Fashion month may be over, but the trends are just beginning to trickle down to stores. As we look ahead to the fall season, stylists tell what shoe styles are set to rise.

From loafers to clogs, the classic silhouette has a moment in shoe trends 2023. Style them with jeans and a blouse for a back-to-work fit.

Ballet Flats

For the fall, a simple ballet flat is the perfect addition to a wardrobe. The dependable shoe has become a fashion mainstay thanks to films like Black Swan, and ballet stars including Misty Copeland, Gelsey Kirkland, and Gigi Hadid have amplified its appeal.

Designers have embraced the silhouette,a spring collection featuring ballet flats crafted from heightened vamps and piercing-like hardware. 


While boots and sneakers get all the attention, loafers are reclaiming their status as workhorses of the shoe world. Classic leather pairs in neutral shades like brown and black look great with jeans or khakis and a suit or sports coat.

A pair of thick-soled loafers is the perfect fall staple. Wear them with a simple outfit like a lace slip dress and white socks for a casual, chic ensemble. Or, roll up your pants to show off cute patterned socks for an extra fashionable look.

Chelsea Boots

A fashion staple that’s been around for a while, loafers have cemented themselves as a go-to footwear choice both for menswear and womenswear. Whether in a classic leather silhouette or with a modern twist, this shoe trend is here to stay.

Wear them with a midi dress and cardigan sweater for an effortlessly chic look. Platform sneakers are slowly fading out, with more and more low-profile shoes appearing on the runways this season.

Platform Sneakers

Elevate your sneaker rotation this fall with a pair of platform sneakers. These high-top shoes feel right at home with the revived ’00s vibe sweeping the fashion landscape, especially when paired with jeans or a midi skirt.

Neon Colors

The sultry weather of fall means darker colors, but it can also lean heavily on monotony. Adding a pop of neon to your shoes is one way to switch things up.

Clogs—once considered a “house shoe”—are no longer just for staying in, with scalloped edges and ribbon bows adding feminine whimsy. The coastal cowgirl aesthetic that’s taken TikTok by storm is also making its way into fashion, with combat boots sporting punchy details like buckles and feathers.

Round-Toe Heels

A style classic, round-toe heels are back. Whether rounded at the toe box or squared just at the tip, it offers a variety of heel heights and materials that feel polished yet modern.

The clog trend is also retaining a moment. Cozy clogs like those make the perfect footwear choice for head-to-toe denim looks, whether in shearling or faux fur.

Pointed-Toe Shoes

Many trends can be dismissed as fads, but something must be said about ones that stick around season after season. One such silhouette is the chunky loafer.

The style was featured at the fall-winter ’23 shows, where designers like Roger Vivier crafted a classic Mary Jane shoe with a low block heel and a signature buckle. The style is popular among celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Kravitz, Katie Holmes, Hadid sisters, and Rihanna.

Platform Boots

The platform shoe is having its moment. These shoes add a 70s throwback look to any outfit and are available in many styles, including sandals, heels, and boots.

They can come in any height but are normally 2-4 inches high. Some styles have a gothic-inspired feel and are typically black.

Wear them with a mini skirt or micro shorts for a chic look that turns heads. Or, wear them with jeans for a casual vibe that’s still stylish.