Sure, we longed for sweaters and coats during the warm-weather seasons, but perhaps the most missed item in our closet was our boots.
As autumn descends, here is a look at four boots styles that are sure to leave their footprints on fall fashion.
High-end designers such as Fendi and Tom Ford showed contrasting colors on boots at their fall runway shows. Get in on the trend with the mod Circus by Sam Edelman Holt Booties ($100 at Nordstrom), with a stacked heel, pointed toe and colorblocking in black and white.
Be stylish and functional with the Hunter Asymmetric Color Block Rain Boots ($137–$195 at us.hunterboots.com), with geometric swaths of color in reds, greens or blues.
The fringe trend is huge for fall and winter, and boots are a great place to try it out without going overboard. The subtle addition of fringe on the American Rag Alix Fringe Ankle Booties (on sale for $60 at Macy’s) adds a bit of Western pop.
If you want to go bolder, try the Frye Parker Boots ($318 at Anthropologie) in suede, with a 3.5-inch stacked heel and sky-high style.
The sexiest standout on the runways were over-the-knee boots, and this year’s styles are higher than ever. Studded OTK boots were seen at Altuzarra, and Marc Jacobs interpreted the trend with super-chunky heels.
The Charles by Charles David Pepper Over the Knee Boot ($199 at zappos.com) has a thin heel for a sexy vibe, while the Fly London Halo Boot ($390 at Nordstrom) has a ’70s-esque chunky heel in a shaft height that’s very today.
Dramatic cutouts on boots can go sleek with a bare leg, or fun with playful socks peeking out. The black leather Jeffrey Campbell Oriley Cutout Ankle Boots ($195 at Urban Outfitters) are versatile and eye-catching, while the Ducanero Adagio Heeled Boots ($348 at freepeople.com) are Italian-made, with a subtle metal accent at the ankle.
ShopNW staff contributed to this story.