3 Fall Boot Trends This 50-Year-Old Is Obsessed With (and 2 She's Passing On)


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If you ask me, age is irrelevant when it comes to what you can and can't wear, but what I've learned from speaking with my mother and her friends is that at a certain age, finding relatable sartorial inspiration is hard. While we always try to prioritize age inclusivity here at Who What Wear, every once in awhile it's nice to actually hear from someone who has been around the trend cycle a few more times than I have and who identifies more closely with an older age group. Today, you'll have the pleasure of hearing from the insanely stylish 50-year-old influencer Renata Jazdzyk on the fall boot trends she is the most excited to wear.

Surprise, surprise—we also made her dish on the boot trends she's way over to not only keep things interesting but also to keep your closet in check. If you are reading this thinking you couldn't possibly fit one more pair of boots in your closet, take it from Renata and potentially ditch the two boot trends she is parting ways with this season. Trust me—the ones she plans on stocking up on are so good that you won't even miss the others. 

Ahead, find out which boot trends Renata is parting ways with this season in addition to the five she can't wait to stock up on. 

Wedge Boots

"I will be hiding them deep in my wardrobe, and to be honest, I don't think they will be coming any time soon (if ever!). This season, when it comes to investing in boots, I will be choosing between welly boots and thigh-high boots."

Peep-Toe Boots

"Who hasn't had peep-toe over-the-knee boots at some point? Let's face it—we all loved them, they were fun and sexy, but not anymore. The definition of 'sexy' boots has changed, and this means no more peep-toe knee-high boots. To be honest, I don't think any of us will be sad about getting rid of them. After all, they were never truly comfy! My toes were always freezing in them."

Welly Boots

"Probably one of the most unexpected yet one of the most exciting shoe trends. This season, it's all about welly boots, and you can wear them with everything from tailored shorts to girly dresses. The most important thing? They are really comfy!"


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Combat Boots

"The trend that was very in style in the '90s is back and it's not going anywhere: combat boots. I remember wearing these kinds of boots when I was younger, and I must admit, I'm happy that this trend is in fashion again! How to wear them? Pair them with delicate dresses or with socks and fishnets (like Dior)." 


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Western Boots

"I'm a big fan of cowboy boots. I think I have them in every color and style from short ones to over the knee! So I'm happy that this trend is still in fashion! To be honest, you can wear them with everything. The sky is the limit. I recently started to wear them with bright party dresses but I will also wear them with long, oversize chunky knits!" 


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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.