Lately, I've been walking out the door, stepping onto the sidewalk, and thinking, "Ooh, brisk!" It is usually followed by a disheartened look from one of my sisters. But instead of focusing on the last day of flip-flop friendly weather, I tell my girls to look forward to the best part of Fall: Boots! This season is all about the footwear. Pair them with a long skirt and a slouchy sweater and you're guaranteed to look gorgeous. I recently went on a shopping spree and picked up this season's essentials. Take a look, and suggest some other fall staples. I can always go for another shopping trip!
DV by Dolce Vita: Simone Short Leather Boots $139
This motorcycle-coyboy boot hybrid is best for casual around-town nonsense. Pick up prescriptions, drop off your dog at the groomer, and be confident that you look way hotter than those sneaker-clad women doing the same. Comfy and cool, these boots say "don't mess."
Steve Madden: Troopa Lace-up Boots $99
If it's a tougher, downtown style you're craving, try a pair of combat boots. These vintage-inspired boots look effortless, with a distressed low heel and lace-up detailing. Wear them with a belted shirt-dress or even a flowy maxi skirt and you'll be ready for anything.
DV by Dolce Vita: Zurich Lace-up Boots $120
A personal favorite, these delicate boots give every woman a victorian flair. Featuring a pristine eyelet and stitch detail, these boots are snug and low to the ground, so you can wear them with a great pair of jeans, out to dinner with a flirty skirt, or with anything really. you won't feel clunky in these, but you will feel chic.
Franco Sarto: Ricky Leather Oxfords $89
A big trend this fall is menswear for women! I love these because they're a classic men's look, but with a feminine upgrade. Create a refined style in these leather and fabric oxfords by adding a sleep tailored jacket, a crisp button-down, and even some suspenders! Girls really can have it all.
Sam Edelman: Petty Suede Ankle Boots $160
Understated but oh-so-essential, these flats are cropped at the ankle and give a more finished look to any casual outfit. They, too, hint at the classic western boot, but with a modern spin. And man, isn't suede comfortable?
Isola Idaline: Studded Leather Booties $180
If you're thinking to yourself, "whenever I go out with my girlfriends, everyone always notices the tall, blond one!" then these are likely the boots for you. With an almost-pointed toe, metal studs climbing up the heel, and a side zipper closure, these cutting-edge ankle boots say "look at me" so you don't have to. Talk about sexy!
Poetic Licence: Backlash Lace-up Pumps $98
Full of vintage flavor, these playful pumps sport a ribbon lace-up construction and retro plaid detail. Paired with a simple a-line skirt, these booties are a remarkably understated way to dress up your look for your next business meeting. They're filled with personality and fun, just like the woman who wears them.
Hunter: Tall Rubber Rainboots $125
A fabulous classic for increasingly-crispy, wet weather. The best for gardening, and perfectly paired with an umbrella, these Scottish rainboots make you feel down-to-earth and refined, all at the same time. Mmm, quite.
Did I miss anything? Comment with your suggestions!