The chunky, indented soles inspired by worker and hiking boots are everywhere, but with styles a plenty, one doesn’t have to feel like everyone is wearing the same thing as the next guy. Reworked boots and sneakers with extra durability, like Brandblack’s Vibram rubber soles, make these shoes perfect for a long walk on the trails checking out foliage or going for a hike.
Loafers and drivers get an upgrade in rich textures, unexpected patterns, and sparkly embellishments. With minimalist, uniform-reminiscent style on the horizon, let your shoes speak the loudest.
Load up on flexible, beaded bracelets and luxe chains for a confident vibe that ranges from boho to grungy depending on the styling. For an edgier effect, opt for a few thick sterling silver chain-link bracelets, and your look is instantly elevated.
HIGH TOP SNEAKERS
Sure, high tops are perennial, but this season fun new styles breathe life into the classic silhouette. Case and point: Ales Grey’s new color-way in its Battalion sneaker featuring the brand’s signature crystal-embellished logo tab. Additionally, a classic high top from the likes of Converse tones down a refined look for a more relaxed vibe.
Runner styles are no longer reserved for just running. Still in a cool moment, the active shoe continues to get revamped in new color-ways and forward technology that makes them both comfortable and functional, such as Salomon’s breathable mesh and tough Contagrip® soles.
The ‘80s are making a comeback, including sporty Back to the Future-evoking shades. For a modern take, style with a monochromatic ‘fit, or go all in and style with loud color and exaggerated tech fabrics.
CHELSEA BOOTS 2.0
Thanks to designers like Prada and Burberry, the classic Chelsea Boot silhouette gets a bold makeover this season with chunky soles. The effect is a posh boot with a more downtown edge, and the best part is that you can skip the trials of lacing.
Admit it, you could use some help when it comes to lugging around your life. This fall, opt for a tote to carry your books, laptop, lunch, or any other crucial items that can’t possibly fit in your wallet. It’s a step up from school-era backpacks and more laidback than an all in murse (that’s man-purse).