We consider ourselves Serious Shoe People, meaning most of our looks are built from our feet up. That's why F/W 18 has felt like such a #blessing: From Spice Girls–inspired platform sneakers to boots in a multitude of colors and styles, shoe shopping this season has been more fun that ever. And just when we thought we had purchased our last pair, we spotted these under-$200 styles from Nine West, and naturally we had to share. Keep reading for five styles we love (plus the outfits we'd wear with them).
Where to wear it: The office holiday party.
How to wear it: Pair with a silky skirt, a chunky knit, and gold accessories.
Why we love it: White boots make anything you wear look instantly chic. You could be wearing your pajamas, and it would still look street style–inspired. We have our eye on this particular style because it looks way more expensive than it actually is.
Where to wear it: Two words: Date. Night.
How to wear it: It's fall, and we're embracing head-to-toe black any time we want to feel stylish and confident with minimal effort. Add a little pop of color by way of your earrings and you have an ensemble that'll always be chic (even if your date isn't going so well).
Why we love it: Lace-up booties might be having a moment, but the silhouette never really goes out of style. Opt for a patent-leather pair for something a little fancier than your everyday style; it'll look perfect with a matte leather skirt.
Where to wear it: On a Saturday morning coffee date.
How to wear it: These boots are fun yet foolproof, so match them with other foolproof items. Straight-leg jeans, a white long-sleeve tee, and a fuzzy coat create the perfect outfit equation. Throw on a cool black backpack (also from Nine West!) and you're ready to go.
Why we love it: In case you've been living under a rock since August, leopard is the print of the season. This elevated pair also has a cool diagonal side zip for a bit of added edge.
Where to wear it: Your end-of-year performance review.
How to wear it: Pairing suiting with d'orsay pumps is always a good idea, especially when lace and plaid are involved. The mix isn't reserved for a night out, however: Combine the two with a modern bag and statement timepiece for an ensemble that feels chic and professional.
Why we love it: The luxe fabrication look and feels designer (without the designer price tag.)
A Strappy Heel
Where to wear it: The dinner party you have coming up where you may or may not run into your ex.
How to wear it: We love styling strappy heels with a long-sleeve white dress. Buckle on a rose gold–and-silver bracelet watch and a delicate necklace to keep the look elevated.
Why we love it: Strappy heels are an item we can count on time and time again. This slightly brassy gold tone feels right for fall and will carry you through every single party you have coming up—trust us on that one.