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Back to School Fashion: 3 More Shoe Trends for Fall 2010


3 more hot shoe trends for fall 2010

Yesterday, we covered the top five shoe trends for fall 2010. But because there are so many trendy shoe styles in stores right now, we couldn’t keep the list to five! Therefore, I’ve compiled a list of three more hot shoe styles you’ll want to be wearing this season. Interested? Read on!

1. Desert Boots

Cute desert boots for fall

(Top Heeled , Pewter Wedge, Pink Wedge, Brown Boots)

All you tomboy fashionistas will love this season’s desert boot. Rugged yet cute, these boots add a touch of masculinity to any outfit. One cool thing about these boots is that they are also in style for men this season, meaning if you have a significant other, you can both rock out in these and be sickeningly cute together. Either way, pair your desert boots with a pair of slouchy skinnies or some tights to look chic-ly disheveled.

2. Combat Boots

Cute combat boots for fall

(Brown, Gold Patterned, Floral, Black)

In line with this season’s military trend, combat boots in all heights and patterns will be popular for fall. All colors and patterns are welcome, so if you’re daring, you can experiment with floral patterns like the boots above, or keep it simple with a plain black pair. In fact, as we covered in our first post on fall 2010 shoe trends, lace-up shoes in general are a fashion must for fall, so make sure you know how to tie your laces!

3. Wedge Heels

Cute wedge heels for fall

(Black Cutouts, Brown Peeptoe, Taupe Suede, White BuckleRed Wedge)

They’ve been big on the blogosphere and among fashion’s elite for a while now, but now these previously-tough-to-find shoes are starting to crop up everywhere. Wedge heels come in a variety of styles, so whether you want something strappy, buckled, full-coverage, or somewhere in between, there’s a shoe for you. And what’s best is that the wedge is generally easier to walk in than your typical stiletto, and is a bit gentler on your heels. What’s not to love about that?

Bonus: Boots of All Styles!

Fall 2010 boots

(Thigh High, Cowboy, Black Heel, Peep Toe, Brown Buckle, Black Laceup)

Okay, I cheated – I couldn’t keep the list to three. Surprise, surprise: boots- everyone’s favorite fall shoe, will be back again, and pretty much every style imaginable will be acceptable.

As I said before, lacing will be a popular trend for fall, so lace-up boots are a great fashion-forward choice. As far as shaft height goes, mid-calf boots (which were popular last fall), will be less popular, though certainly still wearable. Most boots this season will end right above the knee or over the knee. Additionaly, sleek and streamlined styles are a little more popular this season (as opposed to last season’s “slouch” style), so if you’re trying to stay trendy, those are the key things you should look out for.

Honestly, though, I say forgo trends and pick out the boots you like- you really can’t go wrong.


What do you think of this fall’s “it shoes?” Do you have a favorite style? Is there a style that you absolutely hate? What shoes will you be wearing this fall? Whatever your thoughts, let me know in the comments!

Posted on on August 30, 2010 / Filed Under: Trends / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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24 Responses to “Back to School Fashion: 3 More Shoe Trends for Fall 2010”

  1. 1
    August 30th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I am in love with wedge heels and especially boots! BUT I’m not the hugest fan of fall’s trends this year. I find that I preferred last year’s better; probably because I could fit it with my personal style better!


  2. 2
    August 30th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Love the wedge heels and the desert boots, as you call them! Definitely my favorites. Comfortable, but trendy and with a high heel!

  3. 3
    August 30th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    love the wedges!

    can you guys make a back to school bargains & finds? i’m planning on going shopping soon & was hoping you guys could make some cheap, fun suggestions!

  4. 4
    August 30th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    love wedge heels!
    and boots, of course.

  5. 5
    August 30th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I’m glad the boot trends are going in the direction of tall – I do like the mid calf ones I own, but I’ve been long searching for a decent pair of knee-highs since they’re the most flattering and versatile for me. Also, I’m lusting after the tall lace-up combat boots, though I suspect they wouldn’t be quite so tall (which is ok for that style, I think)

  6. 6
    August 31st, 2010 at 12:12 am

    now i love this list!!

  7. 7
    August 31st, 2010 at 1:11 am

    great list!!!
    …kinda random question…I don’t have a Charlotte Russe in my country, do they ship internationally? Also, is the quality comparable to say…H&M or F21? Because the price points are about the same. I’m just wondering before I commit to buying anything :)

  8. 8
    August 31st, 2010 at 9:43 am

    @laura: charlotte russe is definitely the same type of quality as a forever 21. like any cheaper store, there are obviously gems, but pay careful attention to what you are buying and its description so that you are not surprised when you get your items!

  9. 9
    August 31st, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I love the desert boots…esp the tan and brown ones!

  10. 10
    August 31st, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I bought a pair of black suede mid-height slouch boots from Delia’s at the end of last winter season when they were on clearance. Is it still cool to wear them this year?

  11. 11
    August 31st, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I didn’t have a chance to get some over-the-knee boots last season, so I’m saving up to make that purchase this year! Love the choices in every category!

  12. 12
    September 1st, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    i love love love the desert boots and the combat boots…those r the most like my style…i really want those heeled desert boots! and i might have to find a pair of floral doc martens!

  13. 13
    September 7th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I am loving the wedge heels – especially the taupe suede ones! I have been all over the place looking for the most budget friendly pair I could find, and have actually had some success at Forever 21 (online). I’m not generally a fan of shoes from Forever 21, but they have some cute booties for the Fall (but they are TALL).

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