Fall Transition Footwear

While the days may still feel like mid-summer here in Toronto (sorry Alberta), the change of season officially ushers in a change of wardrobe. This is actually my favorite time of the fashion season, as all of the exciting new fall trends are ready to be worn, but without the sub-zero temperatures of winter yet (because let’s be honest, when things really get rough, the not so chic parka is coming out).

The simplest way to start easing into the new season is to pick a few key pieces that speak to fall’s main trends and start mixing them into your existing wardrobe. Footwear is particularly suited to this task, as the right items can easily carry you across the weather spectrum. And as luck would have it, footwear is having a major moment right now. The silver shoe for women and loafer runner for men can be found across the fashion gamut this season, from runway collections to high street shops.  

Ladies: Allow me to introduce the silver shoe

Bear with me here… I know that when you hear the word silver combined with shoe, the natural reaction is to cringe in horror. But trust me on this, the next time you swing through the footwear department, you will see silver sprinkled everywhere from boots to pumps. Think of silver as a neutral, it really does go with everything. And if you’re a head to toe black kind of girl, fall’s silver shoe trend will change the entire feel of your wardrobe in one go. Plus, it’s like wearing your party shoes every day!

Gentlemen: the oxford has merged with the sneaker. You’re welcome.

I’m sure that you’ve heard the word “athleisure” thrown around for years now. If you’ve wondered what exactly that word means (don’t worry, you’re not alone) the definition can be summed up in this season’s go to men’s shoe: the oxford sneaker shoe. Think of it as business on the top and party on the bottom. From work to play, the oxford sneaker will carry you from sun up to sun down. But do me a favor…. invest in a good pair because you will be wearing this shoe a LOT.

Author: Ashley Barby

I believe that our biggest regrets are for the chances that we don’t take. Above all, I believe that people are intrinsically good and that we are the sum of the people we surround ourselves with.

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