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Fall’s Personality Shoes

Marc Jacobs Amber platform boots
Marc Jacobs Amber platform boots
Marc Jacobs Amber platform boots, $525

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It’s the season of the Personality Shoe. These are the boots, pumps, and flats that have a ton to say all on their own. Try floral or velvet ankle boots to offset denim or chunky loafers to punk up mini skirts and skinny black trousers. Below, check out nine options for three very different types of looks.


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Loeffler Randall Nicolette Multi

Fur: The fuzzy boudoir slipper is having a moment outside of vintage lingerie catalogs, with the help of neutral colors, block heels, and materials like suede and leather. Some of the best pairs are actually sandals, but toes stay covered with a well-placed tuft. Above: Loeffler Randall heel, $450.

Aquazzura Wild Russian pump
Aquazzura pump, $895
Alexandre Birman fur flat

Alexandre Birman flat, $595

Dear Frances boot
Texture: The great thing about textured boots is that they make even the most plain outfit feel thoughtful. Try it out with velvet, or if patterns are more your thing, a rich brocade. Above: Dear Frances boot, $550.
Sam Edelan brocade boots
Sam Edelman boots, $160
Brother Vellies short boots

Brother Vellies boot, $495

Shine: A bit of shine — whether that's full-on patent leather or an oxford with a subtle sheen — adds an unexpected kicker to a monochrome ‘fit. Above: Marc Jacobs Amber platform boots, $525.

Phillip Lim silver shoes
3.1 Phillip Lim loafers, $450
Stuart Weitzman loafers

Stuart Weitzman loafers, $455


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