Nothing gets fashion girls stoked out of their minds like a good old-fashioned change of seasons. What might seem like an annoyance to some, others (i.e., the fashion-obsessed) view shopping for a new fall wardrobe as a true joy. Here to expand on the fall shoes they're loving now is a handful of some of NYC's most stylish women. Because if we've learned anything over the years, it's that New Yorkers are always somehow one step ahead of the curve.
Each varying in occupation and style, the following ladies are here today to gladly spill the variety of shoe trends they'll be strutting around the city come fall. Below you'll find a slew of the freshest sneakers, strappy heels, boots, and more, each perfectly suited to the NYC fashion girls we so admire here at Who What Wear. Ready to shop their heart-throbbing selections?
Jenny Walton, illustrator
Gia Seo, influencer and creative consultant
"My favorite trend for fall is a trend most prominent in the '80s and taken from the boys' club, so to speak—the iconic smoking slipper. It's a great silhouette to throw on either to dress up or down a look. It's a no-brainer and a must-have. I travel in them, I party in them, I work in them, and I even sleep in them sometimes! They are a classic (understandable) update from the sneaker, in my opinion. My favorite is the classic Gucci velvet with monograms. They are comfortable, chic, and the chocolate brown complements every color palette. Now that's what I call the perfect fall uniform staple!"
Gina Marinelli, senior editor at Who What Wear
"There is something quite intimidating to me about the Western boot trend, and yet, sign me up! I'm determined to incorporate the rugged style into my fall wardrobe, and these Tibi dual-texture pairs in classic black seem like the perfect place to start."
Michelle Salem, special projects and brand manager at Opening Ceremony
"It seems like luxury sneakers are here to stay, and I could not be happier! They're a really easy way to elevate your look, and the best part is how comfortable they are. With sleek updates to traditionally sportier silhouettes, it's going to be easier than ever to style them with skirts, pants, and dresses come fall."
Kellie Brown, influencer
"I've been living in sneakers and easy sandals all summer, but for fall, the lug-sole boot has my heart. I stare at this pair from Gucci on a near-daily basis."
Nicole Akhtarzad, market editor at Who What Wear
"I'm very excited about the return of animal-print shoes as a major trend, not only because I already own a few pairs, but because animal print acts as a neutral, so it's easy to match with anything."
Aemilia Madden, editor at Who What Wear
"I'm excited to break out high-fashion hiking boots because, well, I'm an outdoorsy gal with a few hundred miles of trail under my belt. To have the chance to take my backpacking style to the streets of NYC sounds like a good time."