Today I am highlighting some of my favorite boot ensembles from the past few years (click through each photo to see the full original post!), as well as rounding up a few current favorites out in the market! First up is a look at the boots you need for inclement weather. It is quite easy to be prepared for the cold and snow, be practical and comfortable, without sacrificing style. I have always worn my Hunter boots into fall (and even winter) by adding the right accessories (such as these, these, and these), but once true snowfall hits, sadly they are no longer the best option. At this stage, I usually transition to my go-to Sorel boots. They have great grip, cozy linings, and are quite easy to slip on and off. I have also been loving hiking boots lately and approve of the more sartorial and fashion forward styles I am seeing. Last year I purchased a pair from Rag & Bone that I absolutely love. Shop all my picks below!
There is nothing quite like finding the quintessential riding boot for fall. Whether its a beautiful tan boot with a flat heel, a stretch option for wider calves, or a navy option with a stacked heel, once you find your perfect pair, they seem to go with absolutely everything in your wardrobe. Last year I purchased these on a whim and ended up wearing them constantly. This year, I am looking to add a gorgeous black pair to my closet. When trying to find a the pair that is best for me, I tend to be practical, and typically follow this thought pattern: What color do I need or will wear the most? What material works best in my wardrobe or will hold up the longest based on how I will be wearing them? What heel height is the most comfortable? From there, I get a bit more picky and think about where the top of the boot shaft hits on my leg and the toe shape. For everyone it is different, but I tend to lean towards a slightly higher boot shaft height and a less rounded toe!
Over-the-knee boots are another favorite of mine for adding just the right touch of drama to any look. In past fall seasons I have paired them back to skinny jeans, mini skirts, and sweater dresses. I also love adding a longer length coat or even tea length dress to my over-the-knee- boot outfits, the perfect way to keep extra warm on a frigid NYC day. OTK boots can get quite pricey, but this season I was delightfully surprised to see a lot of amazing options under $150 such as these, these and these! You can shop all my favorites for fall below.
Last but not least, fall booties! Booties tend to be the first pair of boots I invest in each season, as they are the perfect transitional shoe. I typically look for comfort, so almost all of the booties I own are flat or a sturdy block heel- perfect for running around the city. This season I am particularly keen on the sock bootie and the chic hiker. Some of my favorites include this hiker, this affordable sock bootie and this printed, velvet pair! Check out my previous posts on covering this particular silhouette, including a write up on statement booties and another one of colored booties. Nine of my newest favorites below!
Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.