Happy Fall my friends! If you live somewhere like me where you want to enjoy fall weather but its not that cold yet to take out your cold weather footwear, you are looking for some comfortable and chic transition footwear to make your outfits look fall ready and also stay comfortable in the in between weather.
Here in California, I pretty much experience that, the mornings are chilly, the day stays warm and it cools down again. And you just can’t wear sandals. In this post I am best transition shoes that stylish and comfortable.
Yup, shoes that are often comfortable don’t look that good and the other way around.
So, let’s check them out.
What I am covering in this post:
Block Open Toe Heeled Mules
Yes you can still wear open toe mules for this transitional weather if you find the right ones. And the ones I am sharing, are perfect transition footwear that you can wear and rock in this in between weather.
DONALD PLINER - Haze Thong Slide Sandal
Don’t get fooled by the name of the mules. They come in leather and have a thong style to the sliding. This helps keep your feet comfortable and not feel like they are sliding away. The thickness of the top part is perfect for fall weather. The leather top makes it cozy to wear for fall and even in winter with socks or tights.
And the best part is that these are heeled mules without being too high and the block style of the heels make them really comfortable.
I love cushioned soles that makes these mules comfortable and excellent for walking or running errands. I also love the camel color, but these slides also come in 3 more colors which have textile upper lining, this makes them perfect for summer to fall and even spring to summer. All the in between weather.
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VINCE - Block Heel Mule Sandal
These ones are not as closed up as the one before but I love the all over 1 color that these mules have which makes them minimalist and versatile as well. The upper lining is leather, so it still keeps your feet comfortable and the open toe is just a peekaboo and not a lot of show.
And if you don’t like the thong style, there is no such thing with this one. I am a big fan of all over color, that makes it look much more expensive than they are. And the heels of these ones are only 2 inches, so even more comfortable to walk or even run in it. Trust me I have done that.
The all same color and material makes these mules look so modern and stylish. It does not matter whether you wear it with casual laid back clothes and you still look chic and stylish in them. And did I tell it also comes in 4 colors and one of them is my favorite one for fall and winter. White. These shoes are currently on sale in Nordstrom for all 4 shades, so if you like them buy them now.
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Block Heeled Mules
These are my favorites when I am not proud of my not pedicured toes, just kidding. But close toes are our favorite as the weather gets cooler. They are the perfect heels for cold weather when you are in a hurry and just want something to slide into.
SEYCHELLES - Masterpiece Mule
Seychelles are my favorite brand of shoes. Their shoes are really chic and extremely good quality. I have worn shoes for years and literally had to donate them because they became out of style. These block heeled mules have a weave pattern that looks so chic and detailed for the minimal style.
These mules are wider in style so they are also comfortable to slide in and out of and walk a lot on. But the weave details make it look luxurious and a mature and sophisticated style to wear in your 30s. I am always looking for styles that makes me look better.
The front of the mules have a 1/2 inch height which makes the heels below 2 inches. So even though you have the heel, its much more comfortable.
These mules come in 3 perfect fall colors, so if you think you have a lot of black shoes, you can pick the cognac color that makes even your jeans and t shirt outfits look fall ready.
These mules are also all over 1 color which looks much more put together.
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TORY BURCH - Perrine Mule
An awesome blend of loafers and mules. These blocked heeled mules from Tory Burch look so luxurious and perfect for fall with all the rich details of gold hardware and the stitching around the front of the mules. I love the masculine design and the feminine heels that create the sophistication elevating all of your fall outfit.
Tory Burch is quickly making head way into a luxury brand with high quality design as well as durability. Since I started wearing Tory Burch shoes, I think I realized how comfortable and long lasting they are.
These one’s have a contrasting block heel that balances the shiny leather and hardware details of the shoes.
Finding footwear that are versatile, stylish and comfortable is a miracle, but these shoes are a combination of all that. The richness of the leather makes them look way more expensive than they are.
You can wear it to parties or even work without worrying about wearing them down. They just are comfortable to walk on because of the block heels. These shoes come in 2 shades and both look perfect for festivities.
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Sneakers are comfortable for everyone, but if you pick leather sneakers your outfits and overall style will be much more elevated.
In terms of styles of leather sneakers, my favorites are more minimalist, because they look more put together and sophisticated. And more importantly would be versatile. So honestly you don’t need a lot of them, maybe just 2 based on your preference.
VEJA - Esplar Sneaker
These are one of the most popular styles of white leather sneakers with just a little bit of logo detail. They do come in different shades of the logo, but I prefer the all white as they look the most expensive. The all white shade adds brightness to your fall outfit, the leather material keeps your feet warm even when you are wearing sneakers.
And the leather details just look more put together than normal everyday running sneakers. It makes you look like you know what your style is, and you want to pay attention to that.
I also love the fact that these sneakers do not have chunky sole, they low top, so they don’t look bulky on you.
If you have wider feet, then these sneakers are perfect for you. They run a little big as these are Unisex styles, so make sure you size down in them.
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ECCO - Street Tray Sneaker
If you want to do black leather sneakers, I would go for this. I literally did. These minimal yet chic leathers sneakers from ECCO will be a closet staple for you for years.
When it comes to black leather sneakers, going all black might make them intense and kind of boring. These sneakers provide the perfect contrast with white lace and white high sole.
