Add Flowers to Your Fall Wardrobe

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Florals are always fun to wear, and while they may be common in the spring, they are more unexpected in the months of fall. For those who do not want to let go of their pretty blooms quite just yet, here are a few tips on how you can add flowers to your fall wardrobe.

Floral Printed Pants
Floral printed pants may seem a bit much for many people, but these can actually be pulled off quite easily, and will instantly brighten up any gloomy fall days. To ensure that your look does not appear childish, opt for subtle florals against a dark background, and pair this with a neutral colored top, as well as minimal, neutral accessories.

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Floral Earrings
Elegant floral earrings can easily become the focal point of your entire outfit, making it important for you to have a go-to pair that you can pair with a variety of items of clothing. The floral earrings from Sequin NYC are a great example of this, as their deep red color beautifully reflects the colors of fall, and will accentuate just about any outfit.

Embroidered Florals
Floral prints can be found just about everywhere, but embroidered florals have that extra special touch, and are also much more delicate and subtle than prints. Whether you opt for a floral embroidered handbag, or a skirt embroidered with flowers, this is a light and sophisticated way to add florals to your fall wardrobe.

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Floral Dresses and Jumpsuits
The majority of people out there tend to wear florals as an accent, or as a small part of their overall outfit. However, if you are looking to really make a statement, opt for a long floral dress, or even a floral jumpsuit. Go for a floral print that is eye-catching and intense, and keep the rest of your accessories minimal, allowing your dress to really stand out.

Fall Colors
Since florals are a print that is usually on-trend in the spring months, many of the floral prints out there feature either delicate white and pastel patterns or bright tropical prints, neither of which really lend themselves well to the golden months of fall. Instead of opting for spring and summer-esque florals, try to find some that feature the colors of fall, from burnt reds to crisp browns to touches of gold.

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Floral Shoes
Having florals on your shoes is quite unexpected, but is a great way to wear them subtly, without having them as part of your main outfit. Whether you opt for ankle boots or playful flats, try to find a pair that will work with several of your go-to fall outfits.

There are so many ways in which you can incorporate florals into your fall wardrobe, so long as you are willing to experiment a bit. Whether it may be with your shoes and earrings or a statement dress, do not be afraid to try out different looks until you find one that not only works for your body, but also for the season.

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Stars Who Serve as Fashion Inspiration

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When it comes to fashion inspiration, celebrities are great to turn to, as they have access to the finest clothing and top stylists. While there are many stars who know how to dress well, these are some of the most stylish celebrities out there.

Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge is not only known for her royal status, but also for her impeccable fashion taste. Whether she is strolling around London in designer jeans, or walking the red carpet in a flowing gown, Kate Middleton knows how to flatter her figure in an elegant and classy way.

Rachel Bilson
A much-loved actress, Rachel Bilson has a petite frame, and knows how to dress in a way that really accentuates this. She has long since been an advocate for fashion, and has a number of fashion projects currently on the go, from being a Chanel ambassador to being the style director for Sunglass Hut. Bilson is also a star that can look just as chic in everyday clothing as she does on the red carpet, and always seems to pick just the right pieces to wear.

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens has a fantastic sense of personal style, dressing in a way that embodies the 70’s, but with a modern and trendy twist. On top of this, Hudgens has quite the signature look when it comes to hair and makeup, with her sultry eyeliner and long bob managing to work with all of her outfits.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely
An English actress and model, Rosie Huntington-Whitely has a style that screams rocker chic, making her a great celebrity to look at if this is the vibe that you want to go for. Many of her looks feature black skinny jeans, boots and a choker, making them extremely versatile. After Rosie became pregnant, she started keeping track of all of her maternity looks, showing how her sense of style evolved as her body changed.

Victoria Beckham
Ever since she was in the Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham has been known for her love for fashion and her sophisticated way of dressing. This “posh” look is one that has really evolved with Beckham over the years, and even though she may have toned it down slightly, there is now a complexity to her style that never existed before. For those who want to turn to Victoria Beckham for fashion inspiration, do not forget to look at the fashion collections that she has designed, as well as all of her own previous looks.

Nicole Richie

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Nicole Richie
While Nicole Richie may not have had the greatest reputation over the years, she always manages to perfect that bohemian princess look that keeps coming back into style. In addition to her fashion choices, Richie has always been a woman that has loved to accessorize, and now has her own jewelry line that beautifully reflects her personality.

There are so many chic and stylish stars out there, and when it comes to deciding who to look to for fashion inspiration, you need to keep your own sense of style in mind. If you prefer looks that are more refined and elegant, take inspiration from Kate Middleton or Victoria Beckham, while those who want some edge and attitude will be inspired by Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Nicole Richie.

