Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Top 9 Must Have Autumn Shoes

Or the best shoes for back to class, crunching in the leaves, and hanging out in cafe's and bookstores.

I was thinking about Autumn shoes the other day, of course, because I love shoes and Autumn. Combine the two and I'm absolutely over the moon. It got me thinking about what shoes I thought every girl should have in her closet when the weather starts to turn chilly, the coffee gets hot, and the leaves get crunchy. Did I mention I love Autumn?

I've sort of separated it out into sections. We'll start with Dressy shoes.

First up are of course Ballet pumps. I am not a heels kind of girl. Aside from a bad knee, I'm just super klutzy. So Ballet pumps are an absolute staple in my shoe wardrobe. Personally I love these from Carvela. (http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Carvela+Hack+ballerina+shoes/186234492,default,pd.html)

Available in nude or black, the studs add just the perfect amount of edginess to the feminine shape of the shoe, and make them absolutely amazing perfect for Autumn.

I also think every girl should have a pair of fold up flats that she can toss in her handbag. I adore these from Dune. (http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Dune+Macie+fold+up+sequin+ballerina+shoes/188239985,default,pd.html)

I can't tell you how many times I've stupidly decided to break in a new pair of shoes on a day that I've had to be running around. They're also great for if you're running to and from work and want a cute pair of flats to change into on the way. And since these are spangly they're perfect for changing up your outfit if you suddenly find you need to go out to dinner straight after work.
Court Shoes or Heels if you will are definitely a must have.  I'm an absolutely idiot on heels and even I have a few pairs in my closet. They're just sort of necessary. I adore these from Kurt Geiger.(http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Kurt+Geiger+Anja+Court+Shoes/177101446,default,pd.html)

They look dangerous to walk in, but if I'm going to wear heels I'm really going to go for it. However these from Carvella look like they'd be a lot easier to walk in. (http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Carvela+Kairo+court+shoes/188743285,default,pd.html)

I know the thing people get most excited about come fall is bringing out the boots. I absolutely adore boots and there are 3 styles of boots every girl should own.

At the top of everyone's list are Riding Boots. Appropriated from the boots people wear for Horseback riding, they're adorable for fall. I adore these from L.K. Bennett which come in both black and brown. (http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/L.K.+Bennett+Carole+knee+boots/181692124,default,pd.html)

Or if you like mixing black and brown, like I do, I think these from Head Over Heels are adorable.

Pair them with a Jumper and Skinnies and your absolutely set for an afternoon in the library. Well really you can wear them anywhere, I just love libraries.

I really adore Ankle boots. Whether you call them ankle boots, booties, or Chelsea boots, they are a definite fall must have. Personally I love these from Sam Edelman. (http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Sam+Edelman+Petty+ankle+boots/188411317,default,pd.html)

They work wonderfully with ankle cropped pants, or skater skirts. Once again you can go for an all out edgy look, a princessy girly look, or you can completely dress them down with just jeans and a tee shirt.

Finally in the boots category, rain boots are an absolute must have.  I truly believe that Hunters are the best rainboots out there and they are worth absolutely every penny. I personally have these and these. (http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Hunter+Original+Wellington+Boots/122417753,default,pd.html , http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Hunter+Original+gloss+short+boots/161500569,default,pd.html )

I originally got the Original Hunter boots for everyday wear, and I bought the Original Short Gloss boots for wear in the snow, but you can go for whatever style you feel suits you best. I absolutely love both pairs and I don't just wear them when it rains. I also wear them whenever I have to do any yard work, walking in the woods or field or just playing in the leaves.

Then there are the shoes that fit in my everyday running around category

Brogues, which have been in for the last few years. Depending on how you look at it, these were either swiped from the boys, or are a throwback to the saddle shoes you had to wear in school, either way they're one of my favorite shoe styles. I love these from Office. (http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Office+Poppet+brogue+shoes/188315587,default,pd.html)

They're available in black, brown or tan, but really I recommend the black. They're perfect for anytime you feel the need to look scholarly, or if you just want to dress up like Taylor Swift that day. I've very nearly worn the Brogues I have out, so these will be at the top of my list when it comes time to replace them.

Also hanging out in the menswear camp are Loafers. I adore Loafers and have wanted these from Sam Edelman ever since I layed eyes on them. (http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Sam+Edelman+Aster+loafer+shoes/187753538,default,pd.html)

Loafers or smoking slippers, swiped from men's opera wear are the absolute perfect shoe to add a bit of cool to any outfit as your running out the door. There aren't many things you can't wear with Loafers, everything from Leather pants and a Edgy tee to an absolute Princess dress just works.

Pair them with a Jumper and Skinnies and your absolutely set for an afternoon in the library. Well really you can wear them anywhere, I just love libraries.

Finally on my list I have shoes for absolute lazy days. As the weather gets colder, sometimes you just want to be cozy and comfortable. For this type of shoe I would choose Toms. http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Toms+Classic+Slip+on+Loafer+Shoes/162821146,default,pd.html

If you'd rather they could be converse instead. If so I love these floral print ones, just something easy that will still look great with a pair of leggings and an oversized jumper for those days where you really wish you didn't even have to leave your house. Just because you want to be lazy doesn't mean you shouldn't be stylish while your at it. Bonus if you buy the Toms you donate a pair of shoes to someone who needs them. This is why they appealed to me.

Those are my absolute must have shoes for Autumn, do you think I missed any, or is there a style you really love? Lemme know in the Comments!