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The 5 Hot Fall Fashion Trends 2022 to Love in Designer Shoes

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fall fashion season! Which causes us to ask this pressing question: what are the top designer footwear trends for Fall 2022?  Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy shares the top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots, including the platform, loafer and Mary Jane from brands like Alexander McQueen, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Dior and more.

what are the top fall fashion trends for 2022 in designer shoes and boots?

This may be an unpopular opinion but I can’t wait for summer to be over. Vacations have been had. The kids have been home long enough. And my hair and skin are fried. Autumn is calling with its crisp breezes and luxurious layers.

The top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots, including the platform, loafer and Mary Jane.
The top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots, including the platform, loafer and Mary Jane.

One of our first buys for the fall season — the one that sets us up for the remaining months of the year are shoes. From the everyday to special occasions, the styles on trend for Fall 2022 lean towards the nostalgic done in a maximalist way. You may have your favorite brown or black boots already but this fall calls for something more bold. Since the pandemic, designers have been emphasizing height, color, and embellishments from the ground-up. No boring footwear allowed! These are shoes made not only for walking but putting yourself out there and living boldly.

The top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots, including the platform, loafer and Mary Jane.
The top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots, including the platform, loafer and Mary Jane.

With no further ado, here are the top 5 fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots, including the platform, loafer and Mary Jane.

The 5 hot fall fashion trends of 2022 in designer shoes, boots and sneakers

1. The Mary Jane

We begin our survey of the top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots with a classic throwback: the Mary Jane.

This classic silhouette may often be associated with the elementary school set but they have plenty of grown-up polish. We’ve been spotting them on perennially cool fashion icons like Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoe Kravitz, and Alexa Chung and designers like The Row. And luckily, for those of use who haven’t worn heels since the pandemic, Mary Janes are known for being a comfortable shoe without sacrificing style.

Frances Valentine

This ballet style Mary Jane is giving us chic French girl vibes. When sandal season is over but it’s not quite boot weather, we’re slipping these on with jeans for a sweet and elegant look.

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Marni

These platform Mary Janes play with proportion for a look that’s both sophisticated and sexy. The vintage-inspired shape adds a bit of glam whether you’re wearing wide legged trousers or tights and a mini.

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Reformation

What’s not to love about these Mary Janes? A chunky platform sole and leopard print give it so much attitude. They’re an effortless (and comfy) way to add some flair to a basic, everyday ensemble.

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2. The Western Boot

Next up on our countdown of the top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots? The cowboy boot.

This festival footwear staple has made its way on to the fashion runways. Designers like Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Chloé and Nili Lotan all referenced rodeo wear in their collections. It’s a natural progression from prairiecore and cottagecore but we think it can look chic (and less horse girl) by adding a bit of boho whimsy to an outfit.

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

With a subtle nod to cowboy boot detailing, this sleek pair wins our vote for the city girls who want a little bit of country.

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Isabel Marant

Crafted from leather and suede, these slouchy boots with Western-style embroidery have an authentic look and easygoing vibe. They easily update your endless summer dresses for the fall.

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Dolce Vita

Feminine-yet-edgy, these studded boots make us want to go out for a night on the town. We’re wearing these with a flirty skirt and oversized blazer.

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3. The Loafer

A shoe is, above all, functional. And when it’s stylish and trending too…well, that’s just the gift that keeps on giving. Designers like Prada, Alexander McQueen, and Versace have made them a lot more glam this season with chunky platform soles and shiny embellishments. Whether you lean toward a traditional preppy look or something more fancy for your feet, there’s a loafer out there in your style.

Sam Edelman

No need to choose between preppy or glam with this pair of tasseled pumps. It goes perfectly with a flared jean and wide-legged trouser — not to mention, giving you legs for days.

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Church’s

We love the androgynous appeal of these patent leather loafers. Far from basic, they’re embellished with scalloped edges and graphic cutouts while silver studs add a rebellious mood.

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Maje

The chunky rubber soled loafer is peak 90s and we’re here for it. They’re comfy, produce a satisfying stomp, and lend any outfit an element of disaffected cool.

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4. The Skate Sneaker

Another Y2K style that’s cool again is the sneaker preferred by skateboarders. These low top sneakers first popularized by Van Old Skools and Airwalks that then morphed into the puffy silhouette of DC and Etnies were ubiquitous in the aughts. With laces loose, it was a unisex style that signaled you were part of the counter culture even if you didn’t actually own a skateboard. Designers from Louis Vuitton to Gucci and Loewe are all leaning into this sneaker style to refresh  your assortment.

Adidas x Gucci

The Gazelle draws inspo from the Creative Director’s memories of the ’80s and ‘90s, mixing the House’s motifs with Adidas’ historic sportswear look. The look is clean and minimal — making it an effortless choice for any casual ensemble.

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Louis Vuitton

The Time Out sneaker is a special edition with all the key Louis Vuitton emblems. Starting with a star-printed canvas on the upper and patent monogram on the heel, the rubber outsole is also decorated with a 3-D pattern of monogram flowers. It brings a pop of fun and luxury to whatever you’re wearing.

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Loewe

Elevated streetwear starts with these sneakers that combine a mix of textures and clever color blocking. We love the neutral but bold combo for those outfits when you can never decide which color shoe to match with.

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5. The Platform

The last of the top 5 fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots is the platform. Yes, that ’70’s disco vibe is still going strong!

You didn’t think all the trending shoes this season were totally practical did you? Girls have to have some fun too and the platform is here to deliver. Whether they’re boots or pumps, the chunkier and higher the better. Bring on that main character energy!

Dries Van Noten

In metallic electric blue leather, these platform boots are pure rock and roll. It’s worth mentioning that it comes with a rubber outsole so you can strut and dance all night.

The top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots, including the platform, loafer and Mary Jane.

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3.1 Phillip Lim

This fantasy shoe combines the sweetness of the Mary Jane silhouette with 70s glam and glitter. We think it’s the perfect shoe to wear with a jumpsuit or a short frock.

The top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots, including the platform, loafer and Mary Jane.

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Christian Louboutin

These sky high platforms are matched with an architectural silhouette that makes an instant statement. Crafted from a buttery suede, they look so elegant — just practice walking in them and you will too!

The top fall fashion trends in 2022 that you need to know in designer shoes, sneakers and boots, including the platform, loafer and Mary Jane.

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fall fashion trends for 2022 in designer shoes, boots and sneakers

There you have it — 15 of the best shoes, boots and trainers to kick off the fall with. Inspired by all walks of life from the prep school to skate parks and to the disco, they’ll set you up to have as many adventures as possible.

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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