Fall Fashion Spotlight: Sneak Peek at Boot Season

Ankle Boots for Fall

This fall, textures in shoes like leather, suede, and reptile patterns dominate the top designer collections all over the runways. By adding structural elements like buckles, laces, and sculptured heels, there is nothing boring about footwear this season.

Here is a look at the hottest trends this year for the boot season.

The Most Popular Boot Lengths

The Mid-Calf Boot

One of the absolute top trends this year is the mid-calf boot. It’s the right length if you’re looking for something higher than an ankle boot but not as high as a knee-length.

A popular style among designers, this is probably the most versatile boot size that you can adapt to a number of different occasions. You can wear them seamlessly with skinny jeans for a casual weekend look, or pair them with an above-the-knee dress for the office.

Ankle Boots

The Ankle Boot

This year, most of the collections showed their version of the ankle boot. Mixing textures and patterns, with stilettos or chunky heels, plain or decorated, ankle boots are quickly becoming the hit sensation of the season.

To stay up-to-date with the trends this year, match the neutral color of your ankle boots to what you’re wearing for a classic look, like the Soda Women’s Agenda Platform model. To push the limits a bit further, choose a model with dual textures and tones, too.

The Knee-Length Boot

In general, knee-length boots hit the runways in all their colorful, ruffled, sculptured glory this season. In real life, there is no need to be so theatrical. There are other ways to get the attention.

With the comfort of doubling as an extra layer in the colder months, the knee-length boot is a staple item. Usually, it’s said that this type of boot fits taller women best, but they can be used by women of all shapes and sizes. Simply learn how to dress for your body type and height.

The Off-the-Runway Looks and Styles

The Return of the Western Look

Western-style boots are not a thing of the past yet, and they’re making a comeback this season. Although they were seen all over the runways with some variations, the Ariat Women’s Heritage Brown model remains a classic comfortable option and just as stylish with the thick heels, the familiar stitching, and the pointy toe.

Trendy Masculine Looks

The Trendy Masculine Look

Although a mini-trend in shoes, this androgynous style is going to be a top trend in clothing this season. In footwear, this style really pops in laced-up boots, with rounded pointy toes, and a thicker sole, combining the masculine with the feminine.  It’s a style you can easily dress down from office attire to casual weekend.

Boots with Buckles

Large or small, buckles on footwear are a top trend for the Fall of 2016. The metallic element, in tones of gold or silver, was used by designers to add structure and detail to boots in all lengths.

Check this trend available in our store: the Earth Origins Women’s Paula Low Boot model adds balance with the modern touch of the trendy buckles.

The Laced-Up Models

Feminine and chic, laced-up boots are here to stay as an overall fall trend in 2016. These boots are all about feminine grace and versatility, especially if you choose an ankle length model. It transitions from office wear to night out seamlessly, without compromising on elegance.

Chunky Heels

The Heels

This season’s trend in heels has them coming in three versions: chunky, wooden, and square. They are surprisingly feminine and, really, a tribute to women who are not as much into vertiginous high heels. It seems that this season’s motto is more about being inclusive of all preferences, showing plenty of stylish options for all, rather than plain trend-setting.

Although these three types of heels on all kinds of shoes might not appeal to every woman, they work very well in boots.

The Must-Have Textures and Patterns

Classic Leather
When it comes to textures and patterns, leather is the top shoe trend of the 2016 Fall. Designers love it, and so do we. Coming in all shapes, colors, and sizes, leather boots remain a season classic and a must-have.

Feminine Suede
Suede boots are a favorite this season, mostly in the laced-up models. The colors of choice have been, usually, classic and timeless beige and camel. This texture adds a soft and feminine touch, especially if you use them with a masculine look.

Reptile Print
Since this season prints and textures seem to be in the spotlight, reptile prints don’t seem like a style choice bolder than usual.

Snake and lizard are the reptile skins of choice, with a close-to-natural look or just some added color with dark and rich tones.

 

TOP TEN MUST-HAVE SHOES FOR AUTUMN

Many shoes need good homes to go to this fall. In the fall the weather begins to get a chill in the air, with this change brings new and wonderful styles to have in their closets, including shoes. Shoes can be a fun item to shop for, they can be dazzling or they can be simple. It all depends on the need and the personality of who is going to be wearing them. If you want to look for a particular pair of shoes for this fall season and if you want a must-have style of fall this list will help you. There are many styles, colors, and  sizes to choose from at Houser Shoes.

  1. Ankle Boots – Ankle boots are the hottest style this autumn. They have a statement to make and with many of the decorative styles to choose from they make a great statement.
  2. The Wedge – The wedge is back this autumn, bigger and better than ever. Every woman needs a wedge in their closet this year. Wedge heeled shoes are a great day shoe and a great night shoe. Along with the ankle booty, wedge heels appeared on many fashion runways.
  3. Heels- If you still call heels, pumps, that is ok. High heels, pumps, heels, whatever you choose to call them, and they have finally made the comeback that they deserve.  Heels have a wonderful way of making any outfit a little more elegant.
  4. Cowboy Boots- Who knew that cowboy boots would come back onto the runways. Many choose cowboy boots in different colors now. Cowboy boots can be fun to wear on a night out, or for a comfortable day in town. Cowboy boots are a fun choice for everyone.
  5. Flats- Every girl needs flats in their closet.
  6. Knee & Thigh Boots -   Whichever your preference will make a fine addition to anyone’s closet. Be simple with your outfit if you choose a thigh high boot. Make the thigh high boot the center of attention. Knee high boots are great paired with leggings and a sweater dress.
  7. Stilettos & Platforms- Stilettos are a wonderful choice for many formal events. Platform heels will be great for a lovely evening out on the town.
  8. Ballet Flats- For all of your fall festive needs, the ballet flat is there for you. Jeans and an elegant blouse make them shine.
  9. Loafers- Great for the working lady, loafers are not just for the office anymore. Wear them out on the town for a more casual look.
  10. Tennis Shoes- Of course tennis shoes is on the list. No one can go wrong with tennis shoes, they are great for long autumn walks to look at the beautiful foliage.

All of these must have shoes is what you can find at Houser Shoes! Whatever you choose , remember to shop with your personality. Have fun shopping and have a wonderful and colorful autumn!