Trend Alert: Fall 2017

Published by Englin's Fine Footwear on 22nd Sep 2017

Trend Alert: Fall 2017

Today is the first official day of autumn, although you might not have realized it with temperatures reaching summer highs across much of the U.S. Still, fall is here, and we're looking forward to it finally bringing us cool temperatures and even cooler fashion! We're rounding up some of our favorite fall trends in this mega-sized fashion alert so you can freshen up your wardrobe now. Whether you're looking for a casual statement for your fall festivities or you're ready to give your work wardrobe a fashion-forward boost, don't wait until the temps turn to find your new fall favorite or you might just miss out on these great styles!

Fringe Details

UGG Women's Corin in Chestnut

The UGG Women's Corin in Chestnut.

That fashion staple of the 1970s is back in a big way this fall. From fabulous full-on fringe dresses on the runway to the understated fringe detail on this UGG Women's Corin ankle boot, this style detail is here to dress up your wardrobe with swing-y goodness. You'll love the Corin for its fashionable detailing combined with UGG comfort and quality. With an outer covering of suede, an inner lining of leather, and a rubber sole, you know this boot is built to last. With a PORON® and foam insole, you know that this boot is also built for comfort.

The UGG Women's Corin boot is a perfect boot for dabbling in the fringe trend with no fear of going overboard on fringe accents. Contrast its minimalism with ruffled hemlines and vibrant hues, or slip it on with anything in your favorite warm fall color schemes!

This funky fringe accent is $139.95*.

Chelsea Boots

Sorel Women's Emelie in Black

The Sorel Women's Emelie in Black. Also available in Elk/Cordovan and Redwood/Black.

First designed by the Victorians and later popularized by the Beatles, these easy-on, easy-off, elastic-sided boots are an on-trend style choice for men and women this fall. Versatile enough to dress up or down, Chelsea boots are the perfect choice for all-day wear, and these Sorel Women's Emelie Chelsea boots have the added benefit of Sorel cold-weather readiness for when the temperature finally drops! With a waterproof leather upper and a molded rubber sole, the Emelie Chelsea boot will be your go-to for keeping your feet safe from the elements in style. Plus, a removable molded footbed and microfleece lining inside of the boot will give you superior comfort.

Rock your Sorel Emelie Chelsea boots with ankle pants and an oversize sweater for cozy weekend vibes or with black pants and a long blazer for an office-appropriate look.

Get the fashion and function of the Emelie for $150.00*.

Fur Slides

UGG Women's Royale in Seal

The UGG Women's Royale in Seal. Also available in Baby Pink and Black.

These most oxymoronic fashion pieces are absolutely in vogue right now with versions popping up everywhere from your local discount shoe store to a famous fashion collab line from pop music powerhouse Rihanna and athletic wear producer PUMA (and, of course, right here at your favorite retailer of fine footwear!). This next-level fashion statement is relaxed, comfortable, and accessibly avant-garde. The luxe UGG Women's Royale will make you feel like a queen with Toscana fur on the outside and a sheepskin lining. A Treadlite by UGG™ sole gives you excellent traction and comfort. 

If you want to try out this trend with a pair of UGG Women's Royale fur slides, pare down the rest of your outfit. Keep it simple with sleek and slim pants or a fitted skirt. If you're feeling extremely bold and daring, try adding a fun pair of socks to the mix!

Feel the fuzz on your feet for $99.95*.


UGG Charlie in Chestnut                      SAS Women's Hope in Webster Wine

Left: the UGG Charlie in Chestnut. Also available in Black. Right: the SAS Women's Hope in Webster Wine. Also available in OnyxGreen TundraJeans, and Brown Turf.

Ballet flats have reigned supreme as the choice flat shoe for women for years, but with menswear-inspired looks taking over the street style scene these standard shoes are being eclipsed by a more fashion-forward footwear choice this fall: loafers. Yes, a good pair of loafers is a staple of the fashion girl's closet this fall, and it's not hard to see why! If you're cautious about completely abandoning your ballet flats, try a pair of UGG Women's Charlie slip-ons. Ballet flat sensibilities are combined with loafer style in this chic suede shoe, and an Imprint by UGG™ insole means there's no sacrifice of comfort for style here. If you're fully ready to embrace loafers, then the SAS Women's Hope is for you! This is a classic loafer with a modern touch. Two small tassels add some stylish detail, and elastic features around the top of the foot provide a secure fit. The insole also includes strategic cushions for all-day comfort.

Loafers are an excellent investment because they can be styled so many ways! Tailored pants and pencil skirts are classic and classy outfit staples that look incredible with a pair of loafers in the office. On the weekends, a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans and a tucked-in shirt are perfect for Saturday brunch.

If you're ready to embrace the menswear trend, the UGG Women's Charlie is $99.95, and the SAS Women's Hope is $146.95*.


Dansko Deni in Chocolate Burnished Full Grain Leather

The Dansko Women's Deni in Chocolate Burnished Full Grain Leather. Also available in Taupe Suede Milled Nubuck Leather and Black Burnished Full Grain Leather.

Flats, high heels, embellishments, embroidery: mules can have it all! With their backless and usually closed-toe construction, mules are like the refined older sister of the more casual slides, but their simplicity makes them the perfect canvas for decorative touches. These Dansko Women's Deni mules even combine this shoe style trend with the fringe embellishment trend! With a shock-absorbing polyurethane sole and a molded, cushioned footbed with arch support, these mules bring Dansko comfort while the embellishments and 2.75" heel bring modern style. As an added bonus, the leather in this shoe is treated with 3M Scotchgard™ to prevent staining.

Take your mules out on the town in jeans and a blouse or into the office by swapping out jeans for nicer pants or a skirt.

The versatile Dansko Deni is usually $159.95, but are currently $129.99*.

Sneaker Boots

UGG Women's Olive in Chestnut             ECCO Women's Soft 7 Low Bootie in Shale/Powder

Left: the UGG Women's Olive in Chestnut. Also available in Black and White. Right: the ECCO Women's Soft 7 Low Bootie in Shale/Powder. Also available in Warm Grey/Powder.

With all the comfortable and casual style of a sneaker and the versatility and durability of a boot, sneaker boots are the perfect trend for fall! Sneaker boots are great for both sneaker lovers and boot lovers. If you prefer the sneaker look, there are options like the UGG Women's Olive. This boot pulls more of its features from sneakers, specifically high-top sneakers. It features lacing and leather or nubuck on the outside, and a leather lining inside. A PORON® and EVA insole means you'll be walking in total comfort all day, and a rubber outsole provides grip and protection from the elements. If you're more of a boot fan try on the ECCO Women's Soft 7 Low Bootie for size. This sneaker boot has a shape more traditionally associated with booties, and it forgoes lace detailing in favor of simple side zips and a one-piece front. This suede bootie has a removable ECCO Comfort Fibre System® insole and a polyurethane outsole for all-day comfort and all-day protection from the elements.

A good pair of sneaker boots are the perfect upgrade to a casual jeans and t-shirt outfit or a cool accessory to a laid-back sweatshirt dress.

Sneaker lovers looking to ease into the trend can get the UGG Women's Olive for $119.95, and boot lovers looking for the same ease in can get the ECCO Women's Soft 7 Low Bootie for $159.95*.

A new and trendy shoe is a great way to shake up your fall wardrobe. Pair one of these hot new looks with a tried-and-true favorite outfit to give it a whole new look, or create a new favorite with all-new pieces! Visit us in store or online to take home one of these styles today!

*All prices valid as of the posting date (09/22/2017); prices subject to change