Best Transitional Shoe Styles For Women That Go From Summer To Fall

marc fisher ankle strap sandal
Marc Fisher takes an ankle strap sandal into fall by adding plenty of coverage.
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Fall is in the air. While the Halloween candy may not be out on store shelves quite yet, the season’s footwear is beginning to arrive. If you’re finding yourself uncertain about what to wear during this transitional time, here are some options that easily make the move from the warm to cooler temperatures. And, with weather patterns so unpredictable these days, versatile footwear’s the smart way to go.

Opened-yet-closed styles are a great option and include the must-have open toe bootie. These bridge looks can make their way through a range of seasons, worn barefoot in the warmer weather, while a pair of tights can take them all the way through winter.

vince camuto peep toe booties Vince Camuto’s peep-toe bootie with corset style lacing. Courtesy of brand.

Pumps are another seasonless style that work bare legged or with textured hose. One pair can go a long way, especially if you stick to a neutral color palette that includes browns, grays and greens.

stuart weitzman peep toe pump Stuart Weitzman’s peep-toe platform pump. Courtesy of brand.

The athleisure trend continues to gain momentum. Here, athletic-inspired lace-ups, ballet flats and Mary Janes, go from the gym to just about anywhere else. And, their textured outsoles offer extra grip on winter’s slippery surfaces.

skechers go walk Skechers sweeps a range of colors across its Go Walk 4 slip-on. Courtesy of brand.

Rain boots are another way to stretch your dollars since they can be worn in rain as well as snow by simply adding a cozy sock. It’s best to buy them a half-size bigger to allow for extra room for leg wear.

After a long day’s work, stepping into a pair of cozy slippers is a welcome treat even during the summer months. Here, a pair of moccasins rather than booties stretches their  wearing time. While shearling slippers may seem more suited to colder days, this natural material wicks away moisture making them a great option any time of year.

ugg ansley slippers A cozy shearling slipper from Ugg. Courtesy of brand.

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