If there’s one thing every stylish woman absolutely needs in her closet come fall, it’s a great pair of boots. No matter what the shifting trends of the moment may be, a good pair of boots never goes out of style.
To help you out, we’ve come up with a handful of styles every woman needs in her fall footwear collection. The good news? There are only five, and we’ve curated plenty of fashionable options in each category to tickle your fancy.
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From thigh-highs to barely-above-the-ankle styles, there’s a huge variety of boot lengths out there. But in our opinion, the ankle boot’s the most essential. Why? They work with everything from skinny jeans to trousers to (as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley perfectly illustrates) a classic LBD.
The Chelsea boot is having a major moment right now—but then again, it always is. Their rock ‘n’ roll vibe pairs well with skinny black jeans, a look perfectly carried off by Alexa Chung.
For dressier occasions, stiletto boots are every stylish woman’s go-to. They combine the cool vibe of boots with the appeal of a great pair of stilettos—a win-win in our book.
Daniele Michetti Suede Boots with Gold Plaque ($968)
We’re obsessed with the rose gold detail on the back of these booties.
Moto boots are your best friend for days when you want to wear flats, but would like a little more edge. They’re great with a pair of jeans, and can add a significant cool factor to a feminine dress.
Ah, the most paradoxical of fall footwear: a boot that exposes your toes. While they might not make sense at first, open-toed booties show off your pedicure in the cooler months, and they look great with everything from casual boyfriend jeans to a stylish pantsuit for a night out.