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Fall Fashion Picks Chosen by My Clients (Part 3)

By Bridgetteraes @BridgetteRaes

Fall Fashion Picks Chosen by My Clients (Part 3)This is the third and last part of this series on fall fashion picks chosen by my clients this season. If you are just getting caught up, you can read part 1 here and part 2 here. I decided to save what I think is the best for last- shoes! Below are some highlights of the shoes my clients purchased this season and why. My favorite place to take clients for shoes is Lord & Taylor. They have one of the best selections of shoes in New York City, have a nice range of prices and always have some sort of a sale going on.

The process of pulling shoes for clients can be a bit of a lengthy one, but it is fun. Prior to an appointment with a client I pre-pull options, usually the day before. I do this when I shop for clothing for clients, as well. When a client arrives at the store the next day they are usually looking at a pile of shoe boxes like this.

Fall Fashion Picks Chosen by My Clients (Part 3)
The process from there is a lot of trying on, eliminating the duds, setting the maybes aside and drilling down to the final selections.

Fall Fashion Picks Chosen by My Clients- Shoes

Despite all the differences between all my clients, there were a few selections that were universally loved. Take a look and see if some of these styles cover some shoes needs for yourself.

Booties, booties...and more booties

Booties were by far the most popular shoe items this fall. Thankfully there were quite a few to choose from.

Casual booties

The top right style by Vince Camuto Signature was bought by my client for casual and to be worn with leggings, skinny jeans and black opaque tights. On the bottom right, several clients bought these flat cognac booties, also from Vince Camuto, and what I found was that these booties became a classic riding boot alternative for clients who were looking for something different in addition to their tall riding boots or as a replacement in cases where tall boots just didn't work with their calves. These booties look great with skinny jeans, tights and leggings.

On the bottom left, a particular client who needed to really focus on comfort styles, took home the casual pair of booties from Cobb Hill, a lovely comfort brand that is definitely worth checking out.

Heeled casual booties Dressy booties

Tall boots

Waterproof boots

One client who wanted to invest a little more and get even better quality, purchased the Aquatalia booties that are photographed top middle. While Aquatalia does have quite a few gorgeous styles, even they could stand to expand their basic heeled boot style beyond black. Had their classic style ( link to the boots) come in brown, this client would have bought in it a heartbeat. Sorry Aquatalia, you missed out on a sale by not having more colors.

The brown booties, by Cole Haan, on the right, were bought by many of my clients more for style than for the fact that they are waterproof. It's just a nice, clean, brown suede pair of booties that also come in black. The fact that these booties are also waterproof was a nice perk.

Lace up booties

Fall Fashion Picks Chosen by My Clients (Part 3)
Despite the fact that the military inspired lace up booties were incredibly popular this fall, they weren't tremendously popular with clients. What appealed to more of them were heeled lace up versions. The Lauren Ralph Lauren style on the left was picked up by a few clients looking to wear them with opaque tights and cute dresses and skirts. The style in the middle by Cobb Hill was chosen by my comfort minded clients and the last pair on the right, from French Connection, was chosen by a client of mine who always seems to choose shoes with just a slight touch of quirk. She intends on wearing these with both dresses and slim pants.

High heels

Fall Fashion Picks Chosen by My Clients (Part 3)
I will admit it, when a client is into high heels it's really fun. These clients are usually the ones who have more corporate jobs and need to have a variety of heels to choose from. There were a few standout styles that are definitely worth bringing to your attention.

The first style, the Mary Jane heels on the top left in cognac from Lauren Ralph Lauren, were so widely embraced by so many clients I can't remember how many bought them. While the heel height and style looks daunting and uncomfortable, every time a client put them on they were shocked by how comfortable they were. A gorgeous pair of shoes that are easy to wear? A total miracle.

The gold pair pictured top right from Michael Kors I pulled for one client in particular who has a lot of after work events to attend where it isn't necessarily black tie but where she still needs to look pulled together. What I liked about these heels was that they were understated and elegant but could easily take her workday looks to night time. She agreed and was happy to take them home.

The two pairs on the bottom are both by Anne Klein. The tonal blue pair on the right were another pair of shoes that every single client loved and purchased. Not only are Anne Klein's Flexx shoes incredibly comfortable, they are well priced. Many of my clients who both the blue pair saw these as the more exciting version of basic navy heels. And loving the comfort and style of them, quite a few of my clients decided to take the black pair with a touch of leopard home with them too.

Mid heels

On the bottom left, the Vince Camuto ankle strap style, was bought by one client who just fell in love. She is one of those clients who give me ankle envy. She looks great in ankle straps. These shoes look great with dresses and tailored pants.

The last pair on the right, the red Sam Edelman kitten heel pumps, were bought by so many clients. Show a woman a pair of wearable red heels in suede and it takes very little convincing to get her to purchase them. Everything about these pumps were beautiful.


Fall Fashion Picks Chosen by My Clients (Part 3)
Flats are definitely more popular with my clients in the spring. However, many clients buy more professional flats (not soft, casual ballerinas) in the fall for work. These three particular flats started to become so popular with so many clients that all I had to do was mention them by name to my salesperson and she knew which styles I meant.

First, Sam Edelman knocked it out of the park with their flats this fall. The first two styles are by him. The red pair was the perfect alternative to the red kitten heel style showcased previously, and the leopard print was perfect for clients looking to jazz up their more basic looks. Add to that, both pairs are really comfortable and also look good on the weekends with jeans.

The burgundy pair is by Ivanka Trump and I can't remember not pulling them for a client appointment. What was perfect about them was the very trend color, simplistic and basic style and the affordable price. It was just the perfect pair of flats that hit on trend but won't go out of style anytime soon.


Fall Fashion Picks Chosen by My Clients (Part 3)
Loafers make up a super small percentage of what my clients purchase each season. Most opt for ballerina style flats over them, but there were a few styles that really stood out.

The first style in deep teal on the left is by Louise et Cie, launched by Louise Camuto, the wife of the late Vince Camuto and a division of the company. It was so incredibly popular with my clients that many went through the extra steps of special ordering the shoes to get their size. The shoe is gorgeous and, unfortunately, only has limited sizes left in all the colors available.

On the top right, the suede cognac loafer is by Vince Camuto Signature and is one of those styles that is timeless. I just remember my client putting it on and saying, "Yes!" With a pair of skinny jeans or pants, it's just a smart shoe.

Lastly, this burgundy pair by Michael Kors was chosen by a client of mine who liked the idea of wearing these with pants and skirts with tights. It's a preppier look that really does speak to the trend of chunkier heels and more classic silhouettes. I like that this particular pair has some sturdiness without looking frumpy.

I hope you enjoyed this view of some fall fashion picks made by my clients this season. It has been great fun to recap this with you.

This will be my last post of the week until Thanksgiving. Cameron will be posting on Friday with some great gift giving Fab Finds and I will be posting on Sunday with some fantastic gift giving ideas just in time for Cyber Monday. So be sure to check in with me after the holiday.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know that I am extremely grateful to you whenever you have some time to stop by and check out my posts.

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