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These are the top boots you need to know about this fall

by Melissa Garcia / / Source: TODAY

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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.

Over-the-Knee Boots

So many women are afraid to try an over-the-knee boot, so here are some of the best tips for beginners.

  1. Stick to a neutral color — think black, brown or gray.
  2. Don’t do a high heel the first time around.
  3. 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.

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

Lynx Stretch Over-the-Knee Boot, $100, Nordstrom

Over-the-knee boots
Nordstrom

Madden Girl Prissley Riding Boot, $30 - $108, Amazon

Over-the-knee boot
Amazon

Chinese Laundry Rainey, $65, Zappos

Chinese Laundry boots
Zappos

Jeffrey Campbell Cienega Velvet Over-the-Knee Boot, $75, Nordstrom Rack

Jeffrey Campbell
Nordstrom Rack

Carlos by Carlos Santana Quality Embroidered Over-the-Knee Boot, $70, Nordstrom Rack

Boots
Nordstrom Rack

Carlos by Carlos Santana Quantum Over-the-Knee Boot, $65, Nordstrom Rack

Over-the-knee boots
Nordstrom Rack

Ankle Booties

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

Lucky Brand boots
Amazon

Hinge Baris Block Heel Bootie, $80, Nordstrom

Ankle boot
Nordstrom

BP Just Block Heel Bootie, $100, Nordstrom

Ankle boots
Nordstrom

Call It Spring Luscar Flat Ankle Boots, $87, ASOS

boots
ASOS

Sam Edelman Paige Ankle Boot, $43 - $225, Amazon

Ankle boots
Amazon

Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Boot, $57 - $290, Amazon

Ankle booots
Amazon

Fiona Floral Embroidered Cylinder Heel Boot, $66, Boohoo

Embroidered boots
Boohoo

Katie Stud Trim Pointed Toe Sock Boot, $66, Boohoo

Sock boot
Boohoo

Chelsea Boots

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

Chelsea boots
Boohoo

Millie Stud Trim Chelsea Boot, $56, Boohoo

Stud boot
Boohoo

Brown Suede Western Ankle Boots, $95, Missguided

Ankle boots
Missguided

Seychelles Offstage Chelsea Boots, $128, Anthropologie

Chelsea boots
Anthropologie

Toms Ella, $119, Zappos

Chelsea boots
Toms

Quinn Flared Heel Chelsea Bootie, $100, Nordstrom

Chelsea boot
Nordstrom

Ivlee Stella Leather Chelsea Boot, $170, Nordstrom Rack

Chelsea boot
Nordstrom Rack

Sorrel Addington Waterproof Chelsea Boot, $100, Nordstrom Rack

Chelsea boot
Nordstrom Rack

San Edelman Tinsley Rain Boot, $55, Nordstrom

Rain boots
Nordstrom

Connie Suedette Pull On Chelsea Boot, $18, Boohoo

Chelsea boot
Boohoo

White Boots

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

Vince
Nordstrom Rack

Topshop Artichoke Sock Boot, $70, Nordstrom Rack

White boots
Nordstrom

White Faux Leather Western Pointed Ankle Boots, $27, Missguided

White ankle boots
Missguided

Steve Madden Editor, $130, Zappos

Steve Madden white boots
Zappos

Chinese Laundry Fayme, $120, Zappos

White boots
Zappos

Kendall + Kylie Haedyn, $195, Zappos

White boots
Zappos

Still looking for other styles? If you're in the market for rain boots, here are some of the best for fall.

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