Womens Shoe Trends for Fall 2019

Fall 2019 shoe trends center around browns, cognac and almost-black high-heeled boots, platform ankle boots, and a lineup of military-inspired ankle-lacing boots. Here's what else is in store for the Fall 2019 fashion season.

Simplicity, elegance and classic designs are some of the leading trends in the women's shoe department for Fall 2019, a change from previous Fall seasons where splashes of color and funky, retro designs had become a mainstay of the shoe closet. Fall 2019 shoe trends center around browns, cognac and almost-black high-heeled boots, platform ankle boots, and a lineup of military-inspired ankle-lacing boots. Mary Janes are back for another season, and you can still get away with wedge heels and fur-rimmed clogs. Here are some of the leading shoe trends for Fall 2019 from New York Fashion Week:

Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Skip the standard leather bootie this season in favor of some fashion-forward lace-up ankle boots. Lace-up boots work out great for day or night during those dreary Fall days, and can be discreetly hidden under bootcut pants and long skirts if you want to wear them to work. Look for cone heels, pointed toe styles and stiletto heels to keep this look fresh and current.

Biker Boots

Pair those above-the-knee length skirts with a pair of leather biker boots that land just below the knee. Metal studs and gold or silver paillete accents will finish this eye-catching look that's going to be popular through Winter 2019. Show off your rebellious side with these boots in black or navy, and match it up with an oversized tote decked out in metallic studs or paillete accents for the complete look.

Contrasting Heels

Your legs will take centerstage when you're trotting around in a pair of contrast heels embellished with python prints, artsy designs or glossy patent leather. With these shoes, the back of the heel down to the tip are a completely different color and design than the vamp. It's a playful twist to your standard Mary Janes or pumps, and matching the heel design with your handbag will create a stylish, fashion-forward ensemble.

Vintage Metallics

Ladylike pumps finished with bows and ribbon and simple metallic accents are another top trend for Fall 2019 shoes. These feminine shoes are perfect for social hour, and can replace your open-toed pumps and sandals for the evening. Look for unique details such as golden toes and stiletto heels, soft ribbon detailing and bold criss-cross metallic straps.

Bandage Heels

Ankle wrap heels are a fresh spin on the classic ankle bootie, and a great way to lengthen your legs. Designer Costello Tagliapietra has created a lineup of these eye-catching ankle "boots" that are great for pairing with skirts and dresses. Look for these in both stiletto and platform styles this season.

Suede Platforms

Suede platform shoes or boots that zip-up on the side are another top Fall 2019 shoe trend, and these are great for casual days at the office, or for your weekend wardrobe. The season's rich, opulent color palette means you can pick yours up in cognac, royal blue, deep purple or chocolate brown.

Over-the-Knee Boots

The over-the-knee boot is back for another season after leaving the fashion circuit in 2019. Look for zip-front boots made with buttery-soft leather, and make sure the size is right for your body type. The extra material that sits on your lower thigh needs to lie flat and 'stick' to your leg when you stand up. Any ruching or pinching means you're wearing the wrong size or style.

From contrasting heels to biker boots, Fall 2019 shoe trends bring us some fresh new looks for the season. Stock up one or two of these fashion-forward styles to update your Fall 2019 wardrobe.