Now that summer is leaving us (tear!), it’s the perfect time to re-evaluate our fall wardrobe. And what better place to start than with our shoes? In keeping with the back-to-school season, we're using our trusty math skills to calculate the perfect shoe equation for fall. Based on versatility and universal appeal, this foolproof mix will take you from the office to happy hour and everywhere in between.
+ trendy: the brogue
Is comfort the most important thing to you? Don't worry, there's a shoe for that. Meet the brogue. Classic yet trendy, brogues are a tried-and-true staple that will fit effortlessly into your wardrobe. Trust us – every cool girl will be vying for a pair of these trending kicks once fall rolls around. The boyish brogue has a serious magical ability to go with anything – which is perfect for unpredictable fall weather. On cooler days, go casual-chic with a pair of faded jeans, a chunky sweater, and an arm full of bracelets. For those surprise +20 days, pair your brogues with a floral dress or rolled up jeans for a flirty, feminine look.
+ sophisticated: the strappy heel
Can we talk about the amazingness that is these shoes?! This pair of strappy heels has been calling our name since we saw Kendall Jenner wearing a similar pair at the Bieber roast. Straps, height, suede – yes, please! Okay, we admit that heels aren't always the most comfortable shoes in the world for day-to-day wear, but when they look this good, we’ll be looking for excuses to pull them out. The beauty of the strappy heel is in its ability to either complement your outfit, OR be the star of the show. The choice is yours! Pair them with your favourite skinnies, a cocktail dress, or a pencil skirt. Did we mention they go great with a glass of red wine?
+ cool: the Chelsea boot
No shoe collection is complete without the Chelsea. This iconic boot, with its elasticized strip and ankle-grazing rise, is an off-duty staple with timeless appeal. Just like the slew of Chelsea-loving celebs, once you slip into these, you won't want to take them off. With a leather jacket and high-waisted jeans, we’ll be rocking these at Nuit Blanche or a Friday night bar hop on Osborne. Whether you dress them up or down, these shoes are comfy, practical, and undeniably cool.
Trendy + Sophisticated + Cool = the only shoes you’ll need this fall.
What shoes are on your fall wishlist? Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the pairs in this post (check stores for availability):
Browns Shoes, $178
Hudson’s Bay (Expression), $69