“Give the girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe

As we settle into November, I thought that it might be helpful to share my selects for the three shoes you need for fall. Best of all, each pair is incredibly versatile.

Sam Edelman Case Booties

Accessories make the outfit, don’t you think? In fact, I believe there are three shoes you need for fall. All of which will start your day off on the right foot. Literally. Each morning, I wake up with my outfit already selected from the night before. Shoes, though? Totally different story. I think of them as the icing on the cake to any look. Picking the right pair, and investing in the correct styles, makes all the difference.

Take Cinderella. Can you imagine if she opted for a furry flats versus that glass slipper? There’s no way Prince Charming would have taken her seriously (or gone to such great lengths to find the woman of his dreams). Obvi.

Often, I get nervous buying shoes online, in case they don’t fit. Hence, my go-to online destinations for shoe shopping: Nordstrom. They have free shipping, free returns, and I never have to worry about being stuck with something that doesn’t work. They’ve become my go-to destination to find my “sole mate.” From designer shoes to pumps, boots to booties, rain boots to flats, sneakers and beyond, they’ve got ’em all. Take these for instance. My mood is immediately lifted whenever I wear them!

Shop #1: Black Suede Pumps

A black suede pump is the perfect neutral to pair with most styles you’ll wear this fall – jeans, leather leggings or pants, dresses, skirts, etc. I’ve found this pair to be the perfect height. Seriously! I can wear them nearly all day at work or at an event and never be in pain. The style also comes in nude patent and a neutral suede (I bought all three – that’s how much I’m obsessed).

Grey Chloe Nile Bracelet BagSteve Madden Daisie PumpsSilver Metallic Pleated Skirt

Shoes: Steve Madden Daisie Pumps // Sweater: Ivory Ombré Stripe Sweater

Skirt: Metallic Pleated Skirt {only $70} // Bag: Chloé Nile Bracelet Bag

Eyewear: Quay Australia // Jewelry: Black Tassel Earrings

Shoe #2: Over the Knee Boots

The over the knee boot is here to stay. A few years ago, the style become very popular, and many people were wondering if it was just a fad. Thankfully, it’s is now a classic. My version is definitely an investment, and I’ve never regretted the purchase. If you consider cost per wear, it’s certainly worth the price tag!

Three Shoes You Need For FallJennifer Lake Grey Over Knee BootsStuart Weitzman Highland Boots

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee Boots // Sweater: Ivory Ombré Stripe Sweater

Denim: AG Skinny Jeans // Bag: kate spade new york Cameron Street Candace Satchel

Eyewear: Le Specs Silver Sunglasses // Jewelry: BaubleBar Red Drop Earrings

Shoe #3: Black Booties

While over the knee boots and pumps are often easy to find, I’ve always seemed to struggle with black booties. Some styles are too short, too tall, so wide, too tight – the list goes on and on. Thankfully, this version by Sam Edelman is perfect. It pairs incredibly well with pants, cropped jeans and even dresses. I’m also loving the velvet version of the bootie and this splurge-worthy designer pair.

Pink Gucci Matelasse BagBlank NYC Faux Leather PantsSam Edelman Ankle Booties

Shoes: Sam Edelman Case Bootie {in four colors} // Sweater: Ivory Ombré Stripe Sweater

Pants: BlankNYC Faux Leather Jeans // Bag: Gucci Matelassé Camera Bag

Eyewear: Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses // Jewelry: BaubleBar Criselda Drop Earrings

What shoes are you craving this season? I’ve linked to several other styles that are on my radar right now (also love this ballet flat and this gorgeous pump).

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