The Boots You Need for Fall/Winter
Posted by on August 14, 2012 | 2:30 pm EST

The chilly weather is rolling in fast, which could only mean that our favorite glittery sandals and comfortable ballet flats are in for a long rest ahead. These fall and winter months, of foremost importance will be keeping our toes warm without leaving behind the tenets of stylish dressing. As such, leggings and jeans will soon be tucked in boots. For the more daring however, bare legs will be paired with knee-high options.

Although boots still made several appearances all throughout spring and summer season, nothing is more appropriate for fall and winter than the heavy-duty appeal of boots. We at Fashion Glamour all have our staple boots ready for dusting, but that doesn’t mean we’re not armed with a list of must-haves for the next season.

Fiorentini & Baker | Eternity buckled leather boots | $645
Fiorentini & Baker | Eternity buckled leather boots | $645

Biker. One of the most transeasonal shoes to ever grace women’s sartorial resources, biker boots have never been more appropriate than the incoming season. Beloved for its androgynous aesthetic and virtuosity, a pair of biker boots these fall and winter months will edge up any—and every—look. This buckled leather pair from Fiorentini & Baker, retailing for $645, is one such item. Whether you’re eager to liven up a casual denim look or dress down a sophisticated gown, biker boots are instant wardrobe pick-me-uppers.

Givenchy | Shark-Lock Wedge Boot | $1,450
Givenchy | Shark-Lock Wedge Boot | $1,450

Wedges. Women and their affinity for an extra inch or two in their height can do away with teetering across the street on a pin-thin heel and opt instead for the stability of wedge boots. Besides being more reliable in preventing disastrous trips or stumbles, these boots yield the same oomph as a spiked heel. This shark-lock wedge boots from Givenchy is one such pair, arriving in a sophisticated medley of smooth and grainy leather finish. Even without the high-fashion appeal of a pencil-thin heel, you can’t deny they’re lovely to look at—and easier to wear.

Prada | Lace-Up Zip Suede Wedge Boot | $730
Prada | Lace-Up Zip Suede Wedge Boot | $730

Lace-up. Buckles and boots go together like posing and Coco Rocha, but for the next season, shake up your preferences by opting for lace-up designs. These still-rugged-but-a-bit-more-feminine boots make for an easy style statement to make, especially in a season swarmed by heavily studded and excessively buckled pairs. This design from Prada, which arrives in a beautiful deep brown shade, merges fun and functionality. It doesn’t hurt that it also arrives in a sidewalk-friendly wedge heel.

 Isabel Marant | Dicker suede ankle boots | $580
Isabel Marant | Dicker suede ankle boots | $580

Low-heel. If you don’t do flat boots or is weirdly unnerved by a wedge heel, compromise with a low-heeled pair. These drama-free, feet-friendly options will give you enough elevation without losing touch of fall and winter’s love affair with boots. Opt for pieces that pop in terms of finish, material or design. These dicker suede ankle boots from Isabel Marant will be an impeccable choice. The stacked heel contrasting the suede upper is already a stylish statement.

Jimmy Choo | Dylan Rabbit-Lined Suede Boot | $1,295
Jimmy Choo | Dylan Rabbit-Lined Suede Boot | $1,295

Anything but black or brown. For the next season, ready your shoe closet with anything but black and brown boots. Since the two colors are perennially stylish, veer away from the norm and go for color come your boot-shopping session. Designers’ fall collections are glutted with boldness, but for a pair that’ll be easier to mix and match, this rabbit-lined suede boot from Jimmy Choo is a wonderful choice. With a color screaming with sophistication, boots’ association with all things rugged will surely get a more high-fashion uptick. Besides, nothing exudes confidence than a woman parading downtown in a pair of boots that is not in the standard shade of black and brown.

Photos from Net-a-Porter and Bergdorf Goodman

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