The biggest asset to any wardrobe is versatile, transitional pieces. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about your favorite pair of jeans, that blazer jacket you swear by, or the go-to footwear options you keep by the door. Having fashion pieces that can be worn throughout the year is key.
Finding that versatility in footwear is relatively easy, as long as you know where to look.
Unfortunately, very few people have the time, energy, or budget to find seasonal shoes, so purchasing pairs that can work year-round will pay off in the long run. You have options, whether that be the perfect pair of boots or stylish boat shoes.
The traditional loafer is the best place to start. They are an absolute must-have for any wardrobe as they combine all the best features of smart and casual into one.
Leather or faux leather penny loafers will be a very versatile purchase, but you can also opt for suede options.
As Autumn rolls around, you can never quite tell what the temperature will be daily. So for warmer days, pair your loafers with fitted jeans and a graphic tee for comfort and style.
Alternatively, when the winter chills start to show, they can match perfectly with a suit for a flawless formal look.
Chelsea boots are ideal for any time of the year, meaning they are the perfect footwear for autumn. The reason is that they are not only extremely comfortable, but you can dress them both very casually as well as smart-casual and even formal in the appropriate setting.
Find a pair in a dark, neutral tone for the broadest usage, like black, brown, or dark grey. Leather or faux leather options are sturdy for harsher weather, and many suede options are usually treated with water-repelling solutions.
All-weather boots are more about function and practicality and less about the style of fashion trends. That isn’t to say you have to buy the ugliest pair you can find, but try not to get too hung up on buying a pair that isn’t the standard simple designs most commonly found.
The beauty of these boots is precisely as their name suggests. They are ideal for hot summer days hiking through the mountains, autumn days outside, raking up leaves, and preparing for winter. And when the cold, snowy weather finally arrives, you guessed it; they can easily stand up to snow and rain. They are typically made with sturdy rubber, non-slip soles, and cushioned insteps to make the long hours spent in them a treat for your feet.
For anyone who spends their office hours in a formal environment, oxford shoes are nothing new. Considered to be on the upper end of formality, these footwear staples are ideal for any formal function you may have, any time of the year.
Considering how they are usually styled, changing the season might not impact your choices too much.
However, if you want to change things for autumn, take some inspiration from the seasonal colour palette of browns and dark oranges, and start exploring alternative neutral tones for your footwear.
Boat shoes will start to feel out of place in the dead of winter. But in the months leading up to that, you can quickly and comfortably continue to incorporate them into your wardrobe during the changing autumn days.
These causal but structured shoes don’t need a yacht and the Mediterranean to be styled. Pair them with light-wash jeans and flowy button-ups for an effortless Sunday lunch look.
Alternatively, pair them with fitted dark jeans, a crisp white button-up shirt and a formal blazer for a dapper evening look.
As popularity grows, it feels more and more like street style has a death grip on the fashion world.
And thanks to this ever-increasing takeover, fashion sneakers have burst onto the scene and don’t appear to be going anywhere, anytime soon.
People are often intimated by this footwear trend and the best way to style them. Truth be told, it is straightforward and mainly up to your own personal style.
They can be paired with jeans, tailored trousers, shorts, and even suits for those looking to push the fashion envelope. Throwing on a graphic tee, hoodie, or bomber jacket will complete this look.
Lastly, athleisure sneakers are a great go-to shoe option for autumn (and any other time of the year).
As more and more people turn to fitness and healthy lifestyles, the possibilities for stylish and practical sneakers continue to expand.
The main goal is to use them for exercise, so getting dirty and potentially wet are significant factors you must consider when purchasing them.
Thankfully, autumn is usually spared the harsher elements of winter and summer, meaning you can embrace the fashion aspect of these shoes for a little bit longer.
Make sure that any pair you buy fits your feet perfectly and has a comfortable and supportive instep to protect your foot. A sturdy rubber sole will be an added benefit.
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