Your Transitional Fashion Guide: Summer to Fall Shoes
With versatile layering choices, stocking up your transitional wardrobe is fun. Shopping for summer to fall shoes? Not so much. With unpredictable weather elements, it might seem impossible to balance fashion and function.
Here’s a curated list of tips and tricks to help you pick out the best fall transitional shoes!
Sensibility is Seasonal
Whether you’re sinking your shoes into the sand at the beach or trying to avoid slipping in the rain, a sturdy pair of flats will serve you well. Lightweight, functional and making appearances on the runways, they are the perfect summer to fall shoes for everyday wear.
Of course, a pair of classic nude ballerina flats is effortlessly chic and will go with every outfit. But don’t limit yourself – flats come in many styles. Experiment with avant-garde silhouettes like the Marjory in a muted taupe fall shape, which features a little kitten heel for height and a criss cross design for support.
Fall Back on the Classics
While it can be fun to splurge on new shoes for different occasions, it’s good to invest in some quality summer to fall shoes that can bring you everywhere. A good black mule is one of the most classic fall transition shoes. The sleek, clean cut of the mule makes it work-appropriate, yet modern enough to be worn out on date night.
If you particularly enjoyed strappy sandals in summer, perhaps you could opt for a dainty pair of slingbacks instead. They’re cute, but make sure they’re comfortable too. The retro feel of the Aliz has made it an Instagram favourite, the buffed leather sole and rubber insert also makes it feel like butter on skin.
Toe the Line with Socks
Heels don’t exactly pop into mind when you think of summer to fall shoes, but you can make it work with a little bit of creativity and a dash of daring.
Layering socks with high heels is a fall combination that is high risk and high reward. Done right, you’ll look like you stepped right off the catwalk. This trend works best with taller and narrower heels like the Marice. Pair these fiery red heels with a pair of black socks to add an instant pop of colour, especially on rainy days. Plus, red is in this fall.
Pro-tip: Pick a pair of sheer socks to avoid cutting off your legs!
Shop for Fall Colors
When shopping for summer to fall transition shoes, look through the season’s fall colors. In 2021, bright tones like silver, fuschia and red are slated to be one of the top colors, together with a few muted hues like army green and clay. But that doesn’t mean you have to go out and purchase a pair of neon fuschia kicks. Pick out a palette that you feel comfortable with and work with it!
These metallic slip-ons are the perfect silver addition to your wardrobe – funky yet understated. For those who want to go all out, match your prints and colours. The leopard print of the Cory is toned down by the olive shade of the shoes, with complementary silver highlights to make it pop.
If you’re on the other end of the spectrum, opt for a pair of monotone fall transition shoes with just a splash of colour, like the Yavin. Besides, you can never go wrong with timeless white sneakers.
Play with Prints
Minimalism has been the go-to aesthetic for fall, but a little print can go a long way in elevating your outfit. Animal print, abstract designs, plaid and deep florals are just some of the textures that are trendy this fall.
Sneakers are built to be summer to fall transition shoes, and they are meant to be fun anyway! With à la mode leopard print star appliques, the Yolen is a fresh take on the white sneaker with just the right amount of quirky. For floral print junkies, a pair of floral embroidered canvas sneakers against a neutral background is the way to go.
Sophisticated prints like snakeskin find a place in your wardrobe as a statement shoe too! Style the Delle with a white tee and black jeans for an effortless look.
The best fall transition shoes can be worn on the hottest summer days and the chilliest fall evenings. Shop VANELi’s collection for thoughtfully-designed shoes that make you look and feel good this season.