I finally brought all my boots down from the attic this past weekend. The weather has suddenly begun to feel fall, and I cannot WAIT to kick this medical boot to the curb and start wearing fashion boots again!
Every fall, this is one of my most popular posts. Everyone, it seems, loves boots.
Boots are one of those wardrobe items that I don’t mind investing in because I have boots in my closet that I’ve been wearing for years. For example, a classic riding boot NEVER goes out of style. But there are some newer trends you’ll want to pay attention to as well. So here are my top 5 boot styles you may want to add to your wardrobe this season.
Must-Have Boots For Fall 2014
I asked on my Facebook page a few days ago if anyone had a go-to boot to share. A reader was specifically considering a pair of Tory Burch riding boots and wanted some advice. Well, advice is what she got.
The overwhelming response from my readers was that Frye boots are WELL WORTH the financial investment. The Melissa Button Boot, in particular, seems to be the most popular choice.
Alison at Get Your Pretty On introduced me to this boot last winter, and she still swears by it as a worthy investment piece, and my readers agree. I was actually surprised so many people chimed in on that Facebook thread and claimed to own and love Frye boots. It’s funny, I have dropped $300 on a handbag (only twice in my life – and those were on clearance sales so I felt that I was at least getting a bargain as I spent my kids’ college tuition on stylish accessories, lol) but I have never spent quite that much on a pair of boots.
That said, Frye boots have been on my radar for a long time, and I have to admit, you guys have me seriously considering taking the plunge. At the very least, I have a feeling they’ll be popping up on my Christmas list!!
The Melissa Button Boot is gorgeous, no doubt about it, but I also have my eye on the Phillip. It’s a hard call. I guess I need to go to the store and try on a few pairs.
If $350 is way out of your price range, never fear. There are many other options. (And there are always great sales later in the season!!)
Naturalizer is sending me their Janelle boot to for a blogger style challenge I’m participating in. I requested black since I already have a pair of flat knee-high boots in cognac. These retail for $209, and the Naturalizer Jersey is a gorgeous boot, pricing in just under the $200 mark at $198.95.
You can also find stylish boots at budget prices at Payless. The York Riding Boot retails for $59.99.
The bootie is back this year with a vengeance and is definitely worth having in your closet. Wear booties with everything from skirts to skinny jeans and everything in between. I don’t really have a pair yet. I’ve been holding off. I have a few older pairs that I used to wear under bootleg trousers, but they heel styles are dated and they got put in my donation box when I cleaned out my closet last weekend. Here are a few pairs to consider.
Personally, I’m not crazy about the taller ankle boots with skirts. This Vince Camuto ‘Vala’ Bootie is a nice choice for those who aren’t totally ready to embrace the ankle boot.
This is definitely a more trendy look and it may not be for everyone. I’m about ready to take the plunge. I really like the vibe. I love the Vince Camuto Baldwin in grey suede.
4. Moto Boot
This boot is super on trend and it’s starting to become more mainstream. This is a nice style of boot to have in your rotation — depending on your style aesthetic.
I have a pair by Tara M. that is similar to this pair. It’s a bit more refined than the traditional moto style boot, so it works better for my conservative suburban lifestyle while still being on trend.
The Spencer Moto Boot at Payless is a nice pick too.
5. Wedge Ankle Boot
So there you have it — my top 5 picks for boots you may want to have in your closet this fall! I’d love to hear yours.