We'll say it once, and we'll say it again—when it comes to fashion, age, for the most part, is irrelevant. However, sometimes it's nice to narrow down the scope of what is trending by age group just to get a better pulse of who is wearing what. To do exactly that, today we decided to hone in on the fall shoe trends women over 40 have been spotted wearing on repeat. Surprise, surprise—the stylish ladies ahead are 100% on trend, as they have proven they are clinging to shoe trends such as square toes, lace-up boots, and more.
Ahead, check out some of the ways these amazing women are styling four of fall's biggest shoe trends, and shop our favorite versions of each. From boots to strappy sandals, shopping this seasonal footwear roundup will have you understanding why these ladies are wearing the styles again and again and again. You'll see.
This season, update your go-to ankle boot assortment with a few pairs of lace-up booties as well. The runways paid homage to iconic period pieces of all kinds, but if you ask us, the most wearable iteration was the return of lace-up boots. And if you aren't into the whole bourgeoisie vibe, lace-up combat boots will also do just fine.
As the weather cools, you're going to see more of these comfortable yet sophisticated boots coming out to play underneath dresses, skirts, and trousers alike. This boot trend can make as much or as little of a statement as you want, meaning if a versatile boot is what you're looking for, the slouchy boot trend is for you.
Adding a pop of color is a sartorial statement that can be made at any age. This season, reach for the brightest shoes you can find and pair them with either more toned-down hues for a stronger pop or an equally bold party look to match.
While square-toe sandals have been all over our Instagram feeds lately, one can expect the silhouette to quickly expand into boots, mules, loafers, and beyond as the fall and winter seasons start to ramp up. Follow the lead of these stylish women here if you know what's good for you.