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Lily Tracy’s Top Fall Fashion Trends Round 2 - all the shoes and more

As promised! It’s the list I just couldn’t cut from. This fall season the fashions keep on giving. And wow, the shoes are incredible. They’ve really got me excited, even more than usual ; )

Right now, I feel like it’s so important to have something special to enjoy in your life. To grab those moments that make you smile. I’ve found lots of special things in this list to enjoy, from sequins, to billowy sleeves and chunky boots. There is so much fun to be had with fashion this fall.

Once again, like my previous blog, I’ve mixed up couture pieces and street style – there’s lots of options to play with. Enjoy.

 

Metallics and Sequins

Get your disco on! 70’s style dance floor is back, and its so much fun. Lots of sparkles and metallic prints that just make you want to dance. Take a look at these Chanel pumps. They are to die for, delicate, beautiful and feminine. They’re a classic, these are shoes that you could hand down to the next generation!  As is this Zimmermann gold leather skirt. It’s the ultimate statement piece, a midi length with a frilled hem, it’s pricey but stunning.

 In a similar style, but with a better price are Anthropologies wide leg pant with pleats. They’re a shimmering gold and will definitely dazzle. As will this shimmer top (pictured), which pairs really nicely with jeans.

 

Argyle patterned sweaters, skirts, scarves

That beautiful Scottish check pattern really never dates. It’s timeless. As an investment piece, this Burberry cashmere scarf could be a key piece in a forever wardrobe (hop over to my blog to see how I like to mix up luxury accessories with everyday items). It would elevate any outfit for fall. Anthropologie has followed the check trend with this oversized sweater (pictured) that’s relaxed and incredibly soft.

 


Victorian Era Details: high necklines, billowy sleeves, lace features

 I adore romantic, feminine fashions so I’m really excited about this trend of high necks and frills and detailed buttoning. On the couture end, Zimmerman have nailed it, once again, with this silk ruffled blouse with puffed sleeves and trim frills. But hooray for street style because Anthropologie have done an awesome job. The cotton Miley lace blouse (pictured) is dainty and delicately patterned. Equally stylish is the Wellesley blouse (pictured) with frills and puffed sleeves. I think it would look great with tailored pants.

 

Shearling

 Nothing says fall like a shearling coat. It’s a cozy and comfortable look that never seems to date. It pops up every year on trend. Good news is that there’s lots of ways to buy a shearling piece that doesn’t cost the earth. Marc Fischer has a hard wearing hiking boot style with a shearling trim (pictured), and a thick sole, that you just know will last forever. I was really excited to find this Lovers + Friends cute bomber jacket in faux shearling with a quilted interior lining. This would become a fall go-to jacket for me, for sure.

As a throw-over, this BCBGeneration faux shearling vest really works. The suede would look great with blue jeans or leggings; this would take you anywhere.

 

 

Bows

Bows are back! They’re popping up as an accentuating trend everywhere: on the heel of shoes, skirts, shirt cuffs, you name it. They’re a beautiful feminine touch that you can wear large this fall or focus in on small details like on the front of these Chanel pumps, with a jewelled Chanel logo (to just make them even more fabulous!) I also love these Loeffler Randal Mules, they’re an intricate design with delicate pleats and a bright bow. Beautiful.

 A more affordable, colorful and very sweet option are these Zac Posen pumps (pictured), these would team great with a skirt or pants. For bows that go big, Anthropolgie have a wide leg jumpsuit in a vibrant green with the bow at the back. It’s really fun. I’m also a fan of these A line skirts, with a big bow at the waist, a very versatile style.

 

Chunky Wellingtons or all Terrain Boots

Big chunky soled boots are everywhere, almost with a military theme. They’re a really versatile practical footwear option, great for trekking around, longwearing and surprisingly fashionable. They can be teamed with feminine skirts, wide leg pants or skinny jeans. On the higher priced end are these Bottega Veneta Tire boot, they’re mid-calf, pull on with wavy rubber detail. Amazing statement boots.

The more affordable options are Sam Edelman Tinsley Rain Boot (pictured), which has a softer sole and a shorter boot than the BV boots. Or the Fields waterproof Chelsea boot, which pacts an impact with a chunky sole.

 

 

Shoe Embellishments, Crystals, Chains

I think we all need a bit of glamor in our lives, especially at the moment. And I find that sometimes just a little bit of bling can make me smile. So, hooray for shoe embellishments, and all the little crystals, and gems, and shiny buckles that can inject a little bit of pizazz into our everyday.

Not for my everyday (I wish!) but maybe for someone else are these incredible Jimmy Choo Saoni pumps, with crystals, pearls and a four-inch heel, they are elegant and feminine. As are these Bottega Veneta stretch heels (pictured); a delicate shoe, with a square toe and a gold chain for glamor.

These Jeffrey Campbell sling back pumps (pictured) are a definite go-to for everyday wear, a small block heel with gold and crystal designs. That will elevate any outfit. I’m also a fan of these simpler Sam Edelman loafer mules, very wearable and stylish.

 

 

Loafers

If I said men’s brogues are a big deal for women this fall, I’m sure I’d raise a few eyebrows. Well, they are. And they look great. There are some feminine designs that still look like brogues but with a twist. Wear with a floaty skirt or wide leg pants for striking contrast with the heavy leather look.

These Chloe brogues with a serrated heel and chunky double buckles are incredible. And really, no one does shoes like Christian Louboutin, so these loafers (pictured) are particularly elegant, made from a leather that will get better and better with age.  

More affordable, and a sweet shoe is the Cole Haan bow loafer, and I also love the Anthropogie IIana loafer.

 

 

Combat Boots

There’s an old school punk vibe going on with all these heavy boots, particularly with the combat boots. I’m loving the endless styling options with these lace up, hard working boots. Take a look at these Chanel lace up boots. I think they nailed the trend, finding the perfect balance between edgy and feminine and this soft brown color couldn’t be more perfect for fall. Jimmy Choo has accomplished that same balance with their Cruz Flats (pictured). They’re sleek and feminine with a really intricate stitching design and crystal detail. These Sam Edelman Combat boots (pictured) are chunkier than the Jimmy Choos, with a thick sole – they’d take me up the mountain and back down again no problem!

 

Shop the looks here and check out some of my other styling ideas over on my blog. Thanks so much for visiting.

Love, Lily xx