Shoes: Must-Have Styles for Fall 2013

I’m sure most women can’t imagine ever having too many pairs of shoes, but in being keen about investing in a good pair for the perfect wardrobe, it’s worth sticking to key styles during each season to get you through the year with panache and versatility.

With trends for Fall 2013, the main accessories of the season range from glamorous and sexy to tough and edgy, reviving classic staples as well as welcoming new silhouettes altogether.

This time around, we’ll be seeing sharp-looking flats, charming heels, and fierce boots, all borrowing inspiration from the runways. Let’s dig deeper into each style and find out how you can incorporate them into your looks this season!

Edgy Ankle Boots

Rag & Bone, Acne, Elie Saab, and Isabel Marant all sported their own version of ankle boots on the Fall ’13 runways. This season’s rendition is all about both style and comfort. Wear your favorite pair with a sexy mini dress or your best-fitting skinny jeans, playing with light layering and textured pieces.

Chloe / Isabel Marant Fall ’13
H&M: $40 (I have these!) / ModCloth: $50 / FashionUnion: $48
ZARA: $100 / RED Valentino: $595 / DSQUARED2: $995

Lace-Up Flats
This Fall’s sleek component influenced more than just the garments and accessories we saw on the runway. Lace-up flats took a bold turn, looking tough yet feminine when paired with beautifully tailored pieces in delicate, pastel hues. Wear yours with girly mini silhouettes and airy knits.
Rachel Antonoff / Simone Rocha
ModCloth: $33 / Charlotte Russe: $36 / ModCloth: $35
Giuseppe Zanotti: $750 / SImone Rocha: $945 / Freda Salvador: $375
T-Bar Pumps
There’s something quite graceful and charming about these shoes – they remind me of a style a modern-day Cinderella would don. For Fall ’13, T-Bar pumps made a comeback in a wide variety of styles, shown by luxury powerhouses including Valentino, Lanvin and Fendi. Pair yours with midi-length dresses and skirts for a classic look.
Valentino / Lanvin

Newlook: $45 / ASOS: $80 / ASOS: $33
Valentino: $975 / Alexander McQueen: $415 / Antonio Barbato: $363

Thigh-High Boots

The most recent showcase of the trend goes back to 2009/2010, when over-the-knee boots started to really make an impact. Taking it even higher and sexier, thigh-high boots hit the Fall 2013 runways hard, making them a major spotlight. They range in styles from cut out and open-toe to sporty and evening wear. We saw them on Chanel, Prabal Gurung, Celine, and Balmain, to name a few. Wear them with practically anything in your wardrobe this Fall – play with layers, conceal a fitted pair underneath knee-length and midi-length pieces, and feel in control with the edgiest shoe of the season. 

Chanel / Prabal Gurung
I’ve gradually been adding new shoes to my wardrobe and I’ve been most on the hunt for a perfect pair of thigh-high boots (it’s difficult to choose just one!). What are you looking forward to wearing most?
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