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Fall Fashion - The Best Bets For Fall Boots

Catherine Donahoe, Gabrielle Olya |
October 22, 2010 | 1:28 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporters

Now that fall has officially begun, it’s time to put away the gladiator sandals and break out the boots! The fall staple shoe has been spotted in numerous top designers’ collections for this season in a variety of styles, and we’ve rounded up the top trends to match any fashionista’s personal look.

Studded ankle boots (Creative Commons)
Studded ankle boots (Creative Commons)
Tall Suede
No matter what your price range or comfort needs, tall suede boots will have you looking and feeling fabulous this fall. An over-the-knee boot with a heel can be paired with a skinny jeans or leggings for a trendy look. Whether you splurge on this pair of Louboutins, or save with this pair by Bourne you’ll be sure to have the perfect pair of boots to complete any fall ensemble.

If you’d rather go with a comfortable flat, this Nine West pair with buckle details can add a masculine edge when worn with a flirty skirt.

For a more relaxed look, suede boots with a bit of a slouch are perfect to pair with any autumn outfit. These black Steve Maddens can take you from day to night, worn with a pair of jeans, or tights and a minidress.

Short Studded
Want to instantly edge up your look?  A pair of embellished ankle boots can make any outfit instantly fashionable. If you can’t quite afford these drool-worthy leather and gold-studded Alexander McQueens a la Lady Gaga, try these studded chocolate brown motorcycle boots from Forever 21. 

If studs are bit too much for your taste, you can still maintain the edgy, motorcycle-girl look with these ankle boots from Anthropologie for a nice mix of comfort and style. Or try these rugged short motorcycle boots by Vera Wang, which would look great paired with distressed jeans.

Blurring the line between a business-like shoe and a trendy boot are shoe-boots, an extremely popular style in Christian Louboutin’s current collection. This gorgeous lace pair is right on trend, but for a more basic, everyday shoe-boot, try Louboutin’s leather tapered ankle boots that can be worn everywhere from the office to the hottest Hollywood club.

At a lower price-point, try these black woven shoe-boots from Topshop to immediately make any evening outfit on trend. Even more affordable are these basic faux suede booties by Forever 21, a stylish steal at less than $25!

Flat boots are an absolute must for fall. Comfortable, practical, and fashionable—what else could you want? Designers like Alexander McQueen jazz up the classic flat boot with staple embellishments, like the zipper and skull seen on this pair. Christian Louboutin adds a chain to the classic equestrian style flat to give it a fashionable twist.

If you love the style of equestrian boots but not the Louboutin price tag, this pair by Sanzia offers a more affordable way to instantly class up a pair of skinny jeans.

And of course, no discussion of fall boots is ever complete without mentioning Uggs. After over five years, Ugg boots are still in when the weather gets chilly.  This pair of the classic grey knit boots have been known to sell out almost every season- so pick them up quick. Just make sure you don’t make the ultimate fashion faux-pas - wearing Ugg boots with a jean skirt!

No matter what you’re looking for this season, whether it be comfort, trendiness, or even a good deal, this fall’s boots are sure to please!

Reach reporter Catherine Donahoe here and Gabrielle Olya here, and follow them on Twitter @CatherineMariaD and @GabyOlya.

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