Some people look forward to fall for the crisp leaves, the telltale autumn smell or the addition of pumpkin flavoring to nearly every edible commercial product. Others look forward to fall for the fashion, most notably the reintroduction of fall boots of every kind. Fall also calls for muted, elegant colors, and no shade is more sophisticated than black. Fortunately, there are lots of options for chic yet basic black boots. Here are a few of the best styles to watch for.
The Tall Lace-Up Boot
Tall boots, like equestrian—otherwise known as riding—boots, are a perennial favorite around this time every year, and they’re always a classic style. They’re flattering and versatile, since they go as well with dressed up looks, like maxi skirts and little black dresses, as they do casual options, such as jeans and a chunky sweater. This year, the best styles of tall boots feature minimal adornment. Military or work wear styles with lace up fronts (and side zippers for ease of use) are especially appealing.
The Low, Heeled Bootie
Growing in popularity every year, the low boot, or bootie is another great choice for fall and is also elegant and versatile while offering a more feminine appearance. Black booties are best with heels; current looks often sport the lace up look too, for a balance between the masculine and feminine. Low boots look great at the office or paired with a flirty outfit for grabbing drinks on a date, but they’re not so ideal for slogging through inclement weather. A final trendsetting flourish is a stacked heel, which provides better support than a stiletto while maintaining a stylish silhouette.
Basic black doesn’t have to be boring, and when it comes to this season’s best boots, they’re anything but. Subtle design elements make them adaptable to any occasion or outfit and ensure their staying power through the years. Are you planning on buying new boots this fall, and if so, would you rather have tall black boots or low booties in your collection?