Five Boot Styles To Know Now — and How to Style Them
There are many things that fall gets us excited for – pumpkin pie, horror movies, layering – but the plethora of boot styles that come into our lives takes the cake. With so many options to choose from, it’s important to narrow down the season’s best. To help you out, as we love to do, we’ve pulled together this season’s five must-wear boot styles.
From updated classics to fresh forms, these are the ones to have in your fall wardrobe. We’ve also gone ahead and laid out piece by piece what to wear with each. Scroll on for a Monday to Friday outfit guide that starts with your feet.
Designed for battle but now seen regularly on the runways, the combat boot is one style that will never lose its authority. The fashion world has taken this once tough-boy shoe and opened it up to a world of new ways to wear them. Take these Coclico combat-inspired boots. Their soft oversized leather laces that delicately loop give off a feminine aesthetic on a typically masculine silhouette. Carry on the delicate mood by styling them with an an ivory satin slip dress with a mockneck tee layered underneath and a blanket-esque wool cardigan on top.
From Saint Laurent’s rhinestone-covered stunnas to RiRi’s Fenty x Puma forest green knockouts, this bunched up style was seen in just about every FW17 collection. So no doubt it’s going to be big IRL. This season, give Ulla Johnson’s charmingly bold suede boots a go. Wear them with tucked in vintage jeans and a crisp poplin blouse or an elegant pleated skirt and a boxy wool sweater on top. Whatever the outfit, the boots will do the talking.
Stiletto Heel Ankle Boots
This season the ankle boot is taking a ladylike turn with the stiletto heel. Elevating the classic style to something very in-the-moment, it’s the easiest shoe to throw on and feel perfectly polished in, even on the chilliest of days. Keep the rest of your look simple because this shoe is a statement shoe no matter what. Style the super dramatic Intentionally Blank skinny heeled bootie with a pair of patchwork jeans, a sheer turtleneck, and a vintage washed denim work jacket.
Patent Leather Boots
This vinyl-like glossy fabric is still as loved as it was last fall. In an array of colors – cherry red, jet black, moss green – it’s more fun than your average leather bootie. This season, we’re particularly loving them in a block heel and hitting just above the ankle like these Suzanne Rae spazzolato pair. Style them with a relaxed monochrome look and a suede structural box bag to let the boots shine.
This easily mockable boot style has proven to be everything but silly. You’ll catch Queen B courtside in them, Gigi Hadid repping the sock bootie from summer to winter, and just about every style influencer has a pair or five. If you haven’t already, it’s time to get on board. Try the Intentionally Blank 'Duty' sock boot, which is inspired by futuristic scuba styling, while at the same time tributing all things ‘90s. Pair them with slightly cropped trousers, a powerful slogan tee, and comfy wool jacket – this is the kind of outfit that will take you from work to a night of dancing.