7 Boots You Can Wear Right Now And During Fall

Most people consider Labor Day weekend to be the official marker that summer is over and fall has begun. If you’re a purist, though, summer isn’t over until September 23, 2019. However, just because the calendar now says September doesn’t mean Mother Nature agrees that it’s fall. It’s still been hot outside, far from that crisp, cool, pumpkin spice weather we’ve been waiting for since June. So, given the major discrepancy between the actual temperature and society’s consensus on what season we’re in, figuring out what the hell to wear is a daily struggle. It’s like, according to the weather I could get away with open-toed shoes, but at the same time, I understand it’s no longer socially acceptable to wear my best summer wedges at this point. That being said, in my never-ending duty to help make your morning routine somewhat easier, I’ve compiled a list of the best transitional boots to get you through this weird-ass time.

1. Chinese Laundry Davianna Bootie, $79.95

These amazing snakeskin boots are an ideal transitional shoe that you can wear now, during fall, and even into winter. The color combo of these boots is total fall vibes without being too rich or dark that they’d be weird to wear now. The snakeskin print makes them on-trend, and they’re the perfect mix of neutral shades to pair with everything in your closet.  I mean, snake print itself is basically a neutral these days. You heard it here first. 

2. ASOS DESIGN Experiment Pull On Boots, $72

The shape and style of these little black crocodile boots are the epitome of everything you need in a great transitional shoe. They’ll look great now with shorts, skirts, and cropped pants. Then, as the weather really does get chillier, these boots will be awesome to wear over your skinny jeans or underneath your flares.

3. Franco Sarto Luca Bootie, $170

In case you’re not already aware, white booties are a great shoe to invest in because they can legit be worn all year. They obviously make sense for summer, but they’ve also been the go-to booties for influencers and celebs in the fall and winter. All this to say that white is no longer a color strictly reserved for the summer, and it’s even kind of edgy for every other season. If anyone dares to tell you that it’s unacceptable to wear white after Labor Day, please confidently reassure them that only losers still follow those outdated and cliche fashion rules.

4. Matisse Caught Up Bootie, $100

Woven style booties are ideal for transitioning your footwear game from summer to fall. They’re breathable enough that they’re comfortable when it’s still hot, while still looking relatively fall-appropriate. Particularly this pair, since the deep brownish shade speaks to the upcoming season, while the style speaks to the current season. As you move into the second half of fall, pair these with a cute sock that shows about an inch above the bootie for a stylish layered look that will also help keep your feet warm.

5. Dr. Marten’s 1460 Bex 8-Eye Boot, $150

If you’re someone who can pull off a chunky Dr. Marten shoe, now is the time to do it. These are a very practical and stylish option when searching for a boot that can transition from season to season. Now, I know a lot of you probably hate the look of Dr. Marten’s. Well, I’ll have you know that Madison Beer was just spotted wearing hers around town. So, if Madison Beer and her v cool stylist, Maeve Reilly, support them, then you should too.

6. Jeffrey Campbell Cromwell Cutout Western Boot, $174.95

A tan suede bootie screams fall. However, this particular style is not so fall that you can’t wear it now, given the style of the boot. The western look and side cut-outs make them totally acceptable to wear even before fall technically arrives, while the suede material allows you to get away with wearing them through late fall. I actually own this pair, so I can vouch that they look cute with everything from a denim mini skirt to slouchy boyfriend jeans. 

7. Vagabond Shoemakers Lara Chelsea Boot, $160

A black Chelsea boot can carry you through the majority of the year. It’s simple, chic, and elevates your outfit. Wear them now with skirts and cropped jeans, and then wear them seamlessly through the rest of fall and winter with everything else. They’re a staple everyone should have.

Dressing for transitional weather is annoying, and I know that. Trust me, my roommate asks me every morning if she can wear “these shoes now,” so I’m sure that most other people feel that same stress while trying to get ready. However, I’ve now equipped you with seven different choices of boots, so you should definitely feel a little more confident regarding what’s acceptable and what’s not. So now, if YOU’RE the annoying roommate it’s officially time to knock if off. Just order one (or all) of the aforementioned boots, and let your poor roomie live her life in peace, please.

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The 5 Types Of Shoes You Need For Fall

This season, instead of mindlessly buying another pair of $200 out-of-style riding boots, let’s try something new. I mean, you don’t slave over Excel at your miserable 9-5 just to spend your precious paycheck on some fugly fall boots, right? Look, I get it, shopping is hard (for some). And sure, you could easily just hit up Payless with Meemaw and get another pair of tacky-ass tall brown boots, but WHY?! You’re better than that, which is why I’m here writing this article. I’m here to help you. I’m here to be a friend to you, and to take the frustration out of all your fall shoe shopping woes. So I give you the only five shoes you need for fall and exactly where to get them. 

