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It may just be us, but we have a sneaky suspicion that as soon as Fall rolls around, it seems as though all we look for is that one pair of boots to take us from October right up until late March. The colder months distinguish themselves from the warmer, in that during summer it’s easy to throw on a pair of sandals in a hassle or even better, go barefoot should your path allow it! But during Fall/Winter, that option unfortunately falls right out the window.

That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because as it just so happens, shoe shopping is one of our favorite past-times! Currently, there are about 600+ types of boots and flats available on the market that fit into our Fall checklist – think level of sturdiness, warmth, comfort, heel height and style. Some of these are timeless classics like the good ol’ suede over the knee boot and the unmistakably trendy western/cowboy boot, but there seem to be a resurgence of a new kind of boot: lace ups in quirky materials like mesh, lace and florals as well as croc-effect boots in both a short and a knee-high version. It seems as though we’ll also be recycling last year’s slouchy boots, which aren’t particularly my style as I do believe they will make any woman look short, given that she isn’t Rosie Huntington-Whiteley or any other model over 5 feet 7. But feel free to see for yourself, we’ve selected a bunch of them ranging from high-street to investment pieces.

Boots aside, because as hard as it is to believe, there are more footwear styles to wear! We’re still getting onboard the dad sneaker trend although it seems to be a lost cause for us. For all sneaker fans that don’t mind the oversized look, Zara and Maje brought out some new designs – but if that’s not your cup of tea, yet still mind the comfort, classic white leather sneakers are still trending and an excellent option this time of year.

Also in the non boots department, we’re loving this comeback of structured loafers, whether in a classic burgundy leather or contemporary styles like metallic and leopard-print by Re/Done. More refined shoes can be found in the shape of ballet flats – again a lot of animal print, as well as a few patent-leather pieces which are optimal to wear on a day to day basis especially when heels aren’t an option.

For a full roundup of what’s currently in our wish lists, scroll through as we highlight our top picks for each category, from slouchy boots to heeled to lace ups, hiking boots, sneakers and flats

SLOUCHY BOOTS

WESTERN BOOTS

OVER THE KNEE

LACE-UPS

MOCASSINS & LOAFERS

BALLET FLATS

SNEAKERS

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