Choosing the Perfect Statement Coat

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With the colder months creeping up on us, it is time to update your wardrobe to reflect the changing seasons, and this means adding in some fall and winter coats. While neutral colors and styles may be great to wear year upon year, a statement coat is always fun to have, as this will instantly brighten up your cold weather outfits, and help you to stand out from the crowd.

Bold but Classic Colors and Prints
While you want your coat to make a statement, you do not want it to appear too trendy, as this will mean that you will not be able to wear it next year. When it comes to choosing colors and prints, opt for ones that are bold and vibrant, but still elegantly classic, such as stripes, checks or animal prints. These patterns tend to not go out of style, making your statement coat quite the investment piece.

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Dramatic Silhouettes
Not everybody enjoys wearing bold colors and prints, and, if this is the case for you, then you can always look to the silhouette of your coat to make a statement. There are so many different styles out there that can really add some drama to your outfit, even if they are in neutral colors, such as oversized coats, vintage-inspired coats, and exaggerated details, from zippers to buttons to pockets. However, when it comes to picking a silhouette, you still need to make sure that it suits your body shape. Those who are taller can go for longer styles of coats, while those who are more petite should opt for styles that are shorter and well-tailored.

Try Out Different Fabrics and Textures
The majority of winter coats out there will be made from a waterproof fabric, as winters tend to be wet. However, do not be afraid to opt for alternative fabrics and textures when it comes to picking out a statement coat, whether this may be leather, tweed, cashmere, faux fur, or a knit. If the choices are too overwhelming, try to consider the types of outfits that you will be wearing your coat with, and opt for a fabric and texture that will contrast with this.

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Do Not Forget About Warmth
While you are thinking about color, print, silhouette, fabric and texture, you need to ensure that you do not forget to pick out a coat that will provide you with sufficient warmth, because this is, after all, its purpose. When it comes to warmth, wool coats tend to be the warmest, but, if you have opted for a cooler fabric or cut, you can still make sure that the coat features a warm lining, whether this may be fleece, shearling, or another cosy fabric.

A statement coat is a great way to add some attitude to your winter outfits, but you need to ensure that you pick one that not only flatters you, but also complements the rest of your winter wardrobe. Do not forget that when wearing a statement coat, you should try to keep the rest of your accessories simple, as this will help your coat to really stand out.

Six Ways to Wear Denim This Fall

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You can never really go wrong with denim, but, if the only denim that you wear is your go-to pair of jeans, it may be time to update your wardrobe. From double denim to colored denim, here are six ways that you can wear denim this fall.

Double Denim
The double denim look is always a fun one, but you need to ensure that the pieces that you choose are quite modern, otherwise your outfit will end up looking dated. A pair of skinny denim jeans, worn with a white t-shirt and a denim jacket, is always going to look clean and sophisticated, with the denim giving it a casual edge. Pair this with some heeled ankle boots if you want to dress it up, or just go with sneakers for a more laid back vibe.

High-Waisted, Wide-Legged Jeans
High-waisted, wide-legged jeans are wonderfully dramatic, but can easily be toned down depending on how you choose to style them. The fact that they are high waisted means that they will flatter your figure, while also giving you plenty of choice when it comes to deciding what top to wear with them.

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Colored Denim
Denim primarily comes in shades of blue, but there are plenty of options out there when it comes to colored denim too. White is clean and fresh, while bold and bright shades can really give your denim a whole new attitude.

Denim Shirts
Denim shirts are perfect for the months of fall, as they provide enough coverage and warmth, but can easily be styled to adapt to warmer days. For those days when you want to bare some skin, wear your denim shirt tied at the waist with the sleeves rolled up, paired with some shorts. For chillier days, wear it with some jeans and ankle boots, throwing a jacket over the top if your shirt happens to be made from a thinner material.

Draped Denim Dress
Denim dresses are another item that is so much fun to wear, and there are so many styles out there to choose from. While maxi dresses and mini dresses may be the most popular, midi dresses are perfect for the months of fall. Draped styles will add an element of drama to your look, and will help your dress to stand out from the more conventional denim dresses out there.

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Cropped Jeans
With winter on its way, you are soon going to have to completely cover up, which is why you need to take advantage of the fall months and show some leg while you still can. Cropped jeans are fantastic for this, as they provide coverage and warmth but accentuate your figure by revealing a bit of your legs. If you would prefer to show a bit more skin, opt for a distressed style of cropped jeans, and wear this with a pair of sandals rather than closed shoes.

