We Ranked 12 Boot Trends From Classic to Audacious

While trend-averse shoppers might not be willing to test-drive culottes or metallic ombré leggings, shoes are often a category where people feel comfortable going out on a limb. After all, even with the craziest shoe trend, you can still wear your beloved jeans and a basic sweater to tone down the look. Wherever you fall on the shoe trend spectrum, I can guarantee one thing: You will find a pair you'll love in this story. 

Why do I know that? Because I've included a full spectrum of boots, including ultra-classic Chelsea boots on sale for $125, timeless Dr. Martens lace-up boots, and statement-making Chanel gold versions that practically belong in a museum. I dug through a ton of recent celebrity photos to find the cream of the shoe crop, and none other than Rihanna, Beyoncé, Camila Mendes, and Jennifer Lopez were among the A-listers who made my list. Scroll down to see how I ranked 12 boot trends into four categories. 

Level 1: Classic

White Chelsea Boots
Heidi Klum's White Boots Are On Sale

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On Heidi Klum: Paige Sarah Slim Jeans ($239); Marc Fisher Yale Chelsea Boots ($125); Bottega Veneta Olimpia Bag ($2790)

Black Ankle Boots
Camila Mendes's Boots From Nordstrom

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On Camila Mendes: Sam Edelman Winona Booties ($160); Louis Vuitton Multi-Pochette Bag ($1640)

Lace-Up Flat Boots

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On Gigi Hadid: Dr. Martens boots

Level 2: Elevated

Black Knee-High Boots
Kaia Gerber Wearing Knee-High Boots

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On Kaia Gerber: Alexander Wang blazer; Prada Patent Leather Boots ($1200)

Slouchy White Boots
Lily Aldridge Wearing Knee-High Boots

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On Lily Aldridge: Thakoon sweater, jacket, and pants; Gianvito Rossi Laura 85 Boots ($1695)

Level 3: On-Trend Statement Makers

Gold Boots
Aimee Song Wearing Knee-High Boots

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On Aimee Song: Chanel boots

Snake-Print Boots
Emily Ratajkowski Wearing Knee-High Boots

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On Emily Ratajkowski: Michael Kors Vesey Python Boots

Level 4: Audacious

Floral Over-the-Knee Boots
Beyoncé Wearing Over-the-Knee Boots

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On Beyonce: Mary Katrantzou custom bodysuit, cape, and boots

Tropical Over-the-Knee Boots
Jennifer Lopez Wearing Versace Boots

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Mary Katrantzou custom outfitVersace dress and boots

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