Oh, the excitement of September! Whether you’re heading to fashion week in New York, Paris, London, or Milan, roaming the city streets on Fashion’s Night Out, planning an end-of-summer vacation, or plotting your fall/winter wardrobe, there’s no doubt about it: you’re going to need some shoes! Happily, our monthly edition of Chic Shoe Buy is here to help! Whether you have a specific occasion in mind, or you’re just looking for inspiration and ideas, we’re sure we have a pair of boots, flats, sneakers, or sandals to suit you! Read on!
1. Organza Bow Detail Flat Sandals ($396) by Prada
In these last, dying days of summer, why not splurge on a pair of sandals that will undoubtedly serve you well for several summers yet. Although reminiscent of gladiator sandals, these are softer and more romantic—accordingly, pair them with printed frocks and loose tunics for a fun, feminine look that never goes out of style.
2. Polly Leopard Platform Pump ($1,067) by Charlotte Olympia
Here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, our eyes are always drawn to a luxe leopard print, especially one highlighted with a splash of neon coral! Pair these platform pumps with faded denim jeans, skinny leather pants or a form-fitting black bandage dress for a look that is show-stealing and decidedly rock & roll.
3. Bow Peep Toe Flat ($153.22 – $174.24) by Kate Spade
End-of-summer vacations, parties, and events all call for simple-yet-stylish flats, such as these patent red peep-toes. While we’re sure they would dress up any outfit, we particularly like the idea of pairing them with cropped cigarette jeans (à la Isabel Marant’s Fall 2010 collection) and adding a Breton striped boatneck top. So French chic, so classic!
4. House Of Cards High Sneaker ($195) by Marc By Marc Jacobs
Just as there are some girls who can’t look past a platform pump, there are other girls who collect sneakers like they’re going out of fashion. If this sounds like you, may we direct you to these sassy high-top sneakers. The playful print adds pizzazz to your outfit, while the rubber sole adds a practical element. What more could you ask for?
5. Cario Wedge ($208) by Guess By Marciano
There is something about these suede wedges that instantly evokes a slew of suitable ensembles in our imagination. We love the thought of pairing them with a striped, cap-sleeved minidress, but we can also see them working well with dressy shorts or skinny jeans. Plus, with three color options—cherry red, metallic bronze, and black—there’s a style for everyone!
6. Trecker Lace Up Shearling Boots ($92.68) by ASOS
Of course, as fashion fans, you know that shearling is one of fall’s biggest trends. What better way to incorporate the look into your closet than via a chic shearling-trimmed bootie in one of the season’s favorite colors—military green? Wear these with skinny jeans and a cape, or pair them with a sheer dress and black tights—the choice is yours.
7. E-Moxy Leather Lace Up Boots ($395) by Elizabeth & James
If there is one shoe that every girl should have in her closet, it’s a pair of lace up ankle booties in classic black. These textured leather boots satisfy all the requisite criteria and, as such, will complement almost everything in your wardrobe. Another plus? They’re designed by the ever-stylish Olsen twins.
8. Tessa Over The Knee Boots ($350) by House Of Harlow 1960
These boots—part of Nicole Richie’s fall collection for HOH—instantly bring to mind the hippie-meets-rocker aesthetic of, say, Stevie Nicks. The fringe detail that runs down the back of leg will add boho charm to your look, but the simple black leather and slim silhouette will keep your look modern.
9. Chelsey Pumps ($265) by Rock & Republic
If you’re the type of girl that likes to add a little flair to your fashion, these classic black pumps might have all the panache you need. Thanks to the smattering of silver mini-studs on every side, these shoes are bold but not brash, which makes them perfect for a night out on the town and a work function.
10. Astor Platform Sandals ($111) by MICHAEL Michael Kors
For a heavy dose of 1970s hippie chic, look no further than these amazing brown platform sandals. Not only are these heels perfect for pairing with floral tea dresses and long maxi dresses, they’ll also look amazing with a pair of inky blue wide-leg jeans, a sheer blouse, and a floppy felt hat. Its bohemian-luxe with a modern twist.
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