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Trend Report: Boots


Some of the gems in my bootie feature post are no longer available because they were so popular, so I wanted to put together some new picks for those of you who need to stock up on cute fall boots. Because if there’s one trend that reappears in fashion magazines every fall and winter, that would be the latest and greatest boots from various designers. From Burberry to Stuart Weitzman, a chic pair of boots is definitely a fashion investment. But when choosing a fabulous pair of boots, there are a few factors to consider. First, are your future boots for the day, evening, weekend or all of the above? If you need them for the office or cocktails, you should coordinate the style with the occasion. For example, you wouldn’t want to slosh around in clunky rain boots at your desk. Next, choose from heights including short, mid-height, up to the knee or above the knee. Lastly, consider your area’s impending weather. Are you in dry and sunny Los Angeles or soon-to-be-snowy New York?

If you live in a dry climate and don’t have to worry about staining leather, these short beige Isaac Mizrahi are a gorgeous option that can take you from the office to happy hour. For a weekend option to keep your legs warm while grabbing lunch or running errands, these rust-colored and budget-friendly Frye riding boots are ideal. But if you live in a rainy climate and want boots that can sustain moisture, these adorable Burberry rain boots show off Burberry’s classic plaid design with a little embellishment. Lastly, if you want to splurge on an elegant pair of versatile black boots that you can wear almost anywhere and have forever, invest in a pair of Stuart Weitzman up-to-the knee boots because black goes with everything.