I'm Upgrading My Fall Wardrobe With These 5 Shoe Trends

I’m always looking to fashion insiders for outfit ideas and constantly feel inspired by the pieces I spot them wearing on Instagram. As we’re moving into fall, I’ve been paying particularly close attention to emerging shoe trends since I’m planning on investing in a new pair to wear for the months ahead.

To get a look at what we can expect to see more of this fall, I turned to artist Chainky Reindorf. She has an impeccable eye for fashion and regularly shares her latest outfits on her Instagram, @chainky, which I recommend taking a look at. A refreshing mix of vibrant colors and bold prints, her take on fashion is always joyful and taps into the best trends of the moment.

So which fall shoe trends is she endorsing this season? From boots to sneakers to heels, below, Reindorf is sharing her favorite outfit ideas with fall shoes and the five key footwear trends she’ll be wearing for the season ahead. You might just end up finding your new go-to fall shoe styles.


@chainkyr; STYLING: Zara Lug Sole Ankle Boots ($199); Nanushka Harri Blouse ($180); Remain Manu Shorts ($301)

"I really love lug-sole boots because they are quite sturdy and are also great to wear, especially when temperatures drop. They also always add a bit of edge to an outfit. I wore them with a light turtleneck and shorts since it’s still a bit warm out but will transition to full-length pants when it gets colder." —Chainky Reindorf

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Lug soles are an easy way to update your ankle boots.


@chainkyr; STYLING: Les Coyotes de Paris River Pullover ($518); Helmut Lang Rib Skirt ($295); Acne Studios Bolzter Bryz Sneakers ($500)

"I love how unusual these sneakers are. I like to go simple with everything else, so the sneakers are the highlight of the outfit. Here, I paired them with a chunky knit sweater and a black midi skirt for a non-fussy but cool vibe." —Reindorf

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The exact pair Reindorf is wearing in the photo above.

How stunning are these amazing high-tops?


@chainkyr; STYLING: Ganni Cut-Out Knit Top ($285); 3.1 Phillip Lim Maxi Skirt ($238); Fabrizio Viti Farrah Boot ($895)

"I am always looking for interesting details that stand out, and these knee-high boots from Fabrizio Viti do the job perfectly. They are black and patent, so they have that high-shine effect that will elevate any look. I paired them with a Ganni sweater and a 3.1 Phillip Lim paneled skirt, which gives subtle peeks of a glossy leg every time I take a step." —Reindorf

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Perfect for styling under skirts and dresses.

Tuck your trousers or jeans into these.


@chainkyr; STYLING: Helmut Lang Stirrup Leggings ($176); Miista Coco Sandals ($102)

"I have always wanted to try the mismatched sandal look and finally got my hands on two pairs of Miista sandals that are not only different colors but different styles as well. What is great is that they are both a similar height and heel shape, so there is still an element of asymmetry and symmetry playing out simultaneously. I think they go really well with a simple minidress or a long vest and leggings with a graphic turtleneck." —Reindorf

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One of my favorite shoe brands, hands down.

They're also available in a beige shade.

You can never go wrong with a great strappy heel.

Finished with a comfortable block heel.


@chainkyr; STYLING: Remain Siena SS Shirt ($100); Simonett Kika Pants ($159); Manu Atelier Duck Boots ($610)

"Continuing with the 'interesting detail' idea, I love how these boots are not only square-toed but are also monochrome with a graphic illusion that slims the foot and leg. For my look, I kept it simple, sticking to colors similarly found in the boot. To make things a bit more exciting, I decided to go for an all-leather look, so there was a different kind of uniformity in the entire outfit." —Reindorf

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Showstopping boots from Manu Atelier.