Black Boots Who? 21 Red Pairs That Are Coming in Hot (Sorry, Had To)


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If there's one color that's simply too timeless to be deemed a trend, it's red. The bold hue may have a tendency to enter and exit the trend cycle every few years or so—if you remember, 2017 was big year for red—but overall, it's just too classic to ever go "out." There are plenty of ways to wear the hue, from handbags to tonal outfits, but I'll let you in on a secret: There's one iteration that I think is the superior way to wear it, and that is red boots. Regardless of trend status, I've always had a soft spot for red boots. They're bold, they're iconic (so many Halloween costumes that go with them, FYI), and they bring a whole lot of look.

Whether you're looking for an ankle-boot situation or a statement over-the-knee look, a cool Western-inspired pair, or lug-sole Chelsea boots, the options abound. If you're understandably skeptical about straying away from your trusted black boots in favor of the statement that red boots can make, then keep reading. I've rounded up the 21 best pairs to shop right now. 


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Victoria Beckham has made red boots part of her signature look for years, particularly this peep-toe style.


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Pro tip: Bright red and hot pink are two unexpected colors that actually look excellent together.


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To really make an impact, wear head-to-toe red. It's more wearable than you'd think—trust me.


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When it comes to red boots, you can't go wrong with a classic pointed-toe silhouette.

Speaking of boots, here's the fall trend I think everyone will *actually* wear this season.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.