The incoming fall chill may have retired your trusty open-toe mules to the shelf, but consider the slip-ons your leisurely standby of the sock-showing season. Try these geeky chic open-back loafers and slides with a sparkly ankle sock or silk stockings for a cooler than cool leaf-crunching look.

1. Gucci “Princetown” horsebit-detailed jacquard slippers, $695, NET-A-PORTER.com

2. Topshop "Pistachio" limited edition bow mules, $150, topshop.com

3. Michael Michael Kors “Natasha” embossed leather slides, $135, michaelkors.com

4. Bill Blass “Laverne” slide, $308, billblass.com

5. Tibi “Sofie” loafers, $425, tibi.com

6. M.Gemi “The Isola” mule, $198, mgemi.com

7. Alice + Oliva "Abbey" slipper, $275, aliceandoliva.com

8. Boden backless loafers, $138, BodenUsa.com