The 8 Fall Shoe Trends to Shop Right Now

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Your Summer days are numbered, but Fall shoe shopping is the silver lining. With an onslaught of new silhouettes hitting the floor, we've curated something of a field guide to shop the most wearable trends of the season. It may mean kissing your strappy sandals or slides goodbye for now, but there are worthy new upgrades in store. From Fall's more polished mules to the luxe texture you'll be wearing on everything, scroll through to sift through the eight biggest styles. Know just what you want? Click below to shop a specific trend.

As simple as Summer pool slides, Fall's versions are a bit more polished, but never buttoned-up. Think of them as this season's chic flip flops, a hybrid between your favorite sandals and your favorite slippers.


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Tory Burch introduces the Gigi Pump

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“A bit of lift and a hint of luster give our Sixties-inspired Gigi Pump its appeal. Offered in a range of versatile hues, the style has a round toe, a block heel and a metal ‘T’ framed by an enameled plaque — lending graphic detail to the otherwise minimal silhouette. It’s a perfect desk-to-dinner companion, any time of year.” – Tory Burch
The Gigi Pump will be available from August at both The Dubai Mall & City Walk Boutiques.

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THE DEAL

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When I first signed up for Gilt, I think in 2016 sometime, I thought it was so cool. I remember waiting each morning for the deal alerts and getting annoyed the days I had early morning class in grad school, because it meant I’d miss the 9 AM sales. I bought a few items, and was excited for them to come…and then each time, it was kind of like, “ehh”. And plus it was such a hassle to return, I never did.
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Stuart Weitzman Cork Sandals, on sale at Last Call

Then there was Haute Look….and Rue La La…and then the Neiman Marcus “Dashes” or what not…and more and more . And my inbox kept getting more and more annoying each day. And finally, I think when I was waiting for an email about a job interview and kept refreshing and refreshing, only to get more shopping emails, I finally went on a rage induced unsubscribe spree. And I haven’t really shopped at those sites actively since.

I kind of miss it though. Every once in a while I’ll Google some item I’m looking for…and find out that it was available on one of those sites for really cheap, but like three months ago. Wouldn’t it have been cool, to get that deal?

Anyway, because of my pregnancy and rapidly expanding weight, I’ve been on an accelerated mission to find comfortable sandals. I had mentioned earlier how much I love these Stuart Weitzman metallic sandals. I’d probably splurge on them full price, but I’ve been frightened off by friends who delight in recounting to me how their feet, and thus shoe sizes, permanently increased after pregnancy. I decided to hunt for a pair of similar sandals on all of these discount sites…and was thrilled (!) when I spotted the pair above on Neiman Marcus Last Call. For more than half off. Wow. Maybe I should be trawling these sites more often?

My sandals arrived about two weeks later and I tried them on and loved them. Emboldened by my success, I later went back onto Last Call, Gilt, Haute Look, just to have a look. But again, I couldn’t find anything.

Did you used to, and do you still shop regularly on these type of discount sites? If so, I’d love to hear your experiences and any tips for success!

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Trend Alert: Art Deco Shoes

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Trend Alert

The Great Gatsby has been in theaters for a while now, but fashion’s Art Deco revival shows no signs of stopping. Here’s hoping it stays that way – we could all use an extra dose of glam! The black suede and metallic gold leather on these T-straps from Charlotte Olympia evoke the elegance of the bygone era, while the designer’s cute signature style steals its way onto the platforms via sweet, scalloped edging.

Trend Alert

Jimmy Choo Crystal Sandal: Thin, bedazzled straps create a less ornate, yet still geometric look. It’s the Art Deco shoe for the 21st century.

Ivanka Trump Aryella Pump: While this pump may be modest in both price and appearance, it’s somehow completely decadent and on point!

Boutique 9 Orseena Art Deco Platform Evening Sandals: Art Deco was defined in part by industrial imagery like the sleek, steel Chrysler Building. Between the metallic leather accents and metal hardware, this sandal more than fits the shiny bill.

