Ankle Straps: This Season’s Hottest Trend

Ankle straps are this season’s hottest trend. They can be spotted from the runway to your local grocery store. Ankle straps are everywhere you look!

We particularly love the dv by dolce vita Odetta Pump featuring a thick ankle strap. Pair these with a pleated skirt, fun printed top and a high bun for a chic on-trend style. Add a pop of color with a handbag and lipstick to give it some extra interest and contrast.anklestraps

A thicker ankle strap can add shape to petite ankles, while multiple thin straps accentuate thicker calves. A single thin ankle strap is great for all shapes and sizes. Choose from a variety of ankle straps on pumps, wedges, flats and sandals at shoes.com.

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dv by dolce vita Odetta Pump

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Madden Girl Rahleigh Wedge

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Michael Michael Kors Brinkley Ankle Strap Pump

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Fall trend: pointed toe pumps

A fall trend we love year after year, season after season: pointed toe pumps. Pumps long been a style staple for women. Over time, this classic style has evolved in many ways. What’s hot now? This season’s pumps come in array of vibrant colors and a chic mix of classic and edgy designs. Check out some of our favorite pointed toe pumps that are sure to keep you on trend this season

Pointy to pumps are one of the hottest shoe trends for fall. With a sophisticated and sleek silhouette, this feminine style gives your wardrobe an instant update. One of our favorites is the Sam Edelman Opal pump. We love the on-trend d’Orsay silhouette and rich leather. Also available in classic nude leather.

Sam Edelman Opal pumps

Sam Edelman Opal pumps

Another style topping our list for fall is the Sam Edelman Orla pump. Not only is this pump on trend for its pointed toe and tough chic embellishments, it’s also topping our list for its leopard print leather. Animal prints have been spotted in full force on the fashion scene for fall. We are loving this of-the-moment trend on these feminine and sweet pointed toe pumps complete with a thin ankle strap. Also available in black leather.

Sam Edelman Orla pointed toe pump

Sam Edelman Orla pointed toe pump

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Homecoming Shoes: Staff Favorites

Homecoming shoes are the finishing touch to a gorgeous dress and a night full of unforgettable memories. They can add just the right amount of sparkle, a height enhancement or a confidence boost. We have chosen our three favorite homecoming shoe picks! We particularly love how the Dyeables Myra sandal has a simple, yet elegant design paired with a supportive 1 inch wedge heel.  What’s not to love about the Badgley Mishcka Kassidy II pumps? They accentuate a feminine silhouette while maintaining a classically chic style. The David Tutera Sandy offers subtle rhinestone embellishment and has a genuine blue Swarovski Crystal on the smooth leather outsole. Shop shoes.com for all special occasion shoes.

Homecoming Shoes

Dyeables Myra Homecoming Sandals

Badgley Mischka Kassidy II Homecoming Pumps

Homecoming Shoes

David Tutera Sandy Homecoming Sandals

We’ve created a sweet and stylish homecoming inspiration board. The Dyeables Myra sandals are perfectly paired with a knee-length pink formal gown. Add some glitter and light pink nail polish for some extra pizzazz. We think a soft up-do and sparkly tiara would complete this chic formal ensemble.

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Guys’ Trends: Driving Mocs & Chukkas

Here at shoes.com, we like to stay abreast of the latest trends and keep you up to date on what’s going on in the world of shoes. As summer transitions to fall, the trends change as well, with summer’s light styles moving toward heavier shoes and darker colors. What do we think is going to be big going from summer to fall? For late summer and early fall, driving mocs are going to be a hit for gentlemen on the weekends, and as the weather gets a little bit cooler, chukka boots are going to give fashionable fall looks.

Driving moccasins (driving mocs) are a contemporary update on the traditional Native American moccasin, providing a stylish and slightly different alternative to the casual loafer or slip on. Most driving mocs have a rubber pad sole which increases the durability of the shoe while still maintaining the light comfort of a traditional moccasin. Here are some of our favorites for early fall.

The Calvin Klein Wallace driving moc features a suede upper and logo hardware detail at the vamp, with very pronounced top stitching detail for a unique look. This comfortable shoe is a slip-on appropriate for many an occasion, the definition of weekend style and comfort.

The Calvin Klein Wallace driving moc.

The Calvin Klein Wallace driving moc.

Lacoste has long been a name in preppy style, and the Concours 10 moccasin fits right in with that legacy. With a leather upper, leather overlay with penny slot detail, and the classic gator logo hardware, you’ll be able to complete your country club look with style.

The Lacoste Concours 10 Moccasin.

The Lacoste Concours 10 Moccasin.

The versatile Minnetonka Moccasin original cowhide driving moc goes with anything. Available in either a suede or leather upper, it features a comfortable lightly padded collar and lacing detail that separates it from other driving mocs.

The Minnetonka Moccasin original cowhide driving moc.

The Minnetonka Moccasin original cowhide driving moc.

Chukka boots are sometimes referred to as desert boots or turf boots or simply chukkas. Ankle-length boots with two or three pairs of eyelets for lacing, they were originally popular as casual wear in the 1940s and 1950s, and are back in a big way for this fall.

Timberland is always a great brand for casual boots, and with chukkas it’s no different. The Timberland Brook Park chukka features a leather upper, two eyelet lace up front and TPR welted construction for durability. It’ll last a long time and look good doing it.

The Timberland Brook Park chukka.

The Timberland Brook Park chukka.

A true classic in the field is the Red Wing chukka boot, with a three eyelet lace up leather upper and distressed look. It also features contrasting stitching for a different but still classic chukka look.

The Red Wing Chukka Boot.

The Red Wing Chukka Boot.

When it comes to boots, you can’t go wrong with Frye. The James chukka boot features a two eyelet lace up front and leather upper, as well as a premium smooth leather lining and leather outsole for true quality, looks and comfort.

The Frye James chukka boot.

The Frye James chukka boot.

Shop the trends at shoes.com today.

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Rain Boots: How to Wear Them

Rain boots are the perfect summer to fall transition piece. They keep you cozy, but not too warm and offer water-resistant protection. Rain boots have evolved over the years from a strictly functional bit to a fashion statement. Rain boots are now offered in a vast array of colors, designs and cut. Wear them high, wear them low, wear them everywhere you go!
Rain boots are worn by women of all ages, but are especially popular by college students who walk across campus enduring many weather circumstances. Rain boots are fun, because you can find many prints and designs to express yourself.
We’ve paired the Michael Michael Kors Fulton Harness Tall Rain Boot with layered tops, jeans and fun accessories. This look is versatile and perfect for a “rain boot” type of day!

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Which style expresses you best? Shop shoes.com for these rain boots, plus many more!

Nomad Puddles Rain Boot

Tommy Hilfiger Renegade Rain Boot

Michael Michael Kors Fulton Harness Tall Rain Boot

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