The hubby and I were just talking about why we prefer our respective favorite seasons; his being fall, mine being summer, and how summer is better because cold weather clothes are so much more expensive than warm weather clothes (obviously not the only reason but I thought I’d appeal to him with something he’s passionate about, not buying more clothes than the bare minimum to remain decent and legal). Think about it; flip flops can cost as little as $15 and could be your everyday choice for the whole season. When it drops below a certain temperature though you’re relegated to boots which cost as low at $80 plus the cost of socks warm enough to insulate. Clearly, summer is the better season! Either way, it’s fall now, and though by grace we’ve had a beautiful warm fall, I still love changing out my wardrobe and wearing seasonally specific styles and colors. Colors like tan, navy, dusty pink, olive and textures like contrasting cap-toes, smooth suedes, and sleek leathers replace my summertime mainstays come the first day of autumn. Loafers, riding boots, sneakers, and flats are my favorites for every day wear with most styles listed below being pretty enough to dress up jeans and a button down and make the outfit pop!
Loafers and Smoking Slippers
Nothing says “fall” to me more so than smoking slippers and loafers. Traditionally crafted of rich velvets, buttery suedes, and insulating leather materials, these indulgent shoes are an autumnal wardrobe staple. A bit more masculine than the ballerina flat, this classic silhouette is perfect for going out in style and comfort.
Preppy, elegant, basic, and chic, cap-toe pumps are a timeless staple that can really work all year, but I particularly love the nude/black combo for fall! I’m wearing them in winter in this photo, but usually pack them away for spring and summer. These run true to size.
Sneakers aren’t necessarily a fall-specific item, but choosing the right colors and materials can make all the difference in adding a seasonal touch to your outfit. The dusty pink shade of these celebrity-loved sneakers is great for those of us who still like to wear lighter colors all year long. This shade can also be considered a neutral – what better way to dress up jeans and a casual tee this season?
I have these boots which I bought two years ago, and every fall (and winter) they are my most worn shoe. I wear these when the weather is cool but the ground isn’t covered in snow with everything from skirts, to skinny jeans, to boot-cut pants. They are the perfect middle ground between dressed up and casual – they are extremely versatile! Don’t waste your money on a pair of boots that doesn’t have a rubber sole; its rainy and wet and sometimes icy in fall, so this detail is a must. This brand is made in Italy and uses only the finest, premium quality materials, which means these boots will last forever when properly cared for. Get $50 off your first purchase with code SARAHFLINT-BAMIAM
The right boots can last a lifetime with proper care and storage, and if you make the upfront investment in quality natural fabrics, craftsmanship and details that ensure durability. These riding boots are the perfect fall neutral shade and have an elasticated back panel to accommodate all calf sizes. The lug sole is what you want on slick days when extra traction and grip are critical, and are dually designed for pumpkin patches, nature walks, and all of the off-sidewalk activities we love during fall! Get $50 off your first purchase with code SARAHFLINT-BAMIAM.