TOP 5 FALL SHOES
As the cool autumn air sets in, it is time to trade-in summer sneakers for those loafers and boots. Shoes are an essential finishing touch to a well-planned outfit, and as the seasons change, so do the trends. This season brings back a classic, timeless look with edgy details to spice up the design. Tassels are noticeably a big hit with high-street brands, perfectly contrasting a restrained design while still retaining the wow-factor. On the other hand, darker and controlled color schemes keep the overall look sharp. Like Spiderman once said: “With great shoes, comes great outfit”... Wait, does that sound right? Good enough. Here are some of favorites from the closet as we head into fall.
SAINT LAURENT "MONTAIGNE 25" TASSELED LOAFERS
Saint Laurent has kept their fall collection classic and clean with black as the staple color. Their Montaigne 25 Tasseled Loafers have stacked heels and is made with calf-leather from Italy. This pair could be dressed-up or down for many occasions with its simple,
sleek design and controlled tassel detail.
SAINT LAURENT "DARE 25" JODHPUR BOOTS
But if your style is slightly more rustic, the Dare 25 Jodhpur Boots in black also keeps up with the “restrained yet eye-catching” look of the season. With stacked heels, criss crossed ankle-straps, and a metal buckle, these boots have refined details that trumps over any average pair of boots.
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A.P.C. “DERBIES CHARLES” WITH RTH TASSELS
This pair from A.P.C. struck the perfect balance of day-time/night-time with customized messy tassels from RTH atop the neatly-designed, black leather loafers to spice things up. The thin laces tied in a bow above the detail adds another finishing touch that pulls together this slightly more raw trend. It could still be worn in a variety of occasions as the trend seeks to counterbalance formal with informal. The best part is, you can sport it with or without the tassels.
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GUCCI “QUEERCORE” FRINGE LOAFERS
Gucci recreates the Bourgeois-Bohemian trend with slightly more edge through their Queercore Fringe Loafers in a variety of colors. This selection combines both fringed leather and tassels, said to be inspired by the “punk movement of the mid-1980s”, to introduce a design that is a little more striking. With a gold-thread-embroidered bee on the heels, this pair will definitely spark some “business in the front, party in the back” interest as you walk around town.
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ARTEMIS “KILIM SMOKING SHOES”
But if black isn’t the color and leather loafers are not the style you are looking for, check out the Kilim Smoking Shoes by Artemis which shifts the trend from “BoBo” to “Boho”. The casual but clean design is made from vintage, Turkish carpets with additional soft linings and leather insoles for comfort. These hand-woven designs on hand-sourced Kilim means that each pair is uniquely made. With a pair handy in your closet, it could be worn on the daily and to informal, laid-back events.
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