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,

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

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


4. Bill Blass “Laverne” slide, $308,

5. Tibi “Sofie” loafers, $425,

6. M.Gemi “The Isola” mule, $198,

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

8. Boden backless loafers, $138,

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