Fall is a fabulous time for shoe trends as you can add some boots and booties to your outfits as well as some beautiful, embellished party shoes. Color was a big trend on the catwalks so you can stick to neutrals or go bright. The choice is yours. Take a look below at the most stylish fall shoes and winter boot trends 2022.

Colorful boots

Winter boot trends 2022 - Colorful boots | 40plusstyle.com

Stella McCartneyGucci – Louis Vuitton

There were plenty of bright clothes on the catwalks for fall, and this is also mirrored in the shoe and boot choices for the new season. So, rather than choosing your traditional black knee-high boots, you could always opt for a brighter color to include the winter boot trends 2022 in your outfit. There were lots of red knee highs on the runways – but any color goes. Just choose your favorite.

Also, take a look at the best winter boots for women.

White boots

White boots | 40plusstyle.com

Bottega VenetaJil SanderBottega Veneta

White boots were in fashion in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and have had something of a style comeback in recent seasons. They’re definitely still on trend for fall. So, if you’ve already invested in a pair, keep them to the front of your closet. Choose from booties to knee high. Both heights are on trend. Wear with your jeans, or to get more wear out of your summer dresses as the weather cools down.

Also check out how to wear white boots to add flair to any outfit.


Metallics | 40plusstyle.com

Isabel MarantJil SanderDolce & Gabbana

Gold and silver were a big color trend for clothing, and also made their way down to footwear. Metallic shoes would look great with your party wear. Or, how about wearing a pair of gold over silver boots over your skinny jeans or under your midi dresses.


Winter boot trends 2022 - Velvet | 40plusstyle.com

Stella McCartneyGivenchyStella McCartney

Velvet textures are traditionally associated with parties or with Christmas, but you can wear anytime. You could easily add a pair of velvet boots to any of your outfits. Choose a colorful pair, or opt for a muted neutral color.

Mary Janes and T-bars

Mary Janes and T-bars | 40plusstyle.com


If you like a preppy style, then the Mary Jane styles that are on trend at the moment could be perfect. You can wear with your jeans, skirts or dresses. A pair of Mary Janes can also be ideal if you want to add a nod to the 50s.

Heel details

Winter boot trends 2022 - Heel details | 40plusstyle.com

Giambattista Valli – Fendi – Giambattista Valli

Often, details make a real difference to your outfits. If you want to add some playfulness to your outfit, look for shoes or boots with unusual heel details. You could choose heels with some bling, with cutouts or those that have an unexpected shape.

Classic pumps

Classic pumps | 40plusstyle.com

Tod’sMichael Kors CollectionSaint Laurent

A pair of pumps will never not be in style. Opt for black or camel for a truly classic take on this trend. You can wear for work or dinner, or just to elevate a jeans and blazer outfit.

You may also want to take a look at this capsule for the classic style personality.


Wedges | 40plusstyle.com

GivenchyBottega VenetaGivenchy

Wedge heels tend to a be a popular choice for summer – think of wedge espadrilles with your summer dresses. But you can also opt for a wedge heel during winter and fall. Givenchy opted for shoe boots with a wedge and a bulbous heel. However, the sleek styles at Bottega Veneta would be more flattering (unless you want your heels to look larger, of course).

Lug soles

Winter boot trends 2022 - Lug soles | 40plusstyle.com

Ulla Johnson – Gabriela Hearst – Ulla Johnson

Lug soles have been on trend for a few seasons now, and are both stylish and practical. You could wear with your jeans, or add a little unexpected “toughness” to your midi dresses. This style works best on ankle booties. Choose a classic Chelsea boot style or add some buckles.


Lace-ups | 40plusstyle.com

Tod’s – Gabriela Hearst – Salvatore Ferragamo

Another practical, yet on-trend option is the lace-up ankle bootie. These look great worn with tights or leggings and dresses. Choose white, cream, beige or black for a versatile option.

