Just as you’ve gotten used to the idea of jewel-tone heels
with your dressy jeans, the season’s new brights up the color
ante. We love the seasonless fuchsias, watermelons
and limes in simple flatscheerful without trying too hard.
Kilty We’re not sure how so many designers came
to collectively focus on classic-but-jaunty
flapsthere are ankle boots, mary janes and
oxford styles galorebut this groupthink
provides a welcome kick that looks smartest
with tailored pants or pencil skirts.
Leopard Leave it to Kate Spade to banish
the bias that says she who wears
leopard print must also smack her
gum too loudly and unbutton
her blouse too far. The print of
choice for fall can be ladylike too,
especially in satin pumps and
tasteful heel height. Just add
black tights, and voilà!
Clockwise from top: Leather ankle boots, Alexander McQueen, $1,100; visit neimanmarcus.com for stores.