Fall Boots Round-up
Finally, the heat wave most of the country has endured this summer has let up a bit. Which has us shoe-lovin’ gals thinking of fall footwear. And, since stores typically put out fall styles several months before we’ll even have a chance to wear them, the malls are chock full of fabulous boots. A round-up of some of our favorites…
Alfani Jessa Tall Riding Boots – $119
Small details are the rule this season–look for buckles, interesting stitching, lots of texture. These cognac-colored boots are simple enough to wear everyday but they have buckles on top and on bottom to add a bit of interest. They’re also available in a wide calf size for those ladies who need some extra room. Cognac is my favorite color for boots–a medium brown with hints of red, it goes with every color: all browns, black, navy blue, red, you name it. If your budget is tight, buy one pair of cognac boots to wear with everything in your closet.
Bandolino Coplie Boot – $100
I bought these boots last winter, and I’m surprised–but delighted–to see them pop up again as new merchandise. These are great boots. Real leather for durability and warmth, very comfortable even with an inch and a half heel, with a great contrasting color scheme of brown on top and black on bottom. Again, if you’re short on cash, opt for a boot that allows you to wear it with both black and brown, like the one above.
Not Rated Unofficial – $64.99
Another ode to tiny details in these sassy grey boots. Note the perforations along the seams and edges of the boot, plus the covered buttons (very steampunk) and the overlapping fabric between the shaft and toe of the boot. These are higher than the previous boots–3.5 inches. They also come in cream, black, and tan. A great deal at $64.99–it’s hard to find tall boots for such a price.
Pink and Pepper Fab Boots – $99
One of my favorite aesthetics is combining hard elements with feminine pieces. For instance, these bad-ass, buckled-out boots paired with colored tights and a casual dress. Love the multiple wrapped buckles, clustered at the base of the boot, plus the motorcycle-style silhouette–square heel and squared off toe.
Sperry Top-Sider Pelican Tall Rain Boots – $78
What would a boot round-up be without some rain galoshes? Thank goodness these have become stylish–who wants to tromp through the rain and sleet in pumps? You can stay warm and dry in colorful, fashion-forward rain boots instead. Sperry Top-Sider is known for their men’s boat shoes, but they’ve branched out into galoshes for women, and with much success. At left the navy plaid, at right the herringbone, and in the middle, my favorite, the quilted black–it kind of reminds me of a Chanel bag. Plus, love that logo buckle at the top.
Trouve Candid Bootie – $129.95
Booties! Terrible for walking but so cute! They come in black, too, but I just love this patent burgundy–very autumnal. And truly, the heel is not so bad on these, since there’s a 1 inch platform, but that stiletto heel might make a long walk around town painful. Wear when you’ll be sitting down a lot. Pair booties with short skirts and dresses so you can see the detailing along the top.
Michael Antonio Moxby – $59
A much more affordable bootie here if you’re not sure you like this look. This also has a fun cap toe in contrasting patent. A zipper along the back adds some interest. Again, hard to walk in these bad boys but you’ll have a well-dressed foot.
Bandolino Cardinal Bootie – $89
Finally, a walkable bootie! Love the contrasting suede and textured leather on this shoe. Also available in grey, navy, and black, but I just loved the saturated color of the purple. With a 3.5 inch heel and a 1 inch platform, these will only feel like 2.5 inches–very doable. These shoes would look amazing with black tights and a purple sheath dress.
What trends are you noticing for fall footwear? Got one you want us to write about? Send an email via the contact page! We’d love to hear from you!