When summer comes to a close and the first brisk gusts of wind swirl through the towering New York City skyscrapers, we wrap ourselves in fleece blankets, sip spiced cider by the fireplace and delight in the splendor of the upcoming holiday season. At this time of year, fashion enthusiasts often become inspired by nature’s vibrant autumn palette. Along with Jewel-toned cashmere and pumpkin hued embellishments, we commonly gravitate towards brightly colored plaid accessories. While the festive grid-like design is most often seen on flannel pajamas, plush throw blankets and other festive home décor, this season we’re really seeing plaid rule the runway like never before. New York City’s most fashionable are stepping out with swoon-worthy tartan-themed accessories and chic plaid footwear that will have NYC women sashaying all throughout autumn and winter. From sky high boots to chic flats, everyone can partake in this here-to-stay trend. Below are my most highly coveted plaid shoes of the season.
Chiara Ferragni Pointy Toe Flat – Nordstrom Rack
This Chiara Ferragni Italian-made loafer is a classic shoe with an air of luxe eccentricity. The playful twist on a traditional fabric and sleek silhouette is both unexpected and masterfully executed. Thanks to the remarkably impressive acquisitions of Nordstrom Rack, these $420 flats can be yours for only $289. Sold!
Jeffrey Campbell “Lilith” Boot – Nordstrom
Leave it to avantgarde shoe designer, Jeffrey Campbell, to put the perfect feminine spin on the traditional combat boot. Punk meets plaid in this edgy patchwork boot that screams rocker-chic! Jewel-toned plaid swatches and silver-tone studded accents present a striking contrast to the thick lug sole and chunky block heel.
Jeffrey Campbell “Siren” Bootie – Nordstrom
The “Siren” booties are made from strechy neoprine upper and instantly mold around your feet like a sock. For my friends who often complain about finding comfortable boots – you’re welcome. These are also available in 4 other color variations, including solid black and camouflage.
Karl Lagerfeld “Nara” Plaid Ballet Flats – Lord & Taylor
Karl Lagerfeld can do no wrong! An homage to Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi flat, the “Nara” ballerina’s classic silhouette is both sophisticated and timeless. Adorned with an opulent jeweled embellishment, this shoe can transform skinny jeans and a sweater into quite an elegant ensemble.
Mr & Mrs Italy Plaid Mule – LuisaViaRoma
Move over Gucci “Princetown” mules, there’s a new fur-lined slipper in town. Mr & Mrs Italy, most well-known for their luxurious outerwear (and incorrect usage of punctuation), is the mastermind behind these decadent plaid mules. Crafted from virgin wool (taken from a lamb’s first very first shearing) and lined with mink fur, these slippers are fit for royalty. Regal gold chain embellishment and dramatic pointed toe set this slide apart from others of its kind.
Tommy Hilfiger “Tonny” Plaid High Top Boots – Lord & Taylor
These boots by Tommy Hilfiger are far from your ordinary hiking boots. For ladies looking to experiment with fashion trends without fully committing, this practical boot is the answer to your prayers. Crafted from cozy flannel plaid and lined with faux shearling, these boots will be sure to keep your tootsies warm all winter long.
Sorel “Major” Moto Boots – Saks Fifth Avenue
Sorel is most well-known for their expertly-crafted and waterproof cold weather footwear, but this season their design team has really upped and ante with their “Major” boot. Fashion meets function, the biker-inspired boots lined with red/black plaid add instant style cred to any look and are insulated enough to wear throughout this winter’s deep freeze. With rugged leather upper, these boots will power through the slush on city streets this winter and beyond.
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I think I like the biker boots best – perfect for the colder weather!
OMG these shoes are all so stunning!
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My favourite have to be the Jeffery Campbell’s, they’re BEAUTIFUL. I love your taste! x
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These are all fab! But I love the Sorel “Major” Moto Boots the most!
I agree that in fall we definitely get inspired by the colours in nature and it makes for a wonderful, rich palette. I like the sound of incorporating more plaid into my wardrobe!
I love the Karl Largerfeld flats. I like tartan because I am half Scottish. There is a good choice of different shoes here
My favourite from these is the siren bootie and I feel it’s pretty cool to go with black tights and a nice jumper.
The boots look like great choices for winter.
So cute! I really love those Jeffrey Campbells
Obsessed with the Sorel Moto Boots!
It’s hard to choose, but I think the moto boots are my favourite!
I love plaid, so many great ways to wear it!