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Fall Fashion Trend: Chunky Heels

It’s never too soon to plan ahead.

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, fall will be here before we know it. While there’s still plenty of time to rock your favorite summer sandals, it’s time to start planning; it’s time to figure out how to transition from summer shoes to autumn styles. But don’t fret too much. When you do decide to take a glance in your closet and make room for new fall looks, you may find you’re already wearing one of the biggest fall trends right now – the chunky heel.

I know I have a few pairs of sandals in my closet with the comfortable chunky heel, and you probably do too. Shoes with a chunky heel are great because they’re easier to walk in than a heel with a tall stiletto (although I still love a good pair of stiletto heels).

Chunky heels also add the right amount of height you desire, creating the look of a lean, elongated leg. It only makes sense that a thicker, sturdier heel would make the transition into the colder months on pumps, peep toe heels, booties and shooties. The chunky heel is already popping up in fall runway shows for Lanvin, Michael Kors, Chanel, Derek Lam and more.

Of course, you don’t have to break the bank to add a pair of chunky heels to your fall wardrobe. Let’s take a look at some great finds I uncovered at a fraction of the cost.

Women’s Chunky Heels: Fall 2011

There’s so many styles of shoes to choose from that have this style of heel, it was really hard to pick! These three runway-ready styles are sure-fire fashion must-haves for fall.

Steve Madden Sarrina

Steve Madden Sarrina Pump.image

Shop: Steve Madden Sarrina

This chunky heel pump combines classic 70s fashion with contemporary style. Wear the Sarrina to work, with pants, or with a great “little black dress” for a night out on the town. And another added bonus to this selection is that it has a suede-like upper—another upcoming fall fashion trend.

Franco Sarto Artist Collection Grand

Shop: Franco Sarto Artist Collection Grand

Jewel toned, chunky heel and cute peep toe – does it get any better? You really get a three-for-one deal here with this pump from Franco Sarto. Oh, and I forgot to mention another added bonus: two of the three colors are on sale!

Calvin Klein  Elsie

Calvin Klein Elsie Pump.image

Shop: Calvin Klein Elsie

This shootie is a bit more of a “splurge” but it’s such a versatile selection. You could easily pair this chunky heel with business casual attire, or wear them with a great pair of dark denim.

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