Badgley Mischka Alessandra Pump: Perfect for a lavish party on Long Island! All you need is a flapper dress and a gin martini to complete the picture. 

Belle Sigerson Morrison Black Leather Art Deco Platform Wedge Heels: Art Deco need not be confined to pretty pumps and sandals. Subtly incorporating the style’s shapes onto a wedge lets you keep the party going even when you’re relaxing.

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Shoe Trends for Spring/Summer 2016

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Spring and summer seasons would not be stylish for us without the latestshoe trends for SS 2016. We, women like to display our beauty not only by the means of hairstyles, makeups, outfits and accessories but also with comfy and fashionable shoes which remain the most desirable beauty things in our wardrobes. Whatever you may wear, the most important thing you pay special attention in your look is the shoe. If it’s not convenient then your whole day is failed. So, be careful in the choice of the right shoe trend for 2016 and match it with the right outfits.

Casual Sneakers

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Trend number 1 is the casual sneakers. Besides high heels and party shoes, we always seek for relaxed and more convenient styles like the sporty or casual sneakers. They are the biggest trends offered by Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and many others. Of course, each brand has its signature style and designs but the main concept remains convenience and casual style.casual sneakers 2016

Leather Shoes

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The next in our top list of shoe trends is the leather shoes. Well, leather was more popular in 2016 but it continues to be requested and so stylish for spring/summer 2016. These are seen at Derek Lam, Jason Wu, Dior and Valentino fashion shows. The most interesting part about leather shoes is that there are bright-colored and quite attractive in their innovative designs combined with cozy heels.

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Creeper Flatform Shoes

Creeper Flatform Shoes 2016

Alongside the popular platforms there appeared another trend called creeper flatform. It has the same principle as the platform but is lower in its heels and looks more comfortable. Fashion house such as Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney and Rag & Bone are the main representatives of the creeper flatform shoes, which mostly have rough but subtle designs at the same time. Perhaps this is the most fascinating and attractive thing about flatforms.

Creeper Flatform Shoes for 2016

Lucite High Heels

women fashion Lucite High Heels for 2016

There is something very seductive and sophisticated in lucite high heels designed with a feminine and ethereal touch. This interesting and eye-catching shoe trend is met not only among festive but also in the variety of casual shoes for spring and summer. They are generally styled with flower patterns and girlish accessories, which highlight the beauty of the design and grab attention. Lucite high heels are provided by Mary Katrantzou, Lela Rose etc.

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Laced Up Sandals

women fashion Laced Up Sandals 2016

Laced up sandals seem to be quite pretty and comfortable shoes for casual days. These are great sandals to look stylish and to have alternative ways of good outfit and shoe matching. There are both sport and more elegant laced up sandals for different occasions but since fancy fashion houses like Salvatore Ferragamo and Marissa Webb represent them as cool everyday shoe styles you can pick a pair of laced up sandals for busy and hot days.

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How to be On-Trend with Vegan Bags

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Vegan Fashion Trends - Bags

Cruelty Free Fashion Bags

The four big Fashion Weeks in London, Milan, New York and, of course, Paris, gave us directions on what types of bags to wear this season. Down the runway, it was all about backpacks and all that is related to ‘travel-chic’, bags that match perfectly with your outfit, bags that have words and writing on them, messenger bags, brightly colored bags, bags with metallic chains, and handbags with added prints and graphics. They all look beautiful but, unfortunately, they are not very animal friendly. So here’s a list of environment and animal-friendly bags to replace them with while also keeping with the trend.

cruelty free fashion by my beauty bunny#1. Backpacks and ‘travel chic’. Yes, backpacks are a must this season. They’re fun, spacious, comfortable and full of young vibrations. This year saw the return of the hard case as well, so it’s all about traveling in style. Our favorite designers have added beautiful and creative backpacks to their collections, to make sure every fashionista out there stays trendy even in the rainiest of falls and coldest of winters.

