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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.

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

Over-the-knee bootsNordstrom

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

Over-the-knee bootAmazon

Chinese Laundry Rainey, $65, Zappos

Chinese Laundry bootsZappos

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

Jeffrey CampbellNordstrom Rack

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

BootsNordstrom Rack

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

Over-the-knee bootsNordstrom 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 bootsAmazon

Hinge Baris Block Heel Bootie, $80, Nordstrom

Ankle bootNordstrom

BP Just Block Heel Bootie, $100, Nordstrom

Ankle bootsNordstrom

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

bootsASOS

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

Ankle bootsAmazon

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

Ankle boootsAmazon

Fiona Floral Embroidered Cylinder Heel Boot, $66, Boohoo

Embroidered bootsBoohoo

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

Sock bootBoohoo

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 bootsBoohoo

Millie Stud Trim Chelsea Boot, $56, Boohoo

Stud bootBoohoo

Brown Suede Western Ankle Boots, $95, Missguided

Ankle bootsMissguided

Seychelles Offstage Chelsea Boots, $128, Anthropologie

Chelsea bootsAnthropologie

Toms Ella, $119, Zappos

Chelsea bootsToms

Quinn Flared Heel Chelsea Bootie, $100, Nordstrom

Chelsea bootNordstrom

Ivlee Stella Leather Chelsea Boot, $170, Nordstrom Rack

Chelsea bootNordstrom Rack

Sorrel Addington Waterproof Chelsea Boot, $100, Nordstrom Rack

Chelsea bootNordstrom Rack

San Edelman Tinsley Rain Boot, $55, Nordstrom

Rain bootsNordstrom

Connie Suedette Pull On Chelsea Boot, $18, Boohoo

Chelsea bootBoohoo

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

VinceNordstrom Rack

Topshop Artichoke Sock Boot, $70, Nordstrom Rack

White bootsNordstrom

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

White ankle bootsMissguided

Steve Madden Editor, $130, Zappos

Steve Madden white bootsZappos

Chinese Laundry Fayme, $120, Zappos

White bootsZappos

Kendall + Kylie Haedyn, $195, Zappos

White bootsZappos

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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