5 Controversial Fall Shoe Trends Insiders Are Already Wearing

Fashion insiders aren’t afraid to shy away from the trends of the moment, so it’s no surprise they’re embracing some of fall’s most controversial shoe styles. Yes, fall may still be months away, but everyone ahead of the curve has already adopted the shoe trends that will be big in a few months—think styles like square-toe heels, hot pink heels, and “duck” boots (not to be confused with these).

Ahead, see the five major fall shoe trends fashion girls are behind and how they’re wearing them now—each of these are must-buys for the season ahead that are worth investing in now. Even if you’re unsure how to style the tricky silhouettes, there are plenty of chic ways fashion girls are adding them to their outfits. Go on to shop our edit and get a head start on fall style.

Hot Pink

Hot pink is the unexpected shade on the rise this summer, and it's only gaining momentum as we head into fall. If you're looking to add a little extra color to your wardrobe, this is definitely the one to try.

Square-Toe Heels

Square-toe heels have already taken over among fashion insiders, but they will only become more popular once we reach fall. We'll be seeing everything from open-toe versions to strappy styles.

"Duck" Boots

Yes, another square-toe shoe that will be huge this fall. Manu Atelier has named their version the "duck" boot, which narrows in on the shape of the shoe. While L.L. Bean has their heritage version of the duck boot, I have to admit that these heeled, boxy-toe versions feel like a very chic distant cousin of the originals.

Ankle-Wrap Heels

Ankle-wrap heels aren't exactly new, but the interesting thing we've been seeing is the way the fashion set are wearing them. Instead of just wearing them around the ankle, they've been styling them over the cuffs of pants. I guarantee this will be everywhere during fashion month.

Slouchy Midcalf Boots

This boot style is notoriously tricky to style, but it will no doubt be the biggest boot trend we'll be seeing as we approach the fall season ahead.

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