30 On-Trend Shoes You'll Want For Fall

Let's face it: When it comes to buying shoes, we (unfortunately) can't purchase the entire store in one go (but if you can and you got that $$$, shoutout to you). More often than not, we're looking to update our shoe closets with one...maybe two pairs of shoes. So when a new season rolls around, deciding between a statement piece and something that goes with everything always sets a trap; we either leave the store with a few pairs, no pairs, or one we're still not sure about.

With today's trends, however, that statement-or-standard-shoe debacle no longer exists. Now, matching is out the window, ugly shoes are cool, and the crazier your kicks are, the better. You can get whatever your heart desires: If it's a black lace-up bootie, go for it! If it's a baby-blue and silver pair of heels, get them!

To start, you'll find 30 on-trend shoes that are wacky, cool, and gorgeous in the slides ahead. Listen to your heart and pick a pair that works for you.
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Amp up your run-of-the-mill black boot with a cool buckle.

Mango Decorative Buckle Boots, $79.99, available at Mango.
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Wear different socks to customize these clear boots.

Comme des Garçons Clear & Black PVC Chelsea Boots, $545, available at SSENSE.
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Asics are back!

Tiger, $142.79, available at Dover Street Market.
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These look as good as they feel.

Aska Ashlyn, $395, available at Aska.
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Snakeskin will be big for spring, too.

Sandro Anouk Boots, $570, available at Sandro.
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This easy-to-throw-on slingback will add a sleek touch to every outfit.

Cos Slingback Sandals, $125, available at Cos.
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Why go for black or white converse when you can have metallic ones, instead?

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Metallic Rubber High Top, $75, available at Nike.
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Because of the chunky platform, these otherwise feminine lace-up flats have an edgy feel.

Front Row Shop Black Lace-up Chunky Platform Oxford Shoes, $92, available at Front Row Shop.
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Chelsea boots are very much happening this fall. Get a white pair that will look good even when they get all scuffed up.

Dr. Martens Bianca Smooth, $140, available at Dr. Martens.
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Comfy and chic.

Newbark Melanie Mule Shearling, $585, available at The Dreslyn.
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Low heels have been a controversial trend. You either love 'em or hate 'em. The trend is still on for fall, so grab yourself a pair that will look good with all your jeans.

Rachel Comey Dusty, $414, available at Rachel Comey.
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White sneakers might never go out of style. That said, when it comes to fall, you'll want a pair that is sturdy. This Frye option won't fall apart by the end of the season.

Frye Gemma High, $228, available at Frye.
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Ankle boots are a tried-and-true staple in the fashion enthusiast's wardrobe. (Seriously, is there anything they don't look good with?) Kick your footwear game up a notch with one of our favorite menswear-inspired trends: laces.

Rebecca Minkoff Lila Lace Up Booties 100% Bloomingdale's Exclusive, $250, available Bloomingdale’s.
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We've seen plenty of designers send sky-high platforms down the runway. Get in on the trend without breaking the bank.

ASOS Ellen Platform Ankle Boots, $64.49, available at ASOS.
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The only heeled take on workmen boots that gets it right.

Pierre Hardy Working Girl Ankle Boot, $795, available at Pierre Hardy.
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Everyone needs a basic black sneaker this fall.

Reebok Classic Leather R13, $64.99, available at Reebok.
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Get your hands on a pair of heels that are both fun and timeless.

Miu Miu Patent Leather Pumps, $890, available at Mytheresa.
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You'll need a goes-with-everything ankle boot this season. This Zara pair rings in for just under $50, so you won't feel bad if (and when) they're trashed at the end of the season.

Zara Contrast High Heel Ankle Boots, $49.90, available at Zara.
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These crazy sneakers will spice up plain sweaters and jeans.

Gucci Ace GG Supreme Low-top Sneaker, $535, available at Gucci.
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A pop of silver never hurts.

Steve Madden Lauren, $99.95, available at Steve Madden.
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These heels are sturdy enough for a long night out.

Charles & Keith Lace-up Platforms, $63.90, available at Charles & Keith.
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It seems like a ton of brands are swapping out laces for velcro straps. Try a smaller brand, so you and your friends won't have the same ones (until they copy you, that is).

Kaanas Saguaro Black, $129, available at Kaanas.
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There's no missing these statement heels. Wear these with low-key pieces like track pants and a tee to make them funky, not over-the-top.

Topshop Jazzy Hands Tinsel Mid Shoes, $80, available at Topshop.
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Sometimes, you just want a boot that's a little bolder than black.

Vagabond Olivia Leather Boot, $175, available at Nasty Gal.
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Adidas superstars are a classic, but they're more fun when they have an iridescent metal toe.

Adidas Originals Superstar 80s Metal Toe Sneakers, $148, available at The Clutcher.
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Puma just keeps whipping out shoes we can't not have. These silver-and-black trainers aren't an exception.

Puma Basket Platform Metallic-leather Trainers, $91, available at Selfridges.
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If you're looking for something other than classic heels this season, look no further.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Olive Sparkle Agnes Boots, $581, available at Bona Drag.
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We'd be remiss not to include an over-the-knee boot.

Loeffler Randall Ophelia Over The Knee Boots, $795, available at Loeffler Randall.
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The slip-on shape is an update to a classic shoe.

Bass Wynn Mule, $100, available at Urban Outfitters.
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There's no getting around the fact that this shoe is ugly, but that's the appeal. Sometimes, the uglier the shoe, the better.

Teva x Ugg Sandal, $175, available at Teva.

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