No autumn closet would be complete without boots. They’re versatile, comfy, and perfect for office wear. That’s why we’re rounding up our favorite women’s boots for fall 2023.
We’ve picked out five pairs that are actually worth shopping for. Plus, we’ve also included outfit ideas so you know how to style them with ease. Keep reading so you can learn how to put your best foot forward this season.
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What To Look For in Women’s Boots for Fall 2023
People skip over boots when shopping for work appropriate footwear. In fact, so many of our clients think that the only options they have are heels or flats.
While both of those are solid options, a boot is actually just as versatile, if not more. Why?
For one, boots are more comfortable than heels. If you want added height, you can always go for a pair with a block heel.
Additionally, they’re acceptable for most dress codes. From business casual to formal, boots make the cut.
For another, they work for fall, winter, and spring. They offer way more coverage than a flat or heel too, which is a must in cold climates.
So what should you look for when shopping for women’s boots for fall 2023?
1. Variety. Our experts have seen so many closets that all have the same type of basic black boot. Don’t get us wrong—black boots are a must. But it also doesn’t hurt to add personality to your shoe selection. Remember, you want to create versatility in your wardrobe and your shoes are a part of that.
2. The perfect assortment. We’re firm believers that everyone should have one black flat boot and one black or dark brown heeled boot. Those two options go with everything and never look out of style.
3. Weather functionality. If you live somewhere like New York or Montreal where winter is no joke, add snow boots to your collection. But if you live somewhere like SoCal, Texas, or Florida, keep your assortment streamlined.
Stick to these guidelines to set yourself up for success, comfort, and style.
Our 5 Favorite Women’s Fall Boots of 2023
Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: our top 5 women’s fall boots for the season. Shop these options or, if you’re closet’s overstuffed with shoes and you need to do a cleanout, use this to help you determine what too keep and what to donate.
Black Fall Boots: Basic, Not Boring
Remember how we mentioned everyone needs good flat or low-heeled black fall boots? This Chelsea option from Jimmy Choo fits the bill.
We love this shoe because it’s simple, sleek, quality-made, and has just the right amount of detail.
The Chelsea style is always on trend (and easy to pull-on) and the leather material looks polished and put-together.
We also like the gold-colored hardware detail on the heel for a dash of personal flare.
Product by Jimmy Choo, shop here.
Not sure how to build an outfit around these ankle boots for fall 2023? Check out how NLW’s founder Cassandra Sethi styled a similar pair below.
Combine your Jimmy Choos with a pair of straight-leg jeans and a classic white tee. Tuck in you shirt and then layer up with a boyfriend blazer for a power casual finish. This is the perfect look to wear when traveling for a business trip or for a business casual/casual dress code.
Break Up Your Routine with Brown Fall Boots
Brown fall boots are the other staple boot you should make sure you have in your arsenal. Since it’s a neutral it goes with everything just like black, but it’s more casual. Brown reads as softer and less serious than black.
This makes it perfect for more laid-back office settings or for when you want your look to feel more approachable.
These almond toe boots with a stacked heel are an excellent choice thanks to the coco-brown tone and comfortable style. Plus, they’re waterproof, so you can even wear them on rainy or snowy days.
Product by Blondo, shop here.
We styled a similar pair on one of our clients recently.
Recreate this look by popping on a shirt dress and bundling up in a cozy, calf-length overcoat. Contrast the dark brown of the shoes with lighter tones like sage green and camel tan. In this look you’re ready for anything from a Monday brainstorm to a lunch with a client.
Go Head Over Heels for Over-the-Knee Boots for Fall 2023
Want to show of your legs while staying warm and looking professional? That’s where over-the-knee boots for fall 2023 come in.
Tall boots block out wind chill while drawing attention to your legs—talk about the best of both worlds, right?
To keep these shoes feeling professional, go for a classic, subtle pair like these by Stuart Weitzman. They have a small heel, a rounded toe, and a clean design that prevents them from seeming too trendy.
Product by Stuart Weitzman, shop here.
To wear this shoe, throw on a floral wrap dress like the long sleeve option below.
The wrap silhouette lets you show off your shoes while still having office-appropriate coverage. On top of that, the flowy, feminine and floral style contrast the edgier vibe of the shoe. From your commute to your desk, to an off-the-clock dinner, you’ll feel comfortable and cool.
Cute Fall Boots Worth Weaving into Your Schedule
Now that you’ve got your basics, why not jazz up your selection with a pair of cute fall boots?
One of our favorite ways to add interest and excitement to your wardrobe is through texture. Whether it’s a rib-knit sweater or a cozy pair of cords, textures bring an outfit to life, especially in fall.
They’re also a great way to add personality to your look without going overboard with loud patterns or busy prints.
Take for example these leather boots for fall 2023 by Paige.
Product by Paige, shop here.
The woven finish sets these shoes apart from a traditional pair of solid leather or suede boots. At the same time, the neutral color keeps them versatile and low-key.
To style them into an effortlessly cool outfit, take inspiration from this trouser look below.
Grab navy high-waisted trousers in a relaxed fit and partner them with a basic grey tank (tucked in of course). Add warmth to your look with an oatmeal-colored cardigan instead of a blazer for a more casual appearance.
Whether you’re in the office or working from home, you’ll feel comfortable and professional at the same time.
The Best Fall Boots To Buy This Year:
We’re finishing off this list with a bang.
Like we mentioned at the beginning, boots are a great way to add some pizzaz. For that reason, our pick for the best fall boots this year, are these embellished combat boots by Jimmy Choo.
The faux-pearl and stud details edge-up this look while still feeling grown-up. Plus, the combat boot silhouette checks the “flat boot” box off your shopping list.
Product by Jimmy Choo, shop here.
The key to building an outfit around these shoes is to keep the rest of your look simple. Remember, these are your pop of personality. The other items you wear should compliment your shoes, not compete for attention.
For these boots, try a color blocking formula like the ensemble below.
Lean into the black leather and white pearls with a pair of white wide-leg pants and a matching white sweater. Then, layer up in a black trench and use fall accessories like a purse to tie back to the leather of the shoes.
This is a chic way to add a contemporary twist to a business formal work environment.
Want more boots for fall 2023 that’ll have you clicking your heels with joy? Apply for our women’s personal styling or image consulting services to work with one of our style experts. They’ll get to know you, your fashion goals, and your lifestyle to find the perfect wardrobe for you.