Sunday, August 21, 2011

8 Fall Boot Trends (and How to Wear Them)

by Redbook, on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:06am

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; "Jenica" cropped pants, BB Dakota, $90; "Equinox Tweed" jacket, J.Jill, $159; Shirt, Express, $40; 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; Cheetah print dress, Jessica Simpson Dresses, $128; Opaque tights, Kushyfoot, $8;

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, for store info. "Riley 5 Pocket Flare" jeans, Mudd, $30; Nordic sweater, Dressbarn, $40; Denim shirt, L.L.Bean, $30;

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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; Peacock embroidered dress, Mushka by Sienna Rose, $98; Opaque tights, Kushyfoot, $8; "Potter" faux-fur vest, Jack BB Dakota, $78;

5. A pair of tough-as-nails studded boots finds its soul mate in a soft floral-print skirt.

"Studd" boots, Miz Mooz, $160; Floral skirt, Phyl Couture, $135; Jewel-tone tights, DKNY Tights, $15; Bloomingdale's. Silk ruffle top, Victoria's Secret Catalogue, $68; 800-888-8200,

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; Denim skirt, American Eagle Outfitters, $40; 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; Colorblock knit dress, DKNY Jeans, $89; Macy's. Leggings, Hue, $25; Bloomingdale's. Braided waist belt, Amici Accessories, $20;

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8. Preppy, bright cords play against the rugged edge of buckled engineer boots.

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

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