21 Women’s Shoes You Need To Buy For Fall 2016

Spring product may have just hit stores, but we’re already thinking about fall. It’s a season of the essentials as fall ’16 heats up with must-have boots, high-to-low heels and novelty sneakers. And we’ve got 21 styles that will be worth the investment.

There’s a number of new trends and updates that will refresh your shoe closet next season. Whether you’re a heels or flats gal, the key takeaway is to look for new materials, modified shapes and color (yes, don’t be afraid of color for fall).

Velvet continues its reign with Dear Frances' plush over-the-ankle boot with bold leather-covered block heel.
Velvet continues its reign with Dear Frances’ plush over-the-ankle boot with bold leather-covered block heel.
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Standout styles include the velvet ankle boot, which was a major trend at Paris fashion week. Dear France’s plush mid-calf style with leather-covered block heel is a unique take on the hot trend. Fringe and fur boots made our list as well.

Metallic kiltie flats and mensy oxfords round out our flat assortment. Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s mod color-blocked oxford offers just the right amount of punch. Sarah Flint’s satin evening flat is elegant with its ruching and crystal embellishment.

Fall 2016 Shoe Trends
The menswear trend holds its own in Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s ’60s-inspired color-blocked oxford.
CREDIT: George Chinsee.

As for heels: Lace-up pumps, ski-high platforms and studded styles are all must-haves. Gucci’s T-strap platform will undoubtedly be a hot seller, while Brian Atwood’s metallic lacey pump will be a hit with the street-style set.

For more must-buy styles, click through the gallery.

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