Fall's Best Footwear Wants You to Relax

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Sometimes we just want to relax—and fall's footwear feels the same way. While full-blown '80s-inspired slouchy boots are most definitely a thing (it all began when these crystal-embellished Saint Laurents hit the runway), we're settling for something just a little less aggressive (and a little less than $10,000). From Tibi's velvet sock boots to Off-White's over-the-knee plaid knockouts, we're all about that little slouch at the ankle.

Below, we've curated our five favorite slightly slouchy styles from NET-A-PORTER.


Tibi Harper Crushed-Velvet Boots

Something's going on with Tibi at the moment—these teal velvet booties are just one of about 15 pairs of the brand's shoes we're coveting RN.


Isabel Marant Loyko Metallic Brushed-Leather Knee Boots

Exactly what you want to wear under that ribbed-knit dress.


Off-White Tartan Over-the-Knee Boots

These are the boots Bella Hadid wore to open Off-White's F/W 17 show in head-to-toe plaid—if you have not seen this look, please google it. We'll wait here.


Christian Louboutin Kristofa 100 Bow-Embellished Suede Boots

We love the relaxed feel of this gathered suede.


Off-White For Walking Over-the-Knee Boot

This softly creased white leather only gets better with age.

Got a taste for more? Shop fall's entire footwear offering over on NET-A-PORTER.

Natalie Cantell
Executive Director, Brand Studio

Natalie leads the style direction for the all content we create in partnership with our friends at various brands plus the legendary team of editors who work on those shoots and stories. She loves collaborating and storytelling, so it's a really fun role for her. It's also the first full-time job she's ever had⁠! She started out in her career as a very mediocre model who agreed to her first styling job to impress a photographer she had a crush on, which led her down a happy path of contributing to Vogue Australia and working as a stylist, fashion writer, and creative director for all sorts of brands and titles. She has a bachelor of communications, but most of her career opportunities came up thanks to some fleeting and accidental street style moments. She's been at Who What Wear for three and a half years and still loves to work as a freelance consultant with brands and designers to shoot their campaigns in NYC. She's originally from New Zealand, and Bondi Beach is her second home, but like just about every other 20-something, she fell in love with New York at some point. She lives in Williamsburg with her fiancé and their weird little dog, Ruby. If you ever need reccies for feel-good fashion, legit coffee spots, politics podcasts, or non-intimidating yoga studios, she's very much your girl.