Shoes to Wear w/ Runway Looks for 40+ Women

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Back in November, we posted a list of AW15 runway looks for women over 40. This post was so popular, we knew we had to follow up with a shoes edition. I reached out to my friends at ShoeBuy.com and asked them to pair our runway looks with the hottest shoes of the season.

Shoes to Pair with Cozy Shearling

Patchwork Faux Fur and Shearling Coat, $171, ASOS

Patchwork Faux Fur and Shearling Coat, $171, ASOS

We recommended shearling coats as an effortless addition to your wardrobe that adds a lot of drama. Wear shearling over skinny jeans or pants, and pair them with ankle boots. Choose the boots for the occasion–dressier styles for evenings out and stockier, work-style boots for running errands.

Ankle Boot with Strap, $55.95, Shoebuy.com

Ankle Boot with Strap, $55.95, Shoebuy.com

Lace-up Garrett Boot, $98.95, Shoebuy.com

Lace-up Garrett Boot, $98.95, Shoebuy.com

Ankle Boot with Strap Detail, $79.95, Shoebuy.com

Ankle Boot with Strap Detail, $79.95, Shoebuy.com

Rugged Boot, $73.95, Shoebuy.com

Rugged Boot, $73.95, Shoebuy.com

Shootie with Buckle Detail, $78.95, Shoebuy.com

Shootie with Buckle Detail, $78.95, Shoebuy.com

fringe bootie

Fringe Bootie, $46.95, Shoebuy.com

Shoes to Wear with Knee-Length Midi Skirts

Chic-ing of Which Skirt, $59.99, Modcloth

Chic-ing of Which Skirt, $59.99, Modcloth

The next runway look we love is the patterned, pleated, knee-length midi. You can couple this style with a fitted top and simple, feminine heels or ballet flats. Stay away from chunky or adorned sandals, which can look gaudy with a fuller skirt.

Suede Pumps, $79.95, Shoebuy.com

Suede Pumps, $79.95, Shoebuy.com

 

Classic Shiny Pumps, $78.95, Shoebuy.com

Classic Shiny Pumps, $78.95, Shoebuy.com

Nude Patent Pumps, $68.95, Shoebuy.com

Nude Patent Pumps, $68.95, Shoebuy.com

Simple Strappies, $70.95, Shoebuy.com

Simple Strappies, $70.95, Shoebuy.com

 

Ballet Flats with Bow, $33.95, Shoebuy.com

Ballet Flats with Bow, $33.95, Shoebuy.com

 

 

All-purpose Flats, $58.95, Shoebuy.com

All-purpose Flats, $58.95, Shoebuy.com

Shoes to Wear with Houndstooth

AX Paris Midi Skirt in Houndstooth, $26, ASOS

AX Paris Midi Skirt in Houndstooth, $26, ASOS

Plaids and houndstooth are back in 2015/2016 in a big, bright way. A winning look for high-powered meetings is a fitted houndstooth set with sexy heels. If you prefer a softer look, choose a classic houndstooth pencil skirt with a solid color blouse and a straightforward set of black pumps. Err on the side of a sleeker, longer heel for extra sex appeal.

High Heel with Ankle Strap, $64.95, Shoebuy.com

High Heel with Ankle Strap, $64.95, Shoebuy.com

houndstooth-fabric

Moderate Heel with Side Cutout, $59.95, Shoebuy.com

houndstooth-chunky

Textured Faux Leather Slingback, $89.95, Shoebuy.com

houndstooth-fauxpumps

Classic Cutout, 4″ Heel, $37.95, Shoebuy.com

houndstooth-golddetail

Moderate Heel with Gold Detail, $59.95, Shoebuy.com

houndstooth-patent

Platform 3″ Heel, $58.95, Shoebuy.com

Shoes to Wear with Debutante Necklines

Paper Dolls Bardot Dress, $42, ASOS

Paper Dolls Bardot Dress, $42, ASOS

Now is the time to show off your shoulders and décolletage, ladies! When you let your neck go bare or show a little cleavage, you’ll get the most impact by keeping your midsection and knees covered. With this look, pick shoes that are slightly glam. Silver and/or sparkly details pair well with those high-impact necklines.

 

Shimmer Flats, $70.95, Shoebuy.com

Shimmer Flats, $70.95, Shoebuy.com

Open Toe Sparkly Pump, $58.95, Shoebuy.com

Open Toe Sparkly Pump, $58.95, Shoebuy.com

Silver Chunky Heel, $88.95, Shoebuy.com

Silver Chunky Heel, $88.95, Shoebuy.com

T-strap with Crystals, $54.95, Shoebuy.com

T-strap with Crystals, $54.95, Shoebuy.com

Strappy Open Toe, $54.95, Shoebuy.com

Strappy Open Toe, $54.95, Shoebuy.com

Shoes to Wear with Turtlenecks

Sun and Shadow Turtleneck, $54, Nordstrom

Sun and Shadow Turtleneck, $54, Nordstrom

Big sweaters are on trend right now, despite the unusually warm winter east of the Mississippi. A loose-fitting turtleneck is comfort-wear and always looks right over fitted jeans. This season, we like solid-color, large-knit roll neck sweaters paired with chunky, almost masculine boots. It’s your weekend look, and one that might even get you an approving nod from a millennial or two.

Western-style Bootie, $58.95, Shoebuy.com

Western-style Bootie, $58.95, Shoebuy.com

 

Cuffed Ankle Boot, $74.95, Shoebuy.com

Cuffed Ankle Boot, $74.95, Shoebuy.com

 

Gray Fringe Bootie, $51.95, Shoebuy.com

Gray Fringe Bootie, $51.95, Shoebuy.com

 

Plum Colored Chelsea Boot, $99.95, Shoebuy.com

Plum Colored Chelsea Boot, $99.95, Shoebuy.com

 

Gray Suede Ankle Boots, $69.99, Shoebuy.com

Gray Suede Ankle Boots, $69.99, Shoebuy.com

 

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