The Best Boots for Fall

the best boots for fall

One of my favorite parts about fall is getting to wear boots everyday. Boots are a comfortable alternative to heels or sneakers and can be worn for  just about any occasion (depending on your work dress code). Over the years, I’ve gone through plenty of pairs to try to find the perfect boot, taking in mind the heel height and width to fit my calves. While my personal favorite type of boots are the tall and skinny ones with a small heel, here are three of the fall boot trends you’re sure to see in stores.

Here’s a roundup of the best boots for fall — which are your favorites?

The Best Ankle Boots for Fall

Ankle boots are a great style because they’re so easy to throw on and go. You can wear them with just about anything, too — I pair them often with jeans and a tee and then again with a fall dress for a bridal shower or similar event. Technically ankle boots are any type of boot that hits at the ankle, so it covers a range of other boot styles like heeled booties, flat booties, buckled booties, moto boots, and more. For added style, look for western details, buckles, or studs — all featured in my picks below.

ankle boots

Buckle bootie  |  Studded boot  |  Western boot  |  Suede boot


The Best Riding Boots for Fall

Riding boots aren’t just for equestrians! This style is now worn by women everywhere. Riding boots can be heeled or flat, but usually have a very small heel (.5 inch to 2 inches), and hit right below the knee. If you have wider calves, you can still wear this style — just look for “wide calf” in the description/title. The same goes for thinner calves (a problem I have). Lastly, these work nice over leggings or tights to keep you warm while wearing dresses or skirts in late fall or early winter.

riding boots

Tory Burch boot  |  Steve Madden boot  |  Franco Sarto boot  |  Vince Camuto riding boot


The Best Heeled Booties for Fall

Heeled booties are a dressy alternative to heels during the fall, as they offer a bit more coverage/surface area. You can find heeled booties in just about any fabric, ranging from leather to suede.

heeled booties

Black suede bootie  |  Suede studded bootie  |  Purple leather boots  |  Platform booties


  1. Finding boots with the perfect width for my ankles and feet is always what the challenging part is for me! I have a pair of cowboy boots and another pair that are more like biker/punk style boots (I have no idea what they’re really called) but I do love ankle boots too…and maybe riding boots! If only they all weren’t so expensive!

  2. All of your picks are great! I am a big fan of riding boots and cowboy boots, but I am really loving heeled booties lately too!

  3. I want a pair of ankle/heeled booties but I just can’t find a pair I love. But I would buy any of those riding boots in a heartbeat! 🙂

  4. I am in love with all types of boots! I just bought an adorable pair of Aldo cowboy-ish looking boots from Nordstrom and they are so comfortable and go with everything. Can’t go wrong with a little pair of ankle booties!

  5. Great finds! I’m really like the Steve Madden riding boots. I haven’t seen those yet! New closet addition? Perhaps!

  6. I have been lusting over those Zara studded booties! I think my favorite would have to be riding boots, they are just so simple and go with everything.

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