Refreshing your wardrobe for fall can be downright stressful. All of the sudden the temperatures drop and your closet is supposed to be stocked full of jackets, scarves and sweaters that are both cozy and on-trend. Even more challenging is finding the right shoes. While sandals or slides were your summer go-tos, there are just so many more options when it comes to dressing for weather that is cool and breezy.
Instead of feeling paralyzed by possibility this year, try to keep it simple. Think of your fall shoe collection as a set of timeless, versatile pieces that make you feel effortlessly put together even on the days when you feel like a mess.
To help you get started, we've put together a list of the five styles to keep in mind when you're out shopping for your new staples, or when you're looking to spruce up last year's favorites.
1. The smart and sophisticated office-appropriate flat
A well-crafted, sturdy flat made of leather or suede is beyond necessary this season. You can opt for loafers, oxfords or pointy-toe flats, and pair them with anything from jeans to skirts to trousers. Using a bold color or metallic shoe as a basic will add some personality to an otherwise tame outfit.