A Stylist Told Me Every Boot Trend Celebs Will Be Wearing This Fall

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Fall is almost here, which means one thing: I can't stop thinking about boots. I'll admit that I already have a pretty solid collection of boots, but I tend to invest in a new pair once fall rolls around because they end up being a staple I wear on repeat for six months out of the year. Curious to zero in on which fall boot trends are about to be big, I chatted with celebrity stylist Dani Michelle to find out which boots are on her radar and which key silhouettes she'll be styling her clients like Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian in for the upcoming season.

"While there are styles that never go out and you can find every season, I'm seeing more and more of these trends styled into looks that are completing the moment," Michelle explained. And the moment includes some jaw-dropping boots that are already in rotation in her clients' wardrobes. Styles like sleek knee-high boots and cowboy boots are already blowing up, while tall, flat boots and wedges are poised to be huge in the coming months. Here, see six fall boot trends Dani Michelle predicts will be big for fall 2021.

Knee-High Boots


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A core staple that comes back each season, knee-high boots are the style you should add to your closet if you haven't already. While we saw them styled with trousers in past seasons, pair them with a miniskirt or midi skirt heading into fall.

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Cowboy Boots


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The fall boot trend already taking over on TikTok and among the celeb set? Cowboy boots. Whether you opt for a knee-high pair or an ankle-boot style, you truly can't go wrong.

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Square-Toe Boots


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If you gravitate toward sleek boot shapes and already have pointed shoes in your closet, square-toe boots are the next style to try. Still sleek but a bit more architectural, these make any outfit feel directional and cool.

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Tall, Flat Boots


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If you're after both comfort and style, tall, flat boots were made for you. Style them with anything from micro hemlines to long trench coats or knit dresses.

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Platform Boots


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Platforms made a huge impact on the F/W 21 runways in general, but all eyes are on the platform boots that are carving themselves out as one of the biggest trends for the upcoming season.

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Wedge Boots


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Controversial? Yes. Cool? Also yes. You'll spot wedge boots in the fall collections of designers like Amina Muaddi and Off-White, which is a solid indication they're about to be in every celeb's closet soon.

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Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.