5 Shoe Trends for Fall 2021 - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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5 Shoe Trends for Fall 2021



We all know that shoes can make or break a look. Fall Fashion is full of shoe goodness this year, and I am sharing some of the shoe trends for Fall 2021.

Some of these may take you back!

Loafers with chunky heel

I had pairs of these. Kind of a thick soled black loafer that I wore with skirts and pants back in the day. Well, their inspiration seems to have come from the “punk genre”, or “goth”, even perhaps prepsters who wanted to “up their game”. I do like that the thicker sole makes them more comfortable and gives a bit of an edge. I personally am not a loafers kind of gal, but there are some stylish ones out there this season.


Shearling shoes

Working from home having you wearing your fuzzy slippers? Well, the inspiration, might just be that. Shearling shoes are hot for Fall, and come in mules, Birkenstock styles, loafers and other styles. Keep your tootsies warm while making a statement. If I lived in a colder climate, I wouldnt mind a pair of combat boots that were shearling lined.

Retro Sneakers

Another blast from the past of the 80s-90s are retro sneakers. Nike, Adidas, many of the brands have jumped on this retro revolution. Since we are trying new “old” styles of denim , like the 90s style mom jean, or straight leg, why not go for the sneakers that remind us of our youth, and are kinda cool looking.



Did you know clogs were first invented in the 1300’s? It was the Swedish clog that was worn as protective footwear in the field. Fast forward to 1970s and probably the era you think of first wearing clogs. In the 70s, the musical group Abba made the clog more popular, and it was worn by men and women alike. Although I owned a pair when I was about 8, I wouldn’t buy clogs today. Just the idea of wooden based shoes…


Lug Sole Boots

Here we are with the chunky shoes again. Lug sole boots were first designed in Italy, with designer Bramani Vibram in 1945. The lug sole was designed for mountaineering boots, when some of his friends died hiking the Alps. Now, fashion has taken them into popularity, in many boot styles. Combat boots, platform boots, knee high boots are just some examples showing for Fall 2021. Remember when Nancy Sinatra sang, “These boots are made for walking..” , well, she could have been wearing and talking aboutย  “lug sole boots” ( although she wasn’t). The lug sole is a rubber sole that is made for walking comfortably and adding a minimalistic look to an outfit. I love the look with dresses, giving it a masculine/feminine vibe.


Which shoe style might you add to your closet? Let me know in the comments!


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Have a great weekend!

Jess xx

  • Lucy Bertoldi
    Posted at 22:23h, 14 October Reply

    Love these choices! The chunky heel will always be my favourite!

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 00:58h, 11 October Reply

    Interesting choices, not exactly my cup of tea. Probably should recalibrate my brain to accept new trends:) Thank you for sharing, Jess

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:21h, 11 October Reply

      I know Anna, trends aren’t for everyone! I do like the straight jeans or looser fit, and do like lug sole as far as combat boots.

  • Melody Jacobs (@melodyjacob1)
    Posted at 06:11h, 09 October Reply

    This is super cool and Nice. I don’t mind wearing clogs, they are cool

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:44h, 11 October Reply

      HI Melody! They certainly are more stylish than .
      0they used to be! thanks for stopping by!

  • Shauna
    Posted at 18:21h, 08 October Reply

    Chunky shoes are so in right now! Not exactly my style (I feel too old), so I always just stick with boring old boots! ๐Ÿ™‚



    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:25h, 09 October Reply

      I do like a chunky combat boot! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for popping by!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 18:05h, 08 October Reply

    It’s all about the chunkier styles, isn’t it?? I was thinking that could be because of the wider leg jeans???

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:25h, 09 October Reply

      I like them with long dresses too, something about the contrast – a more masculine shoe with a feminine dress.

  • Michele Morin
    Posted at 14:30h, 08 October Reply

    Don’t know what I would do without my clogs!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:27h, 09 October Reply

      What goes around comes around! I thought it was so interesting how early they were made.

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