Fred Allard

Fred Allard
Wednesday, October, 15, 2008 Most women (ourselves included) have a mental catalogue of those go-to resources that never disappoint. Whether it┬'s the secret local salon that gives transformative $20 blowouts or our favorite, always abundantly stocked newsstand, we depend on a few places to help us get through the day stylishly. As such, whenever it┬'s time to pick up some on-trend footwear and of-the-moment accessories, we visit the reliable refuge of Nine West. Since we┬'re such fans, we are delighted to hear from Fred Allard, Creative Director of Nine West, as he shares some of this season┬'s most standout items. Read on for his forecasts about the products you┬'ll surely want to incorporate into your outfits this fall.

1. Zayit Boot ($130)
Allard points out one of fall┬'s leading footwear trends┬--lace-up boots. The Zayit Boot┬'s tough structure is offset by its soft suede finish. He suggests wearing them with bright colored tights to bring some femininity to your look.

2. Dasolina Pump ($99)
Lace-up, menswear-inspired touches are one of Allard┬'s favorite looks this season. He likes this rich purple suede pump for its deep hue and peep-toe detail.

3. Dakota Bag ($100) and Fringe Belt ($38)
According to Allard, fringe is the must-have accompaniment to fall┬'s bohemian styles. The large Dakota Tote and wide suede Fringe Belt allow you to incorporate this trend in a minimal, yet effective, way.

4. Iam Ankle Boot ($109)
For a romantic and edgy vibe, Allard loves lace-embellished footwear. The Iam Ankle Boot is open at the top of the foot to reveal a little skin, while the entire upper is covered in black lace.

5. Dyana Pump ($89)
Plaid is a fun and unexpected pattern for shoes. Allard likes the flirty statement made by the Dyana Pump┬'s plaid and leather combo. The stacked platform adds some sex-appeal to the pumps┬' school uniform vibe.

6. Laffitte Ankle Boot ($119)
One of Allard┬'s favorite finishes are chic animal prints. The Laffitte Bootie is an item that can be worn now with leg-baring summer styles and can carry you into fall paired with tights, leggings, and supersize sweaters.

7. Yung Boot ($119)
These strappy, fetish-style, open-toe boots are Allard┬'s fave┬--we┬'re pretty obsessed too. Allard praises their versatility in style and function, and suggests wearing them with jeans, skirts, or a form-fitting dress for looks ranging from tough biker to modern and chic.

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