3 of the hottest fall 2021 shoe trends to shop right now

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You'll love these trending shoes and boots for fall 2021 and beyond. (Photo by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images)
You'll love these trending shoes and boots for fall 2021 and beyond. (Photo by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images)

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Think feet, and then work your way up. That's my no-fail strategy for planning out outfits — shoes always make or break the outfit, which is why footwear is a key category to update if you're looking to switch things up for fall. While we've gotten used to the standard of wearing fuzzy slippers at home ar, we're excited that this upcoming new season will bring the back a few of our favourite trends — but taken to a whole new level. We're talking amplified platforms, texture, cowboy boots and statement clogs that will change the way you look at your current favourite pair of shoes. 

Below, we've rounded up three of our favourite shoe and boot trends for fall 2021.

Punky Oxfords

1461 Smooth Leather Platform Shoes

Dr. Martens 1461 Smooth Leather Platform Shoes

The classic 1461 shoe has been update with a new hight. Built with the brand's highest platform, this shoe is crafted from Polished Smooth leather and welted in place with signature yellow stitching. Beyond fall, we consider it a year-round staple. 

SHOP IT: Dr. Martens, $200

GUCCI Black Leather Lug Sole Loafers

GUCCI Black Leather Lug Sole Loafers
GUCCI Black Leather Lug Sole Loafers

If it isn't the lug heel, the gold-tone hardware and embroidery are what make this pair the ultimate must-have for fall.
SHOP IT: Ssense, $1,275

Track Sole Leather Shoes

Track Sole Leather Shoes
Track Sole Leather Shoes

Made with 100% genuine leather, this pair follows the classic silhouette of the Oxford shoe but with a contrasting finishes and a platform for a modern twist. We'd wear it with black pleated miniskirt and a sweater vest. Oh, and don't forget the black socks. 

SHOP IT: Mango, $180

Quirky clogs

PROENZA SCHOULER Off-White Shearling Lug Sole Mule

PROENZA SCHOULER Off-White Shearling Lug Sole Mule
PROENZA SCHOULER Off-White Shearling Lug Sole Mule

A cool twist on the original clog, this pairs creams high-fashion with its off-white calfskin exterior and tonal wool fleece lining.

SHOP IT: Sense, $785

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Aldo WFH

Aldo WFH
Aldo WFH

Giving WFH footwear a new definition, these cozy slipper-like clogs boasts runway inspiration with its fuzzy exterior and buckle detail. A must-have essential to rock all day, everyday!

SHOP IT: Aldo, $55

Brother Vellies Greg Genuine Calf Hair Clog

Brother Vellies Greg Genuine Calf Hair Clog
Brother Vellies Greg Genuine Calf Hair Clog

FYI: Cow print is here to stay. A floral-engraved buckle and keeper add Western charm to this clog. It also features genuine spotted calf hair.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $395

Western boots

Charles Albert Women's Embroidered Modern Western Cowboy Boot

Charles Albert Women's Embroidered Modern Western Cowboy Boot
Charles Albert Women's Embroidered Modern Western Cowboy Boot

You can't go wrong with a classic silhoutette cowboy boot. With subtle embroidery and details, this pair is perfect for dressing up your favourite jeans and hoodie. Channel your inner Hailey Bieber and top the look off with a baseball cap.
SHOP IT: Amazon, from $45

Zimmermann Sleek Cowboy Boots

Zimmermann Sleek Cowboy Boots
Zimmermann Sleek Cowboy Boots

Who says western boots can't be sophisticated? Unlike traditional pairs that feature a square toe, these boots feature rounded point toe for an elevated look. Perfect for slip dresses and flows midi-length skirts. 

SHOP IT: Shopbop, $995

Jeffrey Campbell Dagget Western Boots

Jeffrey Campbell Dagget Western Boots
Jeffrey Campbell Dagget Western Boots

The ultimate statement boots, this white pair of western boots offer a polished yet fun flair to any minimalist wardrobe neutrals. Think: An oversized beige blazer, a blackt-shirt and a pair of white Levi'.
SHOP IT: Free People, $260

Power platforms

STELLA MCCARTNEY Tan Skyla Boots

STELLA MCCARTNEY Tan Skyla Boots
STELLA MCCARTNEY Tan Skyla Boots

Channel boho vibes with this pair of tan mid-calf buffed faux-leather boots. To complete the look, pair with pleather shacket or biker jacket.
SHOP IT: Ssense, $835

High Heel Platform Sandals

High Heel Platform Sandals
High Heel Platform Sandals

Dressed with satin flared pants or a fitted mini skirt, these sexy and flirty heels are made to add length your height and legs. We love a polished and sleek black dress shoe to pair with textured sweaters and toppers. 

SHOP IT: ZARA, $59

Vegabond Tara Platform Boot

Tara Platform Boot
Tara Platform Boot

Reminiscent of the '90s, the boots feature a dramatic platform, smooth leather and textured finishes — Subtle and yet eye-catching enough for a dramatic statement. Pair with a mini pleated skirt and a cropped, striped polo. 

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $210

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