When it comes to shopping seasonally, the smartest way to go about it is to shop for pieces that are timeless. You’re doing both your wallet and the environment a huge favor.
If you think about it, it doesn’t make sense to buy every single trendy item of the season. Inevitably, these items end up shoved in the back of your closet somewhere, only to throw them out at the start of a new season.
Instead, you should think about investing in a few key pieces, based on each season that you can rotate throughout the years. With this in mind, here are the cute fall boot staples worth investing in, and other fall wardrobe essentials.
6 Cute Fall Boot Staples That Are Worth the Investment
So what does it take to find and purchase timeless items for your wardrobe that can be rotated, based on the seasons?
When you find an item that you love, think about whether you can live without it. Mull over the decision for a few days. If you keep thinking about it, and nothing else quite measures up, this is a sign it’s worth investing in!
Buying clothes or shoes on a whim can lead to buyer’s remorse (we’ve all been there). So take your time when choosing pieces and consider where, when, and how you’ll wear them. Here are the top fall boot staples to consider:
1. The Cowboy Boot
Is it really fall if you don’t get a chance to whip out the cowboy boots? This western-inspired footwear is a fall and winter wardrobe essential that is super stylish and multi-functional. You can wear cowboy boots outdoors if you’re trudging through grass and mud, or you can wear them to dress up a midi-dress for a brunch date.
2. The Open-Toe Bootie
The open-toe bootie is the epitome of a sexy fall shoe that can be worn on date night or nights out on the town with friends. Look for an open-toe style boot with a slim heel for extra sass, or a block heel for a little more character. Pair with slim-leg jeans, or leather pants, an oversized knit, and you’re good to go.
3. The Sock Bootie
This is another sexy staple to add to your wardrobe, but the sock bootie is a little more versatile. Not only are these boots super comfortable, but they can be worn day or night. Sock booties are also sleek and elegant so they can even be worn in an office environment or to meetings.
Pair with a short leather skirt and a turtleneck for your next date night, or with a midi-dress and your favorite hat for pumpkin picking.
4. The Cut-Out Bootie
If you’re looking to show off some skin in the fall (ooh, ankles!) then the cut-out bootie is a wardrobe must-have. This style of boot has slits or cut-outs on either side, giving them an edgy, more geometric feel. The cut-out bootie is a unique addition to your fall wardrobe and can be worn on a brunch date, to the movies, or to dinner.
5. The Glam Combat Boot
In case you missed it — combat boots are no longer reserved for…well, combat. Combat boots come in all shapes, sizes, and forms these days, but if you’re looking to keep it simple, opt for chic black pair with a simple cross-over buckle. These types of boots are also multi-functional and can transition from fall to winter. They’ll keep you extra warm and you’ll look stylish at the same time.
6. The Over-the-Knee Boot
What fall or winter wardrobe would be complete without a sultry pair of over-the-knee boots? Granted, this style of boot is not for everyone, but they are a great way to make a statement without actually doing much.
Flat-heeled over-the-knee boots are a little more versatile for day-time wear. But if you want to take it up a notch, opt for high-heeled boots and pair with black leather leggings, a crisp white shirt and you’re ready to turn heads.
Other Fall Fashion Staples to Add to Your Closet
Now that we’ve discussed timeless fall footwear that’s worth investing in, what about the rest of your wardrobe? The truth is, you only really need a few key pieces for fall that really fit in well with the season:
1. Chic Sunglasses
Invest in a high-quality pair of sunglasses for fall and you will be able to pull together almost any outfit with this simple addition. For a cool-girl take on the classic aviator style, go for a round, gold-rimmed pair inspired by none other than John Lennon.
These sunglasses are the epitome of versatile, they can literally be worn with any outfit.
2. An Animal Print Handbag
Animal print has been all-the-rage for a while now. But when the fall season swings around, animal print could not be more appropriate or stylish. Consider investing in an animal print handbag, such as snakeskin or crocodile print. These prints pair perfectly with the texture and colors for fall, so you’ll never see this style of handbag go out of fashion.
3. Leather Leggings
If there was one fall item to invest in, it’s a pair of high-quality leather leggings, specifically from Spanx. They are high-waisted, flattering, and hold you in. This fall wardrobe essential makes any outfit look ten times sleeker, sexier, and put together, with very little effort.
Leather leggings can be paired with almost anything — oversized sweaters, knits, band t-shirts, plaid shirts, the list goes on!
4. A Statement Coat
Finally, your fall wardrobe really would be incomplete without a beautiful coat to throw over your outfits to complete each look. A statement coat is not only fashionable, but it’s also useful, and can easily be transitioned from fall to winter.
Fall and winter are all about layering, but when the temperatures drop, the focus switches to the outer-most layer. So make sure your coat is stylish and timeless.
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