Fall is a fabulous time in the fashion scene — from eye-catching coats to slouchy sweaters and colorful scarves to beautiful boots. Today, let’s talk about the latest trends in boots this season.

Flat Riding Boots

A classic for fall, riding boots are versatile and easy to wear. If you live in an area with wet weather, stick to boots that are flat or feature a short stacked heels. Skinny stilettos are a recipe for disaster on wet sidewalks. This season, look for riding boots in snake-embossed leather, sumptuous suede and glossy patent. In terms of color, you can’t go wrong with brown or black. However, grey is one of the hottest colors of the season.

proenza-schouler-sandalsCut-out Booties

Short, ankle boots or booties have been on trend for a couple years now. This fall, we are seeing more and more boots featuring cutout sides and peeptoes. These decorative cutouts offer a different look to booties and allow you to wear them well into spring.

Menswear-inspired Oxfords

Menswear-inspired fashions are a fabulous choice for fall — trouser slacks, vests, fedoras and especially oxford shoes for women. Select lace-up oxfords with feminine touches such as high heels, pretty colors or shiny patent leather. Wear these shoes with a ruffled, romantic blouse and a pair of pin-striped trousers.

Over-the-Knee Boots

Knee-high boots are a terrific choice for fall but this year many designers have kicked things up a notch with boots that go over the knee. Though perhaps not realistic for everyday wear, these boots can add some drama to your look. Wear them with mini sweater dress for a retro 60s flavor.

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