Shoe Stories – Fall’s Best AccessorySeptember 28 2021
For our latest shoe collection, we opted for practical as well as fabulous. While we can get away with a casual flip-flop all summer, by this time in September and early October, we need shoes that do double-duty, and still showcase our personal style. Can a shoe survive a rainstorm and still arrive at dinner looking dressy? Can a mule look just as good at the farmer’s market as it does curled up on the couch? These were the design challenges we thought about for our latest collection, as well as really pushing the creative envelope with our embroideries. The results? Unique, chic and, most importantly, seriously comfortable.
Tall and Cool
Nothing is more synonymous with fall and winter than to-the-knee boots. They are the ultimate in functional footwear by keeping legs warm and protected, but for this latest collection, we gave them our own elevated signature. The Olivia Tall Boot comes in two colorways—one bold and one muted—but both a mix of leather, suede and a striking embroidery that winds up the calf. The secret to styling a tall boot is to get the proportions right, either a slim-fit denim like our Skinny Jeans, or opt for leggings. Another effortless way to style tall boots is with a tunic dress, like the Olivia Western Shirt Tunic Dress, which can either by layered over leggings or tights when the temps dip even lower.
At the Cuff
A great ankle boot can truly be a year-round shoe—looks equally chic with bare legs and a cropped dress like the Marzanna Mini Dress, or with relaxed denim like Amelia Patched Jean, cuff them or wear them straight for a more leg-lengthening silhouette. For those who like their boots with a traditional, chunky sole, the Taline Lace Up Boot is ideal and sturdy enough to handle a snow flurry but still with our colorful embroidery. For something more streamlined and a tiny heel, the Taline Heeled Boot is our choice. The heel height makes it dressier and perfect for work or evening, peeking out from a tailored trouser or a maxi dress.
Keep it Cozy
Looking for a trend that’s both comfy and cool? Right this way. The ultimate treat for feet is the cozy mule. Our new Taline Mule and Celestial Mule are cushy enough to pass as house slippers, but chic enough to leave the house. Both with a flexible foot bed, molded arch support and shearling lining, the Taline is a caramel suede with a festive, floral embroidery, while the Celestial mule takes a neutral approach with starry inspirations. For our latest catalog we styled them with a Zip Up Hoodie and Raw Edge Waist Jogger from our sustainable Calme Collection. Finally, since mules are a go-anywhere shoe, they are always our first choice for dashing to a yoga class or running errands—just add a slouchy sock and our Shula Tonal Legging.
For a full look at all things boots and beyond, head over to our latest accessory collection here.