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.
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.
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.