Fall will soon be here, so prepare to put away the sandals and flip-flops until next year, or at least when you escape for that mid-winter vacation. This season of pumpkin spice lattes, changing leaves, and blustery days is the right time for boots. There are so many styles to choose from that you might not know where to begin, but this helpful guide will steer you in the right direction.
Ankle boots are a fall staple, as they go with almost anything. Wear them with faux leather leggings, an oversized sweater, and a scarf wrapped around your neck. They're adorable with boot-cut jeans and almost any kind of top, whether it's a flannel shirt, button-up, or cardigan-and-tee combo. Try them with a pretty dress and a pair of tights when you're going for dinner with friends. Look for a pair with a solid heel if you want to boost your height without sacrificing comfort.
There's no denying it – duck boots are having a moment! Cute and comfy, they'll keep your feet dry on wet days and prove that fashion can be practical. Start with some distressed skinny stretch jeans, and pull your favorite chunky wool socks over them before putting on your women’s or men’s duck boots. Complete the look with a flannel shirt (plaid is best) and a cozy cardigan for an adorable weekend look you'll love.
The line separating fall and winter can be a thin one in some parts of the country, so don't hesitate to put on heavy-duty boots if the weather is freezing and snowy. And don't worry about them being ugly, either! Some sleek tall boots with faux fur trim look elegant with a fluttering knee-length skirt, nylons, and a black peacoat. On the weekend, wear them with your favorite jeggings. Even winter snow boots are lovely with skinnies and a fitted parka that flatters your curves.
Thankfully, rain boots have been rescued from the dark corners of fashion and redesigned with stylish touches. A shiny pair that reaches to your knees is lovely with dark tights and a denim skirt. Wear them over jeans or leggings whenever the weather is wet, and add your favorite coat and a big umbrella. Some in a bright color or metallic hue are gorgeous with a plain black dress, and a pair modeled after Chelsea boots will always look cool.
Need a little more coverage against those biting fall winds? Equestrian riding boots are a timeless classic that you can wear season after season, and they go with almost anything. Leggings and black skinny jeans are made for wearing with them, and they're stunning with short and long dresses alike, as well as skirts of all kinds. Try them with a form-fitting knit midi dress and a long coat, worn open. Then grab an oversize tote and wear it draped over your elbow.
One of the best parts of fall is being outside, but you'll need the right footwear to enjoy those weekend treks and walks through the park. Rugged, waterproof hiking boots keep your feet toasty and dry and have the traction needed to climb over rocks and along dirt paths without slipping. Wear them with a pair of durable jeans and a puffer vest or winter coat, and you'll be ready for adventure.
All these boots are fabulous for fall daytime activities, ranging from an afternoon at a fall fest to an invigorating hike through the woods. But what about boots for a night on the town? Boots appropriate for evening outings are just as important! If you are dressing up for a date night or a dinner out with friends, classic black heeled boots (whether a slight wedge or a full-on stiletto) are your friend. They pair well with everything from dresses to skirts to dress trousers and serve to enhance the entire outfit.
Elegant heeled boots are excellent for nights out, but over-the-knee boots are equally as fabulous for your favorite evening activities. Not only that, over-the-knee boots work swimmingly for daytime as well, meaning you have less to do when transitioning from your day-to-night look. A pair of black, brown, or beige over-the-knee suede or leather boots will transform your entire outfit. Over-the-knee suede boots look fantastic with a pair of light wash blue jeans and an oversized sweater for a daytime look, and over-the-knee black leather boots pair beautifully with black skinny jeans or a black leather mini skirt for a look that will always make you feel stylish. Looking to update your fall boot collection with some trendy, new footwear styles? Shop Lands’ End today to find everything you need!