When it comes to fall wardrobe essentials, ankle boots top our list. Versatile, comfortable, and timeless, they go with just about every seasonal look we can dream up. That said, we also need a little variety—and Cara Delvingne just served up a worthy alternative to our steadfast companions.
On a recent outing in London, the actress, model, and, as of this year, novelist(of the very book she's holding below) sported a pair of cool-girl oxfords by The Kooples, quickly reminding us to never rule out the androgynous lace-up classic. The studded detailing gives them a dose of Cara-worthy edge and complements a timeless-meets-trendy ensemble with the addition of a sleek wool overcoat and colored sunglasses. Great for work, play, and beyond—consider adding a pair of souped-up oxfords into your fall rotation.