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5 boot trends you'll want to try for fall, from western-style to knee-high

Whether you're loving cowboy boots or chunky heels this season, these trends deserve a place in your closet.

We are well into October and days are starting to get shorter and temperatures are cooling down, which means it's time for us to begin turning over our wardrobes and breaking out our cozy sweaters and cardigans for the season.

Fall is also known for being peak boot season, and with so many different trends circulating this year, it can be hard to figure out which direction to go. To help narrow down the choices, Shop All Day contributor Chassie Post stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share some of her favorite fall boot trends she's seeing this season.

From western-style boots to chunky platforms, there's an option for every style and fashion taste. Keeping reading to see all the different trends and how to wear them.

Best fall boots to shop now

Fashion Wellie's trend

H&M Knee-High Boots

Post says rain boots just aren't for rainy days anymore, one of the biggest trends of the season are a classic Wellington rubber boot. In fact, she's seen them all over the high end runways. For an affordable option, Post loves this beige H&M pick, which features a comfortable chunky sole and wide upper leg.

ASOS Public Desire Recognize Pull On Knee Boots

Post loves the chic solid chunky toe cap on this ASOS pick. According to the brand, the faux-leather material is made out of 100 percent polyurethane and hits just below the kneecap.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Lug Chelsea Boots

If you're looking for a bold pop of color, Post loves this Chelsea-style option and says ankle height boots are also a huge trend this season. If you're looking for a more neutral hue, the boots also come in black and vanilla cream.

Knee-High neutrals trend

Altar'd State Saint Knee High Boots

Post says knee-high boots are trending big-time for fall and loves these neutral vegan-suede shoes. Featuring a chunky high heel, Post says the padded insole makes them extremely comfortable and you can wear them pulled up to your knee, or scrunched down for a ruched look.

Zara Knee High Heeled Leather Boots

In case you haven't heard, you can wear white after Labor Day. Post says these boots have a square toe and block heel, which give it nostalgic '90's-inspired touch. According to the brand, the outer lining of the boots are made from 100 percent cow leather.

Zara Laminated Heeled Boots

"Let’s talk about one of my favorite neutrals, metallics, which I call the new neutral," said Post.

She loves this knee-high pair because not only can they go with anything in your closet but they also give your outfit a little attitude. According to the brand, they're made of 90 percent polyester and come in silver or metallic green.

Cool cowgirl trend

ASOS Glamorous Wide Fit Fringed Western Heel Boots

Post says western boots just might be the biggest boot trend out there and she loves with the faux fringe on this ASOS pair. Featuring a block high heel and zipper enclosure, Post says this style is no longer just for jeans, you can pair them with your favorite midi skirt.

Akira Azalea Wang Esperanza Western Bootie

If you're looking to make a bold statement, Post says to try these bright red mid-calf western boots. Featuring a "fold over shaft," Post suggests pairing them with your favorite moto jacket for the full cowgirl look.

Lulus Vaylyn Pointed-Toe Mid-Calf Boots

For the ultimate cowgirl-glam look, these chic boots come in gold and silver. They feature a padded insole and block high heel for all day comfort.

Platform trend

Forever 21 Faux Leather Block Heel Booties

Post loves the platform trend because they're a comfortable way to wear heels while also being an updated take on disco-era fashion. She says this classic black pair is the perfect upgrade to your traditional black bootie, plus they add almost four inches to your height.

Nasty Gal Faux Leather Ankle Sock Platform Boots

Platform boots aren't the only thing that is trending this season, the color green is trending too, says Post. This vibrant faux-leather option hits just above the ankle and features a four-inch heel.

Cozy kicks trend

Scoop Faux Suede Knee-High Boots

Post loves how expensive these boots look, but at an affordable price. Featuring faux-fur lining, the brand says these knee-high boots are made from 100 percent polyester and are easy to wipe clean. Pair them with your favorite skinny jeans or midi skirt, and more!

UGG Classic Ultra Mini Platform

Uggs are making a comeback and going viral again, says Post. She mentions they're so popular that they're constantly on backorder and selling out fast. This classic pair gets a modern twist with a two-inch platform, while keeping the signature suede and wool details.

UGG Classic Ultra Mini

For a similar option that's more likely to be in stock, are these smaller platform mini boots. Hitting just below the ankle, you can choose from tons of shades, like the classic sand or an electric teal.

How to shop for boots, according to experts

Shop TODAY previously spoke to two stylists about which fall boot trends are actually worth shopping for and styles you should have.

"Boots aren't a trend; they're a lifestyle," said costume designer and stylist Mandi Line. Line has worked on shows like "Pretty Little Liars," "Shameless" and "Faking It" on MTV.

