Saturday, August 20, 2011

8 Fall Boot Trends (and How to Wear Them)

By Cristina Desposito, REDBOOK
Pair the season's hottest boot trends with their perfect bottoms. From booties to knee-high black boots and leopard-print skirts to casual jeans, it's the season for style.
1. Show off sexy ankle booties with a pair of cropped trousers.


"Pasadena" booties, Jessica Simpson, $129; endless.com. "Jenica" cropped pants, BB Dakota, $90; estreetdenim.com. "Equinox Tweed" jacket, J.Jill, $159; jjill.com. Shirt, Express, $40;express.com. Skinny belt, Toneka, $30; 877-8-TONEKA for store info.
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2. A sophisticated dress that hits just above the knee is a chic topper for tall black boots.


"Jonesboro" boots, Dana Buchman, $110; kohls.com. Cheetah print dress, Jessica Simpson Dresses, $128; jessicasimpsoncollection.com. Opaque tights, Kushyfoot, $8; kushyfoot.com.
3. It's no surprise that classic cowboy boots feel right at home with broken-in boot-cut jeans.


Boots, Durango Boot, $105; 800-848-9452, durangoboot.com for store info. "Riley 5 Pocket Flare" jeans, Mudd, $30; kohls.com. Nordic sweater, Dressbarn, $40; dressbarn.com. Denim shirt, L.L.Bean, $30; llbean.com.
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4. Give slouchy flat boots grown-up appeal with a silky boho dress and neutral, opaque tights.


"Highkoo" boots, UGG Australia, $200; uggaustralia.com. Peacock embroidered dress, Mushka by Sienna Rose, $98; siennarose.com. Opaque tights, Kushyfoot, $8; kushyfoot.com. "Potter" faux-fur vest, Jack BB Dakota, $78; fredflare.com.
5. A pair of tough-as-nails studded boots finds its soul mate in a soft floral-print skirt.


"Studd" boots, Miz Mooz, $160; infinityshoes.com. Floral skirt, Phyl Couture, $135; phylcouture.com. Jewel-tone tights, DKNY Tights, $15; Bloomingdale's. Silk ruffle top, Victoria's Secret Catalogue, $68; 800-888-8200, victoriassecret.com.
6. Boots with a rubberized heel are comfy and cute with a denim mini and knit tights.
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"Otherworldly" boots, Aerosoles, $140; aerosoles.com. Denim skirt, American Eagle Outfitters, $40; ae.com. Ribbed knit tights, DKNY Tights, $18; Bloomingdale's, Macy's. Belted knit cardigan, Sisley, $109; 800-535-4491 for store info.
7. A curve-skimming sweater dress plus knee-high riding boots equals a sleek combo.


"Heritage II Field Zip" boots, Ariat International, $260; ariat.com. Colorblock knit dress, DKNY Jeans, $89; Macy's. Leggings, Hue, $25; Bloomingdale's. Braided waist belt, Amici Accessories, $20; amiciaccessories.com.
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8. Preppy, bright cords play against the rugged edge of buckled engineer boots.


"Chopper" boots, Matisse, $84; zappos.com. Skinny corduroy pants, Levi's Capital E, $158; levi.com. Tie waist pocket jacket, Old Navy, $45; Old Navy stores. Plaid shirt, American Eagle Outfitters, $40; ae.com. Tank, Chaser Collection, $35; chasermerch.com.
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