My Search for the Perfect Fall Boots? It's O-V-E-R

I have been working in fashion for a while now, and I generally think I have a solid idea of my personal style—but every now and again, a shoe comes along that gets me giddy for new outfits. The style in question is this gummy-soled lace-up moto boot I spotted at SOREL, plus a similar suede version featuring the brand’s classic hidden wedge. Keep reading to see five fresh boot outfits I’ve put together using pieces I already own; they should be enough to get me through every event on my November social calendar.

Friendsgiving Dinner

For a day spent feasting with your friends (it’s pie time!), go for an outfit that feels cozy yet elevated. Pair a satin rose skirt with your lace-up boots and feel fancy enough for a dinner party—but still casual enough to find your way around the kitchen.

Traveling Home

Whether you’re flying cross-country or have a two-hour drive ahead of you, traveling home for the holidays necessitates comfort, comfort, comfort (and snacks—lots of snacks). There’s nothing that says you’re OOO like a chunky cardigan and a pair of lace-up moto boots; I love the way the black-and-white contrast toughens up the pastels.

Long-Weekend Shopping

After Thanksgiving is wrapped, we’re generally very much in need of a little light cardio, which naturally means spending the long weekend wandering the shops hunting for bargains. Get your Mia Thermopolis vibes on with an on-trend puffer jacket and a pair of lace-up boots. Bonus points for crossing a few people off your holiday shopping list.

The Thanksgiving After-Party

Being home for the holidays means you’re guaranteed to get a text from an old friend wanting to meet up after the family dinner (it happens every year). Be prepared for the accidental Thanksgiving after-party with a low-key “could end up anywhere” ensemble—just add tights if your hometown resembles Antarctica this time of year.

The Big Work Presentation

The final stretch into the holiday season isn’t all about family dinners and time off; it’s also your moment to wrap up the year at work with a bang. Pair sharp fall-ready corduroy suiting with aubergine wedge boots for a super-modern take on workwear (that plays just as well on the weekend).