Last week when I was driving home from Maine, I put out a call on Instagram for questions. One of them was: What are you most looking forward to in the fall?
Immediately, without a moment’s hesitation, I responded: Boots and sweaters!
I’m a summer girl through and through, but I do love fall fashion, and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the perfect time to get ahead of the game and start stocking your closet for the best fashion season of the year.
Today I’m sharing my 5 must-have shoes for fall, and all of these are currently on sale. Yes, some are starting to sell out, but I’ve included other options for each category that are well stocked.
The #NSale is happening now through Aug 4th, so make sure to check it out before prices go back up. If you want to be one of the first to shop this sale next year, you can sign up for the Nordstrom credit card to receive perks like Early Access to the Anniversary Sale and more.
5 Must Have Shoes for Fall #NSale
#1. Ankle Boots // Ankle boots are hotter than ever, and there are so many options available from heels to flats, wedges to block heels, western styles to sock booties, and even open-toe and perforated styles that you can start wearing right away.
I was excited to find these Lucky Brand wedge booties in the sesame suede. It’s such a great neutral, and they’re extremely comfortable (they have a padded footbed) and also water-proof.
The notched topline and layered detailing is a nice touch, and they come in a bunch of other colors as well as leopard and snakeskin.
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#2. Tall Boots // Whether they’re OTK or knee-high, tall boots continue to be an important fall wardrobe essential. I love tall boots for their warmth, plus they have a way of elongating and slimming that’s extremely flattering.
My Vince Camuto OTK Boots are from last year’s #NSale, but this year’s pair is very similar — just updated with a slightly more rounded toe and a little more going on with the whipstitching detail. They also come in extended calf for tall girls.
These are nice because they have a 2″ stacked heel, making them super walkable. Nordstrom has a lot of other tall boot options, from casual to dressy, depending on your wardrobe needs. I’ll share some of my favorites below.
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#3. Stylish Sneakers // These days sneakers aren’t just for the gym — they can also make a chic fashion statement.
These Nike trainers were calling my name when I saw them in my local store, and I couldn’t stop thinking about them, so I went back and got them before we left for Maine.
I love the rose gold color and the sock-like fit. They’re super lightweight and well-padded — perfect for training sessions at the gym, long days of sightseeing, or chasing your kids at the park.
Here’s how I’d style them with boyfriend jeans and a sporty tee for casual wear.
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#4. Animal Print // The hottest trend going this fall is animal print, and shoes are no exception.
These Jeffrey Campbell snakeskin booties were one of the first items that caught my eye in the #NSale preview catalog, and they did not disappoint!
I love the pink hues in the snakeskin print, and the goring angles on the sides. They feel great on, and the price is pretty nice too — during the #NSale, they’re under $100.
I styled them with skinny jeans and a neutral cowlneck pullover, but they will be an incredibly versatile piece in my wardrobe this fall. In fact, I can start wearing them now with shorts and skirts.
Unfortunately, they did sell out, but I’ll link up some more snakeskin bootie options as well as a few other animal print shoes from the #NSale below.
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#5. Statement Heels // I love a good pair of heels, and I’m excited about the variety of textures and prints available this fall.
These plaid pumps are a fun way to pop a neutral outfit, plus they’re very comfortable and walkable. They have a padded footbed and 3 1/4″ heel.
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