Bright shoes

Winter boot trends 2022 - bright shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Michael Kors CollectionValentinoMichael Kors Collection

You’ve seen some colorful boots, now onto some bright shoes. Shocking pink was a particular trend on the catwalks, and will definitely add impact to your outfits. But any bright color is on trend so you can choose whichever appeals to your and the clothes you have in your closet.

Pointed toes

Pointed toes | 40plusstyle.com

Giambattista Valli – ChanelGivenchy

Square toes were particularly on trend last year (and, don’t worry if you have some, they still are now) but the toe trend favored by designers for fall is definitely pointy. You can choose from pointed high heels or kitten heels. Or, you can get the trend with a flat, loafer style if you prefer not to wear heels.

Thigh high

Winter boot trends 2022 - Thigh high boots | 40plusstyle.com

Bottega VenetaGivenchyIsabel Marant

The thigh high style definitely has sex appeal. To wear in a classy, stylish way, you could wear your thigh high boots over your skinny jeans. Or, wear them with your midi dresses. If you opt for a dress with a thigh split, you can show off your boots.

Menswear inspired

Menswear inspired | 40plusstyle.com

Erdem – Ralph Lauren – Louis Vuitton

Many designers opted to mix masculine and feminine to create interest in their outfits. For example, tuxedo suits for women are a big trend this year. You could also add some menswear inspired style to your footwear. Look out for brogues, Oxfords and loafers, either flat or with a heel.

Athletic styles

Winter boot trends 2022 - Athletic style | 40plusstyle.com

Stella McCartney – Louis Vuitton – Louis Vuitton

You’ll definitely want a pair of sneakers in your closet, whether for exercise or for casual days. Opt for classic white, or a pair with a print. You can see above that Louis Vuitton chose to combine two trends by creating a mule-style sneaker.

For more choices on sneakers check our article on the best shoes with arch support.

Platforms and flatforms

Platforms and flatforms | 40plusstyle.com

Balmain – ValentinoSacai

To add height, you don’t always need to add a traditional heel. Instead, you could look out for a platform or flatform style. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go as high as the styles shown on the catwalks to get the same look.

Super high

Winter boot trends 2022 - Super high heels | 40plusstyle.com

Balmain – VersaceSaint Laurent

There were lots of skyscraper stilettos on the catwalks. They look impossible to walk in for any length of time. However, the metallic heel detail looks beautiful and you could always look out for this on a lower style.

Party shoes

Party shoes | 40plusstyle.com

Giambattista Valli – Michael Kors Collection – Saint Laurent

You can update your favorite little black dress by adding a new pair of statement party shoes. Or, you can make your jeans evening ready with a special pair of shoes and a blazer. Look out for a pair with some bling.

Also look at the best low-heel party shoes that are even better than stilettos.


Winter boot trends 2022 - Mules | 40plusstyle.com

LoeweJil Sander Fendi

Mules can be tricky to wear as they don’t offer the same all-round support as other shoe styles. However, they’re easy to take on and off and they will complement most outfit choices. Just make sure you choose a well-fitting pair that don’t slip off your feet.

Ankle details

Ankle details | 40plusstyle.com

Ulla JohnsonLoeweUlla Johnson

You’ve already seen that heel details are very on-trend. You could also look out for ankle details. This is perfect for you if your ankles are part of your body that you like, as you can draw attention to them.

Ballet flats

Winter boot trends 2022 - Ballet flats | 40plusstyle.com

Christian Dior – Miu MiuProenza Schouler

A pair of ballet flats is a classic style that will always be on-trend. This shoe style looks good with skinny and straight leg jeans and pants.

Take a look at the best ballet flats to go with everything.

Equestrian themed

Equestrian themed | 40plusstyle.com

ChloéStella McCartneyChloé

Whether you ride or not, you can still a little equestrian style to your outfits. For this Fall, the inspiration definitely looked to the West with cowgirl styles. Wear your boots over your jeans or with your dresses.

Will you be treating yourself to a new pair of shoes this fall? What style will you opt for? Do you have a favorite among these fall shoe and winter boot trends 2022?

Continue reading:

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  3. Best Shoes With Arch Support – Comfortable Walking Shoes To Walk In All Day!

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