How to Buy Fall’s Hottest Shoe Trends Right Now

The fall 2018 collections won’t begin to arrive in store until August, so unless you’re Rihanna and have Anthony Vaccarello on speed-dial, you have two options: You can either spend the next five months making BFFs with the sales assistants and personal shoppers in your favorite boutiques or take matters into your own hands. Many of fall’s hottest trends already started building for spring, so get ahead of the curve and check out our shopping guide full of both designer splurges and high street steals.


Spot Check

The polka dot is a year round affair. It knocks spots off other prints and is a motif as appropriate to spring as it is for fall. Designers including royal favorite Richard Quinn and Emanuel Ungaro (with a little help from Malone Souliers) gave us full looks. Get involved now with Paul Andrew or a quick fix from Topshop.

Richard Quinn fall '18
Richard Quinn fall ’18
Paul Andrew polka dot pump
Paul Andrew polka dot pump
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Topshop polka dot pumps
<span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;">[buy-now text="Polka dot pumps" link="</span><a style="font-size:16px;" href="https://us.topshop.com/en/tsus/product/shoes-70484/gastro-long-point-sandals-7405246?bi=160&ps=20&quot; rel="nofollow" target="_blank" >Topshop</a><span style="font-size:16px;">" price="$80"]</span>
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The Rodeo

You can wear a Western boot with just about anything which is why the rodeo is a perfect crossover trend. Invest now and these boots will see you right through to 2019. Japanese label Toga is our mid-price go-to.

isabel marant fall 2018
Isabel Marant fall ’18


Toga Western boot
<span style="font-size:16px;">[buy-now text="Toga buckle-strap knee-high leather boots" link="</span><a style="font-size:16px;" href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/us/products/Toga-Buckle-strap-knee-high-leather-boots-1203358&quot; rel="nofollow" target="_blank" >Matches Fashion</a><span style="font-size:16px;">" price="$589"]</span>
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Topshop western boot
Topshop western boot
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Raise Your Game

Backstage at the Saint Laurent show, Anthony Vaccarello told FN that he wanted to give his footwear a “tougher” more “glam rock” edge. These power platforms were just the thing to balance out his eighties power shoulders. We love the & Other Stories high street take.

saint laurent fall 2018
Saint Laurent fall ’18
Miu Miu platform boots
Miu Miu platform boots
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& Other Stories platform boots
<span style="font-size:16px;">[buy-now text="Black leather platform boots" link="</span><a style="font-size:16px;" href="https://www.stories.com/us/Shoes/Boots/Leather_Platform_Boots/102336872-0553634001.2&quot; rel="nofollow" target="_blank" >& Other Stories</a><span style="font-size:16px;">" price="$235"]</span>
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Get Your Rocks On

Earlobes, fingers and décolletés are not the only places to sport a sparkler. From Miu Miu on the runway to collections by Aquazzura and Roger Vivier, designers decreed we add our feet to the list ripe for adornment.

Miu Miu fall '18
Miu Miu fall ’18
Roger Vivier jewel sneakers
<span style="font-size:16px;">[buy-now text="Roger Vivier Sneaky Viv Sneakers" link="</span><a style="font-size:16px;" href="https://www.mytheresa.com/en-us/roger-vivier-sneaky-viv-embellished-satin-sneakers-904983.html?catref=category&quot; rel="nofollow" target="_blank" >My Theresa</a><span style="font-size:16px;">" price="$1325"]</span>
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Zara bejeweled slingback shoes
<span style="font-size:16px;">[buy-now text="Bejeweled slingback shoes" link="</span><a style="font-size:16px;" href="https://www.zara.com/us/en/bejewelled-slingback-shoes-p13860301.html?v1=5408105&v2=719531&quot; rel="nofollow" target="_blank" >Zara</a><span style="font-size:16px;">" price="$45.90"]</span>
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In The Clear

Chanel lent luxury clout to the naked shoe trend for spring and Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing gave us the 2.0 version for fall. His plastic boots came with a new season neon twist. This is a trend that refuses point blank to die so if you’ve not yet succumbed, time to give up and join the party.

balmain fall 2018
Balmain fall ’18
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Kendall + Kylie clear boot
<span style="font-size:16px;">[buy-now text="Kendall + Kylie Haven Bootie" link="</span><a style="font-size:16px;" href="https://www.revolve.com/kendall-kylie-haven-bootie/dp/KENR-WZ58/?d=Womens&page=1&lc=2&itrownum=1&itcurrpage=1&itview=01&fbreq=el&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow" >Revolve</a><span style="font-size:16px;">" price="$178"]</span>
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Fendi already gave us plaid hosiery for spring. For fall, Karl Lagerfeld simply upped the ante and translated it into full looks done in a tweedy checkered motif – right down to the matching boots. Monse and Ganni are the footwear names you need to know for spring.

Fendi fall '18
Fendi fall ’18
Monse plaid pumps
<span style="font-size:16px;">[buy-now text="Monse Prince of Wales check pumps" link="</span><a style="font-size:16px;" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/994951/Monse/leather-and-prince-of-wales-checked-twill-pumps&quot; rel="nofollow" target="_blank" >Net-a-Porter</a><span style="font-size:16px;">" price="$890"]</span>
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Ganni plaid boot
<span style="font-size:16px;">[buy-now text="Black Pink Tartan Biker Boots" link="</span><a style="font-size:16px;" href="https://www.brownsfashion.com/shopping/black-pink-tartan-biker-boots-12579715&quot; rel="nofollow" target="_blank" >Browns Fashion</a><span style="font-size:16px;">" price="$495"]</span>
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