The beloved sock boot rose to fame last fall, but if NYFW in September taught us anything, this trend isn’t losing momentum anytime soon. From firetruck red to full-on floral, skin-tight booties are making a big statement this season. We love how they elongate the leg and pair with just about any outfit you throw their way (they’re not as tricky to wear as you might think—promise!). Scroll below to see how we’re sporting the It-boot of the season.
1. Get Dressed
One benefit of the sock boot is visually they won’t break up the look of your leg, so the accessory plays well with skirts of any length. A breezy, long-sleeve dress for fall? Yes, please. Feel free to toss on black tights for colder temps.
2. Flower Power
Balenciaga’s Floral Knife Boot set the bar for statement-making shoes, and these amazing options from TopShop let you get the look while still being able to pay rent. To let your boots do the talking, pair with sleek basics like go-to jeans and an elegant blouse.
3. All That Glitters
Right now, shoes that sparkle & shine are taking center stage. These glam-rock booties are a stellar way to infuse a bit of shimmer to an everyday outfit.
4. Get Your Sweat On
History lesson: The sock-boot style spawned from an athleisure wave that hit the scene last year. While they might not exactly feel sporty, we love wearing them with athletic-feeling attire. Our advice? Do like Gigi and style your stiletto booties with sweats and a hoodie.
5. Red Hot
From accessories to outerwear, we saw bold flashes of red all over the streets of NYFW. A bright red bootie makes a fierce statement with rocker-inspired basics.
6. Study Hall
We’re so loving plaid skirts and sweaters for fall—it’s the grown-up take on your middle school BTS outfit. The twist? Wearing the pair with oh-so-striking white booties.
Want more ideas for what to wear? See all our outfit inspiration.