When summer begins fading into fall and hot days are replaced with the crisp, cool ones, fashion choices get to be adjusted—and inevitably, one of the most exciting is breaking out fall boots.
Boots just have a quality about them that sparks more joy than any other footwear. Be it the fact that their arrival signals the best season of the year or their ability to be the focal point of any outfit you wear, boots are the that girl of footwear. Other shoes can try to be as influential, but we hate to tell ’em, they probably won’t succeed.
Fall 2022’s boot trends are here for us to lust over, and it’s no surprise that they have us ready to toss our shorts aside and welcome the beginning of fall with wide-open arms. Boot season, it’s almost your time to shine.
No matter what trends come and go, a timeless bootie always has a spot in our wardrobes. From a classic black bootie that’s a true wardrobe staple to a suede one in a perfect shade of camel, a classic bootie will never go out of style. This season has updated versions of your go-to that’ll prove to be worth the investment.
Over the past year or so, cowboy boots have proven to be the cool-girl style staple that belongs in your arsenal far beyond reasons of country concerts. A Western boot will add a touch of modern coolness to your outfit that puts them in the running for the shoe of 2022. Your options to choose from are vast, from different heights to varying levels of realism (read: whether it looks like you might actually go lasso some horses or not), you can find one you can seamlessly incorporate into your existing fall wardrobe.
Lug-Sole and Platform
Footwear has gotten much chunkier in recent seasons, and boots are no exception. Chunky, lug soles and platforms have claimed a permanent spot on the bottoms of boots, and they make for an easily walkable, edgy footwear option that’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
In one of the grooviest moves of 2022, metallic boots are going to be popping up all over your social feeds within the next month. Rather than reaching for your black booties, opting for a silver or gold hue will add a pop to your look that’ll make you want to reach for them more than any of your other options.
It was about time over-the-knee boots made their way back onto our feet, and 2022 is giving them their due time. Styles this season are being seen in two opposite styles: second skin-like, ultra-tight versions, and bulky, wader-like styles. We’ll say this: There’s hardly anything better than a dress with a tight, thigh-high boot in the fall.