It's time to start thinking about one of the most important fall fashion essentials: boots! But with so many different styles to choose from, which pair should you invest in? TODAY Style has done all the legwork and found some of the best boots for fall below.
And if you're in the market for more fall shoes, we've got a list of some of the hottest trends to look out for.
So many women are afraid to try an over-the-knee boot, so here are some of the best tips for beginners.
- Stick to a neutral color — think black, brown or gray.
- Don’t do a high heel the first time around.
- Make sure if you’re wearing them with a dress or skirt and there is only one inch of skin showing (if any) between the end of the boot and the bottom of your clothing. And if pairing with pants, make sure they’re a legging or jegging because the last thing you want is to have fabric bunching by the top of the boot.
If you're so inclined to give the "lampshading" trend a try, these are the boots you'll need.
Lynx Stretch Over-the-Knee Boot, $100, Nordstrom
Madden Girl Prissley Riding Boot, $30 - $108, Amazon
Chinese Laundry Rainey, $65, Zappos
Jeffrey Campbell Cienega Velvet Over-the-Knee Boot, $75, Nordstrom Rack
Carlos by Carlos Santana Quality Embroidered Over-the-Knee Boot, $70, Nordstrom Rack
Carlos by Carlos Santana Quantum Over-the-Knee Boot, $65, Nordstrom Rack
Ankle booties are easily the most versatile boot out there, and they're hands down a must-have this season. From flats to a heels, and solids to prints, there is sure to be an ankle bootie out there for everyone. They're perfect for day or night, worn with jeans and a T-shirt or your favorite fall dress.
Lucky Brand Basel Boot, $50 - $228, Amazon
Hinge Baris Block Heel Bootie, $80, Nordstrom
BP Just Block Heel Bootie, $100, Nordstrom
Call It Spring Luscar Flat Ankle Boots, $87, ASOS
Sam Edelman Paige Ankle Boot, $43 - $225, Amazon
Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Boot, $57 - $290, Amazon
Fiona Floral Embroidered Cylinder Heel Boot, $66, Boohoo
Katie Stud Trim Pointed Toe Sock Boot, $66, Boohoo
The Chelsea boot is essentially an ankle boot that fits super tight with elastic paneling on both sides. Most of the time they also have a small loop at the back of the boot to help pull it on. These boots can be worn with anything from jeans to skirts to dresses. Their versatility and comfort (these tend to be a flat boot) make them another fall must-have.
Rachel Pull-on Elastic Gusset Chelsea Boot, $36, Boohoo
Millie Stud Trim Chelsea Boot, $56, Boohoo
Brown Suede Western Ankle Boots, $95, Missguided
Seychelles Offstage Chelsea Boots, $128, Anthropologie
Toms Ella, $119, Zappos
Quinn Flared Heel Chelsea Bootie, $100, Nordstrom
Ivlee Stella Leather Chelsea Boot, $170, Nordstrom Rack
Sorrel Addington Waterproof Chelsea Boot, $100, Nordstrom Rack
San Edelman Tinsley Rain Boot, $55, Nordstrom
Connie Suedette Pull On Chelsea Boot, $18, Boohoo
White after Labor Day, yes! Especially when it comes to boots. If there's any shade of bootie to have this fall – white is the one to own.
Vince Haider Block Heel Bootie, $159, Nordstrom Rack
Topshop Artichoke Sock Boot, $70, Nordstrom Rack
White Faux Leather Western Pointed Ankle Boots, $27, Missguided
Steve Madden Editor, $130, Zappos
Chinese Laundry Fayme, $120, Zappos
Kendall + Kylie Haedyn, $195, Zappos
Still looking for other styles? If you're in the market for rain boots, here are some of the best for fall.