August 2014

Fall’s Best Footwear Under $200

If you’ve done any shopping lately, you’ll see that Summer’s gone and we’re onto Fall.  As such, I’ve been receiving a lot of emails from people asking what’s going to be hot for the upcoming season.  Therefore, I’ve decided that over the next few weeks I’ll be writing several Fall fashion posts.  Let’s start at the bottom: footwear.  All of my selections are modeled after the runways of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Alexander Wang and Doo Ri.  But I’ve scoured stores and sites to bring you more affordable versions  on a budget.

1.) Heeled Loafers:

Update the classic loafer by adding height.  The higher the chicer.  This pair from Charles Albert ($49) is made from synthetic materials (Vegans out there might opt for this) and comes in a nude color.  Check off two trends with this heel.

*I suggest removing the ankle strap for a cleaner look.

If you’re looking for a different option, check out these Ann Taylor loafers ($198).  They’re sold out online, so pop into a store near you. I’m a big fan of the tassle and neutral colorblocking.

Buy Now, Charles Albert Loafers, $49
Buy Now, Ann Taylor Myra Platform Tassel Pump, $198

2.) Skins:

This season, the more exotic the skin, the better.  This pair from Asos ($129.29) is a perfect option.  The taupe suede platform bootie has just the right amount of python to peek out from beneath your bells.

*If you’ve never checked out Asos.com, a British e-commerce site, you simply MUST.  Items are reasonably priced and there are constant deals running that entail no tax and free shipping.

Buy Now, ASOS ACT Suede and Snake Effect Platform Boot, $129.29

3.) Combat Boots:

These boots from Aldo ($160) are a double whammy. They satisfy the want of a combat boot, while having the need of comfiness.  The tractor soul adds a durable factor.

Buy Now, Aldo Belfiglio Boots, $160

4.) Shearling/Fur Lining:

Synonymous with comfort, Aerosoles has done it again with its take on fur.  This must have for fall ($140) is not only practical in all weather, but you’ll look stylish while staying dry.

5.) Animal Prints:

These flats from Kelsi Dagger ($89) are not only my pick for Fall, but they have the Rachel Zoe stamp of approval as well.  As the temperature begins to drop, pair these with knee highs or tights.  The patent leather toe adds a touch of elegance and breaks up the all over print.

*Don’t hesitate to mix your patterns this Fall.  You’ll be right on trend wearing your nautical stripes paired with animal prints.  Throw on a chunky necklace and you’re good to go!

Buy Now, Kelsi Dagger Jordi Ballet Flats, $99

Lindsay Brooke Weiss (Cohen) is a fashion and accessories editor and on-air style expert. She was previously Haute Living’s editorial director, Niche Media’s fashion and accessories editor and fashion editor for L-Atitude.com. Lindsay has been a frequent contributor at styledon.com and is a regular guest stylist on NBC’s “Gossip Gram.” For more articles from Lindsay, check out her site!