Kick Up Your Heels: Fall's Best Boots

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Kick Up Your Heels: Fall's Best Boots
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Falling leaves and chilly temperatures are harbingers of our favorite fall wardrobe staple, boots. For a season full of trendy ensembles, jump feet first into fall fashion and invest in the perfect pair of versatile boots. Varying in height, color and embellishments, find out which trendy pair fits your individual style. Or you can fill your closet and try all the trends -- Too many shoes? No such thing.

Stately Suede
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Stately Suede

The Duchess of Cambridge looks elegant in suede booties, a patterned dress, and matching tights. To get this pulled-together look, pair suede booties with tailored pieces, such as an A-line dress like Kate's, or a pencil skirt with a traditional collared blouse. Suede booties are stand out among other fall boots due to their unique texture. Gain inspiration from Kate and pair tights and booties for a streamlined, slimming look.

The New Wedges
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The New Wedges

Wedges aren't just for spring and summer. Instead of opting for traditional heeled boots, try trendy wedge booties this fall. Follow Lena Headey’s lead and opt for an understated, cork-bottomed pair. For a polished look, style your boots with a dress or a skirt and tights to stay warm and stylish. Keep the look casual by pairing your wedge booties with jeans and a jacket, just be sure to roll up your jeans enough to show off your booties.

Hardware
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Hardware

Whether you prefer short ankle booties or tall over-the-knee boots, consider the details. One way to add flare is choosing a pair with buckles. Choose buckles that will flatter what’s already in your closet. If you have a lot of earthy and neutral pieces, gold buckles will complement your closet. If you have mostly bright, vibrant pieces, go with silver.

Lace-Ups
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Lace-Ups

Lace-up boots are the sneaker’s cousin and they give off the same laid-back vibe. For chilly fall nights, rock the casual chic look pictured by pairing lace ups with a long-sleeve dress and tights. For crisp autumn days, pair with skinny jeans, your favorite tank and a chunky cardigan.

Ankle Booties
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Ankle Booties

These little numbers can easily become your fall wardrobe staple since they can be worn with almost anything. In a neutral color, ankle booties can be paired with any hue of skinny jeans, patterned skirts and even shorts. Don a flannel shirt, trench or oversized sweater to complete a timeless fall look.

Mid-Calf
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Mid-Calf

If you’re looking for a boot that’s not too short and not too tall but just right, choose a mid-calf option. These hit somewhere above the ankle but below the knee, making them a great option. Choose a heeled version as a more formal footwear option to pair with a long trench or dress. For a casual look, pair with tights, shorts, and a funky jacket.

Military-Inspired
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Military-Inspired

Combat boots aren't reserved for jeans, as Ashlee Simpson demonstrates. A feminine frock paired with military-inspired boots creates an ensemble with intriguing contrast. Pull the look together with some chunky metallic earrings to balance the juxtaposition between the tough, heavy-duty boots and the dainty frock.

360 Degree Style
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360 Degree Style

Sure, your boots look amazing from the front, but what about the back? Gleaming zippers that run vertically to the heel are not only trendy, but also have a very flattering slimming effect. Stick with taller boots for this style, and you'll be looking chic from every angle.

Peep Toe
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Peep Toe

Open toe booties are fall’s version of flip flops. They can be worn casually with skinny jeans and a sweater, or can be dressed up for a more sophisticated occasion. Take style notes from Barbara Cabrita and pair booties with a bright-colored dress for an evening look. Choose booties made with a luxurious material like crushed velvet or suede and be sure that the fit leaves space around your ankle to maximize comfort. Peep toe booties allow you to show off your pedi while staying cozy.

Cut Outs
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Cut Outs

All work and no play? Not these booties! Detailed cut outs make them unusually chic and delightfully unique. With a wide variety of styles, you can choose cut outs located on the back, sides and even the middle of the shoe. It's all in the details with this boot style. With buckles, laces and other embellishments to choose from, pick out a pair that expresses your individual flair.

Over-the-Knee
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Over-the-Knee

If you haven’t heard of the coveted over-the-knee boot trend, it’s time to. This fall trend has moved from the runways of Miu Miu and Gucci to everyday wear and anyone can pull it off. Wear with skinny jeans and leggings, or, for a more daring look, channel Kim Kardashian and pair with a long-sleeve dress. Look for boots that hit at the mid-thigh or just above the knee.

Gold-Plated
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Gold-Plated

If you’re ready to take on fall fashion in full-force, opt for gold-plated boots. These stand-out boots are sure to take an ensemble from fall classic to fashion-forward. For this look, keep accessories to a minimum since the glossy metal plates are eye-catching and bold. Dark colors make the lustrous plates pop, so choose black or dark-washed skinny jeans and a solid-colored trench in navy, mahogany or jet black.

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