But alternatives are numerous and you can find beautiful vegan backpacks everywhere. They can be made of the classic canvas, felt, PVC or even faux leather if you really want to go the extra mile and keep it in trend. Your choices are limitless and all you need is a bit of creativity. There are even tutorials out there on how to make your own backpack, using old jeans, if you prefer a denim one. Or you could also hit the streets with a classic canvas backpack, like the one I found on Serbags.

#2. Perfectly matched bags. There’s this old rule most of us tried to adhere to: matching your bag to your shoes or your scarf. Well, hold on tight, because this season, designers such as Valentino, Chanel, Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang and Tommy Hilfiger went with creative variations on this rule. And, luckily for vegans, these variations benefit greatly. Because most of these bags, in order to match the outfit perfectly, have been made out of the same materials, such as cotton, linen, acrylic, or other non-animal materials. This is great, because it means you can wear the bags right off the runway.

#3. Bags with words. The one who started the trend this year is none other than the ever playful Moschino, with their graffiti writings on suitcases. Vivienne Westwood joined in the game quickly and added not only words, but exclamation marks to her designs, because she really felt your bag needs to make a point. The easiest way to replicate this “verbal” design is to wear nice and creative tote bags. They are fun, can be found everywhere, go with almost anything and are really cheap. So they will make for a very good addition to your closet this fall.

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#4. Messenger Bags. These ones belong to the ‘traveling trend’ which is so hot right now, along with the backpacks and the hard cases. They usually come in leather, indeed, but that’s not mandatory if you want to keep vegan. There are other options, such messenger bags made of denim, canvas, faux leather and even recycled ones, made from used coffee bean bags. If you need a bit of inspiration, the big designers sporting messenger bags on the runways this season are Misha Nonoo, Emilio Pucci, Chanel & Sass and Bide.

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#5. Brightly colored bags. The runways were filled with them this season, because the trend is all about color and having fun. We are naturally drawn to the beautiful colors, and Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Valentino made sure we got what we came for. Most of them were leather and some were fur, so we’ll need to find vegan-friendly replacements. Luckily, it’s not difficult. We just need to find some boldly colored, mostly orange, because that was the color of choice on the catwalks, small handbags. Matt and Nat fit the description perfectly with this bright and beautiful faux leather handbag that looks good enough to eat.

#6. Metallic chains. Another element heavily present on this season’s runways were metallic chains attached to handbags. Like I previously mentioned, it’s all about having fun this autumn and adding some metal detailing to cookie handbags is one of the best ways to go. Metal chains have always looked good against the skin and that is one of the reasons they’re still in use today. There’s also a sense of glamour and luxury about them because they remind one of precious metal jewelry. And this is exactly what houses like Dior, Balenciaga, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Elie Saab, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren and the list could go on, have banked on. Yes, it’s a big trend and the list is actually so long it seems like everyone sported at least one bag with metallic chains on it.

Matt and Nat Cork Ohara Bag

#7. Handbags with added prints and graphics. And I’m talking crazy, crazy prints, images, logos or even handbags shaped like different ordinary objects. We need to return to funky Moschino for an example and we can pick their boom box purse, with graffiti on it. However, if you want to keep vegan and also, if you’re not keen on carrying an ’80s boom box with you around town, but you still want to keep it funky, here are some other purses you might find interesting. There’s the small cassette player bag, instead of the big boom box. This might be the perfect replacement, actually. It’s virtually the same thing, but on a smaller scale and animal friendly. We also have the pepperoni pizza slice and the turquoise telephone shaped one, both perfect for dates.

The runway was filled with fund and funky bags this year, but unfortunately (and as usual) few were vegan. But all that is needed to beat the leather and fur trend is a bit of creativity and a lot of research.

Author bio:

When she’s not working on her fashion degree, Dana Hughes is going on long walks, taking photos of any small and beautiful detail that captures city life. She’s a complete science-fiction addict and has a Chihuahua named Red and a superbly indifferent cat called, ironically, Kiss.

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