4 Types Of Boots To Get Inordinately Excited About For Fall

Until next year, Birks!
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Until next year, Birks!

Ah, basics. The simple, solid staples of every wardrobe; the items fabulous outfits begin with. According to my 14-year-old sister, "basic" is not a good thing (I still don’t really understand it), but when it comes to your wardrobe, basic pieces are the best pieces -- and that includes shoes.

For the fall and winter months, footwear is obviously pretty important. Until next year, Birks! Except I seriously may try the whole Olsen twin hiking-sock-with-sandal thing, but that’s another article for another time. Usually, my standard footwear for the chilly months is a nice pair of boots. I need a good, simple pair of boots that I can easily pair and wear day after day after day.

Here's the boots I’m really digging this year -- they're simple and will remain relevant, ensuring plenty of wear time.

Riding Boots

Riding boots, or just, y’know, tall boots, are great for all kinds of outfits. I love to wear these with simple black leggings and oversized sweaters. 

This style is also great for the really cold months in really cold areas since the longer length will keep your calves nice and toasty.

Chelsea Boots

I love this style of boot partly because one of my best friend’s name is Chelsea (hey girl), partly because of my favorite Leonard Cohen song, and partly because my girl Alexa Chung wears them best. 

With an elastic ankle, Chelsea boots are the easiest to slip on and go. They can be worn with anything from jeans, a simple tee and army jacket, to pretty patterned tights and dresses.

Moto Boots

What? You don't hang out by the roadside and take pictures between classes?

What? You don't hang out by the roadside and take pictures between classes?

These are my favorite boots of the moment. I just bought the black pair pictured below, and after a week of nonstop wear, I think I finally have them comfortably broken in. 

I love the look of this style -- kind of hard-core chic, right? Like the others, these will pair perfectly with any outfit of any style.

Printed Boots

If you think all these are booooooring and way too basic, printed boots may be more your cup of tea. 

The idea of printed footwear is so different and daring. I totally dig mixing prints, so when it comes to printed boots, I try to look for subtle patterns and colors that will still pair easily with lots of pieces.

Left to right: Boden Soho Ankle Boot, $208; Sam Edelman Darwin Lace-Up Combat Boot, $160 at Urban Outfitters; Lucky Brand Basel Booties, $129 at Macy's.

Left to right: Boden Soho Ankle Boot, $208; Sam Edelman Darwin Lace-Up Combat Boot, $160 at Urban Outfitters; Lucky Brand Basel Booties, $129 at Macy's.

What kind of boots will you be living in this season?