Trendy on budgetFall is always a great season to update your footwear with a fresh pair of shoes whether it be for work or for the weekend. Recently, I curated a list of must-have designer shoes for fall 2015. If fashion is your “thing”, you may enjoy reaching for those Italian and French designer labels that cost hundreds of dollars, however, if fashion is not at the top of your priority list, you can still snag the must-have fall styles without spending hundreds of dollars. I have curated a list of 5 must-have shoe styles for the fall 2015 season from some big names that do not break the bank. All the below are under $200, while remaining on-trend. Additionally, the more classic silhouettes will carry forward for season after season use. Chelsea Boot:
Ted Baker Hourb Chelsea Boots: $165 Nordstrom
The Chelsea boot has really come into the limelight over the past few seasons from collections from Saint Laurent and Gucci most notably. It is an easy boot that can be both dressed up or dressed down, making it a versatile piece to add to your closet this fall. For $165, this simple black silhouette from Ted Baker cannot be beat if the Chelsea boot style is what you are after.
High Top Sneakers
Coach ‘Dave’ Sneaker: $195 Nordstrom
High Top sneakers are back in a big way, but, please, keep your 90’s converse in the closet and opt for something more modern and with some edge. When it comes to sneakers, they are not only “in”, but the options are endless from all leather to bright suede there are choices to meet every taste. I like pairing high tops with slim jeans and graphic tee for an easy, stylish weekend look. Designer high-tops will cost you in excess of $500. Coach is making a come back in a big way with relevant designs that are reminiscent of the brand’s simplistic past. This pair of leather and suede high top sneakers seems to fit the bill for the fall season.
Cole Haan Pinch Grand Bit Loafers: $168 Cole Haan
You simply can never go wrong with a great pair of leather loafers no matter what year or season it may be. They truly do speak for themselves when it comes to versatility and durability across seasons. This pair of bit loafers from Cole Haan speaks volumes, especially with a $168 price tag. The silhouette is extremely timeless and comparable to a design that can cost upwards of $595. If the pair of loafers hiding in your closet is worn through on the bottom, this pair will make the perfect replacement.
Lacoste Sevrin 9: $119.95 Zappos
Suede is usually present in fall collections, and this season it is very popular. It is a great fabric for the season, especially when done in fall tones such a grey, dark green, or burgundy. The Sevrin 9 from Lacoste offers an affordable way to incorporate some of the suede trend into your fall footwear in a great seasonal hue as well. The boat-style shoe pairs well with chinos and denim for week night happy-hours or weekend errands.
Johnston & Murphy Conrad Wingtip Oxfords: $155 Bloomingdales
Oxfords and brogues have always been relevant in the world of menswear, but they have become more prevalent in designers’ collections recently. While there is a distinction between an oxford and a brogue, namely in the detail of the stitching around shoe’s piecing, either makes a great addition to any man’s footwear collection. This pair from Johnston & Murphy could not get any more classic. Pair it with suits and jeans, and it will quickly become your go-to choice lasting you as many seasons as you want to wear it!