Style Guide

Thirty Stylish Women’s Boots Perfect for Fall 2015

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Clockwise from left: Taylor Swift in TriBeCa; Nancy Sinatra in 1967; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011; Catherine Deneuve in 1965; Chanel boots on the streets of Paris during the Spring/Summer 2016 shows; Karolina Kurkova and Karlie Kloss in 2013.
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Clockwise from left: Taylor Swift in TriBeCa; Nancy Sinatra in 1967; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011; Catherine Deneuve in 1965; Chanel boots on the streets of Paris during the Spring/Summer 2016 shows; Karolina Kurkova and Karlie Kloss in 2013.

 

Let’s face it, ladies: Our fall wardrobe prep is not complete until we find the perfect pair (or two … or three) of boots. So we’ve rounded up six trendy—yet functional—styles you’re bound to live in from now through April. From ankle-gazing to shearling-lined, buckled to studded, our fall boot shopping guide includes everything you need to start the season off on the right foot. 

 

Every option but your standard little black bootie. 

(1) Western-style booties, Esquivel, $695, barneys.com; (2) Cat ankle boots, Saint Laurent, $1,095, barneys.com;(3) Leather ankle boots, Stella McCartney, $1,015, farfetch.com; (4) Lizard high-heel booties, Loeffler Randall, $495, bloomingdales.com; (5) Leopard-print calf-hair booties, Madewell, $228, madewell.com; (6) Cutout leather boots, Sigerson Morrison, $495, sigersonmorrison.com.
Source: Vendors
(1) Western-style booties, Esquivel, $695, barneys.com; (2) Cat ankle boots, Saint Laurent, $1,095, barneys.com;(3) Leather ankle boots, Stella McCartney, $1,015, farfetch.com; (4) Lizard high-heel booties, Loeffler Randall, $495, bloomingdales.com; (5) Leopard-print calf-hair booties, Madewell, $228, madewell.com; (6) Cutout leather boots, Sigerson Morrison, $495, sigersonmorrison.com.

 

Your weekend—and commuting—warriors. Ready to jump puddles (in style). 

(1) Quilted Ginnie bootie, Kate Spade New York, $368, nordstrom.com; (2) Asymmetric color-block rain boots, Hunter, $195, hunterboots.com; (3) Herringbone Slimboot, Sorel, $150, sorel.com; (4) Rubber wedge boots, Tretorn, $100, tretorn.com; (5) Shearwater fleece-lined booties, Sperry, $140, shopbop.com; (6) Emalie wedge booties, UGG Australia, $150, uggaustralia.com.
Source: Vendors
(1) Quilted Ginnie bootie, Kate Spade New York, $368, nordstrom.com; (2) Asymmetric color-block rain boots, Hunter, $195, hunterboots.com; (3) Herringbone Slimboot, Sorel, $150, sorel.com; (4) Rubber wedge boots, Tretorn, $100, tretorn.com; (5) Shearwater fleece-lined booties, Sperry, $140, shopbop.com; (6) Emalie wedge booties, UGG Australia, $150, uggaustralia.com.

The Goldilocks of autumnal footwear—not too short, not too high, but just right. This happens also to be the height of the season. 

(1) Stretch-suede boots, Alexander Wang, $695, net-a-porter.com; (2) Durum grainy leather boots, Jimmy Choo, $1,095, jimmychoo.com; (3) Tassel-detail suede boots, Lanvin, $1,490, barneys.com; (4) Mid-shaft boots, Tory Burch, $550, toryburch.com; (5) Ruched suede boots, Manolo Blahnik, $1,195, barneys.com; (6) Jade midcalf boots, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, $655, cusp.com.
Source: Vendors
(1) Stretch-suede boots, Alexander Wang, $695, net-a-porter.com; (2) Durum grainy leather boots, Jimmy Choo, $1,095, jimmychoo.com; (3) Tassel-detail suede boots, Lanvin, $1,490, barneys.com; (4) Mid-shaft boots, Tory Burch, $550, toryburch.com; (5) Ruched suede boots, Manolo Blahnik, $1,195, barneys.com; (6) Jade midcalf boots, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, $655, cusp.com.

Studded, buckled, and strapped. Just add the right attitude. 

(1) Suede moto boots, Barneys New York, $385, barneys.com; (2) Quilted tall moto boots, Vince Camuto, $239, vincecamuto.com; (3) Double-buckle moto boots, Pierre Hardy, $1,295, barneys.com; (4) Shearling-lined moto booties, Rag & Bone, $695, shopbop.com; (5) Studded leather biker boots, Valentino, $1,495, net-a-porter.com; (6) Bedfordshire handwaxed leather boots, Belstaff, $795, belstaff.com.
Source: Vendors
(1) Suede moto boots, Barneys New York, $385, barneys.com; (2) Quilted tall moto boots, Vince Camuto, $239, vincecamuto.com; (3) Double-buckle moto boots, Pierre Hardy, $1,295, barneys.com; (4) Shearling-lined moto booties, Rag & Bone, $695, shopbop.com; (5) Studded leather biker boots, Valentino, $1,495, net-a-porter.com; (6) Bedfordshire handwaxed leather boots, Belstaff, $795, belstaff.com.
Because sometimes we just want to look as if we live in a Ralph Lauren campaign, or channel Kate Middleton (which is kind of the same thing). 
(1) Eva leather boots, Coach, $395, coach.com; (2) Pierced leather boots, Balenciaga, $1,375, barneys.com; (3) Molly Button tall leather boots, Frye, $398, thefryecompany.com; (4) Calfskin riding boots, Salvatore Ferragamo, $1,290, neimanmarcus.com; (5) Vitello leather riding boots, Marni, $1,220, farfetch.com; (6) Buckled leather riding boots, Burberry, $895, bloomingdales.com.
Source: Vendors
(1) Eva leather boots, Coach, $395, coach.com; (2) Pierced leather boots, Balenciaga, $1,375, barneys.com; (3) Molly Button tall leather boots, Frye, $398, thefryecompany.com; (4) Calfskin riding boots, Salvatore Ferragamo, $1,290, neimanmarcus.com; (5) Vitello leather riding boots, Marni, $1,220, farfetch.com; (6) Buckled leather riding boots, Burberry, $895, bloomingdales.com.