These boots are made for walking — and jumping into fall leaves, strolling through apple orchards and kicking back around the bonfire.
Fall boots and booties are a wardrobe staple, and with so many colors and styles to choose from, they quite possibly take up quite a chunk of that wardrobe when October rolls around.
After cleaning out your shoe closet and retiring those that have worn out soles and scuffs, take inventory to see which trending style you need to stock up on.
Right now, western and cowboy booties are super in for Fall 2021, so we’ve included that as a separate category down below. For now and every time of year, make sure to check out Chelsea boots in every color in both leather and suede and grab a pair of peep-toe booties for date night when you want to show a bit of skin.
From Kenneth Cole and Hunter Boots to Lulu’s and Abercrombie, take a look below for the best fall booties for every style and budget.
Women’s black booties
Kenneth Cole Gentle Souls Best Chelsea Sock Bootie, $180
Sock it to ’em this fall with a punk-inspired black leather sock bootie from Kenneth Cole. Better yet, be super comfortable while doing it, as the boot is part of the Gentle Souls collection, cushioning your foot with each step.
Italeau Lilian Bootie, $287
Waterproof and suede? Say less.
This black bootie is from Italian shoemaker Italeau, and is now on sale for $287 down from the original $359. The bootie is sleek as ever, with an all-black look with matching hardware, leather interior and both a waterproof and stain-resistant coating.
Kat Maconie Alison Chain Heel Boot, $375
We already told you that gold chains were in, but we never knew they could be incorporated into a black fall bootie. From Kat Maconie, this black ankle boot looks innocent enough from the front, but turn to the side to find an incredible circular chain-link heel, measuring 7.5cm or just under three inches.
Hunter Women’s Original Chelsea Boots, $140
Don’t let anything rain on your fashion parade this fall. If you need a rain bootie, turn to the experts at Hunter Boots and check out the cropped version of their original rain boots. The Chelsea style is very on-trend and easy to wear, and of course they also feature the Hunter logo and pull tabs at the back.
Women’s white booties
M.Gemi The Sofia, $348
Who said white was just for before Labor Day? Rock these white booties all fall long, dressed up with a dress and jacket or down with a pair of your favorite jeans. The boots are made of super-soft Nappa leather and have a low chunky heel for easy walking wherever you go.
Sam Edelman Garret Combat Platform Boot, $180
Take black classic combat boots and flip them on their head. These all-white combat boots from Sam Edelman really make a statement, as even the laces and hardware are white for a sleek look. If you don’t love the ivory, they also come in an array of brown and black leather, but these are truly the standout shade.
Andre Assous Paina Boot, $158.98 (originally $198)
For a fun take on zipper closure, check out these white booties from Andre Assous. The Paina Boot takes the side zipper and puts it front and center, making for a cool alternative to laces. The rest of the boot is all white, now on sale for $158.98.
Boohoo Block Heel Pointed Croc Boots, $28
What’s up croc? These booties are super on-trend, combining a chunky heel with a crocodile print on a white shoe. The boots are also now on sale for $28, 60% off from the original $70.
Women’s tan booties
Aerosoles Brooke, $140
Lace up and let’s go. These wedge heel booties are the perfect tan color to match any fall outfit, complete with matching tan laces and a pull tab for easy wear. If you don’t like the tan suede, check out other styles in black or even green suede for a fun take on fall.
ModCloth A Better Beginning Ankle Boot, $64.99
Start fall on the right foot with the A Better Beginning Ankle Boot in a creamy tan color. The low-rise Chelsea style is now on sale for $64.99 down from the original $70, saving you a few bucks and having to walk around in last year’s shoes.
Sarto by Franco Sarto Lori Bootie, $99.90
Run, don’t walk in order to get these Franco Sarto booties for under $100. The boots are usually $170, but are now just $99 at Nordstrom while sizes and supplies last. They are made of smooth burnished leather that molds to your foot, with a side zipper closure and a very slight heel for just a bit of a boost.
J. Crew Gwen Lug-Sole Lace-Up Boots in Suede, $278
If your Doc Martens and your favorite suede booties had a baby, this would be it. The shoes sold at J. Crew are a great option for long walks in the park or a day spent on your feet as they have a lug-sole and not a heel, along with the matching tan-colored laces to keep you secure.
Women’s western booties
Abercrombie x Zappos Margaux Suede Western Ankle Boots, $169
Howdy, fashionista. If you didn’t already know, the western cowboy boot trend is alive and well and these booties from Abercrombie and Zappos fit the bill. They are sold on either platform, coming in a stunning brown color as well as in a black leather version.
Jeffrey Campbell Studded Western Boots, $325
Yeehaw! These boots were really made for walkin’ and also square dancing. The teal-colored Jeffrey Campbell booties are a statement all by themselves but can be paired with jeans or leggings for every day or a fun dress for when you head out on the town. They are currently sold at Anthropologie, while sizes stay in stock.
Free People We The Free Wesley Ankle Boots, $288
In America, you’re free to embrace any footwear trend you choose, but we recommend the western one. These brown leather boots from Free People have just the right amount of cowboy flair while remaining simple enough to dress up or down with any fall outfit. Best yet, they come in nine different colors from browns and black to fun shades like red, blue and white.
Zappos Corral Boots, $127.95
Hey, stud. We’re obviously talking about these studded beauties, sold at Zappos for the fall. Get the look and feel of cowboy boots without the height, as this cropped bootie version has all the studs, leather details and star decals as the full-sized version but is much easier to wear day-to-day.
Women’s peep-toe booties
Lulu’s Raymay Suede Cutout Peep-Toe Ankle Booties, $38
We peep a trend. These black peep-toe booties are a great way to dress up any outfit but still keep feel secure when you don’t feel like wearing strappy heels. Sold at Lulu’s, make sure to grab these affordable booties quick, as other colors like tan and gray are selling out quickly in popular sizes.
Lucky Brand Ryemi Bootie, $89.99
Are you feeling lucky? You will be once you grab these peep-toe booties from Lucky Brand, sold at DSW. The boots come in either the pictured brown suede color or in black, both of which are made of suede upper with a slouchy top to tuck jeans or leggings into.
Journee Collection Andies Women’s Wedges, $50.99
Swap out your woven summer wedges for something more appropriate for fall, like these peep-toe wedge booties. Sold at Kohl’s the affordable boots come in a grey and wood combo or an all-black shoe, both on sale for $50.99.