8 Shoes That Make Us Wish Fall Would Get Here Faster
J.CREW D'ORSAY PUMPS
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: I love so many things about this shoe, I don't even know where to start. First, there's the perfect mid-heel height. At just a smidge over three inches, it's chic, yet manageable. Plus, it's silver for a fun hint of flash. Then, there's the tweed, which is a classic fall fabric. But what really makes these pumps special is the glittery toe. Because who doesn't want a little sparkle in their step?
Buy It! J. Crew “Colette” pumps, $278; jcrew.com
STUART WEITZMAN FLATS
Catherine Kast, Style Editor: We've started calling lace-up flats “Blogger Shoes” in the office because the style is everywhere right now. But don't worry, it's not even close to being played out. This pair has an elegant pointy toe and a d'Orsay shape, inspired by traditional ballet shoes. Wear them with cropped skinny pants for work and a swingy floral mini on weekends.
Buy It! Stuart Weitzman “Gilligan” flats, $398; stuartweitzman.com
JESSICA SIMPSON BOOTIES
Brittany Talarico, Style News Editor: Jessica Simpson believes you can never have too many shoes in your closet, and I happen to follow the same style mantra. I definitely don't need another pair of booties, but this tan suede “Marguerit” pair will go with everything in my fall wardrobe, and I love the tassel detailing at the back. Plus, they happen to be part of Jess's 10th anniversary collection, and as an avid Jess fan since 1999, that's reason enough for me!
Buy It! Jessica Simpson booties, $159 ; jessicasimpson.com
Colleen Kratofil, Writer/Reporter: I was sad to say goodbye to my open-toe black sandals – until I met my perfect fall pair. The thin ankle strap looks so elegant and leg-elongating that it gives a cool hint of sophistication to an otherwise standard pump.
Buy It! Asos pointed high heels, $81; asos.com
Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: When you don't have a car, having cute flats is all the more important; you never know when you might get a last minute invite that requires comfy shoes, and you don't want to be stuck in your commuting sneakers. These shoes have tons of interesting detail that make them look really special, but the black-and-white color scheme means they'll go with everything in my closet – perfect for keeping at the office for last-minute changes. Buy It! Alysia & Micky flats, $198; thealysia.com
CALVIN KLEIN JEANS BOOTIES
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: I am all about textures, so believe me when I say these booties had me at “snake embossed.” The patterned black is anything but basic, and yet, the heel is the one of the most comfortable I've hit the pavement in. Conclusion? I plan on pairing them with denim and dresses all autumn-long.
Buy It! Calvin Klein Jeans “Nev” Bootie, $179; calvinklein.com
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: It's not often that flats actually dress up an outfit, but these M. Gemi smoking slippers do just that. I'll be wearing them with everything from boyfriend jeans to midi skirts – and I may be getting ahead of myself, but I have a feeling they'll get a lot of wear during the holidays.
Buy It! M. Gemi smoking slippers, $198; mgemi.com
MADEWELL LEOPARD-PRINT BOOTIES
Sarah Kinonen, Style and Beauty Assistant: I've already got a collection of black boots (maybe a few more than I need …), so this fall, I've got my eye on a pair of statement shoes that are chic and cozy. These leopard-print Chelsea booties from Madewell meet both requirements and will easily team with my all-black, cold-weather wardrobe – in and out of the office.
Buy It! “The Nico” Boot in Leopard, $228; madewell.com