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.
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
Isabel Marant Leo Lace-Up Embellished Suede Ballet Flats
$500 via Net-a-Porter
Valentino Rockstud Lace-Up Gladiator Ballerina Flat
$895 via Neiman Marcus
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
Gucci Nimue Snakeskin 110mm Mary Jane Pump
$980 via Neiman Marcus
Miu Miu Jewel-Strap Mary Jane Pump
$950 via Neiman Marcus
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
Sam Edelman Calista Suede Pumps
$150 via Net-a-Porter
Aquazzura Dancer Leather Pumps
$795 via Net-a-Porter
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
Balenciaga Studded Loafer
$595 via Nordstrom
Gucci Leather Mid-Heel Loafer
$1,100 via Gucci
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
Stuart Weitzman The Highland Boot
$798 via Stuart Weitzman
Frye Clara Suede Over-The-Knee Boot
$528 via Neiman Marcus
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.