Blog favorite, Fashionable Comfortable Fall Shoes, has landed! One of the most loved blogs of the year, our annual fall comfort shoe extravaganza combines our seasonal client shopping experience with the trends. What proof do we have that fashion and comfort can coexist?
Real Life Style stylists don’t let their clients wear uncomfortable shoes! And we don’t wear them either. At least not while shopping till we drop! Nor are we willing to sacrifice looking fashionable. Please let us know which shoes or boots are your favorites in the comments below.
Lani in some of her favorite fashionable fall Ally Shoes. Photo: Rachel McKean.
You can never go wrong with a Chelsea boot. The look has become a classic, and works with our favorite new denim styles. If you want something really flat, this silhouette is probably your best bet. However, there are also fashionable, comfortable Chelsea boot options with stacked heels and wedges. We had to incorporate the Dr. Martens 3967 Chelsea Boot, a nice twist on the rugged Dr. Martens shoe that never goes out of style. But if you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated casual, we love the Nisolo Eva Everyday Chelsea Boot and the Marc Fisher LTD Yale Chelsea Boot.
If you love the Chelsea boot but want a more modern version, try the lug-sole boot! This style can now be found in flats, platforms, lace-ups, and everything in between! We’re loving the Bordeaux color of the Everlane Lug Chelsea Boot. And of course I had to bring back the Vionic Lani Combat Boot again this year. How could I not?
Block Heel Booties
Thankfully, the block heel is still super trendy this fall! Block heels are the perfect option for a comfortable yet elevated height shoe to dress up your work ensembles or even your casual weekend clothes. The two-tone shoe/heel combination on the Bernardo Nantucket Bootie and the AGL Vetta Precious Bootie make these boots incredibly versatile!
This is Kyle’s current favorite fashionable fall comfort shoes trend. The trend feels updated and fun. Pair a western-style boot with jeans and a sweater for an instant outfit. If you already have a pair of comfortable cowboy boots, now is the time to break them out. The Paul Green Shilo Western Bootie combines both the western trend and the slouchy boot trend making a comeback this year!
The fashion trends are moving faster than ever! The Moto boots that were popular not that many years ago are back. Below we have options for every Moto boot height you could want! If you’re into a lower ankle boot, try the Vionic Rhiannon Ankle Boot. Try the Vance Boot if you want a taller Moto boot.
Looking for something between a shoe and a bootie? Look no further. This year we’re dedicating an entire section in our fashionable fall comfort shoes edition to the “Shoetie.” We love the shoetie for an option that’s lower on the ankle when, in the early fall, you’re not quite ready to commit to a full boot option. This year the Nisolo Mia Everyday Ankle Bootie comes in a variety of great neutral options, and they’ve even added suede to the line.
Waterproof and All-Weather Boots
Who doesn’t love a shoe that both protects from the elements and completes a look? The Sorel Joan Now Chelsea Boot combines rugged and trendy for the perfect weatherproof boot in a variety of color options. And although I debated whether or not to add a regular rain boot in this year, how great is the sage color of the Everlane Rain Boot?
Knee-high boots are a great styling tool for winterizing a dress or skirt. Pair your sweater dress with a tall boot and you have an instant fall ensemble. We love the new charcoal color of the ever perfect Stuart Weitzman 5050 Suede Over-the-Knee Boots. And for those of you who might need a wide calf option, try the Vionic Phillipa Tall Boot, available in regular and wide calf, or the Naturalizer 27 Edit Edda Wide Calf Boot.
Clogs are always a favorite among our clients. Giving platform height without sacrificing comfort, they’re a great all day shoe. The Eileen Fisher Suede Clog really caught our eye this season for its neutral elegance. And the Beklina Ribbed Clog comes in so many colors, we struggled to decide which one to put in the blog!
We also had to add a new section for Mules in the annual fashionable fall comfort shoes post this year. Wildly popular, comfortable and easy to throw on, Mules will definitely be a staple shoe for us this season. Lani has been wearing the pairs she bought in Morocco non-stop. The embellished Kurt Geiger Olive Mule (available in natural and black) is selling quick! But if you’d prefer something less flashy, Birdies recently released some new colors and limited edition styles in The Dove mule. Be sure to check out all the options.
The chunky loafer is back this season! If you’re looking for a trendy chunky loafer, this croc patent leather Donald Pliner Loafer fits the bill perfectly. Don’t worry, for those of us who aren’t into a chunky loafer, we’ve got options for you too! The Tory Burch Jessa Bit Loafer Pump and the Nisolo Everyday Slip On Loafer are more classic and a little less chunky.
Speaking of trends, the classic Mary Jane is also having a moment this season. We’ve included two options here that are topping our list of favorites, the Sam Edelman Michaela Mary Jane Flat and the Franco Sarto Tinsley Mary Jane Flat. And Ally, our absolute favorite comfort heel brand, recently released a cap toe line including the Ally Cap Toe Flat. A perfect fall flat to pair with your work ensemble!
Rounding out our fashionable fall comfort shoes this season, are the ever essential pump! If you haven’t heard, red is the color of the season this fall. Luckily the Marc Fisher Zala Block Heel Pump came through for us in the red pump category. We love it! And if you thought the Ally flat wasn’t quite the right style, you’re in luck. They also came out with the Ally Leopard Cap Toe Pump, the perfect eye catching, fierce pump!
Fashionable Comfortable Fall Shoes
That’s a lot of comfortable fall shoes to pick from! What can we say? We simply couldn’t choose! Let us know which shoes or boots are your favorites in the comments below!
Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and serve clients across the country. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.
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