It’s boot season and whether or not you are in a climate that has already cooled to breezy fall temperatures or enjoying extended warm summer weather, it’s time to start investing in your boot collection for the turn of the season. While it may be a bit bittersweet to put your strappy sandals and open-toed mules in the back of your closet, making room for new boot staples will kickstart your fall wardrobe turn over and spark your creativity for the new season. Take a look at 5 boot styles to invest in this season to complete your cold weather footwear collection.
Mid, Knee, & Over-the-Knee Boots
Square-Toe, Chunky Heel Bootie
Pointed-Toe, Kitten Heel Bootie
On the opposite end of the spectrum detailed above, a chic pointed-toe, kitten heel bootie is the cold-weather version of a classic pump. This smart bootie pairs well with any style, from skinny to wide-leg silhouettes.
Lace-Up, Chunky Boot
Think Dr. Martens or combat boots, the lace-up chunky boot may just be the most practical trend this season. The all-weather, all-terrain footwear has received a sophisticated update and it will no longer look like a pair of construction boots, but an edgy addition to your fall look.
Classic Chelsea Booties
Celebrities often set precedents for new street style trends and I always like to keep an eye out for something a little different than usual. Recently, I’ve been noticing my favorite stylish celebrities, like Gigi Hadid and Jennifer Aniston rocking combat style boots, like Dr. Martens. On the “heels” of all the ugly shoe trends we’ve had last year (pun intended, by the way), the chunky boot is just the newest style we are seeing dominate the fashion industry that is seemingly desperate to make ugly the new desirable. While not a style shoe I would typically wear myself, recognizing and following the ebbs and flows of trends, even those I may not particularly partake in, inspires me to try similar pieces or wear things a new way. Take a look at how to replicate the newest celebrity style trend below.
Contrast Feminine Pieces
Pair With your Basics
Wear Straight Fit Jeans
Complete your Winter Look
Pair with a Midi Skirt
Add Edginess to your Blazer
Utilize Printed Details
One of my greatest passions is shopping in zip codes that aren’t my own. With Crossroads, I can always get a bit of local flavor as the community surrounding each location quite literally stocks each store. While I was in Costa Mesa, CA, I spotted a Crossroads, and within 2.5 seconds, I was parked and inside.
I bought a few items that day, and one of the stars to emerge are these furry heels! These are the type of fashion item that you’re on the fence whether it’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever seen OR not at all. I went with amazing, and it wasn’t a mistake! I get compliments everywhere I go, and they are super comfy and elevate every look I pair with them. Personally, I think any design or fashion item that pushes the envelope a bit is typically the most exciting and winds up being my favorite element.
There’s nothing that makes a bit more formal look work for day and, quite literally running around town, like sneakers. Converse are a classic that just keep on giving. White high-top chucks are a low-cost investment; I highly encourage everyone to jump on. They are perfect with basically everything – in the summer with cut-offs (I refuse to use “jorts” – I mean, what is that!?), with cropped pants, and of course, with a fun dress.
I’m a Converse-for-life kind of girl. Are you into the sneakers and a dress look? What’s your go-to sneaker?
If there was a 2018 remake of Dukes of Hazzard, the saying would definitely go, “These boots are made for fall.” It goes without saying that boots are a closet staple when it comes to this season. From low-cut boots to Chelsea boots to heeled boots, there’s a style for everyone to choose from!
We’ve put together a few boots for you need for fall:
For those days where it seems like the rain just won’t stop pouring, you’ll be glad that you invested in a cute pair of rain boot like Blair Eadie from Atlantic Pacific.
As far as we’re concerned, chukka boots can make any outfit look instantly more stylish.
Thank goodness that fall is back because we’ve been waiting to wear over-the-knee boots for the longest time!
It’s time to break all the rules, and wear white boots after Labor Day!
Fashion alert: sock boots are back for the second year in a row!
Finding out how to style a pair of low-cut boots can be hard. Style with edgier details like fishnet stockings to toughen up the look.