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The 5 (Best) Boot Styles for Fall 2017

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Boots: fall’s must-have and as ubiquitous as a wool scarf, but with the power to make or break your entire outfit. Before replacing last year’s black booties with another, less-worn pair, consider upgrading your staple shoe altogether. We’ve gathered the season’s most-buzzed-about boot trends, plus shoppable links for you to refresh your soles. From winter whites to slouchy, over-the-knee styles, there’s something for everyone to break out of their comfort zone and, perhaps, slip into a pair of silver space boots.

Red Hot

New York Fashion Week SS 2018

Fashion color forecasters accurately predicted the crimson craze we find ourselves in this season. The eye-catching, grenadine hue is the perfect color for standout accessories, like ultra-thigh-high sock boots and stiletto booties. We’re also happy to see red having a moment outside of its holiday confines.

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Shop our picks to re-create this look:

Francesco Russo Pointy Toe Bootie | Fendi Rockoko Boot | Paul Andrew Tanase Boot

Sock Booties

Athleisure is not exclusive to sneakers and slides. Balenciaga knows this better than anyone, which is why their uber-popular, sporty sock bootie has become the style du jour—bar none. Their slimming design, which comes in a variety of colors (including thigh-high versions), felt inescapable amongst street-stylers of Fashion Month—not that we’re complaining. We happen to love this boot, especially the way the sock style keeps its edge while balancing the stiletto stems and pointy toes.

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Shop our picks to re-create this look:

Balenciaga Pointy Toe Mid Boot | Fendi Floral Sock Bootie | Tony Bianco Davis Stretch Satin Bootie

White-Out

Paris Fashion Week SS 2018

Looking for a retro twist? Think stark white boots, which have gained serious traction as the new goes-with-everything shoe (a welcome relief from black on black on black). Off-White credited their version to the ’90s-era, off-duty style of Lady Di, but we think this look is serving up a serious go-go throwback. Whatever the origin, crisp white boots are proof that a good trend will always make a comeback.

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Shop our picks to re-create this look:

Manolo Blahnik Insopo Bootie | Stella McCartney Cap Toe Boot | Dries Van Noten Cap Toe Bootie

Slouchy Styles

London Fashion Week SS 2018

Pairing a casual, slouchy boot with a skinny jean is classic, but rather obvious. This trend’s resurgence is thanks to the contemporary styling that elevates the look. Wearing the statement boot with a midlength skirt forces our gaze on the flattering, tapered ankle, making the clunky shoe look more streamlined and instantly chic.

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Shop our picks to re-create this look:

Paul Andrew Ciondolare Slouchy Boot | Treasure & Bond x Something Navy Aiden Boot | Topshop Boxer Thigh High Boots

Space Age

London Fashion Week SS 2018

Chanel’s fall 2017 collection launched a frenzy of celestial fashions—namely, the out-of-this-world, glittering metallic boot. It’s a surprisingly versatile trend and makes every outfit feel modern and cool. Karl Lagerfeld’s cap toe version (below, far left) is a favorite of street-stylers everywhere, but his are not the only ones catching our starry eyes. We love the way the sparkling finish has been adopted by other boot trends (slouchy thigh-highs, platform booties, et al.), and we plan to ride this futuristic fad into spring.

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Shop our picks to re-create this look:

Steve Madden Crushing Embellished Boot | Giuseppe Zanotti Sequin Curved Heel Bootie | Balenciaga Broken Heel Mid Boot

Chanel Paris Fashion Week SS 2018

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