Fringe, beading and suede, all accents that can be found on fall’s favorite footwear choice: moccasins. We have seen hints of moccasins all spring long in oxfords and menswear-inspired loafers. Now that the cooler weather is settling in we can pull out theses soft suede shoes!
Ready for a mini history lesson? Moccasins were originally made by Native American women for the purpose of a durable, comfortable, and protective foot covering for themselves and men. Indian women made moccasins from animal skins and decorated them around the ankles with beading or ribbons. Not a lot has changed about the way moccasins look now verses hundreds of years ago – which is really what I love about them. The style is original, authentic, and yet totally relevant in today’s fashion world.
Moccasins are a super easy, casual shoe that can be slipped on with nearly any outfit. Moccasins today are designed in various styles from house slippers, hard-sole ballet flats, booties, or tall boots with fringe. These shoes are comfortable and right on trend with the Aztec prints that are EVERYWHERE. It is no secret that Navajo-inspired, Aztec prints are trending, and a moccasin shoe is the necessary match for such an outfit.
The TOMS Nepal boot is a TOMS fan favorite. The Nepal boot is amazingly comfortable, has the Native American vibe, and the buy-one give-one initiative makes these booties a must-buy for fall and winter. The Nepal boot is only available in select stores, so check with your local Glik’s location to see if they carry them!
Here are some of our favorite bloggers showing off the moccasin trend:
Elizabeth is wearing a simple pair of moccasin flats styled with an outfit that is great for the transition into fall. Here is a similar pair of moccasin flats that Glik’s carries.Chelsea from Zipped wearing a simple pair of moccasins (similar here) styled with denim and a chunky sweater.
Information about the history of moccasins was found at Colonial Willamsburg.