Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but one or more pairs of shoes are the foundation of every woman’s wardrobe. A killer pair of heels has the power to transform, not only your ensemble, but your whole outlook on life. At least for a few hours. From Cinderella’s glass slipper to Carrie Bradshaw’s fabulous Manolos, our romance with shoes is here to stay. This year’s fall shoes are a treasure trove of fantasy, froth, and down-to-earth practicality to suit every taste. Even better, each of these fall gems is under $100 so you can satisfy your shoe fetish guilt free!
Take a walk on the wild side in gorgeously patterened Penny Loves Kenny Nita Platforms ($89). Peaking out from beneath the hem of wide-leg trousers at the office or amping up your LBD, these are fabulous day to night party platforms.
Low-Heeled Ankle Bootie
This bootie by BC Footwear ($90) is low-key business in the front and a dash of glitzy party in the back but, unlike a mullet, it’s thoroughly modern and goes with everything. These could be the ultimate everyday fall shoe.
Like the designer herself, the Isabel Toldo for Payless TangoJane Mary Jane Pump ($54.99) flawlessly blends whimsy, a touch of vintage flair, and bit of urban sophisticate. They’ll make dressing for a day at the office an absolute joy.
These DV by Dolce Vita Mini-2 ($79) are adorable comfort shoes that make a day of errands festive with a refreshing pop of color. Great for moms too!
Every few years a new version of the high-heeled sneaker strolls back into our lives. These Steve Madden LLEVE wedge high tops ($89.95) are sporty with a kick—ideal for rocking the athletic look without fully giving up your heels.
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Indulge your inner equestrian with these sleek Bandolino Clotida Two Tone Riding Boots ($99.95). They look fantastic with jeans or a pencil skirt—riding boots are a classic must-have for every fall wardrobe.
For a subtly sexy seventies vibe go for these two-tone Guess Pozine Boots ($86). Wear them with a flowy midi-length skirt or over skinnies.
The ladylike sophistication of a Mia Vena Flat ($59) never goes out of style and they come in an array of jewel tones and neutrals.
There’s nothing basic about the streamlined Nine West Love Fury pump ($89)—this could be the perfect evening shoe. And if the subdued sparkle of black sequins is too tame for your taste, they come in a range of animal prints and neon patent leather options too.