These Boots Were Made For Walking…

These Boots Were Made For Walking…

Esteemed fashion editor Nina Garcia once said that “putting on fierce boots is an instant pick-me-up.” We couldn’t agree more. Even your most basic outfit can be transformed by even the most basic pair of boots (although this season, boots are anything but basic). Now that fall is here with a vengeance, it’s time to put away your open-toed sandals and embrace these seasonal style of fall boots.

Combat
Remove the image of 90’s grunge Doc Martens from your head because the 2014 combat boot is the ideal cold-weather basic—no matter what your personal style. Pair them with skinny jeans like Amanda Seyfried, or try a floral dress for the perfect mix of tough and sweet.
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Tory Burch Broome Flat Bootie ($425)
Aldo Cypria Bootie ($150)
Valentino Animalia Combat Leather Boots ($1695)
Stuart Weitzman Jitterbug Boot ($525)
Sam Edelman Combat Boot ($160)

Riding Boots
This timeless style is worth the investment since they will only look better as they age and distress. Don’t mistake the name to mean that these boots are meant solely for the stable. You can wear them with your favorite jeans or cords ala Katie Holmes and round up boys instead of farm animals.
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Ralph Lauren Sabeen Riding Boot ($995)
Dolce Vita Mayden Riding Boot ($280)
Ivanka Trump Odiner Tall Over-The-Knee Boots ($199)
Vince Camuto Kadia Riding Boot ($169)
Cole Haan Arlington Riding Boots ($398)

Booties
Booties are perhaps the most versatile (and comfortable!) pair of shoes you can have in your wardrobe. Make sure they hit your ankle at the precise spot like Taylor Swift’s to avoid cutting off your legs and looking stout. Booties are like the ideal wingman; take them anywhere and everywhere and they will always fit in while keeping you comfortable so that you be your best “you” (Yes, we sound like a self-help manual).
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Frye Patty Bootie ($318)
See by Chloe Keira Bootie ($435)
Matt Bernson Holt Bootie ($325)
Rag & Bone Harrow Leather Ankle Boots ($525)
Isabel Marant Dicker Leather Boots ($650)

Shoe Boot
Not quite a shoe, not quite a boot, the shoe-boot is a hybrid of these two popular styles. If you want endless legs like mommy-to-be Blake Lively, look no further than perfectly opaque tights paired with a sleek shoe-boot for a night out. For a completely different look, try pairing your favorite flat shoe-boots with cuffed boyfriend jeans.
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Alexander Wang Kori Ankle Boot ($495)
Nine West Navajo Bootie ($119)
Coach Nila Dress Bootie ($278)
10 Crosby Derek Lam Casia Bootie ($265)
Topshop Axel Chain Ankle Boots ($110)

Casey Sharbaugh currently resides in New York City and works in the fashion industry. In her spare time, you can find Casey spinning, trying new beauty products, or browsing the city for the best ice cream cone. Find her on Twitter at @chs_psu


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