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As the fall leaves begin to change color, I’m quickly transitioning into full-on autumn-mode. We just turned the heat on in our home, our front porch is decorated with mums and pumpkins galore, and our wardrobes are quickly changing from short sleeves to cozy sweaters. I’ve packed away my sandals for the year and lately have been craving comfortable sneakers and boots instead.
Just in time for fall, Dave and I are thrilled to partner with Clarks and Zappos to share how we’re creating sneakers outfit ideas for him and her! Clarks is one of our favorite shoe brands, and we love that they offer tons of stylish, comfortable options for him AND her. We loved styling spring and summer looks in our Clarks, and always purchase our shoes from Zappos! We love that Zappos offers fast, free shipping, a 365-day return policy, and world-class customer service!
Clarks sneakers for him and her
What I love most about my Clarks is that they are comfortable shoes made for walking. With a fall trip on the horizon for us, it was only natural that we’d both gravitate towards a style that is perfect for lots of walking: leather sneakers! Later this month, Dave and I head to Boston and our favorite thing to do when visiting a new-to-us city is exploring on foot. Both of our Clarks shoes arrived just in time and I look forward to not having to worry about blisters or aching feet on our trip!
How to style sneakers for women this fall
I love that the Un Maui Lace (I’m wearing it in Nude) is both lightweight yet sturdy. When walking a lot, the last thing you want is a heavy, clunky sneaker! The nude tone is perfect for mixing and matching with my entire wardrobe, and I especially love the tan accent on the sole which gives it a little something extra. I love that the sneaker is made of leather and will be so easy to clean! If you’re considering this sneaker for yourself, I recommend ordering 1/2 size down from your normal shoe size.
For fall travel, one of my favorite hacks to prevent me from overpacking is bringing pieces that can be layered and worn in many ways. A vest-style dress is perfect for that since it can be worn both as a dress or as a vest. I also love packing lightweight dresses as they can easily be rolled up and don’t take up too much space. You’ll also almost always see me wearing a hat while traveling and this is for two reasons: first, I can save time by washing my hair less and not pack as many hair products, and second, it keeps the sun off my face! Bonus points for being a conversation starter and a fun pop of interest in any outfit, too.
How to style sneakers for men this fall
When I showed Dave Clark’s newest arrivals for fall, he instantly gravitated towards the Un Costa Lace in Oxblood Grain Leather. The Oxblood color is gorgeous and we both love how sharp these sneakers look on! On Dave, this style also ran large and he sized down 1/2 size from his normal shoe size.
When putting together a quintessential Dave outfit, it always has to include one of his many sweater cardigans. I convinced him to try the grandpa sweater years ago as a hoodie alternative. When I met him, he basically lived in hoodies, t-shirts, and jeans, which was fine, but can easily look a little too casual. Without much effort, swapping a sweater for a cardigan really upgrades a standard tee and jeans look.
It’s been pretty chilly in Seattle recently, so he opted to style his burgundy sweater and Clarks Un Costa Lace sneakers with a printed button-up. Throughout the fall season, you’ll often find Dave rocking a plaid or flannel shirt, but I recently encouraged him to try something different. With umpteen different plaids and solid colored shirts in his closet, I liked the look of this subtle geometric print. I think it’s a fun yet modern look that speaks to his personality yet isn’t too in-your-face.
With fall in full swing, it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a new pair of Clarks shoes to keep your feet comfortable and stylish all season long. If a new sneaker is on your radar, look no further than these for him or this pair for her. Or try one of Clarks many other options available with super-fast shipping from Zappos!
What shoe style will you be rocking this fall? Who do you think styled the Clarks leather sneaker better: him or her? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!