"I think it's going to be a really interesting year for fashion and style and how women are expressing themselves because we have been in a super luxurious comfort zone with our slippers or our Uggs or whatnot," style coach Leena Alsulaiman told us. "What I'm seeing with my clients and with myself, even, is that now is the opportunity to say, 'Okay, now people are seeing things, so I'm going to make the effort.'"

For Line, boots are a year-round staple but notes that fall is when you see them most. "I was in Nordstrom the other the shoe department and there used to be, like, five boots a season. Now there are, like, 20 different types of boots," she said.

Spending a little more on your boot of choice is likely to pay off in the long run. "If you invest in a good boot, a good hat and a good bag, that [stuff] should not go out of style," Line told us. "Put your money toward the ones that you can [keep wearing]."

"Buying things that you know are going to last [is how] you end up owning a piece that later on becomes vintage," Alsulaiman said.

While it may be tempting to buy a boot because you have one specific outfit in mind for it, Alsulaiman recommends opting for something that you'll able able to use more than once, especially if you don't already have a vast boot collection. "Find a color that you would be able to wear enough times to make it worth the buy," she advised.

She recommends going for staple colors like blacks and browns, especially if you're still building your collection. If you're going to buy a colored boot, she said, "Go for a color that you know you have enough in your wardrobe that can go with it."

However, if you have an outfit in mind that just needs a boot you know you won't wear much or even if you're unsure about a boot style but want to try it, Alsulaiman says to check stores like H&M or Zara because they tend to have affordable, trendy options. "I've done that with cowboy boots," she told us. "To test out the waters before I really jumped into it, I got myself a pair from Zara."

Here are some of the best trendy fall boots to have this season, according to stylist tips and recommendations.

More trendy fall boots, according to stylists

Lucky Brand Waruu Platform Boot

"One of my all-time go-tos that have never gone out of style but are all of a sudden coming back in are the platform boot," Line told us. "It's all the '70s type of platform boots. The platform boot is everywhere right now."

When styling someone with a platform boot, Line likes to hide them under a wide-leg jean, another style we've seen make waves in fashion recently. These platform boots from Lucky Brand have over a four star rating on DSW's website and feature a smaller heel so you can wear them on a day-to-day basis.

Roper Riley Western Boot

Line is a fan of the cowboy boot trend we saw earlier this summer, while Alsulaiman admitted that she was apprehensive of the style at first. "They are actually pretty comfortable. If you can put together an outfit that [is] cohesive, it really works well," Alsulaiman said.

If you're thinking about trying the trend, opt for this pair you can find on Amazon for less than $70. They have over a four star rating and over 2,000 verified five star ratings. They even come in other colors like red, tan and black.

Madden Girl Kamora Platform Chelsea Boots

This boot combines two different styles: the platform style, which Line is a fan of, and the Chelsea style, which Alsulaiman is a fan of. "For me, a staple I have is two or three black Chelsea-style chunky boots because...if you're wearing a dress, it can make it not seem as fancy. And of course you can wear it with jeans and pants and whatnot," Alsulaiman told us.

One five-star reviewer on Kohl's website said, "I love the edgy look and they look fly with just about any of my looks! The quality is great and worth the price!"

Free People Wild Rose Slouch Boots

"The slouch boot is also something that's huge right now," Line said before mentioning this pair from Free People. "It's not too structured, it's not too cowboy, but it's just got a little flair. I think this is a good boot for the girl who's like 'I can be edgy, right? I can do this.'"

Franco Sarto Katherine High Shaft Boots

"For me, a really big newcomer, in a sense... is knee-high boots that are really structured," Alsulaiman said. "It's great because you can wear it under a skirt, under a dress [or] under jeans or trousers. We're seeing a lot of mini lengths in skirts so that works really well with it." This boot combines the high-knee style with a pointy toe, another boot trend Alsulaimann pointed out.

Aside from the pointed toe, this boot also features a 3 1/2-inch block heel, a zip closure and metallic heel detailing. These can easily become your go-to boot for everything from dressier events to a day at the office.

Vince Camuto Alimber Slouch Boots

Line recommends these Vince Camuto boots for the slouchy style. She recommends pairing it with a skinny pant to balance out your look. "Something sleek: That's the key. You don't want slouchy with slouchy," she advised.

Kenneth Cole REACTION Side Way Ankle Boot

These Kenneth Cole boots are perfect for anyone looking for a shorter heel. Reviewers love these shoes because they are stylish, sturdy and, most importantly, comfortable! "I am a hairdresser and can wear these all day at work and be comfortable," one five-star Amazon reviewer wrote. They also come in other colors like black, navy, burgundy and leopard.