The boot is a must-have accessory for your closet this fall. When temperatures begin to fall, collegiates everywhere love reaching into their closest for their favorite footwear. Paired with jeans, tights, and leggings, you’re hardly out of options when it comes to outfit selection! However, don’t just stick to the same old style or pull out a bland riding boot. With these hot trends, you can keep your feet warm and stylish all season long.
1. Wedge Booties
Wedges were dominating with boots all last year, but they were typically reserved for knee-high and mid-calf lengths. Now, designers are combining the comfy, chunky look with funky and functional ankle booties. They’re great for adding a little height in your step!
Moto, or motorcycle, boots are all about utility. These are great for walking to and from classes or hiking outdoors. Instead of stiff leather, look for waterproof sneaker materials with extra laces or buckles for a laid-back style. These kicks will be perfect for combining with jeans and t-shirts.
The California Boho look seems to be here to stay, at least for now. And while we usually think of fringe as something for summer concerts and festivals, fringe boots are a great way of taking a vintage, earthy look into the autumn fashion season. Go bold with multi-colored fringe boots (rainbow and blue are big this year), or look for the Mohawk style with the fur running down the calf in a straight line.
4. Animal Patterns
From snakeskin and leopard print to zebra stripes and foxtail, animal patterns are making a huge reappearance. Pulling off an animal print or skin can be a fashion risk, so keep your remaining outfit pieces neutral or all black. Pair a black dress with a pair of blue snakeskin boots or leopard-print booties and a long chocolate-brown coat.
If you’re not one for “girly” looks, combat boots may be perfect for you! Don’t just pick a pair of black, chunky boots reminiscent of military. Look for added details such as patterned roll-downs near the ankle, studs and jewels, or really spice it up with neon-colored laces.
6. Suede Mid-calf
What happens when you combine the two most popular styles (suede material and midcalf length) of boots together? You get the suede midcalf. This boot is perfect for an evening out or a date night. Get them in a jewel tone, such a turquoise blue, or royal purple, for a lush and luxurious look.
Menswear boots are always popular in the fall (just take a look at the combat and moto boots). However, Chelsea boots, especially in tan and brown, are a great way of adding a feminine touch in a shoe that is usually reserved for guys. Find them in the uber-popular rain boot style to make your soggy fall days extra-fashionable.