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5 Fall Shoe Trends and How to Style Them for Work

 

Whether we accept it or not, Fall is here! It marks the season of change in life and (for a lot of us) and in our wardrobes. We have distilled the 5 hottest shoe trends this fall. And to show you how to style them for work, we drew inspirations from our favorite petite fashion bloggers, whose blogs you should always bookmarked —

Wendy from Wendy's Lookbook, Jean from Extrapetite.com, Catherine from The Souther Gloss, Helena from Brooklyn Blonde, Kelly from Alterations Needed, and Annie from StylishPetite.com.

Here are the 5 trends.

 

 

Trend #1 — Chunky Heels

 

Paring Suggestions

1. Cropped pants and blazer of the same color. 

Image from Wendy's Lookbook

  

2. A form fitting pencil skirt or color-blocked dress.
The key is to match the color of the skirt/bottom part of your outfit with the shoes.
 

Image from Wendy's Lookbook 

 

 

Trend #2 — Mid-Heel Pumps (aka Kitten Heels) 


 

 

Pairing Suggestions

1. Animal Prints Mid-Heels
 Pair with a simple sihouette and neutral color visually creates a long and lean body.

 

2. Black Suede Mid-Heels

Go black all the way with a twist of lace. You are going to see a lot of lace. I meant, A LOT!


 

3. Valention-Inspired Studded Mid-Heels

The blogger-sphere ubiquitous Valentino stud pumps hit big last year. This mid-heels version are much easier for the everyday office walking. A casual combo—  white jeans and denim button shirt brings out the luxurious impression accented by these shoes. For added class, throw on a trench coat in beige color like Jean from did here.


Image from Extrapetite.com 



Trend #3 — Mules


Pairing Suggestions

1. To contrast with the luxury impression of the shoes, pair with simple white collar shirt and blue jeans.



2. For a long and lean body while keeping it casual, pair with a black fitted tee and black skinny jeans.



Trend #4 — Oxford Shoes 

Borrow it from the boys, Oxford shoes are the perfect balance between masculinity and femininity, all with comfort. 

Image from Alterations Needed 

 

Pairing Suggestions

1. For a classic tomboy look, pair a pair of black oxford with black skinny or boyfriend jeans and a pin-stripe collar shirt.

Image from Alterations Needed

 

2. For a more formal dressed up look, thrown on a blazer. A pair of brown Oxford goes well with brown blazer — formal yet low key.

Image from Brooklyn Blonde



Trend #5 — Booties

Booties have made a come back in recent years, but with more sophisticated options so you can rock them at the office now.

Image from Sézane


Pairing Suggestions

1. If your work place's dress code is quite casual, you may attempt this colorful and cheerful look from Catherine — Throw a long cardigan over a romper.

Image from Today's Woman Magazine

 

2. For a more subdued style, pair with a parker or military style trench coat.

Image from Wendy's Lookbook

 

3. For more coverage or a less "street" look, pair your booties with a at-knee dress. To add more formality, wear a gingham shirt under the dress like Annie from Stylish Petite. She is 4′ 11.75″ tall. 

Image from Stylish Petite

 

4. Prefer jeans? Try a pair of open-toe booties. For added professional impression, complement with a blouse and a blazer. A blouse with prints is a good way to ground the whole look so it is both formal, but not too uptight. You can steal this pairing from Annie at Stylish Petite again.

Image from StylishPetite.com 

 

Posted on 14 September 2016

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