One of the greatest things about autumn is the great choices in footwear. Suedes, leathers, and earthy colors all make their way into our wardrobes, and fall boots become nearly irresistible -- especially when they're as cool as the ones on this list. Check out these top picks for the hottest styles in women's fall boots for 2012.
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Streamlined, flat and low-heeled ankle boots and booties
are among the hottest trends in women's boots for 2012 -- and whether you call them Beatle boots, Chelsea boots
, or just plain, old flat ankle boots, you'll be seeing them everywhere.
With slim, trim, unadorned uppers; back zippers; ankle-high shafts; and casual .5" heels, the style featured here is kind of a mashup of all the different trends rolled into one boot -- but any similar style would be great with jeans or pants.
Available in leopard print
or black suede
, these boots ring up at just under $110.
One of the most versatile items you can have in your closet is a pair of tall boots with low or flat heels. They work with skirts, dresses, jeans, or leggings, and they provide a nice break from heels, while still adding a bit of polish to whatever you pair them with.
Having a hint of riding style, without looking too
equestrian, these simple, stylish boots from Cole Haan are classic enough that you could wear them for years to come, and versatile enough to be dressed up or down.
I'm crazy about the oxblood suede version of these knee-high boots, but they're also fab in tan or black leather, and black or chocolate suede.
If it's dressy boots you're after, then you might want to have a look at these lovely boots from Michael Kors. They're conservative enough for work, while still being dressy enough to wear out on the town; it's just a matter of what you pair them with -- and fortunately, they'd work with just about anything.
With 3.5" heels and 17" tall inch shafts, these knee high boots feature a classic design that is void of trendy details, so you could wear them for years to come, and their side zippers make them easy to get into.
Priced at just under $300, these boots come in black and tan.
One of my favorite styles on this list -- or any other list for that matter -- is the 'Sanabel' from Kate Spade. It's dressy but not uptight, and trendy without being over the top. And best of all is the fact that these boots would work so well with skirts or dresses of any shape or length that they're nearly irresistible, even though they're priced at nearly $350.
And yes, I'll admit it: another thing that makes it so difficult to turn away from these wedge-heeled boots is killer red version -- although, I have to say, the soft suede uppers also look ultra-luxurious in black. And, knowing that they're more versatile and probably more appealing to most, I've decided to feature those here.
With stylish 3" covered wedge heels, and full back zippers, these boots have shafts that are 18" tall, and 13" in circumference.
Just because a boot is casual doesn't mean you can't still wear it with skirts and dresses, it just means that it's not ideal for very dressy occasions or ultra-conservative environments. Other than that, casual boots like these actually look great with casual skirts and dresses, and naturally, they're a match made in heaven for pairing with skinny jeans or leggings.
Void of trendy details that will make them look dated a year -- or even ten years -- down the road, these tall boots
come in black, dark brown, and brown leather as well as in taupe suede; and they have very wearable heels that are only 2.5" high.
Over the past few years, Naughty Monkey has been turning out some of the most popular boot styles, and it's really no surprise, considering how fun, versatile, and affordable they are. This year, one of their coolest styles is the "Sherlock." The ruched uppers lend themselves well to casual apparel, while the 3" stacked, demi-wedge heels give them a dressier feel than a lot of slouchy styles. And, while slouchy boots aren't especially trendy this year, the style is a flattering one that works really well for a lot of women.
Available in black, gray and taupe, these stylish boots will set you back about $100.