With cooler weather right around the corner, there’s no better time to update your shoe collection. And there’s no better shoe to pair with denim, cozy sweaters, and edgy leather jackets than a stylish boot.
While last year’s boot styles included extra embellishments, stacked soles, and slouchy over-the-knee lengths, this year’s themes are strikingly cozier. Timeless choices including lace-up combat boots, cowboy boots, and motorcycle styles are making a major comeback. Alternatively, mod wedged boots and chic stiletto styles are trending this autumn.
Whether you’re looking to freshen up your shoe collection or pull out old favorites from the back of your closet, there’s truly a boot for everyone this season. Here are five boot trends we’re loving this season and tips on how to perfectly style them.
Cool-Girl Combat Boots
Combat boots are a versatile closet staple making their way into every fashionista’s closet. While classic Dr. Marten boots are a go-to choice, other high-fashion styles are hitting the streets including softer fabrics, taller shafts, and extra buckles and studs.
Although combat boots are typically worn with a grunge aesthetic, they can be styled in several ways. This fall, try pairing combat boots with wide-leg jeans and a casual sweater vest. Or, polish up your look by pairing the boots with tailored pants and an oversized blazer.
Buckle Adorned Biker Boots
Not only is a tall motorcycle-inspired boot perfect for transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall, but the traditionally flat-soled boot is perfect for stomping around town. The chunky sole on these leather boots provides comfort and a chic silhouette that translates seamlessly into any outfit.
Wear biker boots with a lacy slip dress to toughen up the look, or pair them with a simple cardigan and midi-skirt to emulate the trending “Quiet Luxury” look.
If you haven’t already jumped on the Western wear trend, saddle up! Toned-down neutrals including black and brown cowboy boots dominated the summer “Coastal Cowgirl” trend, but more vibrant-hued styles are top designer’s main squeeze this autumn.
Cowboy boots with a pop of color can add much-needed contrast to otherwise neutral outfits. Try pairing these boots with everyday pieces like knit dresses and mini-skirts to ensure the footwear remains the focal point of your look.
Sky High Stiletto Boots
If flat soles aren’t your jam, consider a pair of stiletto boots to spice up your fall fashion. Stiletto boots have a tall and model-esque silhouette that makes us totally nostalgic for the 90s.
Stiletto boots shine when paired with other textures and patterns. Worn with a denim maxi skirt, trenchcoat, and simple knit top creates a runway-ready look.
While wedged heels certainly had their moment, a style not often seen is a tall, wedged, bootie. These dramatic knee-high boots make a statement with longer hemmed skirts and dresses and pair well with straight-leg or skinny jeans.
Craving more inspiration? See the hottest trends taking over street style this autumn for more outfit and shoe ideas.