5 Glamorous Dream Shoes for Fall

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I have this new theory about Labor Day shopping. I think the sites that are planning sales purposefully hold back the fall goodies. I couldn’t find a thing to love all weekend. Luckily, the luxe sites and designer sections – you know, the ones that don’t have sales – don’t seem to have this problem.

So, I went fantasy shoe shopping over the long weekend. I’m hoping that the stars align and I get to snag at least one of these pairs for the upcoming season. But, if not, at least I have the dream…

It was after falling head over heels for these flats that I noticed a Rupert Sanderson quote in the editor’s note: “I design shoes for women to wear rather than design shoes that wear the women.” It’s that kind of mindset that creates wear-all-day flats that are sexy and glamorous. I’m a big fan.

Rupert Sanderson Isolde Point-Toe Flats

→ Buy the Rupert Sanderson Isolde Point-Toe Flats, $875.00, at net-a-porter.com.

Black boots may be de rigueur for fall, but making room for a pair of less basic boots can add a major spark to your fall wardrobe. These dark blue leather boots are every bit as versatile as black, but somehow more special thanks to the architectural style and beautiful color.

Marsèll Dark Blue Leather Wedge Ankle Boot

→ Buy the Marsèll Dark Blue Leather Wedge Ankle Boot, $1,000.00, at ssense.com.

I spotted the shoes – or at least what I think were these shoes – on Pinterest this weekend. After fifteen minutes or so of expert searching, I found them at Barneys. The ultra-point toe creates a sleek look that feels very fall in Paris.

Balenciaga Pointed-Toe Skimmers

→ Buy the Balenciaga Pointed-Toe Skimmers, $545.00, at barneys.com.

Don’t these boots look amazingly cozy? The shearling lining has got to be so snuggly warm. Add the chic grey leather and funky exposed zipper and you get a pretty fabulous boot. Insta-fall, just add skinny jeans and a slouchy sweater.

3.1 Phillip Lim Alexa Boot

→ Buy the 3.1 Phillip Lim Alexa Boot, $695.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

I wore tall heels for years. I never thought I’d get tired of the ultra-feminine, leg-lengthening look. But, suddenly, kitten heels feel so fresh and contemporary. I love that about fashion. How that look you wouldn’t have even considered five years ago becomes the look you can’t resist. I will daydream about these shoes all fall long.

Jimmy Choo Alllue Pump

→ Buy the Jimmy Choo Alllue Pump, $625.00, at nordstorm.com; shipping and returns are free.

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