With only one thing topping our fall shopping list, consider this your Honey, Don’t Mind if I Do guide for all things boots. We dove headfirst into the endless selection of photos from NYFW to surface the best trends you just can’t miss this season. Read on for our top picks that are made for ‘gramming, snapping, booming, and, of course, walking.
1. Velvet Boots
There’s something so luxe, so rich, so sumptuous about texturizing your autumn looks with two doses of opulent velvet this season. Yes, the fabrication feels very “holiday”, but that doesn’t mean you need to wait for winter cocktail parties or dropping disco balls to bust out elegant velvet boots that are just the right dose of extra.
2. White Boots
When Rihanna Instagrams the very same boot that Kaia Gerber wore on the Paris Fashion Week runway just mere fashion moments earlier, you know the style is one to watch (and shop, immediately). We’re referencing the Off-White Spring 2018 pair, but there are many more ways to rock the trend than pregnant Kardashian Halloween costumes you’ll see this year.
3. Sock Boots
What’s good enough for Kim, Emily, Rihanna, Gigi, Chrissy, Kylie, and Beyoncé is more than good enough for us. And considering how easy it is to DIY your own sock boot, you’ve got no reason not to give this cutting edge trend a whirl (literally—all you need to do is cut a hole in your socks and slip them over your boots).
When fashion gives us functional shoe trends, we make Beyoncé-style lemonade and dance until the bars close. We advise running, not walking, towards this season’s kitten-heel boot trend. Lean into the retro flair that this style lends and fully embrace the walkable silhouette before it’s no longer the street-style world’s shoe du jour. Consider showing some leg to balance the conservative nature of the heel’s height, but hey, it’s up to you how you style these red-hot boots. One more suggestion: jump on the bandwagon before it’s too late!
Here’s the 411 on OTK boots. Believe it or not, over-the-knee beauties are entirely capable of being the star of any daytime look—it’s all in the pieces you choose to pair them with. Personally, we’re feeling the more demure way of rocking them this season. Think tall boots peeking through the slit of a belted trench or a sexy pencil skirt. The best part? With this trend you can choose a pair that suits your personal style, and lifestyle. From stiletto heels or combat-style flats, these boots take on any color or shape desired, all while achieving the leg-lengthening effect that skyrocketed the accessory to #1 on our shopping list in the first place.
Phew, you made it! You deserve a pumpkin spice latte refill to go with all your fall boot + outfit strategizing. Want to see more? Discover more inspiring street style here.