The Best Shoes to Own for Fall & Winter

October 8, 2020

The Best Shoes for Fall & Winter

If you’re looking to build out your shoe collection with shoes that are stylish, practical and will fit most any scenario for the seasons ahead, look no further than today’s post! Today I am breaking down my favorite shoes to wear for Fall & Winter. 

The Best Shoes for Fall & Winter

The Best Shoes for Fall & Winter

Classic, Go-with Everything Sneakers

I love these sneakers and have worn them an almost embarrassing amount of times since getting them to wear on my trip to Copenhagen and Stockholm. I now bring them on pretty much every trip since they are so versatile. (And I wore them a lot with dresses while in Lisbon!) A head’s up that the sizing on the sneakers is funny – I took them in a size 36 when I’m usually a 37 in European shoes. A full review of them is here.

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Gucci Loafers

These Gucci loafers are an iconic shoe you won’t regret. I wear these once a week at least and love that they are so simple to slide on and instantly elevate an outfit. Better yet? They go with pretty much every one of my favorite pair of jeans. I sized up to a 37.5 in these. Original post here.

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Casual Sneakers

Another sneaker I love for Fall & Winter for their versatility and style is these Veja Esplar Logo Sneakers. Not as buttery soft leather or as versatile as my Common Projects but a great more casual sneaker. This Veja sneaker comes in a variety of color ways.

The Best Shoes for Fall & Winter

Chanel Slingbacks

I thought about these shoes for several years, tried them on several times and never bit the bullet. Now, I can’t imagine my shoe collection without these because I wear them so much! I wear them year round but particularly love them with Fall sweaters. They elevate every outfit and can go with jeans just as easily as they can a pretty summer midi dress. They’re comfortable because of the low, stacked heel and can put up with the many steps I take in them running around. If you like the style and not the price, Sam Edelman makes a similar pair. Original post here.

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The Chic Sock Bootie

These booties were the best pair of shoes I bought in 2017. I can go for miles and miles without any issues with these little booties and I love styling them with both jeans as seen here or with dresses. I get compliments on them whenever I wear them and truly find myself reaching for them in Fall + Winter at least twice a week. Original post here.

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Chanel Ballet Flats

These Chanel ballet flats were another investment pair of shoes I thought about for a long time before I actually bought them in 2016. I treasure these shoes and the sentiment they hold as I bought them while in Paris just before a big life change. They remind me of a time where I was full of hope and excitement and they always remind me of one of my most special trips to Paris. These flats are so comfortable, have the prettiest design that goes with so much and make any outfit look a bit more dressed up. I also own them in black. Original post here.

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Over The Knee Boots

Ever since getting these boots in 2014 I have worn them non-stop through Fall & Winter. They also are great to travel with because they collapse down easily. The quality and comfort makes them worth the splurge. They stay up over the knee (a lot of inexpensive brands will constantly slouch down taking away from the elongating illusion over the knee boots are good for) and they’re great over jeans or with dresses. Original post here.

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The good reviews on these Sam Edelman loafers made them a new addition to my wardrobe this season and I can confirm they are in fact very comfortable and really well made. I took my usual size 7. They are also available via Amazon. Original post here.

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Errand Sneakers

On weekends I live in these sneakers. They’re more stylish than a pair of Vans, they’re super comfortable and they’re great with jeans or, let’s be honest, leggings. They’re my go-to for going to/from my workouts and running errands in my neighborhood.  I wear them so much they are almost always in my foyer instead of my closet. Original post here.

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Comfortable Suede Booties

A thoughtful heel height and careful construction of these Margaux suede boots make them great for walking around. I’ve worn them with jeans and with skirts for Fall & Winter. They come in three shades. Original post here.

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Booties with Detail

And if you like an even lower heel and some detail, check out the Sarah Flint Perfect Bootie. Original post here. Use code SARAHFLINT-MEGHAN for $50 off your first pair.

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The perfect flat

The Sarah Flint Natalie Flat is a go-to shoe for me year round for its feminine silhouette and comfortable design but it gets the most wear in the Fall. I own this shoe in multiple colors and have blogged about this great shoe here, here & here. Use code SARAHFLINT-MEGHAN for $50 off your first pair.

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The Comfy, Sporty Sneaker

These APL Techloom sneakers were a best buy of 2019 and I haven’t stopped loving wearing them. They are so comfortable and I love that I don’t have to wear socks with them. (I sized half a size down to a 6.5 as a result). They are the shoe I reach for every time I am heading out for a long walk, going on a light hike or want to be extra comfortable in a sneaker that doesn’t sacrifice style. In addition, they are my favorite casual, be active sneaker. Original post here.

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The Heeled Bootie

These heeled Marc Fisher boots are so good for Fall and Winter that I now own them in two colors. The heel is the perfect height and they go with pretty much my entire wardrobe for these seasons. I love the different materials and colors they come in, too! Original post here.

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The Chic Winter Boot

My favorite boots for Winter, these Marc Fisher Izzie boots are as stylish as Winter boots come. They are warm, so chic and crazy comfortable. They sell out every single season for good reason (I’ve already seen them sell out once this season!) I just bought them in the suede version as I know I’ll wear those a lot, too (see below!) Original post here.

Marc Fisher Izzie Snow Boots

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The Stylish Sock Bootie

These Inez booties are so comfortable and I love the perfect neutral color of them. A full review can be found here. Original post here.

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The trendy, sporty sneaker

My favorite sporty-chic sneaker. These Golden Goose sneakers are so easy to slip on and I love how they look with everything from skirts to dresses to jeans and leggings. This year they’ve been my go-to when heading out the door in my favorite joggers. Original post here.

Everlane Denim Guide

The Boots Made for Walking

These Boss Boots are one of my top sellers. They’re comfortable enough for loads of miles but also stylish to go with most of your Fall & Winter outfits. Better yet? They hold up in rain and light snow, too.

Rag & Bone Rover Boots

The Comfortable Suede Bootie

This timeless style of bootie is so versatile and I think investing in a pair comfortable enough to walk all over town in is so worthwhile. (So many less expensive styles exist but they are painful!) These Rag & Bone boots are my favorites. They go well with jeans as well as skirts and dresses in the Fall.

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Curious how I take care of my shoes? See here.

p.s. all my favorite jeans and inside my closet.

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2 comments on “The Best Shoes to Own for Fall & Winter”

  1. This is such a solid list of must-have shoes for the colder season. I will definitely keep it in mind for future shoe purchases to complement what I already have. Plus, love that all the shoes you mentioned are super versatile and be worn with so many outfits!

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