Fall’s Best Boots
From booties to over-the-knee styles, BettyConfidential has tracked down this season’s hottest footwear.
OK, so finding great fall boots can be a real kicker. The perfect pair has to combine fashion and function, because… it’s cold out there! But fear not, because we have the hottest boots that are sure to melt away those cold weather blues.
Platform Over-the-Knee Boots
Rock it like Penelope Cruz is above by pairing sexy over-the-knee platform boots with skinny jeans, a long tee and a shawl-collar black blazer. If you want to soften the look, pair them with a sleek dress and textured tights.
Stand out in a crowd with these:
Dollhouse Gikila platform boots ($79.95, DSW.com).The engraved metallic texture on these boots will give you an edge without going overboard. These boots are definitely for tall gals, they’re 20 inches long and the heel teeters over 4 inches.
Buckled boots ($49.99, charlotterusse.com). This pair features four-inch heels and combines three trends: rocker chic, buckles and over-the-knee into boots that’ll work with all your weekend options. The slouchy shaft is perfect to pair with jeans. You can still be casual and chic by pairing them with knitted tights, a nubby textured skirt and form-fitting sweater.
Stuart Weitzman Tubular square-toe platform boots ($595, shopbop.com). Can over-the-knee boots look ladylike? Yes, if the designer is Stuart Weitzman, He’s known for his elegant designs, and these five-inch platforms can be worn at work without raising an eyebrow. Just remember to keep skirts knee-length. The square toe adds room for a more comfortable fit.
Cuffed boots, whether they’re short or tall can add a touch of whimsy to any outfit. No, you’re not going to look like Peter Pan, but they’ll give your jeans a lift when you add them to your ensemble. Not only can you tuck jeans or leggings into them, but petite cuffed ones can give the illusion of longer legs and add some charm to skirts and dresses. Do keep your bottom half fitted to show off your stylish footwear, as So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley did with her short black cuffed boots at the People’s Choice award nominations.
Try these on for size:
Fioni Whitney cuff boots ($37.99, payless.com). Be totally on-trend this fall with cuffs, bows, warm faux suede and the newest heel shape — the cone. The three-inch heel is easy to walk in. Dress them up with patterned tights and a short skirt, or keep them casual with dark skinny jeans.
UGG Australia classic cardy boots ($140, uggaustralia.com). These flat heathered merino wool boots are very versatile: you can slouch the shaft, cuff the top or leave them as is. Tuck in a pair of cord jeans for extra warmth, or wear them with cable knit tights and a pleated short skirt for a change of pace for the weekend.
Rosegold Mary cuff boots ($295, Bloomingdales.com). A one-inch stacked heel makes these black leather boots great for striding through an antique fair on the weekend in tights and a knitted dress, or walking through office hallways when paired with a plaid skirt and a solid blazer. Either way, you’ll get a lot of mileage out of them.