Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching, and that always brings about some bittersweet feelings. Summer is coming to its unofficial close, which means it’s time to start thinking about ditching the sandals and shorts in exchange for some cool-weather accessories like boots, pumps and lots of sweaters. Every new season comes with it a new set of trends, of course, which is good for those of us who also like to refresh our own wardrobes seasonally.

Now that fall accessories are readily available, the major themes have become clear it’s looking like one of the best footwear crops in recent memory. Below, we’ve detailed a half dozen types of shoes you’ll start seeing any day now and three great ways to get a head start on each of them.

Lace-Up Flats

This fall, get ready to see some of your favorite flats get an interesting revamp with wrap-and-tie laces.

Aquazzura Christy Leather-Trimmed Metallic Bouclé Point-Toe Flats
$750 via Net-a-Porter

Aquazzura Christy Leather-Trimmed Metallic Boucle Point-Toe Flats

Isabel Marant Leo Lace-Up Embellished Suede Ballet Flats
$500 via Net-a-Porter

Isabel Marant Leo Lace-Up Embellished Suede Ballet Flats

Valentino Rockstud Lace-Up Gladiator Ballerina Flat
$895 via Neiman Marcus

Valentino Rockstud Lace-Up Gladiator Ballerina Flat

The Mary Jane Pump

While the Mary Jane pump never left us entirely, every now and then the style swings back into major favor.

Gianvito Rossi Lorraine Velvet Mary Jane Block-Heel Pumps
$760 via Saks

Gianvito Rossi Lorraine Velvet Mary Jane Block-Heel Pumps

Gucci Nimue Snakeskin 110mm Mary Jane Pump
$980 via Neiman Marcus

Gucci Nimue Snakeskin 110mm Mary Jane Pump

Miu Miu Jewel-Strap Mary Jane Pump
$950 via Neiman Marcus

Miu Miu Jewel-Strap Mary Jane Pump

The Chunky Heel

Chunky heels aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Block heels first appeared on spring sandals, and so far, fall’s pumps and booties feature a functional thick heel.

Stuart Weitzman The Bacari Booties
$525 via Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman The Bacari Booties

Sam Edelman Calista Suede Pumps
$150 via Net-a-Porter

Sam Edelman Calista Suede Pumps

Aquazzura Dancer Leather Pumps
$795 via Net-a-Porter

Aquazzura Dancer Leather Pumps

Loafers

Loafers are dominating this season and it’s hard not to give credit to Gucci and the brand’s cult-favorite Princetown Loafer.

3.1 Phillip Lim Quinn Loafers
$450 via ShopBop

3.1 Phillip Lim Quinn Loafers

Balenciaga Studded Loafer
$595 via Nordstrom

Balenciaga Studded Loafer

Gucci Leather Mid-Heel Loafer
$1,100 via Gucci

Gucci Leather Mid-Heel Loafer

Thigh-High Boots

The infamous thigh-high boot is reaching new heights this season–literally. Some of these over-the-knee boots go so far up the thigh that you’ll never think about pants again.

Christian Louboutin Verusch Leather Over-the-Knee Boot
$2,195 via Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin Verusch Leather 100mm Over-the-Knee Red Sole Boot

Stuart Weitzman The Highland Boot
$798 via Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman The Highland Boot

Frye Clara Suede Over-The-Knee Boot
$528 via Neiman Marcus

Frye Clara Suede Over-The-Knee Boot

Velvet Shoes

We already covered the rise of velvet footwear not too long ago, but when talking about Fall 2016’s biggest footwear trends, it may be the most dominant style of them all.

Saint Laurent Grace Velvet Ankle-Strap Sandals
$795 via Saks

Saint Laurent Grace Velvet Ankle-Strap Sandals

Valentino Soul Stud Velvet Bow Loafer
$945 via Bergdorf Goodman

Valentino Soul Stud Velvet Bow Loafer

Gianvito Rossi Velvet Pumps
$675 via Net-a-Porter

Gianvito Rossi Velvet Pumps
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missarewa
6 years ago

Love the Gucci loafers!

Yukachan
Yukachan
6 years ago

Have you seen the miumiu ballet shoes with different coloured straps? I saw someone wearing one and it’s gorgeous. I’m thinking of getting one.

julie
julie
6 years ago
Reply to  Yukachan

I love those too!

Mayelin Axelsson
Mayelin Axelsson
6 years ago

I love all of them. Its a pity that we don’t have the best weather for it.

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