Happy Monday, friends, and hello from beautiful Broken Bow, Oklahoma! Yesterday, Val, Suzie, Mama Sugarplum and I loaded up the car with shoes, bags, jewels, tons of makeup, and a giant garment bag of the cutest clothes for the upcoming season, and headed north in search of Fall!
We’re staying in the absolute cutest cabin shooting our 10th Hi Sugarplum Collection with Gibson (yes, ten!!), and having the best time. I’m sharing tons of peeks and behind-the-scenes on my Instagram Stories, so follow along HERE if you’d like.
One of the best moments in creating our Collections is seeing our designs come to life for the first time. The excitement I feel opening the first box of samples never diminishes! Then it’s time for the fun part… styling and accessorizing each piece! I love scouting out fun new earrings, clutches, and of course the shoes!
I was browsing the DSW site (I love their selection of heels and booties!), and so many of my go-to Fall favorites kept popping up. Since we’re transitioning from sandals to booties, I thought I’d create a Fall Shoe Guide, with all the best styles I wear on repeat.
Starting with these chain mules, which have proven to be the Fall shoes I wear on repeat! They go with just about every outfit, plus they’re comfortable and a great price! (And psst… see below for my exclusive code, it works on these mules!)
Faux Suede Chain Mules (true to size)
Okay, before you panic, I’m not suggesting you need 20 new pairs of shoes for Fall! I mean, unless you do, then by all means. But maybe ship them to your neighbor’s house, then play the old, ‘What these?! No, they’re not new… I’ve had them for years!’ game. 😉
I’ve broken my Fall Shoe Guide down into five main categories… boots, weather shoes, flats, heels, and sneakers. I’ve rounded up my favorite styles for each, with a range of trends selected to help you find the best style for you. If your closet holds a single pair from each category, then you’ve got what you need for a totally stylish Fall season!
Sugarplum Style Tip: If you only invest in a single boot, flat, or heel, choose a neutral color like taupe, cognac, or nude, to get the most wear.
BOOTS // 1. Classic Boot | 2. Dressy Boot | 3. Chelsea Boot | 4. Knee Boot
WEATHER BOOTS // 5. Rain Boot | 6. Fur Lined Boot | 7. Duck Boot | 8. Lace Up Boot
FLATS // 9. Slip On Mule | 10. Leopard Flat | 11. Loafer | 12. Flat
HEELS // 13. Heeled Bootie | 14. Block Heel | 15. Pump | 16. Woven Sandal
SNEAKERS // 17. White Sneaker | 18. Distressed Sneaker | 19. Athleisure Sneaker | 20. Heeled Sneaker
So many cute styles, right?! And I love knowing I’m getting the best price on them when shopping from DSW! They have a huge assortment of everything from boots to heels and sneakers to slippers, in all the top brands. Seriously, they have everything from Adidas to Gucci, and something for every style and every age (just ask my sneaker-obsessed teens!). Plus, free 2-day shipping for VIP members!
And to help you prepare your Fall closet, DSW is offering Hi Sugarplum readers $10 off most orders of $49+ through 9/30! Just use code SUGARPLUM10 at checkout. (Some brands are excluded.)
So tell me, which styles are your favorites for Fall? Are you living in booties, or are you more of a sneaker girl? I found these platform sneaks last year and wore them daily! This year, it’s been these mules on repeat. And I’m a firm believer that every Sugarplum closet requires a leopard flat… am I right?!
*This post is created in collaboration with DSW and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and shoe addictions are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*