1. Staple Black Boot

Just like every girl needs a staple LBD, every girl needs a staple black boot. It’s a fall closet essential because it pairs well with legit everything. Plus, when you get home from day drinking, wasted from all those delish spiked ciders, attempting to get ready for the night to keep that weekend bender going, do you really want to use what few brain cells you have left for the day trying to figure out what shoe to wear with your dress? Didn’t think so. Just make it easier on your poor blacked-out self and get yourself staple black fall boots.


Sam Edelman Hilty Bootie

2. Statement Sneaker

Whether you’re into a chunky sneaker or not, statement sneakers are like, totally in this fall. They’re a stylish shoe option that is also super comfortable. So like, if you’re not on board, get on board. It’s not every day we get a trend that’s actually comfortable. You can get anything from a chunky white dad sneaker to this chic feminine version of Air Force Ones. Either way, you’ll be happy you have them in your closet this fall.


Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LX


Steve Madden Memory Sneaker

3. Animal Print Boots

Stop being afraid of animal print and think of it as a new neutral. Sounds counterintuitive, I know, but trust me it is. An animal print can pretty much go with any outfit. It instantly takes your basic look to a much cooler level. Snake print in particular usually comes in neutral colors. So wear this animal print to totally elevate your otherwise boring AF turtleneck and jeans this season.


Steve Madden Brave 

4. Thigh Highs

Hoes, rejoice! Thigh highs are yet again a fall essential, allowing you to wear your inappropriate leather skirt or way-too-short dress, even when it’s cold outside. They’re like, basically a godsend while waiting in line for those sh*tty bars you didn’t even want to go to in the first place. Trust me, embrace this trend.


Chinese Laundry King Over The Knee Boot

5. Slouchy Boots

Pair with a skirt and tights, and you’ll instantly look chic as hell. As the name would suggest, slouchy boots give that effortlessly stylish look we all crave. Warning, though: women 20 years your senior will feel the constant need to tell you about how they wore these boots “back in the day.” But I guess that’s a relatively small price to pay for looking sooo damn good.


Lydia Tall Boot 

So there you have it, no need to stress or make your fall shopping any harder than necessary. I’m going to give each and every one of you the benefit of the doubt, and assume that if you’re intelligent enough to be reading this article, then you’re smart enough to stop wasting your money on hideous things…like fugly boots. 

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6 Comfortable Fall Heels You’ll Want To Wear Everywhere

I can’t speak for the rest of the world since I’m basically isolated on an island in New York, but the weather this whole week has been like, complete and utter sh*t. Windy, cold, and well, very wet. I’m pretty sure Mother Nature was just giving us one last chance last week to wear all of our fave summer clothes and heels before she decided to drop temperatures down to 70s from here on out and like, bring in a hurricane. As usual, there is never any type of warning for this kind of insanity, so if you haven’t done so already, be prepared to spend your evenings re-organizing your closet for fall apparel. Dig up your cargo green jacket, comfy black leggings, and Frye boots. Side note: Who the actual eff wears Uggs anymore? When you’re sick of wearing riding boots, flats, and sneakers in the dreary fall weather, here are comfortable fall heels you can wear to the office and to the bars that won’t have you walking like Bambi after an hour.

1. Dolce Vita Kaire Leopard Pony Fur Mules

Hate them or love them, it doesn’t really matter because they’re very much a thing and the majority of the people in your office probably wear them. I’m talking, obviously, about mules. This shoe trend will carry into fall from this most recent summer, but with a classy, yet v comfy, heel. If you opt for a neutral shade or get a head start into one of fall’s biggest trends, animal print, then you’ll be wearing the most fashionable and comfortable fall heels on the market.

2. Pull&bear Block Heel Boot in Gray

I mean, duh. Can it get any more obvious? Booties are life, fall or not. You’ll want to cop a pair with a low heel (probs like, under three inches) in a sexy suede gray or taupe to go with any outfit you can possibly think of.

3. Kendall + Kylie Zoe Boot in Candy Red

The sock boot and kitten heel obsession isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. You’ll actually see more of it all over your Insta feed and in the window displays of all your favorite stores before you know it. Red totally has fall written all over it, so when you combine trendy style with a bold color, you have a head-turning outfit that’s bound to get you a million compliments and Insta likes if you document your spicy OOTD. You’re welcome.

4. Rebecca Minkoff Brooke Double-Strap Block Heel Pumps

I have been really into Mary Jane pumps lately. No, not the lame ones that your baby cousin wears to kindergarten or some sh*t. This is the mature, yet sexy schoolgirl style that features a walkable block heel and chic ankle straps. They’re v versatile, so you can throw them on with a casual pair of jeans or even a scandalous dress on a Saturday night. They’re really the perfect comfortable fall heels.

