If there’s one thing I love about fall fashion most, its boots. They’re comfy, easy to outfit, and if you get a good pair they can last you for years. The only downside? There are so many options out there that it can be hard to decide which pairs are a good investment and exactly how many pairs you actually need. With the arrival of that little chill in the air (or is it just my A/C?) I figured now was as good a time as any to craft your fall boot shopping guide.
1. The Classic Knee-High Riding Boot. This is a boot that never goes out of style. My recommendation? Pick a flat boot with interesting buckle details in a chestnut or taupe shade (goes with everything). If you’re willing to fork over a little extra cash for genuine suede or leather, you’ll get years of wear out of these boots.
2. The Dressy Knee-High. Black is never out of style, so that’s your best bet color-wise when choosing your knee high dressy boot. A covered wedge in leather is a perfect solution – wear it over tights with a dress for a dressier feel, or go more casual with skinny jeans, a button down blouse and your favorite fall jacket.
3. The High-Heel Bootie. These booties are perfect for fall paired with ankle trousers and skinny jeans. For a wear with everything bootie go with a tan or taupe shade, a wooden heel and a lace up detail. For instant class, pair with tights, your LBD and your favorite blazer.
Buy it: DV by Dolce Vita “Joli” $118.95 @ Nordstrom | Seychelles “Fever Pitch” $139.95 @ Nordstrom | Blowfish “India”$69.95 @DSW
4. The Wild Pair. My fall wardrobe is always full of neutrals and muted hues, so I like to enlist the help of my shoe friends to spice up my outfits. Prints, studs and fringe are all perfect on-trend options for your wild pair.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t have the funds to buy all 4, so build up your collection over time! Assess your wardrobe and think of what the best options are for you. If you’re just starting your collection (soon to be obsession), I recommend a neutral colored riding boot and a high heel ankle bootie in black. These two beauties will have you covered for any occasion.