denim, to lurex, to sports clothes, etc. Loafers and ballet flats are the pillars of autumn, matching perfectly with dresses and skirts in this not-too-cold time of the year, encouraging to show off your bare legs. It goes without saying that fashion trends are different this fall, mainly due to the particular historical moment we are experiencing, but there are some fall events that you can still count on, such as the work routine and an evening stroll with friends: so, it is important to be prepared. Comfortable, sure, but always with style. Sometimes even a little eccentric, but let’s follow the order and see this year’s must-haves.
The most feared women’s shoes: clogs (and, above all, the alternatives)
Clogs, which are one of the main trends for women’s shoes this year, have officially dethroned our dad’s sneakers as “ugly shoes” to keep in the closet. The problem is that they are easy to fit into your daily routine. However, this does not mean that we must completely surrender to comfort at the expense of aesthetics. Let’s see the alternatives. Whether they are the now classic Birkenstocks or sabots of the most important brands, for everyday use or for the fashion week, clogs are now part of the most sought-after trends, especially among the very young. And speaking of youth: even the last taboo of our childhood has been destroyed and wearing them with a white sock or sheer stocking or tights is no longer a mortal sin. On the contrary: the more you dare the better.
The most popular women’s shoes: retro sneakers
Sneakers are the undisputed champions of shoe racks from all over the world. Anyone who says they don’t have at least a couple of them is lying. But let’s be clear, above all this: no autumn wardrobe is complete without a new pair of sneakers. And when it comes to women’s shoes, designers are revisiting vintage bestsellers to wear with everything from knit dresses to menswear-inspired trousers. These shoes are narrower in design and much less heavy, they hug the foot at the base of the ankle giving a sporty feel without losing their elegance. Combined with no-show socks to make the last tan shine, they are also perfect with dresses of various lengths and for special evenings.
The most sought-after women’s shoe: the Chelsea boot
Embrace the fall equinox with this season’s most popular fall fashion trend: the Chelsea boot. Redesigned in various materials, colours and lengths (from knee-high boots to ankle boots), this is a practical choice of women’s shoes that you can wear until next year, valid for autumn but also very useful in spring. Choose a cream-colored leather ankle boot with a tread sole if you want to look more rock or choose a coloured rubber rain boot to offset a total black outfit.
Women’s office shoes: the elegance of the loafer
We add a finishing touch to almost any outfit with a pair of leather loafers, reinvented this season with thicker and softer soles all along the edge, making them comfortable for walking. These structured shoes are perfect for all day wear, not to mention they can instantly dress up casual pieces in your wardrobe like cargo pants, distressed denim, or pants.
This season’s women’s shoes are practical and comfortable but above all adaptable to any look you are looking to achieve.