5. Frye Dani Shield Whipstitch in Beige

Pedicures and open toe heels do not only have to come out in the summer. Transition the summer style into fall with a toasty brown color, warm suede material, and thick, block-heeled ankle boot.

6. Vagabond Olivia Leather Boot in Black

These are about as basic as you can get, tbh. Like, so basic that these are pretty much the new Uggs. If you don’t have a pair yet, I’m thoroughly concerned. It’s an assumed rule to avoid social suicide that you just kind of have to get yourself an edgy, chic pair of pleather black ankle booties.

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It’s Time To Throw Out Your Uggs & Replace Them With These Little Black Boots For Fall

The frequency of shitty weather, less sun, and lower temps is just another reminder that the inevitable is near—*dramatic sigh*—fall. Although betches love looking racially ambiguous with each passing day in the summer and day drinking until the end of time, fall is really when betches near and far rejoice and throw leaves in the air for a Boomerang to celebrate the socially acceptable time of year to display their inner basicness loud and proud. Lines for Starbucks will soon become unbearable and if you’re careful awake, you may spot a pair of Uggs.

I mean, for god’s sake, Bath & Body Works already dropped their fall collection last week. I know this because I may have bought several candles already, but that’s besides the point. Stores have already begun pushing their summer collections to the back and bringing forth our basic bitch uniform: leggings, anything oversized, and little black boots. The little black boot is as necessary as a LBD or a fracket. Bible. While you’re scoping out next season’s buys, you’re going to want to add all of these LBB to your cart A-fucking-SAP.

1. Steve Madden Troopa Combat Boots

The Troopa style is a fan fave for a reason. This OG combat style can be worn with just about anything, from your aforementioned oversized sweater and leggings to a trendy skater dress. They slip right on so they’re bound to be your new Uggs replacement. Take these to happy hour so you can stay both chic and comfortable AF. Plus, they’re so durable, I’m not exaggerating (for once) when I say they can easily last through several hundred blackouts, aka years.

Steve Madden Troopa Combat Boots

2. Dr. Martens Magdalena Ankle Boot

NGL, Doc Martens aren’t for everyone and they sure as hell don’t look good on everyone, either. But since they’re a 90s gem they’re naturally cool to wear again—if you can find the style that’s right for you without looking like you have Ronald McDonald feet. This simple black pair is perf for a modern take on the average combat boot with their lug heel and famous durability. Despite the heel height, the thick heels will get you through hours of walking and dipping it low at the club without a single complaint from the balls of your feet.

Doc Martens Magdalena Ankle Boot

3. Rag & Bone Ashby Ankle Boot

Honestly, suede ankle boots are the best fall shoes to happen to me (after over-the-knee boots) because I can wear them everyday and still get an unreal amount of compliments on them. I like a confidence boost, sue me. Suede is one of fall’s most overused essential materials, so you’ll be starting off the most basic time of year on the right foot. These are v classy, yet versatile so you can make your co-workers jealous impress your co-workers with your shoe game and dress them up for an edgy look after work, too.

Rag & Bone Ashby Ankle Boot

4. Marc Jacobs Ross Stretch Leather Boots

You heard it here first: Next season’s big shoe trend is called the “sock boot”. Not the boots Kim Kardashian wore that look like socks with a kitten heel, so calm down, I’m not that far behind. These are basically ankle boots that come up a little higher (like an ankle sock would, fucking duh) and are a bit tighter than other styles. So like, wearing socks + boots = these. Since street style queens Kendall and Gigi are making these a thing, these ankle boots have to be called something slightly different and absurd. Each heel is different but expect your Insta feed to be flooded with platform and kitten heel styles in the next few weeks.

Marc Jacobs Ross Stretch Leather Boots

5. Jeffrey Campbell Stratford 3 Booties

The majority of your wardrobe is already as black as your soul, so instead of going for Taylor Momsen next fall, add a little bit of color with bright embroidery on your booties. Even if this is the only pop of color you wear with your black Lululemon leggings and black shirt, you’ll still turn heads as you walk by. To dress them up, wear with a simple skirt or your fave cropped pants.

Jeffrey Campbell Stratford 3 Booties

6. Alexander Wang Eri Boots

On the days you feel like kicking people in the face with your sharpest heels—okay, nvm. Let me start over because that would be like, everyday. Let’s go with on every Monday you hate someone who breathes your air, these studded booties are your go-to to channel your inner Satan and don’t-fuck-with-me attitude. Wear these to the office or even with the lamest of outfits to make a v savage statement to anyone who dares to even look at you the wrong way. 

Alexander Wang Eri Boots

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