15 Fall Shoes All the Cool Fashion Girls Are Buying

I find myself constantly scouring the street style scene and Instagram feeds of stylish fashion girls to see exactly which new pieces they’re wearing. Recently, I did a deep dive on shoes, so I have a sense of which styles have been wildly popular over the last month. But which new shoes are all of the most stylish fashion girls ordering right now?

Curious to find out, I reached out to said fashion girls to see which pairs have recently arrived in their closets or are sitting in their shopping carts. From Phoebe Philo–era Celine boots that are miraculously brand-new and on sale (get them while you can) to Balenciaga heels embellished with glittering crystals to showstopping boots that are both practical and wish list–worthy, these are the pieces you’ll be sure to see them wearing very soon. Shop their picks ahead, and scroll to the end to see what’s on this editor’s list. (Hint: It includes a pair of $35 kitten heels you’ll spot me wearing over the holidays.)

Nikki Ogunnaike, style director, Elle.com
Nikki Ogunnaike's favorite shoes for fall



"During fashion month, I bought these Celine boots A) because I wanted a piece of the "old Céline" and B) because I instantly fell in love with the supple leather, lowish heel, and perfect brown color."

"I'm considering trying the cowboy boot trend but don't want to spend a bunch of cash. At this price point, I'll feel okay about giving this trend a chance."

Lucy Williams, Fashion Me Now
Lucy Williams' favorite shoes for fall



"I live in chunky black boots in the winter, and these are perfect for this season. I love that the thick treads and the pop of red from the laces work as a nod to the hiking boot trend while still being very wearable and low-key. Plus, from a super-boring, practical point of view, I love lace-up boots that have a sneaky zip so you don't have to unlace every time."

"Tying in two things I'm obsessing over right now (Cuban heels and creamy-colored accessories), I love these Joseph Boots. I'll be wearing mine with oversize tartan trousers or long floral dresses with chunky jumpers."

"I'm really happy to see the return of the square toe, and who better to execute it than the current king of modern femininity, Jacquemus? I'd wear these super-simple flats for just about everything; they're the kind of shoes I'll wear forever more and take with me to all climates too. They instantly make everything feel that bit more chic and elegant without being overly fussy or uncomfortable. I'm obsessed with anything in that warm chestnut color right now too."

Michelle Plantan, executive director of creative strategy, Clique Brands
Michelle Plantan's favorite shoes for fall



"I have been trying to get my paws on these Pyer Moss x Reebok sneakers for months (they've been sold out). They restocked last week while I was traveling at 5 a.m. local time, and by some strange magic, I woke up sans alarm at 4:54 a.m. to buy them (I guess I am what the youths call a sneakerhead' now?). Sadly, the black ones had already sold out in my size, but I was able to snag a pair in white, which I am very much looking forward to wearing when they arrive. Pyer Moss team, if you are reading this, you take my breath away."

"I'd like to present the case for these boots that come with a little side of pant. The versatility of a good black boot goes without saying, but I really can't get over the coolness of the slouchy gaiter on top of these (imagine with black trousers of a similar slouch). Add to that the perk of being able to go hands-free purse-wise in these (thanks, pocket), and you've got yourself a boot that will make your wardrobe exactly 10,000 times more interesting. These are quite out of the budget, but the prompt was for what's on my wish list, right? The black is more practical, but I'm sharing the pink here for the pleasure of your eyeballs."

Evangelie Smyrniotaki, Style Heroine
Evangelie Smyrniotaki's favorite shoes for fall



"It's a continued item by the house, and it's a sandal that literally matches with and elevates any single evening outfit."

"We all need the perfect black flat yet flattering over-the-knee boots. High enough so to not show under the miniskirts."

"The ideal statement black pump—extremely elongates the legs."

Adrienne Faurote, fashion editor, Marie Claire
Adrienne Faurote's favorite shoes for fall



"I actually just bought these little ankle croc booties. I love the heel height, and the color is perfect for fall—and not too expensive. Also, Nanushka is definitely a brand to add to your shopping list!"

"These are so not me, but I am obsessed. They are the perfect casual shoe when you hit that moment where you're over fall boots."

Kristen Nichols, associate editor, Who What Wear
Kristen Nichols' favorite shoes for fall



"I've been eyeing these shoes from Who What Wear's very own collection ever since they dropped. I can't think of a better style to wear over the holidays—or a more enticing price point."

"I just ordered these boots from By Far—my favorite shoe label of the moment—and just know that they're destined to be my most worn shoes this season."

"I haven't pulled the trigger yet, but these shoes from newly-launched brand, Amina Muaddi, are sitting at the very top of my wish list."

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