Fall has officially arrived. While putting away the slip-ons and flip flops for the season always comes too fast, Autumn is THE time of year to show off your best fashion style. Pull out your scarves, your light jackets and sweaters. As your peruse your wardrobe, don’t neglect your footwear. Does your shoe closet need an upgrade this season? Shades from walnut to cinnamon are in big right now.
Check out these five (nearly) flats for Fall (which may never see your closet, because you’ll always be wearing them).
Free People Rogue Darby
Free People Rogue Darby ($128). Check out dozens of photos in the gallery to see how people just like you and me are wearing their Rogue Darby loafers. Don’t wear them if you don’t like people on the street stopping to talk to you (about your shoes.) That’s how I first spotted a chic casually sporting the brown Rogue Darby loafer with rolled cuffed jeans, in the Mission District of San Francisco.
If the open tongue isn’t your thing, Free People does include a set of laces at no extra charge with your order.
Minnetonka Womens Tramper Ankle Hi Moccasin Boots
I spotted these Timberland Women’s Earthkeepers® Mosley 6-Inch Waterproof Boots ($160) on a fellow food co-op shopper in St. Peter, MN. I acknowledged her and said, “Timberland Earthkeepers?” She smiled and nodded affirmatively. I recognized the green rubber soles, which are actually white in color. They were her birthday gift to herself.
Time to treat you, too, to a shoe that helps leave a lesser (carbon) footprint by using scrap rubber, organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles in the manufacturing process.
Clarks Woolrich Wool/Taupe Suede Desert Boot
Clarks Woolrich Wool/Taupe Suede Desert Boot ($119.99). The style was inspired by the boots worn by British officers in World War II. Maybe that’s why the desert boot looks timeless. It makes for a perfect fashion forward yet comfortable travel shoe, no matter where you roam this Fall.
Tramper Ankle Hi Boot
Minnetonka Moccasin Tramper Ankle Hi Boot ($59.95). This best-seller comes in five different colors. Hailing from Minnesota (where the brand is based), there’s always been a pair of Minnetonka’s in my shoe closet. Just like Red Wing boots (also from Minnesota) it wasn’t until the last five years that I realized everyone else knew about them too! Minnetonka Moccasin’s are often spotted tramping around Hollywood.
Vince Camuto Kari Tall Boots
The most premium priced of the five Fall shoes, the Vince Camuto Kari Tall Boots retails for $219 on Dillard’s. It’s the perfect blend of a masculine men’s dress shoe with the height of a feminine boot. The russet (brown) color can be dressed up or down. Get a knit boot cuff or knee high patterned sock to stick just above the top of the boot to accent the look and give it a more feminine feel.
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