When it comes to fall footwear, boots always top the list. From go-with-everything, casual booties to over-the-knee styles, there’s no shortage of options when selecting your new go-to boot. My advice: stick to the classics. Skip over the trendy styles and instead opt for timeless silhouettes in neutral hues that you’ll wear over and over again.
And while you might still be in the summer-shopping mindset, the best time to score a pair of boots is now, while the assortment is a plenty. Below, a hit list with the best buys to consider for the season ahead.
If I had to the best all-around boot, these would be a clear winner. They’re a true classic: a timeless, go-with-everything style that only gets better with time. I would know, too, because I’ve had my pair for at least four years and can attest that they patina beautifully.
I own these boots in two colors (brown suede came first) so that should tell you just how much I love them. Like so many of Isabel Marant’s boots, the details (pull tabs and a pointed toe) give them a slightly Western spin – but! – without going too far, giving them an edge over other Western styles that veer on trendy. What I love in particular about the black leather pair is that they manage to be a day-or-night boot, straddling both casual and dressy occasions.
I’ll admit that as a resident of Texas, I don’t get frequent wear out of my all-weather boots. That doesn’t mean that I find them any less necessary because when you need them, well, you need them. The Joan of Arctic style from Sorel is always my go-to. A mix of suede, leather, and sherpa, these waterproof boots are super warm and cozy.