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All opinions are 100% honest & all items were hand-selected by me.
In addition to stocking up on sweaters, scarves & denim, now is the perfect time to update your shoe collection with versatile boots, booties & comfortable flats. Today I’m excited to be partnering with Shoe Carnival to share my Fall Overhaul with you – I’m highlighting 3 of the hottest footwear trends for the season & showing how to style them for every day. All three pairs that I’m wearing here are under $50, which makes this a great way to give your autumn looks a modern feel (for less)! And if you head over to my Instagram later today, I’ll be hosting a giveaway where one lucky reader will get a $150 Shoe Carnival gift card – be sure to stop by & enter for your chance to win!
Ankle boots are notoriously tricky to style because, depending on the height & width of the shaft, they can visually shorten your legs. What I love about the sock boot trend is that they are more form-fitting to your leg, which creates a slimming effect. These Nicole Carina booties are much more wearable than other booties I own, thanks to the sturdy block heel. These will pair well with dresses & tights in the winter and they also look chic with skinny jeans or faux leather leggings.
What I’m wearing:
c/o Nicole Carina Booties, Worthington Sweater, Banana Republic Skirt,
Halogen Belt, c/o Charming Charlie Bag, Forever 21 Earrings
I’ll admit this was one shoe style that I was on the fence about at first because I was worried they weren’t practical (and I was afraid they’d produce an annoying slapping sound with every stride). But, I decided to give them a try & I’m so glad I did – these Solanz Baylee loafer mules are as comfortable as slippers and didn’t make any noise when I walked. The silver hardware & tassel detail give them a luxe feel so they’ll go with all my favorite jeans & trousers. I recommend sizing up in these so you don’t have that dreaded heel overhang in back!
What I’m wearing:
c/o Solanz Baylee Loafer Mules, H&M Coat (identical), BP Striped Top (similar here or here),
Similar Jeans, Similar Bag, Similar Choker, Cluse Watch
Velvet is clearly my favorite trend for fall and this color was too pretty to pass up! I’ve always been a fan of loafers for their timeless & slightly preppy feel, so I love the modern twist that these Madden Girl Carmello velvet loafers will give to my outfits. They also come in classic navy (and I found them to be true to size). Another way I’d wear these is with skinny jeans, a crisp white button-down & wool blazer for a polished fall look.
What I’m wearing:
c/o Madden Girl Carmello Velvet Loafers, Kensie Sweater, Similar Pants,
Mango Leopard Bag, Similar Earrings, Similar Watch
Loafers and ankle boots are always my favourite go-tos in Fall! Love anything in velvet or suede right now. 🙂
Those velvet flats are the cutest!!
Annette Dattilo says
I love every pick in those post. All sooo cute!
Amy Johnson says
Oh my goodness, I LOVE those velvet flats!
I think my favorites are the burgundy loafers! Love all of these looks 🙂
How would you rate the comfort level of the velvet loafers on the scale of 1 to 10?
I’ve worn them twice for a full day & didn’t feel like they needed a “breaking in” period – in fact, I’m wearing them again today to run errands! I would say they are a 8 in terms of comfort.
Ashley Zeal says
I need to stock up!!!
Nicole Green says
Ooo I’ve been wanting to try the sock boot trend but have been so nervous they’d make my legs look stumpy. May have to try these out since they’re so affordable!
Are those sock booties as comfy as they look?
– Gita (www.mimiandchichi.com)
Yes absolutely – love them!!
Sarah Witt says
Just bought the velvet loafers and the mules — in addition to being on sale, Shoe Carnival is running a BOGO promotions. Got the mules for $10!! so $34 for both pairs, not including shipping and handling and tax. Thx, Kimberley!!!!
Wow – such an amazing deal! Hope you love them both as much as I do!!
Megan @ Lush to Blush says
I have some loafer mules just like that and I love them! Loving that sock bootie too. Super cute!
Nicole Cranley says
Absolutely loved those velvet loafers girl! And especially in that beautiful color – i’m going to have to snag a pair!
Fantastic loafers! Great color.
The sock booties are definitely my favorite out of the three! They’re perfect because you can dress them up or dress them down.
Liz H. says
Those boots are perfect! I love them for fall!
Adaleta Avdic says
Love all these shoes for fall super cute!! I really love all your outfits!
Love the loafer mule and the velvet flats. I think i prefer them over the sock booties. Everything is very cute though!
All of these shoes are SO cute, but those velvet loafers are everything!!!!!
Maggie à la Mode says
I’m excited to try the sock bootie trend!
SO much yes to those booties.
Mary Gui says
this whole outfit is so chic! i’m totally eyeing a pair of velvet flats for Fall!
Ashley Hargrove says
All of these looks are absolutely gorgeous!!! I am in love with those booties!!
Visions of Vogue says
such great fall footwear!! love the boots!
Ashley Houston says
I love all of these but the red ones are my absolute favorite
Anna Baun says
I’m not sure which ones are my favorites, but these ankle booties are divine! XO
Anna || A Lily Love Affair
Amanda Maerz says
Those are too cute!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Ohh I love those suede penny loafers!
Kim Myers says
Oh my gosh I want all of these shoes! SO freaking cute girlfriend!
Annie Marie says
These are all SO gorgeous! Love those velvet loafers!
I have been dying to get a pair of sock booties. Just need to find the right ones!
Loving all of these shoes! The velvet loafers are my fave!
Those velvet flats are adorable! I need to grab a pair.
-xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com
Laura Leigh says
Those velvet flats!!! YES PLEASE! I love them and how you styled them.
xo Laura Leigh
Steph Wolfred says
This whole look is perfection! I am in need of some new booties for fall and winter.
@TRENDYININDY || TRENDYININDY.COM
I recently tried out the sock bootie trend and I’m a huge fan! I think they’re really flattering and don’t cut you off at the ankle
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Jamaria Johnson says
Sock booties are some of my absolute favs this season! Great shoe picks!
Jamaria | http://www.throughjamseyes.com
The Gold Lipstick says
Absolutely love it!
Mireia from TGL