Posted on Mon, September 22, 2014 at 2:21PM
With today being the first day of fall (I know, we can't believe it either!), it's time to store away those summer sandals and break out the boots and booties. The must-have styles you need in your wardrobe? This season, it's all about sporting over-the-knee stunners, cutout booties and moto-inspired pairs.
Here, how to work these sought-after styles into your fall ensembles:
Guaranteed to turn heads, over-the-knee also serves a dual purpose as being both sexy and warm. Whether you opt for suede, heeled, or flat–the extended height is ideal for experimenting with a short hemline and textured tights. Or, if you're feeling extra daring, pair with a mini-skirt for a seriously sultry look.
The cutout style is incredibly cool and sophisticated—and looks amazing with pretty much anything. But the best part? Cutout booties are the perfect summer-to-fall transitional pair of shoes. If it's a chilly fall day, they’ll work perfectly with jeans or tights and a tunic while still keeping your feet feeling cozy. But if it’s warm and the sun’s shining, they’ll look fantastic balanced with some flirty dresses, cutoff shorts or skirts.
An edgy moto-boot can take any ensemble to the next level. But forget about the simpler styles you've seen previous seasons—because from chain accents to on-trend studs, this fall it's all about the details. And because of that, your best bet is to keep your outfit simple so the embellishments can steal the spotlight. (Think your favorite pair of jeans with a chunky, oversized sweater.)
Need to refresh your boot collection, then start shoe shopping, now!