As if you needed another excuse to shop, fall is almost here to convince you that the season’s must-have shoes simply belong in your closet. Whether you’ve got extra cash to splurge on a designer style or you’re on a budget, we’ve pinpointed the top shoe trends — from leopard-print boots to chunky dad sneakers — that will guarantee to make a statement.
Leopard print is roaring to life again, proving that it’s the perfect pattern to show off your wild side.
Splurge: Alexander Wang Spencer Leopard-Print Chelsea Boots
Embody the ultimate cool-girl aesthetic with a lug-soled and stud-embellished option.
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Another Chelsea boot, this sturdy block-heel style is just as comfortable but offers a slightly more classic approach to the trend.
Plaid and Checks
Plaid is getting a major upgrade this season as seen rendered in everything from brightly hued fabrics to must-have silhouettes.
Splurge: Fendi Cutwalk Plaid Bootie
Prep and rodeo unite in this cowboy boot, which sits at the top of our wish lists.
Save: Jeffrey Campbell Siren Block Heel Boots
Flash back to the ’90s with this yellow option that would surely meet Cher Horowitz’s standards.
Chunky Dad Sneakers
Recognizable by its signature chunky tread, the dad sneaker has undoubtedly become the “it” kick of 2018.
Splurge: Gucci Rhyton Sneakers
Gucci’s bold, colorful logo makes a loud statement on this popular style.
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This all-white version can easily be worn with everything in your closet.
Snakeskin is a great way to add texture to your fall outfits.
Splurge: Veronica Beard Pearla Mule
An extended topline and pointed toe make this an especially streamlined option.
Save: Jeffrey Campbell Tableau Mule
Featuring a lower heel height, this pair will be your go-to for days spent on your feet.
Stand out from the crowd with some red-hot slingbacks that will brighten up even the grayest of afternoons.
Splurge: Prada Bow-Embellished Pumps
Add a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe with a patent leather pair featuring bold bow details.
Save: Sam Edelman Ludlow Slingback Pump
Or keep it classic with a simple silhouette.
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