There is a lot more thought behind picking the perfect pair of fall boots than one would think. Within the many styles of boots there are at least three that your closet should include – tall boots, night-out (or statement) boots and ankle boots. By keeping a pair of each style in your wardrobe, it instantly becomes easier to find the perfect pair of boots for any outfit. Not only are boots a great investment item to your everyday look, but also when a pair of great quality is purchased, they can be worn more than just a few fall seasons. For this fall, boots have been dominating must-have lists with great new styles as well as refined classic looks.
Each season a new trend of boot immerses, this season it has been all about over-the-knee boots and extreme hardware. Fashion house Valentino included perfect on-trend boots in their fall collection, showing that hardware can be chic. Meanwhile Phillip Lim included sky-high boots in his collection, which show a mix of basic colours in a very current style.
One look that is always reemerging is the equestrian boot. This look incorporates equestrian influence into extremely wearable boots. You can see this look in many top designers collections – Tory Burch, Burberry and Gucci are at the top for embodying the influence into new styles each season. This style becomes effortlessly fashionable when paired with jeans or leggings and an oversized coat (see NICHE Magazine Fall 2013 to learn more about Structured Coats).
Looking for the ultimate statement boot? Versace comes out ahead for 2013/2014 with a fierce boot collection – featured in HELL ON HEELS – Fall 2013 issue of NICHE magazine.
Another reoccurring look is the combat boot. This style is edgy yet sensible. With a flat sole and lace up front, these boots can be an easy go-to for a casual finish to your ensemble.
Not only have ankle boots been seen everywhere this season, but they are also becoming a wardrobe favourite. When opting for which style to choose, try ones with a slight heel or metal cap-toe to bring a stylish polish to your look. The benefit of purchasing a pair of ankle boots is that they are versatile for looking sophisticated when worn with jeans or a dress with tights.
When searching for your perfect pair of fall boots, remember it is utmost important to unite fashion with comfort and sensibility.
Here are a few NICHE favourite styles for the season :
Josie Joy Saldat, Junior Fashion Assistant- NICHE Magazine