Boots are one of the greatest pleasures of fall, up there next to cashmere and spending all day slow-roasting some kind of pot roast or pasta sauce. Every year, I wait to put away my wedges and leather sandals and swap them out with socks. Sometimes, that means an over-the-knee showstopper or a shiny, sequined pair for holiday parties.
This year, I’m not as worried about that. It’s the year of the flat boot, for me, and I’m getting a little out of my comfort zone. And okay, I might throw in one pair of a not-too-high block heel pair just for fun.
In between a combat boot and full Victorian lace-up, I would wear these Vince boots everyday with jeans. With suede, leather, and snake all in black on this pair of Jeffrey Campbell boots, you get a lot of look that never gets too loud thanks to the all-black.
This lug-soled option from Ash is a more dramatic Chelsea boot, but perfect for someone who wants a little bit of height but no heel. It’s basically a really cool rain boot. If you’re looking for a classic rain boot, Everlane or J. Crew have you covered. This chocolate colored suede pair from Boden proves brown is just as much of a power color as black.
The pointy toe, low heel, and elastic around the ankle make this Aeyde boot the platonic ideal of a heeled boot this fall. These slightly higher heels with a squared-off toe are first on my list if we’re allowed to have any parties to ring in 2021.
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