Fall is here and so are some of life’s simple pleasures: Starbucks’ pumpkin spice foam, Christian Girl Autumn fancams, and, yes, fall boots. Open your closets and blast Phoebe Bridgers, for the most wonderful time of the year has arrived.
Growing up in Miami, Florida, I’ve never been exposed to anything but swamp-esque conditions. When temperatures drop below 65 degrees, native Floridians act like the world is ending. Athletic shorts are swapped for ankle-length down jackets. While some people relish in the fact that we get an average of 0.0 inches of snowfall each year, the arrival of fall to those living in the South means we can, as the kids say, really start dressin’.
When fall rolls around, every year, chronically online people everywhere begin manifesting a wardrobe full of cable-knit vests and neutral trench coats. However, personally, the best element of cold-weather fashion is footwear. Forget the overly complex process of layering that leaves you feeling like a sweaty mess by noon or colorful tights and headbands à la Blair Waldorf — shoes are where it’s at. No matter your aesthetic, we can all agree that a pair of fall boots can transform an outfit. From Olivia Rodrigo-core to IG baddie, there’s a style for everyone.
If you are in need of inspo, below, we’ve rounded up some of the best fall boot trends (and where to buy them!)
Have Olivia Rodrigo’s music videos on repeat? This one is for you. The resurgence of pop-punk aesthetics means that chunky, stomp-on-me boots are all the rage. These boots add the perfect amount of height to your look without dragging you down. Wide soles and lugged detailing add edgy touches to otherwise feminine footwear.
Vegan Empire Platform Boots
Jeffrey Campbell Widow Platform Boot
UO Zola Zip Platform Boot
Although cowboy boots were all the rage this summer, we’re not expecting the trend to go away anytime soon. For a pair of the best fall boots, this Southern-inspired style adds a unique twist to the all-black boots we see across social media every fall. From monochrome silhouettes to metallic embossed styles, cowboy boots are an immediate go-to for transitioning your wardrobe as the temperatures go down.
Jeffrey Campbell Dagget Western Boot
The style of these knee-high, popularized by Ariana Grande, definitely belongs in your fall closet. Paired perfectly with short dresses or sweatshirts and jeans, knee-high boots are a versatile staple to invest in. Coming in an array of colors and heights, the signature style can be dressed up or down to your heart’s content.
The Francie Tall Boot with Extended Calf
Franco Sarto Janna Over the Knee Boot
Vagabond Shoemakers Cosmo 2.0 Knee-High Boot
Glimmer Embossed Snake Boot
Prepare for battle with these combat boots. Chunky silhouettes and motto details feel perfect for the people who like to take a walk on the wild side. Although combat boots may not be the easiest to break in, the compliments that you’ll get wearing a pair are worth it.
ASOS DESIGN Aria Lace Up Hardware Boots
Dr. Martens Jadon 8-Eye Platform Boot
Alohas Can Can Vegan Beige
You can never go wrong with a simple Chelsea boot. Worn by the likes of rockstars and models off-duty, this quintessential style adds an elevated touch to any outfit. Paired with a white t-shirt and straight denim, the short silhouette complements any classic look. Available in an array of neutral colors and different finishes, the Chelsea boot is hands down one of our favorite fall boots.
The Italian Leather Chelsea Boot
Chunky Sole Leather Chelsea Boots
Balmoral Field Hybrid Chelsea Boots
Ganni Chunky Recycled-rubber Chelsea boots
Perfect for a night out on the town with friends, stiletto boots balance the line between functional footwear and très chic. While the best fall boots are certainly comfortable, they have to pass the vibe check. Pencil-thin heels may not be the safest for walking on top of New York’s subway grates, but they sure do look good with a mini dress!
Kammi Ruched Satin Over the Knee Boots
Steve Madden Viktory Over the Knee Boot
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