When it comes to shoes (and plenty of other sartorial genres), there’s nowhere I trust more than Nordstrom. So when it dawned on me that fall was actually here and not still on the horizon, it was the Seattle-based retailer that I turned to for inspiration pertaining to which pairs I should buy for the season. Specifically, I called on Beth Kanfer, Nordstrom’s fashion director for footwear and accessories, to give me the inside scoop on all things 2022 shoes. And as I’ve come to expect from the brand during my 27 years on this planet, she more than came through.
According to Kanfer, now is the perfect time to reevaluate the shoes in our current rotations. “With silhouette shifts across ready-to-wear, from skirt lengths to leg openings, the need to update your shoe closet has never been more important,” she says. As for the actual styles that deserve one of those much-coveted slots on your rack, Kanfer kindly narrowed down the almost limitless number of options to just five styles worth investing in for fall. Ahead, read all about the ones she’s backing right now, from loafers to over-the-knee boots.