One of the biggest advantages to wearing denim is that it is so versatile, and can easily be dressed up or down. This applies to each of the looks mentioned above, making each of these pieces a worthwhile investment.

New Ways to Wear Stripes

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Stripes are classic and can be seen just about everywhere this season. For those of you who need some inspiration when it comes to wearing stripes in new and exciting ways, here are a few looks that you can try.

A Horizontally Striped Dress
Many would say that horizontal stripes are extremely unflattering, but this all depends on where the stripes are placed, as well as the colors that are used. If you have a black background, with thoughtfully placed stripes, this will beautifully accentuate your figure. A knee length, knit dress is perfect for this, but make sure that you try it on beforehand, so as to make sure that the stripes really do flatter your own individual figure.

Double Up
While wearing a top and bottom that both feature stripes can be difficult to pull off, you will have an incredible look if you manage to do so. To make the task easier, make sure that the stripes in both of your garments are similar in size, but that the colors differ. Mixing stripes is already quite experimental, so do not be afraid to go bold and bright, even if the colors seem to initially clash.

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A Vertically Striped Skirt
Vertical stripes are great for elongating the body, but they do not often feature in skirts, which is why, if you find one that works for you, this item is a keeper. The great thing about a striped skirt is that it is so versatile, and can be dressed up with a pretty blouse and some heels, or dressed down with a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt.

Striped Heels
Shoes tend to come in single colors, but having a striped pair of heels can really add a whole new dimension to your outfit. This is also a great way to bring stripes into your look subtly, without having to invest in striped clothing. Striped heels can be worn in so many different ways, whether paired with jeans for a classy casual look or worn to add some interest to an LBD.

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Big, Bold and Diagonal
The majority of stripes that you will see in stores are quite classic, but big, bold and diagonal is a fun way to wear them, and will definitely have you standing out of the crowd. Jonathan Saunders is a great designer to look to when it comes to inspiration for this, as his graphic striped slip dress flows perfectly over the body. Since you are already making quite a statement with this style of stripe, do not be afraid to be loud with colors.

Each and every year, stripes always seem to make it on the list of seasonal trends, and this is because they can be worn in so many different ways, resulting in looks that appear completely different year upon year. Whether you decide to double up and wear a striped skirt with a striped top or go for a simple dress that features big, bold and graphic stripes, these looks will no doubt add some extra fun to your wardrobe.

The Accessories You Need for a Beach Weekend

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Summer is now beginning to draw to a close, meaning that if you were looking to get away to the beach for a weekend, now is the time to plan it. From sunglasses to a waterproof phone case, these are the accessories that you should not forget to pack.

Waterproof Phone Case
Water is everywhere at the beach, and even if you do not plan on taking your phone into the sea with you, you should still consider some extra protection for it. A protective waterproof phone case will not only ensure that your phone stays dry, but it will also prevent any sand or dirt from entering it, leaving you free to use your phone throughout the weekend without having to worry about causing any damage.

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A Beach Bag
A beach bag is absolutely essential to tote all of your belongings around in, but you need to ensure that this properly fastens up, so that your bag will not end up filled with sand. A bag that has separate compartments will always be useful, especially if you are carrying valuables, and you should also try to opt for one that has been crafted from a waterproof material.

Sunglasses
The skin around your eyes is much more delicate than that on the rest of your face, which is why this is often the first area to show signs of wrinkles and fine lines. Since the sun is responsible for up to 90% of facial wrinkles, sunglasses are one of the best ways to protect your eye area from the damaging effects of the sun. Make sure that your sunglasses are UV blocking, and opt for a wraparound style if you want extra protection on the sides of your face.

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A Sarong
While you will likely be wearing swimwear throughout the weekend, there will always come times when you need to cover up, and a sarong is perfect for this. This is one of the most versatile items of clothing out there, as it can be used in so many ways. Whether you wrap it into a dress or a skirt, or use it as a beach blanket, this is an accessory that you will definitely want by your side, and it will also not take up too much room in your luggage.

Flat Sandals
If you are planning a night out on the town, you may want to pack a pair of heels, but, during the day, nothing beats a pair of quality flat sandals. These match with just about everything, and you could even opt for a pair that features elaborate beading or leather straps if you want them to take on a dressier edge. Sandals can also easily fit into just about any beach bag, meaning that you can conveniently swap them for another pair of shoes if you need to.

Deciding what to pack for a beach weekend can be difficult, as you do not want to overpack, but you also do not want to leave anything important behind. From your sunglasses to your sandals, make sure that all of these items have a place in your luggage before you set off.

