6 Comfortable Fall Heels You’ll Want To Wear Everywhere

I can’t speak for the rest of the world since I’m basically isolated on an island in New York, but the weather this whole week has been like, complete and utter sh*t. Windy, cold, and well, very wet. I’m pretty sure Mother Nature was just giving us one last chance last week to wear all of our fave summer clothes and heels before she decided to drop temperatures down to 70s from here on out and like, bring in a hurricane. As usual, there is never any type of warning for this kind of insanity, so if you haven’t done so already, be prepared to spend your evenings re-organizing your closet for fall apparel. Dig up your cargo green jacket, comfy black leggings, and Frye boots. Side note: Who the actual eff wears Uggs anymore? When you’re sick of wearing riding boots, flats, and sneakers in the dreary fall weather, here are comfortable fall heels you can wear to the office and to the bars that won’t have you walking like Bambi after an hour.

1. Dolce Vita Kaire Leopard Pony Fur Mules

Hate them or love them, it doesn’t really matter because they’re very much a thing and the majority of the people in your office probably wear them. I’m talking, obviously, about mules. This shoe trend will carry into fall from this most recent summer, but with a classy, yet v comfy, heel. If you opt for a neutral shade or get a head start into one of fall’s biggest trends, animal print, then you’ll be wearing the most fashionable and comfortable fall heels on the market.

2. Pull&bear Block Heel Boot in Gray

I mean, duh. Can it get any more obvious? Booties are life, fall or not. You’ll want to cop a pair with a low heel (probs like, under three inches) in a sexy suede gray or taupe to go with any outfit you can possibly think of.

3. Kendall + Kylie Zoe Boot in Candy Red

The sock boot and kitten heel obsession isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. You’ll actually see more of it all over your Insta feed and in the window displays of all your favorite stores before you know it. Red totally has fall written all over it, so when you combine trendy style with a bold color, you have a head-turning outfit that’s bound to get you a million compliments and Insta likes if you document your spicy OOTD. You’re welcome.

4. Rebecca Minkoff Brooke Double-Strap Block Heel Pumps

I have been really into Mary Jane pumps lately. No, not the lame ones that your baby cousin wears to kindergarten or some sh*t. This is the mature, yet sexy schoolgirl style that features a walkable block heel and chic ankle straps. They’re v versatile, so you can throw them on with a casual pair of jeans or even a scandalous dress on a Saturday night. They’re really the perfect comfortable fall heels.

5. Frye Dani Shield Whipstitch in Beige

Pedicures and open toe heels do not only have to come out in the summer. Transition the summer style into fall with a toasty brown color, warm suede material, and thick, block-heeled ankle boot.

6. Vagabond Olivia Leather Boot in Black

These are about as basic as you can get, tbh. Like, so basic that these are pretty much the new Uggs. If you don’t have a pair yet, I’m thoroughly concerned. It’s an assumed rule to avoid social suicide that you just kind of have to get yourself an edgy, chic pair of pleather black ankle booties.

Photo: Jaclyn Moy / Unsplash; Lulus; Asos; Revolve; Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth; Frye; Urban Outfitters
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The 5 Ugliest Fall Fashion Trends To Steer Clear Of
I have good news and bad news. The good news is today is pre-Friday, which I think deserves a toast (or like, several) just for making it through this gloomy af week. The bad news? Well, next week is the start of August, which means summer is basically over. Kill me now. I HAVE YET TO GO NEAR AN OCEAN, PEOPLE. Ugh. While I am eagerly looking forward to the arrival of vampy manicures and everything pumpkin related, I am dreading the moment I have to tuck away my summer dresses for a boring (and utterly predictable) wardrobe. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not complaining about the fact that I can get away with wearing an oversize sweater, leggings, and the same pair of combat boots to the office. However, I’m so not looking forward to the ugly trends retailers will thrust in my face. Last year’s faux fur trend was pushing it, tbh. Before you make the mistake of shopping these, here are five of the worst fall fashion trends that will assault your Instagram feed.

1. Animal Prints

This was kind of a thing last year, except for the fact that it wasn’t as obnoxious and tacky. Expect to see more of it, and on every clothing piece from a bougie looking coat to kitten heels. This won’t be limited to just cheetah print, either. You’ll probs see other animal patterns like tiger, snow leopard, and even giraffe.
ASOS DESIGN Oversize Wrap Top In Leopard Print

2. Ruched Details

Any texture that begins with an r is almost always fugly. Ruffles, ripples, ruching—how about let’s not and say we did. Not only do I think they are not flattering in the slightest, but they’re awkward, bulky, and honestly, it just looks like you’ve snagged a thread in your shirt. Let’s leave this trend in the early 2000s where it belongs.
Out From Under Dalis Ruched V-Neck Thermal Top

3. Western Vibes

A ton of big designers have incorporated western vibes into their collections, so naturally, every other brand will try to mimic this. Yes, I’m pointing to Zara, Forever21, and ASOS. Unless you pregame to Blake Shelton and actually enjoy wearing your cowboy boots to the bar, I’m just going to advise you give this a hard pass to prevent social suicide. I’m only looking out for you, girlfriend.
Band of Gypsies Bohemian Ruffle Skirt In Rust & Navy

4. ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Dresses

This is supposed to be a flirty “romantic” trend next season, but it only makes you look like Laura Ingalls Wilder—and not in a good way. These dresses are one thing on the Valentino runway, but in real life, it’s a no from me. As far as I’m concerned, this looks more like a Halloween costume than a dress that’s supposed to be taken seriously. Sorry not sorry.
Mikael Aghal pleated floral-print Georgette Gown

5. Knee-High Leather Boots

As much as we all love OTK boots, all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, the ever-changing fashion industry is trying to make knee-high boots a thing. This style is probably the exact pair your high school history teacher used to wear so she wouldn’t cross the line between prude and slutty. End result? A boot that falls somewhere in the middle of the calf and looks awko taco AF. Stick with the ankle bootie or classic OTK—Never in between.

IRO Faxi Boots

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