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Looking to update your collection of shoes this fall?  Well, look no further!  Check out our list of five fall shoe trends for some fancy fashion inspiration!


1 // Ankle Boots

Why we love them: No matter your style, whether you’re a total tomboy or a glammed-out girly-girl, you can pull off the look!

Pair them with: Acid-washed denim jeans and a crop-top if you’re feeling rebellious, or a wide-brimmed hat and maxi-dress if you’re going for a bohemian-cool vibe.


Purchase TOMS 'Leila' Ankle Bootie (Women) here.

2 // Casual Sneakers

Why we love them: Who said sneakers are only meant for the gym?!  When it’s time to take a break from your heels, these comfy shoes are your best bet.

Pair them with: Leggings with a striped T-shirt to play up the sporty vibe, and finish your look with an olive-green military-inspired jacket for some edge.

Casual Sneakers

Purchase a pair of converse athletic sneakers here.

3 // Mary Jane Heels

Why we love them: Ahh, nostalgia! *sighs dreamily*  This modern update from your childhood favorite adds just the right amount of ‘cute’ to your professional look.

Pair them with: A warm-hued skirt (we like maroon or mustard!) with chunky-knit tights and a turtleneck for a sophisticated spin!


Purchase Rupert Sanderson Ellen patent-leather pumps here.

4 // Over-the-Knee Boots

Why we love them: When done right, these boots will look chic and (the best part) keep you super warm in winter weather!

Pair them with: Your favorite sweater-dress and a jewel-toned beret.

Over The Knee BootsPurchase Over-the-Knee boots here!

5 // Brogues

Why we love them: Heading straight from your internship to a coffee date with your best friend?  These shoes have got you comfortably covered, no matter your activity, without sacrificing style!

Pair them with: A cozy, boxy fisherman-knit sweater with ankle-length ripped jeans and a vegan leather tote bag.

BroguesPurchase your brogues here!

No matter which of these shoe trends you decide to try this fall, we have no doubt that you will look fab! *hand flip*


Brooke A. Safferman is the founder of The Pink Lyme, a fashion & lifestyle blog that will make you smile, laugh, and love your life! She is a 21-year-old English major at Connecticut College, an aspiring entrepreneur, and involved in multiple groups centered around female empowerment, such as the Smart Girls Group (Editor-at-Large), Her Culture (Blog Copyeditor), and Her Campus (Content Writer). Her favorite things in life include being a bookworm, snuggling with her pug-dog named Pepper, eating Nutella straight out of the jar, and the color pink, in general.


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