With September in full swing, it means one thing: It's time to get your fall wardrobe together. From sweaters to jackets to shoes, the changing of seasons are always such an exciting time to get a new look together, and the slingback is the perfect transitional shoe to take you from the heat of summer into fall foliage.
Though it may be difficult to let go of summer, the fall and winter seasons have so much to offer, too. Sure, you can't just comfortably leave your house in a crop top, sandals, and some denim cut-offs, but there's the promise of warm drinks, holidays, and last, but not least, cozy fall fashion.
There's a reason fashion week starts in September and that the September issue of fashion magazines are the biggest (literally in page length) throughout the calendar year. For the majority of the world, January marks a new start. In the fashion world, it's all about fall, marking new beginnings.
It's not just your clothing that gets an update, though — it's shoes and accessories, too. With the first day of fall around the corner, it's time to ditch your sandals (unless, of course, you're wearing them with socks) and replace them with boots and the biggest autumn shoe trend: the slingback.
Made popular by mothers, grandmothers, and the Mad Men era, slingbacks have long been known for their functionality rather than style. But it's quite the opposite. Now, the grandma/grandpa look is trending, making the slingback the perfect shoe, thanks to its functionality and style.
Below, shop the best slingbacks this season.
The Sleek Black Slingbacks
DVF Mortelle Slingback Heels, $248, dvf
Love the red on this one, too.
The Suede Slingback
Electric Suede Heel, $60, Modcloth
A pop of color is always refreshing.
The Comfortable Slingback
A2 by Aerosoles Track Pad Women's Slingback Dress Heels, $70, Kohls
A practical option.
The Designer Slingback
Linen Carolyne Slingback Heels, $350, Marissa Collections
Manolos never go out of style.
The Block Heel Slingback
Anthropologie Tied Slingback Heels, $148, Anthropologie
A block heel makes this extra practical.
The Sassy Slingback
Snakeskin Moda Slingback Flats, $100, tnuck
This one will go with absolutely everything.
The Statement Slingback
Ludlow Slingback Pump, $110, Nordstrom
Luckily for you, there are eight different colored versions of this one.
The Sweet Slingback
Sabine Suede Pointed Toe Bow Tie Sling-Back Heels, $235, IF Chic
A little sweet bow in the back.
The Party Slingbacks
Slingback Kitten Heel Shoe, $57, ASOS
The Patent Slingbacks
Mercer Slingback Pump, $328, Nordstrom
And in patent.
The Badass Slingback
Wide Fit Chain Pointed Heels, $39, ASOS
Oh yes, loving this chain.
The Timeless Slingback
Texture Pointed Slingback Shoes, $60, Mango
A cream beauty.
It's slingback season, people! Time to get your hands on a pair and stunt all fall season long.