Fred Allard

Most women (ourselves included) have a mental catalogue of those go-to resources that never disappoint. Whether itÂ'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 itÂ's time to pick up some on-trend footwear and of-the-moment accessories, we visit the reliable refuge of Nine West. Since weÂ're such fans, we are delighted to hear from Fred Allard, Creative Director of Nine West, as he shares some of this seasonÂ's most standout items. Read on for his forecasts about the products youÂ'll surely want to incorporate into your outfits this fall.

1. Zayit Boot ($130)
Allard points out one of fallÂ's leading footwear trendsÂ--lace-up boots. The Zayit BootÂ'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 AllardÂ'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 fallÂ'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 PumpÂ's plaid and leather combo. The stacked platform adds some sex-appeal to the pumpsÂ' school uniform vibe.

6. Laffitte Ankle Boot ($119)
One of AllardÂ'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 AllardÂ's faveÂ--weÂ'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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