I am sick of my sandals and sneakers – it’s time to start rocking some fall booties! This season is all about the low-slung kitten heel that makes booties feel chic and fresh after years of a chunky block heel. I love how elegant the heel is, and how you can throw them on with just about anything. From classic black to caramel brown to creamy beige, you’ll be stepping out in style.
Let’s start with the heavy hitters: black! Since everyone has a pair of black boots, it’s important to make sure a new pair brings something fresh and exciting into your closet. This season’s look is all about the small, sleek heel – perfectly encapsulated in this pair of Stevie J.Crew boots. COS’s pointed toe leather boot is even shorter in the body of the boot, which are new proportions. Staud’s Wally boot looks similar, but I love the maximalist color updates like this sexy patent leather and this half-white/half-black checkerboard version.
The most timeless version of the boot, to me, is a high-but-still-comfortable block heel you can wear anywhere. Stuart Weitzman stretch booties in suede will inject an interesting textural element to your outfit, and Marc Fisher’s leather version won’t break the bank.
There are tons of ways to inject a little bit of interest with fun, unexpected details. These low-heeled By Far boots have a shoes-with-socks vibe, and would look especially cute with slouchy trousers or flared jeans. Isabel Marant’s asymmetrical, angular boot is modern and bohemian, and it would look amazing popping out from the hem of a long skirt. Loeffler Randall’s curved, skinny heel brings a Victorian witch-y vibe to your wardrobe.
Or, really play around with color. I love the deep, forest green leather and wood block heel of these Loeffler Randall boots. Finally, they might get dirty – but really go for it with these pristine white & Other Stories boots.
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