Boots and fall fashion go together like Olympic gymnasts and glitter, so naturally designers showed a large selection of this essential footwear style this season. At Tommy Hilfiger, a slew of below-the-knee riding boots charged the runways and made an excellent compliment to the collection's uptown, equestrian-influenced clothing. Here, the Loafer Boots ($398, 212.223.1824), worn with a collared shirt and a leather panel skirt (sadly, both pieces were not produced), are the perfect nod to the collection's Town and Country theme, resulting in a polished city-girl look we can't wait to try this fall.
For those rainy days ahead, give your wardrobe some sophisticated polish with a sleek riding boot, as seen at Gucci and Tommy Hilfiger. Wear them with a knee-length sweater dress belted at the waist for the office, or swap in tucked-in slim jeans and a button-up shirt for an afternoon errand run.
Burberry Leather Riding Boots ($795)
Banana Republic Willow Riding Boots ($198) in Brown
Vince Camuto Flavian Combo Boots ($210)
Whether they're metallic, worn-in leather, or suede, lace-up boots are perfectly suited for weekend jaunts around the city. To play up their combat boot heritage, go for a refined military-inspired look with a camouflage jacket.
Madewell The Suede Foothill Lace-Up Boots ($248)
Ecote Country Boots ($79) in Silver
MICHAEL Michael Kors Mocha Oiled Costa Addie Boots ($390, 1.866.709.5677)
Comfort and chic come to a crossroads with the wedged boot, a foot-friendly style that works well for both day and evening. Leather versions hitting at or just above the ankle look pitch-perfect with a girly frock and opaque tights.
Won Hundred Touch Boots ($437, available September) in Green
Jil Sander Double Monk Wedges ($895)
Kenneth Cole Collection Tres Mignon Boots ($198)
The low-heeled Chelsea boot is sure to be the new model-off-duty favorite this season. Embrace their cool-girl insouciance by styling them with a pair of black skinny jeans, a basic tee, and a little leather jacket.
Coach Lucia Ankle Boots ($248) in Cinnamon/Carnelian
RED Valentino Gored Flat Booties ($525)
Acne Free Boot ($630, 212.625.2828) in Ivory