I get most excited about a few things come autumn: long runs surrounded by changing leaves, the emergence of heavier fall produce perfect for homemade soups, and slightly cooler weather that allows me to bring out my sweater dresses, chunky knits, and of course, new shoes.
When I’m not writing for the Earth blog, I work at a small non-profit in the heart of downtown Boston, down near trendy Newbury Street, the Boston Public Library, and an array of restaurants. Commuting and working in this lively area requires comfortable yet fashionable shoes – which makes flats my absolute go-to for fall.
The Earthies Essen flats particularly caught my eye this year. The elegant, figure-eight band that lines the top of the flat frames the foot gorgeously and, better yet, keeps my foot secure and snug in place. While some flats slip off my foot, the band on the Essen ensures that my feet are comfortable while perusing the cobblestone streets of Boston after work.
The suede material is super sleek and fits in with the warmer textures of fall. Earthies’ recent colors (deep yellow, pictured here, as well as deep burgundy and navy) slide right into my fall wardrobe. For daily adventures, I pair the Essen flats with a dark maxi skirt and a chambray top – one of my staple comfort outfits for fall – and accent a warm sweater dress out to dinner on Saturday evenings. They also pair perfectly for work with a sleek black dress, pictured above.
As I transition my wardrobe from summer to fall, I’m most enthusiastic to wear one particular part of my wardrobe: booties. As the leaves just begin to change, short boots fit perfectly with the weather, keeping the feet warmer on cooler mornings and evenings while still allowing room to breathe during the sunnier, warmer daytime hours.
That’s just one reason why I fell for the Earth Shoes Intrepid this year. This ankle boot is complete with perforated nubuck – a trend this fall – that allows your feet to breathe while oozing fashion. A little edgy with a slight heel and metal accents, the Intrepid ankle boot has become my go-to boot when I want to spice up a typically simpler outfit.
Pairing the deep blue version of these booties with white jeans really helps them pop, particularly when rolled up in classic fall fashion. With a little edge, this look is perfect for Saturday dinner or can be easily played down with a scarf for Sunday brunch. In the earlier days of autumn, I love to pair booties like the Intrepid with some of my summer dresses to transition my look and make the most of my wardrobe before putting those ensembles away for the season.
Take a look at Earth Shoes recent booties, flats, and more to complete your autumn wardrobe and relish in all the season has to offer: cooler, sunny days outdoors, beautiful foliage, warm coffee, and apples, pumpkin, and sweet breads galore.