These Are the Best Ankle Boots, Period

Fall's Best Ankle Boots



If you ask me, nothing says fall's here like the first big ankle-boot drop of the season. It's akin to back-to-school shopping but for adults—an annual ritual that every avid shopper looks forward to when September arrives. And now that the month has kicked off, so has the opportunity to get boot shopping, and this week marks the unofficial switch over from sandals to ankle boots at all our go-to stores, including Shopbop, Nordstrom, H&M, and Zara.

Naturally, as a self-certified boot expert, I was quick to peruse the offerings across the market in order to find out which styles were worth adding to my already extensive collection and which weren't likely to make the cut. And let me tell you—my buy list has never been so long. Below, shop my picks for the season's best ankle boots, from Western styles and sock boots to classic Chelsea boots

It doesn't get more classic than this. 

No fall boot collection is complete without a pair of Uggs. 

Cowboy boots are cool and all, but metallic cowboy boots… Well, those are next-level. 

These will be my dailies from now until spring. 

The motorcycle trend is going strong right now. 

I already have these in green, but now that I've seen the orange version, I think I might need another pair. 

Fact: COS makes the chicest essentials. 

Honestly, I'd pay way more. 

Chelsea boots go with everything. 

Classic doesn't mean boring. These boots are proof of that. 

The pointier the toe, the better. 

I buy a new pair of these every few years. They're a must. 

Pair these with relaxed denim and a white T-shirt. 

I can't stop staring at these, which usually means I'll end up buying them. 

I've never found a pair of Isabel Marant boots that I didn't want. 

I never thought it'd happen, but sock boots are back.

Prepare to see these boots on every influencer this season. 

Clearly, chunky boots are essential. 

Every pair of & Other Stories boots that I own, I've had for years. They hold up incredibly well. 

I own two pairs of the mule version of these boots and can't wait to snag these too. 

I've been so into tobacco-colored suede lately. 

Combat boots will be cool from now until forever.