Cheap and Chic: 5 Neutral, Statement-Making Fall Shoes

Cheap and Chic: 5 Neutral, Statement-Making Fall Shoes

Wear these pumps, flats and booties with everything, and stand out from everyone

September 16, 2013


Finding the perfect pair of shoes that goes with everything is a bit trickier than it sounds. Sure, a black patent pump works from the boardroom to happy hour, but it can be a bit boring. We’ve found a way for you to have the best of both shoe worlds: a neutral, wear-with-everything shoe that incorporates trendy elements. You’ll have no problem stepping into fall with head turning, weather appropriate footwear. And get this: they’re all less than $100!

For the Diva

Forever 21 Standout Striped Pumps ($30,

Leopard will always remain a classic print. As surprising as it seems, the print is actually a neutral in its own right. Easily paired with other neutrals like black or beige, leopard is a print that allows you to make a bold or subtle statement. 

For the Casual Chica

Dorothy Perkins Flat Rouched Knee Boot ($79,

Even for ladies who love a serious heel, a flat boot is a must for fall and winter. Besides comfort, the camel color is wearable with the majority of your wardrobe, and the slightly weathered look adds a touch of ruggedness. 

For the Woman on the Go

Zara Pointed Moccasin with Tassel ($50,

Flats typically get lumped into the less than fashionable category of shoes. But the right details, like a pointed toe and delicate tassels, can make any flat less than boring.  

For the Career Climber

Forever 21 Standout Striped Pumps ($30,

Black and white continues to be the it color combo for fall, but the classic duo has a chic factor that will forever be in heavy rotation. If you’re skittish about wearing stripes on your body, just keep them on your feet in a pointy toe pump.

For the Edgy

Chinese Laundry Autumn Bootie ($100,

Some edgy shoes tend not to have major lasting power in your closet, but this bootie perfectly toes the line of edge and class. You most likely have a pair of patent pumps or boots, but the metallic trim and heel here gives you a one up, making you look like the ultimate trendsetter (even if you aren’t). 

—Patrice J. Williams

Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and on-air style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She has appeared on the Today Show, Nate Berkus Show and WE tv where she dishes on fashionable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow Patrice on Twitter and Instagram for daily fashion updates.



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