When it comes to fall footwear, booties (also known as ankle boots) reign supreme. They are so versatile and easy to wear that almost any outfit looks bootie-ful paired with them. (Like how I did that?)
If you’re not quite sure which styles go best with which outfits, here are several ways to wear the bootie trend, along with links to purchase the hottest ones this season. Whether you’re headed out to lunch with the ladies or on your way to a business convention, there’s a bootie for you to rock this fall.
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If you’re mourning the end of summer and refuse to accept that fall is here, a peep toe bootie might be the way to go. Since you can still show off your pedicure, it might feel more like summer with your toes peeking out. A peep toe bootie looks great with skinny jeans and a simple, semi-dressy top.
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Add a dose of wild to your ensemble with a leopard print bootie. For outfits made up of mostly solid colors and simple textures, leopard print is a great way to make your look more interesting and less boring.
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Dreamy and romantic, velvet adds elegance to any outfit, and velvet booties are no exception. Tone down an edgy look with a velvet bootie in a rich fall color to incorporate feminine details and sophistication. Pair with contrasting textures for an outfit that really makes a style statement.
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If heels aren’t your thing, flat booties are just as stylish. Cuff your jeans to add a fun detail to your outfit and show off the booties. Add additional elements of texture and details with ruffles, accessories and various colors.
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Stars have been a big trend this year, so it only makes sense to carry the celestial mark into fall. Take a plain outfit and jazz it up with star print booties. You’ll look out of this world awesome!
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Leena Kollar is a writer, wife, mom and fashion blogger. She runs the women’s style website, The Style Spectrum, which guides women on finding the best clothing, makeup and accessories for their body shape, face shape and individual seasonal coloring. The overwhelmed mother of two (three, if you include her husband) enjoys solo trips to Target, audience-free trips to the bathroom and sneaking treats after her kids have gone to bed.