Fashion Accessories How to Wear Fall's Hottest Footwear By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 2, 2009 @ 10:54AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Nigel Cox How to Wear Fall's Hottest Footwear 01 of 09 Scarlet Sandals Nigel Cox Dark neutrals are a fantastic backdrop for red. The tank's graphic pattern picks up the crocodile texture of the platforms. THE SHOESMiu Miu embossed leather platforms, $640; at select Miu Miu stores.THE OUTFIT* MM Couture by Miss Me polyster-spandex vest, $87; missme.com.* Alexander Wang silk tank, $325; at Opening Ceremony.* Paul & Joe Sister wool-acrylic skirt, $192; 662-234-9907.* Hue tights, $13; at Bloomingdale's.* Dior Fine Jewelry 18kt gold ring with diamonds, $710; 212-931-2950. 02 of 09 Feather Stilettos Nigel Cox A dress with a similar trim is fun and flirtatious, but keep other accessories, like the clutch, minimal. Otherwise it's too much of a good thing. THE SHOESRene Caovilla satin stilettos with Swarovski crystals and feathers, $1,100; at Neiman Marcus.THE OUTFITamp#149; Theory viscose blend dress with feathers, $365; Bloomingdales.com.amp#149; Devi Kroell satin, leather and metal clutch, $1,890; 212-228-3201. 03 of 09 Peep-Toe Booties Nigel Cox Loose jeans relax the entire silhouette. A bright purse shows that bold hues contrast beautifully with muted shoes. THE SHOESBrian Atwood suede booties, $933; saksfifthavenue.com.THE OUTFIT* Theory wool-polyester vest, $295; at Nordstrom.* Kimberly Taylor silk tank, $187; 212-944-6700.* Marc by Marc Jacobs cotton jeans, $188; at Saks Fifth Avenue.* Louis Vuitton satin, leather and metal clutch, $2,575; 866-884-8866.* Elizabeth Cole gold plated necklace, $163; 888-242-4552. 04 of 09 Over-The-Knee-Boots Nigel Cox Temper such sexy footwear with a long librarian cardigan, a jersey scarf and black leggings. THE SHOESSergio Rossi suede boots, $1,495; 305-864-3643.THE OUTFIT* Hanii Y wool-acrylic sweater, $495; 914-472-4033.* Joie silk tank, $154; at Nordstrom.* Adam modal scarf, $45; 212-229-2838.* Wolford leggings, $42; 800-965-3673.* Iosselliani gold vermeil bracelet, $265; 609-497-0704. 05 of 09 High-Heeled Biker Boots Nigel Cox Next to tough kicks, delicate fabric in an arty print looks unexpected. Short is the most flattering dress length with midcalf boots. THE SHOESTod's leather boots, $945; at Tod's stores.THE OUTFITamp#149; Karen Walker silk dress, $449; 410-458-6542. 06 of 09 Brogues Nigel Cox Feminize a masculine lace-up with bare legs and a minidress. A sheer cardigan provides another seductive note. THE SHOESVia Spiga leather brogues, $198; at select Bloomingdale's stores.THE OUTFITamp#149; Schumacher silk cardigan, $567; 718-645-7465.amp#149; Parker silk dress, $242; at Saks Fifth Avenue.amp#149; Jerome Dreyfuss python bag, $2,839; shopbop.com. 07 of 09 Pastel Flats Nigel Cox A colorful slipper punctuates a classic combo of white shirt and black pants. The purse is equally vibrant. THE SHOESSue London leather flats, $148; suelondon.com.THE OUTFIT* Kostym by Cheap Monday cotton blouse, $115; 212-995-8660.* Clu silk-cotton pants, $185; 203-226-9772.* Alexander Wang leather and metal purse, $725; 212-941-9656.* Dannijo silver bracelets, $180-$220; dannijo.com. 08 of 09 Oxford Heels Nigel Cox Showing the shape of the leg is key to balancing solid footwear. Sheer socks look sweet, while the studded belt echoes the shoes' detail and gives it a bit of edge. THE SHOESMaxmara leather heels with studs, $795; 212-879-6100.THE OUTFITamp#149; Vince lamb's hair vest, $795; at Saks Fifth Avenue.amp#149; Nation Ltd. cotton blend top, $71; nationltd.com.amp#149; Linea Pelle leather and brass belt, $125; 631-267-6117.amp#149; APC wool skirt, $140; 212-966-0069.amp#149; Ilux silk socks, $28; 646-638-2323.amp#149; Burberry brass ring, $175; burberry.com. 09 of 09 Jeweled Flats Nigel Cox Crystals and sequins can coexist as long as the dress is short and monochromatic. With so much sparkle, nix the jewelry. THE SHOESPour La Victoire leather and crystal flats, $210; at Nordstrom.THE OUTFIT* Current/Elliott cotton jacket, $288; shopbop.com.* Davidelfin polyamide and sequins dress, $680; at Searle.