Add a Pop of Color to Your Neutral Attire

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Wearing neutrals together is an easy and convenient way to dress, as this does not require too much planning. However, while neutrals are great, adding a pop of color to your outfit can really help to brighten it up and give it that extra special edge.

Bold Shoes
While you likely already own plenty of neutral colored shoes, investing in a couple of pairs of bright and bold footwear is always worthwhile. Since you are going to be pairing them with neutrals, the colors that you go for do not matter too much, as just about any bright color will match, so go for a shade that makes you feel confident and sexy.

A Bright Jacket
With the colder months quickly approaching, it is time to bring out all of your coats and jackets that you stored away for the summer. If you own a brightly colored jacket or coat, this is a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit, and, since it is just outerwear, it means that you will not have to wear that color throughout the day, and can remove it whenever you need to. If your outfit is predominantly black and white, cool colors, or even neons and hot pinks, look great with this, while warmer neutrals tend to work best with rich, jewel tones.

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A Printed Scarf
Scarves are a fantastic way to add some color, as well as pattern, to your outfit, and because of how versatile they are, they can be worn in so many different ways. Whether you wear it as a sash, a headband, around your neck, or as a pocket square, position your scarf in a location that you want to draw the eye to, as the scarf will create a great focal point. Do not be afraid to opt for vibrant prints either, as printed scarves are perfect for adding multiple colors to an outfit.

A Bright Belt
Belts are not only perfect for accentuating the waist, but can also add a burst of color to your outfit, especially if this is the only colorful item that you are wearing. When it comes to color combinations, there are many classic pairings that work brilliantly when it comes to belts, such as a red belt on a black dress, or an electric blue belt on a grey outfit.

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Striking Jewellery
Neutral clothing provides a beautifully clean background to showcase striking jewellery shades, making this a fun and interesting way to add some color to your outfit. A necklace is the easiest way to go, and you could even opt for multiple necklace strands, each featuring a different color.

Outfits that consist of neutral colors are clean and sophisticated, but adding a pop of color does give them a bit more personality. Whether you opt for some bold red shoes or a vibrant printed scarf, do not be afraid to experiment with your outfits and accessories, as you will no doubt come up with some combinations that you love.

Incorporating Capris Into Your Business Casual Wardrobe

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While many people may initially think that capris are just too casual to wear to work, even if the attire calls for business casual, this really all depends on how you style them, as well as the style of your capris themselves. For those who want to incorporate capris into their business casual wardrobe, here are a few tips to help you to put together some chic but professional looks.

Choose the Length Wisely
The length of your capris will have a huge impact on your overall look, which is why you need to ensure that you choose their length wisely. They should fall to just below the muscular part of your calf, preferably between your calf and your ankle. The reason for this is because this is the narrowest part of your leg, meaning that this is the area that you should be emphasizing. However, keep in mind that everybody is different, and it is always worth visiting a tailor to have your capris altered to a length that flatters your shape the best. You should always opt for a tapered or straight legged capri pant, rather than wide legs, as you want to create a long and sleek look.

Stay Away From Details
As mentioned above, the look that you are going for is long, sleek and professional, which is why you should stay away from any added design details. Whether this may be accentuated side pockets or large cuffs, opt for capris that are minimal and elegant.

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Colors and Patterns
When it comes to choosing colors and patterns for your capris, sticking to neutral colors is always going to be best for the workplace. You should also try to go for a solid color rather than a pattern or print, as prints can be much harder to style, and it can be difficult finding patterns that are appropriate for the workplace.

Choosing a Top
While long tops, and even short dresses or flowy tunics, can look incredibly stylish with a pair of capris, this will only work if you are quite tall. For everyone else, try to opt for tops that fall just to the top of your capris, as this will create the impression of a longer leg. Alternatively, you can also wear a longer top but tuck this in, as this will ensure that your figure is not drowned out.

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Footwear
Many people tend to wear platform heels with capris, and while this can sometimes look great, it can also often end up looking clunky. Sandals or ankle-strap flats are a better option, while a kitten heel will really help to accentuate your exposed calf. If you want to create the illusion of longer legs, opt for shoes that are a nude color, or, if not, go for footwear that is the same color as your capris.

Dressy capris are wonderfully suited to the workplace, as long as you know how to style them. From wearing the right heels to choosing the most flattering top, these tips should give you plenty of ideas when it comes to styling your capris.

