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The Only 6 Pairs of Shoes Your Wardrobe Needs This Fall

September is here and it's officially time to think about packing away all of summer's attendant clothes -- goodbye, sandals! Sayonara, sundresses! If you're feeling depressed about saying goodbye to summer, I can totally relate. But here's the silver lining: fall shoes!

Let's get back into the fall style game with the six must-have shoe styles you need this season: block-heels, stylish sneakers, booties, lace ups, over-the-knee boots, and mules. Shop my curated collection and I promise, you just might feel excited for the drop in temperature.


Images via (clockwise from left): Zara, Bloomingdale's, M.Gemi, Nordstrom

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1Block Heel

Working women rejoice! Let's all give a big round of applause for the resurgence of the easily walkable block heel.

Update your classic black pumps with the Pour La Victoire Celina Block Heel Pointed Toe Pump ($275, bloomingdales.com).

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2Block Heel

If textures are your thing, I've got the perfect block heel pump for you. These are not for the faint of heart, but if you're ready to break out of your comfort zone, Zara's Velvet High Heel Shoes ($59.90, zara.com) are here for you.

Wear with your classic navy pantsuit to the office or with a midi skirt and a feminine blouse for date night.

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3Block Heel

Massive heels not your thing? Ivanka Trump's Liah Slingback Block-Heel Pump in Black ($125, macys.com) is a great option with a totally walkable 2½-inch heel.

In addition to the walk-for-miles heel height, the shoe also has multi textures with leather and suede, and a d'orsay shape.

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4Stylish Sneakers

Lucky for us, sneakers have moved to the forefront of our closets in an array of stylish choices. If you love a classic brand with some high style flair, check out these Vans Suede Sk-8 Moc Sneakers in Ivory ($80, urbanoutfitters.com).

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5Stylish Sneakers

If you're not a high tops kind of girl but still love a classic style, the Puma Suede Sneakers in Royal/White ($64.95, nordstrom.com) is the stylish sneaker choice for you. The bright turquoise blue gives your outfit a bright pop of color, which is exactly what you'll be looking for come December.

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6Stylish Sneakers

Perforated high top sneakers that look like booties? Be still my beating heart! Steve Madden 'Elyka' Laser Cut High Top Sneaker in Grey Multi ($89.95, nordstrom.com) is so on trend for the season.

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I'll admit that booties are my all time favorite shoe for fall. Take a look at The Pera in Navy ($298, mgemi.com), a suede peep-toe bootie with silver metallic wrapped heel. Gorgeous and versatile!

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For a bootie that's no fuss with easy slip on/off, the Splendid Haptyn Booties in Grey ($178, anthropologie.com) is your answer. Classic Chelsea bootie styling with a slight V ankle cutout is a shoe you'll wear every day this fall.

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Looking for the perfect fall suede bootie? Meet Sole Society's Zada in Taupe ($99.95, solesociety.com). Everything you're looking for -- neutral suede, lattice details, fringe zip tassle, thick heel -- in an everyday bootie.

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10Lace Ups

The lace-up trend offers the chance to up your shoe game without going too far out there. The Brezza in Latte ($248, mgemi.com) has delicate cross straps that are reminiscient of ballet shoes and adds a just-right punch to your fall outfit. 

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11Lace Ups

For the office, Sam Edelman's 'Taylor' Ghillie Pointy Toe Pump in Blue Suede ($139.95, nordstrom.com) takes your classic navy blue suit from boring to on-trend in a single step. The best part about these shoes? A back zipper means you can get these heels on and off in an instant without having to re-tie them every time.

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13OTK (Over the Knee) Boots

To show off your legs this fall, the Marc Fisher LTD Yenna in Black Suede ($199, zappos.com) is the over-the-knee boot for you. Pull-on construction with inside zip means easy on and off with extra warmth for the cooler transition into winter. Easy styling with leggings and an oversized sweater.

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14OTK (Over the Knee) Boots

An OTK boot that incorporates the block heel trend, Steve Madden's 'Eternul' Over the Knee Block Heel Boot in Chestnut Suede ($169.65, nordstrom.com) is the ideal fall addition to your wardrobe.

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15OTK (Over the Knee) Boots

Unsure about the OTK boot trend and don't want to spend hundreds to try them out? Check out Public Desire's Gray Flat Tie Back Over the Knee Boot ($65, asos.com) at a great price point. Light gray suede goes with everything and delicate lace-up ties at the top add a sweet detail.

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If your morning routine has you rushing out the door like a hurricane, read on! You won't find an easier style to help with your time-crunched morning routine, and these Miss Albright Dennis Mule Shooties in Wine ($168, anthropologie.com) are a favorite.

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