I Never Wear Brown Boots, But I'm Converted Thanks to These 25 Styles

I could talk about boots forever. It's just my thing. The two wall shelves that house my beloved boot collection—ranging from tall snakeskin pairs to point-toe sock boots and some lug-sole action—are currently bursting at the seams with them. Just about any style is enough to get my heart going, but there's one pair you will not find within my collection: brown boots.

While definitely a classic, the shade has always been overshadowed by trendier prints or colorways (and the number one staple, black) when it came to my affections. Call it ignorance or being behind the curve, but I'm finally changing my tune, and the below pairs of brown boots have a lot to do with it. The color has been popping up everywhere I look, and now, I'm seeing them in a whole new light.

Thanks to a few people with great style on the 'gram, I've found some fresh ways to incorporate brown boots into my outfits. The first step is to just choose a pair. Keep scrolling for all the immaculate brown boots I can't get out of my head.


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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.