Let Leggings Transition You From Summer to Fall

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Transitioning your favorite summer outfits into the cooler days of fall can often be quite difficult, but, as long as you have a couple of pairs of leggings, you should not have a problem. Leggings are extremely versatile, and are ideal for providing you with that extra bit of coverage and warmth, without detracting too much from the essence of your summery look.

Summer Slip Dress
Summer slip dresses can be slightly tricky to style for fall, but leggings make this so much easier. Simply wear a button-down shirt underneath your dress, and then a pair of leggings underneath. Pair this with some heeled ankle boots, as well as a pair of sunglasses to finish off the look.

Denim Jacket
Denim jackets are perfect for the cooler fall months, and, whether you opt for a longer or a cropped style, they work so well with leggings. Depending on how heavy your jacket is, you could wear just a tank top underneath, or a short sleeved summer t-shirt. If the day turns particularly warm, simply tie your denim jacket around your waist for a laid back, casual look.

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Sweatshirts and Cardigans
If you have some summer tops that you usually wear with shorts, try pairing them with some leggings instead. Then, all you need to do is add a sweatshirt or a cardigan, and you are good to go. If you have opted for a summer crop top, try finding a cropped sweatshirt to wear with this, as this should give you enough coverage to ensure that you do not feel cold with your bare stomach.

Tailored Blazer
A black tailored blazer paired with some black leggings is beautifully chic, and works well with just a plain white t-shirt underneath. This look can be worn with some sneakers for the daytime, or with some heels for the evening, making it a fantastic transitional outfit if you need to quickly and easily go from day to night. Do not forget to bring along a spare bag too, as a large black leather bucket bag would be great for the day, whereas a smaller, colorful, clutch bag would add an extra stylish touch to an evening outfit.

Cropped Leggings
While full-length leggings tend to be most popular, cropped leggings are a great alternative, especially for fall. These allow you to reap all of the benefits of leggings, but still show a little bit of skin, which is always great before you need to cover up for the cold winter months.

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Oversized Scarf
An oversized scarf can really give you a surprising amount of warmth, meaning that you can still wear your flowy summer tops well into fall. Simply pair this with an oversized scarf and some sunglasses, and you will have an outfit that is perfect for a sunny fall day.

One of the main advantages to leggings is that they are so incredibly versatile, and can be styled in ways that allow you to wear them just about anywhere. Whether you pair them with your favorite summer dress, or with a t-shirt and a sweatshirt, these outfits are perfect for transitioning you to the next season.

New in Fall Footwear

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Each season brings with it exciting new trends, and this fall is no exception, especially when it comes to footwear. From flats to block heels, these are the styles that you need to be keeping an eye out for this upcoming season.

Block Heels
In addition to being easier than thin, stiletto heels to walk in, block heels are also much better for the health of your feet, making them a trend that many women will welcome in this fall. While block heels were featured on quite a few shoe styles, they were most prevalent on ankle boots, making them shoes that you will be able to wear through the winter too. To allow your shoes to really make a statement, opt for a pair that boasts a more unique and interesting style, such as one that has been decorated with studs, or crafted from a richly colored velvet.

Slouchy Boots
Boots are often back on trend when fall rolls around, but, this season, it is slouchy boots that have really made their mark in the fashion industry. These boots are tall, but are quite slouchy around the ankles, and promise to instantly bring your wardrobe into the new season.

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Loafers
Rather than traditional loafers, the loafers that you will be seeing everywhere this fall are more of a hybrid style, as they look as though they have been crossed with slides. These shoes are so convenient, as they are a slip-on style and do not feature any buckles or straps while being just as comfortable as a pair of slippers. These are best worn with cropped pants or dark denim, and should also be worn with bare feet, as socks will only make your whole outfit appear cluttered and chunky.

Red Ankle Boots
If you are only going to invest in one new pair of shoes this fall, let that be red ankle boots, as these were seen on just about every fall 2017 runway. Red is a bold color that exudes confidence and will give your fall outfits an instant update. When it comes to the heel, block heels are best to go for, as mentioned above, and this is also quite a classic heel, meaning that you are likely going to be able to wear these boots for years to come.

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Cowboy Boots
Whether you love them or hate them, cowboy boots have been making quite an appearance on fashion runways, and are set to be a big trend this fall. While many designers styled their clothing with cowboy boots, it was the Calvin Klein runway that really stood out, as the boots here were styled in a casual but chic way, worn underneath track pants.

Purchasing a pair of on-trend shoes is a quick and easy way to give your whole wardrobe an update for the upcoming season, as your shoes can have a huge impact on the rest of your outfit. From red ankle boots to slide-on loafers, these are the top trends to keep in mind the next time you are out shopping for footwear.