These boots were made for flirtin'!
For many women, putting on a good pair of boots is the No. 1 reason to look forward to the transition from summer to fall. We count ourselves among them, and in honor of the increasing nip in the air, decided to profess our love by calling out the different types of boots that make up the most integral part of any woman's fall wardrobe. As it turns out, with the myriad options of boots on the market, there are really only seven types you need to have at any given time. We're talking investment pieces here — not throwaway, trendy boots that you will wear for a season then toss. These are the seven types of boots you need to have in your closet forever. From the classic riding boot to an über-feminine stiletto, we've got them all covered. Click through to the gallery to see the boots you need to stock your closet with!
Every woman absolutely needs a pair of stacked booties in her closet. Whether it's black or brown, these are best in staple colors so you can wear them with just about any Fall look. Make sure to invest in a pair with a solid, thick heel — the more comfortable they are, the better. You want to be able to wear them out and about for hours on end. The stacked bootie, up close and personal.
Onesta Boot, $149; at Nine West
For casual but still stylish everyday wear, nothing beats a good moto boot. These are perfect for tromping around town when you have a ton of errands to run in a short amount of time. Invest in a quality pair — good leather, a solid sole, and reliable hardware are important. Anna Dello Russo's Saint Laurent boots, run about $2,400.
Gable Boots, $220; at Duo
Another boot staple: a dressy, dainty bootie that's not made for walkin'. These are for special occasions when you won't be walking that much: a nice dinner or a drinks date. This is the boot that will allow you creative freedom — you're liberated to go with wild colors, fancy embellishments, open toes, skinny stilettos, or whatever your heart desires.
Pour la Victoire Ankle Boot, $170; at The Outnet