Take a walk on the wild side this Fall in bold over-the-knee boots. Not just for the daring at heart, our editors' picks feature a wide range of styles and heel heights, from equestrian-chic silhouettes from Frye and Chinese Laundry to edgier options from 3.1 Phillip Lim and Derek Lam. Wear them over skinny jeans and a peacoat for a classic appeal, or pair them with a leather miniskirt and chunky cable-knit sweater for instant edge.
No Fall or Winter wardrobe is complete without a great pair of boots. This season, we won't fault you for picking up more than one. That's because runways from Isabel Marant to Derek Lam, Tibi, and Saint Laurent showcased luxe calf-hair wedges, sophisticated two-tone booties, thigh-highs, and combat boots, for starters. Not to worry — we're here to make sense of it all with our ultimate boot breakdown. Step right up, and shop this season's biggest trends:
- Combat Boot
- Equestrian Boot
- Flat Boot
- Lug-Sole Boot
- Shearling/Furry Boot
- Block-Heel Boot
- Calf-Hair Wedge Boot
- Two-Tone Boot
- Over-the-Knee Boot
The clocks have officially turned back, which, for us, can only mean one thing — our closets are taking a turn for the more wintry. Alongside the shearling and leather leggings that we’ve been eyeing is a piece key to any chic cold-weather ensemble: the ankle boot. And at Barneys Warehouse, you can score closed-toe, low-rise kicks by Rag and Bone, Alexander Wang, and more at up to 50% off. We can’t get enough of Sergio Rossi’s pointed, python-and-suede take on the quintessential Winter accessory, while Chloé’s ankle-strapped bootie carries one of Spring’s hottest trends straight into Fall. Perfect for a chilly day at the office or a night on the town, the ankle boots below are a surefire way to stylishly winterize your wardrobe. Plus, at Barneys Warehouse, shipping is free on all US orders.
The price: $478
Why we want it: If there's one type of shoe we couldn't make it through Fall without, it'd be the dependable, goes-with-everything bootie. And this Marc by Marc Jacobs style, casual but chic, could be one of the mightiest options we've seen in awhile. Smart enough to go with black tights and a dress but low-key enough to be paired with your favorite beat-up skinny jeans, these babies might not have a day off until next May rolls around.
Call us enablers if you like — we've handpicked the coolest booties on the market, some under $100 but certainly not a pair that'll ring in over $200. If you're after any number of the season's best trends, then feel free to shop them all right here. From a sleek two-tone boot to a printed calf-hair wedge, we're not exaggerating when we say you'll find something for every occasion. But did you really need an occasion to buy a killer pair of Fall booties? Yeah, neither did we — click through to shop the 19 best booties $200 can buy.
We've been eyeing over-the-knee boots for awhile now, and Hollywood's no different. Stars are stepping out in this Fall's It shoe and putting their own styling spin on the thigh-high, whether it's pairing them with microshorts or wearing them over pants for a more covered-up look. Click through for seven different looks to inspire a full week of dressing.
You've already cast Kate Moss in your ad campaign and acquired famous fans like Olivia Palermo and Miranda Kerr, so how else does Stuart Weitzman celebrate the 20th anniversary of his iconic over-the-knee 5050 boot? Open a digital pop-up shop on Gilt.com with exclusive styles, including a $10,000 pair hand-covered in 25,000 Swarovski crystals! Starting today at 12 p.m. EDT, a 20-piece capsule collection of the thigh-high style will go on sale for 20 days only (are you sensing a theme?). Ten of the styles are limited edition, so this may be your only chance to snap that pair of zebra ones you're eyeing. Prices range from $598-$890, with the exception of those pavé boots.