Fall Shoe Trends For 2017 | une femme d'un certain âge

Dipping A Toe Into Fall Trends

Casual outfit with velvet mules and pearl jewelry. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

fragrance | jacket | tee (similar) | earrings | watch | jeans | bracelet | bag | shoes

Parsing The Fall Shoe Trends

I’ve come to regard trends as opportunities to try something new, when a trend appeals to me and when it feels like a good fit with my style. Shoes and accessories can be a fun way to test drive trends and refresh our wardrobes without a huge commitment.

The 70’s continue to have a big influence on fashion, from silhouettes to materials and finishes. I see a lot of what I call Luxe Bohemian style in this fall’s collections. Even if your wardrobe is more classic or modern though, some of these footwear styles can fit right in. (Though not for wet weather.)


Ash bordeaux velvet boots. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Velvet is an instant shot of Glam. If your style runs a bit more rock-n-roll, try a pair of velvet ankle boots.

velvet flats with fleur-de-lis embroidery. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Velvet smoking slippers are a classic choice. I love the fleur-de-lis embroidery on these!

More Velvet

boots | loafers | mules | flats | heels | sneakers

Embroidery And Brocade

Anne Klein floral brocade ankle boots. Brocade is one of my favorite fall shoe trends! Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Brocade doesn’t have to be fussy, and embroidery isn’t just for the Boho Gals. Both can have a place in a modern wardrobe. Above: mid-heel floral brocade Chelsea boot. I have a real soft spot for Asian-inspired floral prints like this one.

Joie mules with hummingbird embroidery. Details at une femme d'un certain age

I don’t need another pair of mules, but the hummingbird embroidery on these is so cool…

I Love A Brocade….

boots | loafers | mules | flats | heels | sneakers


Marc Fisher silver chelsea booties. Details at une femme d'un certain age

Silver footwear is one of those trends that I think can work well with a variety of styles. These silver chelsea boots are now in my closet, awaiting cooler weather.

Silver skimmer shoe from Cole Haan. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

A skimmer style always looks sleek and modern to me.

When it comes to metallics, I prefer more muted finishes. I think they’re easier to wear than the shiny, mirror finishes, but you may prefer the latter. I tend to wear only one metallic piece at a time, not including jewelry. And don’t be afraid to mix your metals! You can wear gold jewelry with silver-toned metallics and visa versa.

Hi-yo Silver!

boots | loafers | mules | flats | heels | sneakers

Are there any fall shoe trends that have caught your eye?

More Fancy Footwork…

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  1. Maryann
    September 11, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Love the embroidery and brocade boots but without the heel.

  2. September 12, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Love the embroidered slip ons. Have just ordered a pair of silver boots. Can’t wait for them to arrive.

  3. September 12, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I love the velvet trend. Anything textural or embroidered pleases me. I cannot wear anything with pointy toes due to the dreaded bunion. I am on the hunt for a pair of velvet loafers that I can wear.

  4. September 14, 2017 / 10:31 am

    There are leopard kitten heeled Manolos that would be awesome with this outfit!!!

    • Susan B
      September 14, 2017 / 11:01 am


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