On My Wish List: Fall Boots

Best Fall Boots

I have really been looking forward to boot season this year. I feel like I sort of missed out last year with my big ol’ swollen pregnancy feet (seriously, they were huge), so I’m fully taking advantage of it this year. So for this week’s wish list, I’ve rounded up what I think are the best fall boots. Let me know what you think and which styles are on your wish list!

Style Steals

For this year, I’m sort of keeping my trendier pieces in the “style steals” category, as close to $100 or under as possible. 

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Sole Society Olive Cut-Out Booties // I’ve been wearing these Sole Society Cut-out Booties already and I love them. To me, the cutout helps make them more transitional. So, even though it’s still been in the 80’s on some days, I think I can still wear these with dresses or even shorts. In a few weeks (or sooner, I hope), they’ll be great with skinny jeans and sweaters. 

Ivanka Trump Open Toe Booties // I randomly came across these at Nordstrom the other day and I love them. They’re a little more “detailed” than what I would usually wear but that’s what i like best. I think they’d be awesome with a pretty floral dress or even skinny distressed denim and a wrap tee

Steve Madden Textured Booties // I actually saw these at Nordstrom when I was hosting the event with The Barre Code on Sunday and I’m obsessed with them. I’m not sure why, but I am dying to get a pair of blue velour booties, even though I really have no clue what I’m going to wear with them. I really love these in burgundy too because it’s such a pretty fall-like color. If I buy them, I may actually start calling it maroon. I’m married to a Texas A&M Aggie and purchases don’t count if they’re “maroon.”

Somewhere in the Middle

Okay, so this particular category could be a steal or a splurge for you, depending on your budget and what you think is reasonable to spend on a pair of shoes. For me, it sort of depends on how I feel, what else I’ve purchased recently and how much I think I’ll wear a particular style. 

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LL Bean Boots // I have an outfit post coming up with these, but I FINALLY own a pair of L.L. Bean boots! I have heard that these sell out super early in the season every year, so if you’re going to get a pair, now is the time. I bought the pair with Thinsulate because I want to wear them with those cute boot socks to soccer games, running errands and to walk the dog on cool fall/winter mornings. You can also get them with shearling if you want even more warmth.

Over-the-Knee Boots // While I’m seriously tempted to splurge on the Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots, I’m not sure it’s a practical purchase for me. Now, these Sole Society boots are much more doable for me. If you want a little bit of a heel, I love these Steve Madden boots. 

Elaine Turner // Elaine Turner makes some of my very favorite wedges but she also makes some of my favorite boots. This season, I love this Sissy boot, which is a sort of cowboy style boot (in this color too) and is so good for casual weekend wear! 

Banana Republic Wrap Boots // I love the wrap detail on these booties (which also come in black and olive green), as well as the thicker heel. I’m a big fan of a chunkier heel these days because I feel much more stable when I’m with my boys lifting, carrying and chasing. I think these are really great for dressing up or down and I really want to pair the olive green pair with leather leggings. 

Worth the Investment 

At one point all of these boots were on my wish list, but when it comes to investments I figured I’d tell you about some that I’ve purchased and why you might want them, as well. These are all pretty different and I’ve found them all to be worth the investment:

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Rag & Bone Newbury Booties // I got these Rag & Bone booties two years ago and I would buy them again in a minute if something happened to them. I’d also feel good about buying another color, probably brown leather or tan suede, because (with the exception of last winter when my feet were too swollen to wear them) I really do get a ton of wear out of them. The heel is a manageable height and it’s wide enough to be stable for carrying a baby or walking on snow. 

Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots // Last year I really wanted these for my birthday, so I bought them. By the time I was 8-9 months pregnant, I needed Clint’s help to get them on and especially to get them off, so I didn’t get as much wear out of them last year as I had hoped. That being said, I’m still happy I bought them. When I was able to wear them, I found them to be SO comfortable, great with leggings and oh so stylish. They even were able to stretch over my pregnancy legs, so I look forward to wearing them this year when everything fits a little bit better. 

Sorel // Since we moved to Michigan, I count my Sorel boots among the best winter purchases I’ve ever made. They are super warm, stylish and (knock on wood) I’ve never fallen on the snow and ice while wearing them. Seriously. I wear my Joan of Arctic boots everywhere from grocery shopping to the ski slopes. The fur is a fun little touch and they are SO warm and I only need to wear thin socks with them.

The other style I love is the Cate the Great. These are better for when the weather is more mild, but they are still very warm and cozy. They’re less bulky than the Joan of Arctic boots, which makes them nice for if you’re going to dinner or just doing some errands and are a little more dressed up. 

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