The high sole give it some height to help you look elevated, because black flats or no heeled footwear can look pretty basic.
These shoes have removable cushioned soles that provide arch support as well, so you can walk in them for miles. The thicker soles also look much more stylish in black color with the white contrast.
You can wear these for traveling as well as with basic fall looks for running errands and so much more.
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If you are a fan of ballet flats then you definitely need the slingback flats because these are even better. The slingback style makes them comfortable and look really chic and stylish. It looks really put together and feminine.
If you are someone who likes to wear a lot of casual clothes, these style of flats can add a feminine touch to your outfit.
COACH - Vae Slingback Flat
The Coach skimmer slingback flats look so sophisticated and stylish. I am surprised that they are not more expensive. They compare very well to luxury brands in terms of look and feel.
The studded details and almost full closed design of the flats makes them perfect fall transition shoes when you are not ready to wear boots yet but need something cute to cover your feet.
And the adjustable straps are perfect for in between weather when you are trying to wear socks or tights with them.
These slingback come in different shades and colors, but my fall favorites are blush nude and black. Two classic timeless shades that you can easily wear with other colored clothes as well.
And the pointed toes give them an added modern touch.
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NORDSTROM | COACH | DILLARD’S | AMAZON | SAKSFIFTHAVENUE
JACK ROGERS - Serena Slingback Flat
If you are in the hunt for minimalist slingbacks, then these Serena flats from Jack Rogers would be perfect. The are minimal in design with simple leather from and an elastic slingback style.
I love the twist of the bow on the side that gives it a little bit of feminine touch. These slingback would be almost invisible, but still elevate your fall transitional outfits.
The Elasticized slingback makes it really easy to slide in and slide out. And the bow just looks super cute. These slingbacks will be great for dresses as well as for casual fall denim outfits.
While they come in various materials and shades, I love the black and these two tone ones that are giving us the Chanel vibe without the price tag. I am usually not a fan of two tone shoes, but the pointy toe makes them look really stylish.
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MACYS | NORDSTROM | DILLARD’S | BLOOMINGDALE’S | ZAPPOS
Another style of flats that I am so obsessed with. And they make perfect fall transitional footwear. The stitching details add so much richness to your entire look. And these styles of shoes are also forgiving in terms of fit, so you can easily slide into them even when you are in a hurry without any worry.
They look versatile and stylish with any style of outfit. Whether you wear dresses or casual clothes.
SAM EDELMAN - Linnie Mule
These are my absolute favorite all year round shoes but I wear them a lot during in between weather. When its chilly but I don’t have time to wear boots or lace up shoes. I simply slide in these and my outfits look so chic. You can see me wearing these in so many of my outfits throughout all my social channels.
They look minimalist but still have the rich hardware detail that looks expensive and well made. And these loafer mules have lasted me for a lot of years. So, worth every penny you spend.
These come in so many different colors and materials. You can create a collection out of them, but I am sharing my fall favorites that will elevate each and every outfits of yours. And these are not trendy items they are timeless classics you can wear year after year.
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MACYS | NORDSTROM | SAM EDELMAN | BLOOMINGDALE’S | ZAPPOS | DILLARD’S | AMAZON
TORY BURCH - Jessa Mule
These are perfect fall loafer mules that look luxe and also feel really comfortable. The grained leather top is so soft, it feels like you are barely wearing leather footwear.
I love the hardware details of the mules, there is logo but still no logo. When I look for luxury goods, these are some details I look for. They elevate the look of these loafer mules and would look so chic with any of your fall outfits and even fall travel looks.
I love that they also have a slight heel, so it does not feel like you are walking on the floor compared to when wearing ballet flats. I have worn these mules and ran across terminals in the airport to make my connecting flight. Yup, they are very sturdy and really comfortable.
These loafer mules come in two timeless colors. Now after wearing the black for over a year, I want to try the white color as well. What sold me most was the horse head hardware details and the soft feeling of the leather.
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If you want to wear completely closed shoes, but still feel like its too hot to wear boots, try loafers. They are a style game changer. You might have already seen many other bloggers who recommend adding these classic footwear to your wardrobe.
They look professional but are also versatile.
COACH - Hanna Loafer
There are many reasons why I recommend these. The front flap style of the loafers make them minimal and feminine. I don’t like loafers that have longer top flat. They look much more masculine. But you don’t have to worry about that with these ones.
The chain hardware is a nice twist to the use horse bit or other style of hardwares that makes them chic and feminine. And I love the little C charm.
These loafers are perfect for even winter when you don’t feel like wearing boots.
Even though there are some bright colors available, I think the beauty of loafers are that you can wear them all in any season.
These are such great addition to your wardrobe without the hefty price tag.
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SAM EDELMAN - Lior Loafer
Similar Style to the Coach one, these have the classic bar hardware that looks sophisticated and stylish just like its mule version. But the feminine front flap makes it timeless and versatile for women.
I love the elongated front of the mule, these make your feet slimmer and also will elongate your legs in any outfit.
because of the slim style they also would go well with skirts and dresses. its really important to find shoes that you can mix and match with most of your outfits to get the most wear.
I love the tan saddle leather shade of the loafers. Perfect fall color to rock for fall transitional outfits. But they also come in black and white.