This fall is all about the boots. It’s safe to say that we have some of the most exciting boot trends this season. It’s all about making a statement with your booties. And boots are far from the ordinary these. From vibrant colors to attention-grabbing prints and new It boot styles, we witnessed some serious boot madness on the streets this season. Here is a video of 7 of the biggest boot trends this fall. Take notes if you still need to upgrade your shoe collection with some trending boot styles.
You’d be surprised what boots can do this fall. Some styles are so statement-making that can upgrade even a lazy outfit. First, there is the color factor. Many designers played up vibrant hues this fall when it comes to footwear. One of the most trending booties right now are the red-hued ones. Red, in general, is having a moment this fall. All of the biggest It gals stocked up on red boots for the season. From thigh-high show-stopping red styles to street-approved pointed toe sock boots, a red bootie is a must in your shoe collection. We have already talked about the numerous ways to incorporate a red boot into your everyday style. Our style guru Holley Wolfe has more on this topic (bonus: shopping guide included!).
Another attention-grabbing boot trend this fall is the floral madness. Welcome to 2017 where florals aren’t just a spring thing. Floral boots are one of the fall’s most popular items. You need zero effort for the rest of your outfit, these vibrant floral booties have the power to elevate your style in just seconds. Balenciaga‘s floral sock pointed toe boots are one of the cool girl’s staples this year. Everyone from the most famous A-listers to the most influential fashion personalities owns a pair of these. Burned orange, fuchsia, and green – a color combo that screams “You can’t miss me.”
The thigh-high boots are another trending item everyone should have in their shoe collection. Style reasons aside, these leggy heels provide warm coverage for your legs in these cold days. Over-the-knee boots are unarguably one of the most versatile boot styles. Take them for a walk around town with your oversized knitted sweater, mini skirt or an Instagram-approved sweater dress. Opt for a velvet thigh-high boot style if you want to double up on trending items. Velvet from head to toes is another style staple this fall.
Red is such a hot color this season, and when you pair it with other shades of red you are sure to have an eye-catching look. I spent a day roaming around in this effortless ensemble of a red coat and red over the knee patent boots, then broke it up with a wide black belt and black bag. Not only was this look very comfortable, it could be easily transitioned from day to night.
Wearing red does more than just grab attention, it goes much deeper than that. Red is a popular color that has ongoing studies in psychology. Women tend to wear red obviously when they want to be bold and make a statement, but many women wear red both consciously and subconsciously when they know they are going to be around a male they are trying to attract. It’s believed that red is the most passionate color on the spectrum, and is the color that is most associated with love, seduction, sexuality, but also often associated with anger and aggression.
Not sure what shade of red best fits you? Some reds are more flattering on some than others. Finding the correct tone for yourself is key here. Blondes and brunettes tend to be more striking in the bold “cherry” or “tomato” tones. Redheads best don the warmer, darker, more burgundy shades with purple undertones, avoiding shades that fall under the orange scale.
When wearing red as your “centerpiece” color, I feel it’s best to keep the rest of your pieces/accessories within the neutral tones. I.e. if you are not going to go red-on-red, keep the pieces outside of the main garment tan or black. In my particular outfit I found this beautiful wool-blend coat at H&M, the patent leather boots from Zara, and accessorized it with a wide black belt from Zara, and my “So Black” Birkin bag. I chose a slightly bronzy face and went red with the lips as well for double the impact. These are all timeless pieces that can easily be replicated and reused in various ways, with countless looks for years to come, something I feel is very important when choosing staple pieces for your wardrobe. If you want a more low key version of this look while keeping the chicness, then just reverse the color of the pieces and wear an all-black ensemble with a red belt, bag, and red lip. Below are our picks to recreate my look. Now, I want to see how YOU rock it. Tag us in your best “red on red” photo on Instagram!
Shop this red coat from ASOS here.
Shop this red coat from Boohoo here.
Shop the Halogen wide black belt here.
Shop this suede sash belt from ASOS here.
Shop these ALDO red over the knee boots here.
Shop Miss Selfridge Patent over the knee boots here.
Shop Topshop Red Crawler over the knee boots here.
Shop the BOYY Bobby black leather tote here.
Shop the Celine black sunglasses here.
Shop these Oliver Bonds black circle earrings here.
Shop these Whistles black semi-circle earrings here.