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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.
Style expert Lilliana Vazquez also stopped by the show with a list of some of the hottest trends to look out for.
So many women are afraid to try an over-the-knee boot, but it's easier to pull off than they might expect. Sticking to a neutral color palette can make this trend accessible. If you're wearing them for the first time, opt for a low-heeled pair while getting used to the stride. When it comes to styling these high-steppers, they can be worn with a tight pair of pants or a dress (like the recent "lampshading" trend). If worn with a dress, make sure there's only 1 inch of skin showing above the boot — if any.
When paired with leggings or jeans, Vazquez said they look best tucked into boots.
Heart of Glass Over-the-Knee Boot, $40, Nasty Gal
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Madden Girl Prissley Riding Boot, $30 - $125, Amazon
Olivia Waterproof Over-the-Knee Boot, $99, Nordstrom Rack
Tassel Over-the-Knee Boot, $39, ASOS
Ankle Boots and Booties
Ankle booties are easily the most versatile out there, and they're 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.
The hem of jeans or long skirts should hit just above the ankle, Vazquez advised, to expose a bit of skin above the top of the boot.
Block-heeled Ankle Boots, $40, H&M
Glen Plaid Ankle Booties, $33, Forever 21
Lucky Brand Basel Boot, $30 - $250, Amazon
Hinge Barris Block Heel Bootie, $90, Nordstrom
Call It Spring Luscar Flat Ankle Boots, $35, ASOS
Sam Edelman Paige Ankle Boot, $47 - $177, Amazon
Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Boot, $57 - $290, Amazon
This classic style is foolproof. Boots that hit just below the kneecap can be worn with almost any hemline — maxi, midi or mini, said Vazquez. They also play well with leggings and jeans. A low-heeled pair can serve as the true workhorse of your wardrobe from fall well into spring.
Michael Kors Avery Boots, $149, Macy's
Portman Knee High Boot, $86, Amazon
Women's Italie Riding Boot, $35, Amazon
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, $20, Boohoo
Seychelles Offstage Chelsea Boots, $128, Anthropologie
San Edelman Tinsley Rain Boot, $55, Nordstrom
The mid-calf style make for a great complement to midi dresses and skirts. The hem of the skirt should hit at the top of the boot or right below, said Vazquez.
Heeled Split Leather Boots, $100, Zara
Walwyn Bootie, $129, Lucky Brand
Suede Sock Pull Up Mid-Calf Bootie, $28, Amazon
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.
Women's Round Toe Ankle Booties, $36, Amazon
Public Desire Ring Detail Boots, $56, ASOS
Steve Madden Editor, $110, Zappos
Still looking for other styles? If you're in the market for rain boots, here are some of the best for fall.