My ankles are already crying over the pain they’re about to endure in a new pair of fall boots. They (my ankles) will have to get some Band-Aids and get over it. Since it’s unfair to try to break in more than one pair of boots a season, but lots of worthy options on the market, we’ve pinpointed some of the hottest trends and boots that are worth the investment.
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These boots, chalked in hardwear, are the perfect way to add any edgy vibe to a simple look. Don’t be afraid to pair them with a feminine floral fall dress to give contrast.
Splurge: Miu Miu Buckled Leather Boots, $2,450 (Moda Operandi)
Mid-Range: We The Free Dusty Buckle Boots $428 (Free People)
Budget Friendly: GEOX Catrina Double Buckel Boot, $200 (Nordstrom)
Ways of the West
If you want a true pair of cowboy boots, this is a great opportunity to shop vintage or thrift - they shouldn’t look fresh out of the box. Or opt for a sleeker boot with Western inspiration like these Khaite boots.
Splurge: Isabel Marant Denvee Boots, $990 (Shopbop)
Mid-Range: STAUD Wally Boot, $495 (STAUD)
Budget Friendly: Free People Vegan Cavalier Boot, $90 (Free People)
Oh, how I wish I had held onto my ninth grade riding boots that I convinced my mother would never come back in style. Riding boots are, in fact, back. Equestrian-inspired kicks are the perfect finishing touch to elevate an outfit.
Splurge: KHAITE The Admiral Knee-High Boot, $1800 (KHAITE)
Mid-Range: HISPANITAS Alpes Riding Boot, $399.95 (Nordstrom)
Budget Friendly: Emanuele Castro Knee High Riding Boots, $149.99 (Marshalls)
This September the New York Fashion Week runways were shimmering. From drastic silver sequin dresses to silver hardware details, metallic the trend is surely a go-to this fall.
Splurge: Alexandre Vuthier Metallic Boot, $1,250 (FWRD)
Mid-Range: Agnes Metallic Boot, $441 (Revolve)
Budget Friendly: Jeffrey Campbell Jerema Boot, $174.95 (Nordstrom)
As New York City mourns the end of Harry Styles’s Madison Square Garden stint, his retro Gucci-esque moments have made their lasting impact. Try one of these vintage-inspired boots that hint to the ’60s and ’70s without feeling too costumey.