Colorful leaves falling off of the trees, cozy pumpkin-flavored everything, fluffy sweaters, and holiday décor all scream that Fall is here, but not quite like people sporting their new boots does. When you start to see fewer flip flops and more boots, there is no denying that this vibrant season is upon us. Practical in every way, boots ensure warmth, protection from the outdoor elements, and elevate outfits to be more stylish.
While your favorite pair of chunky brown boots always do the trick, it is important and exciting to have that backup pair that follows all of the current fads in your closet as well. Whether they be thigh-high, ankle cut, suede, or leather, the boots trending this season are all the rage and calling your name.
Tall, Dark, and Slouchy
Super-tall boots have been in style for years, but what makes 2021 different is the way that these staple shoes are worn. Before, tall and slouchy boots were paired with skinny jeans or a mini skirt with tights, but this year, these shoes are accenting micro hemlines. The relaxed, slouchy look surely adds a relatable comfort that can improve your entire season's wardrobe. The best is that no material is off limits with this style, meaning that whether you are a leather or suede person, you are covered--literally. Often described as being pant-like, these boots are proving to be as timeless as they are practical.
When the Thigh Is Too High, Stop at the Knee
Not everyone feels comfortable rocking those thigh-high, look at my boots and that is more than okay this season. While knee-high boots are nothing new on their own, the sleek appearance of them this season surely is fresh. Avoiding the slouchy, over-the-top features of other shoes, sleek knee-highs are best when paired with dresses and skirts, specifically when they have a bit of a heel. Schutz, Wandler, and Manu Atelier are a few popular shopping options for this style this season.
The Return of the Platform
Did you ever think you would see the day when so many fashion faux pas of the past would return all at once? As if it has not been strange enough to see the return of rock tees, plaid, and mom jeans, platform shoes have also made a huge comeback. Platform boots are all the rage this season and adding some serious spice to any look. What makes this style so special in addition to quirky, though, is its versatility. From complimenting skirts, fishnet stockings, skinny jeans, loose denim, and more, platform boots really can complete any look. Surely snow is no match for their powerful kick, too.
Over the Moon for These Boots
Just when you think you have seen it all, this fad has come along to kick the season into gear. While moon boots have not necessarily gone anywhere, it is rare to see them in fashionable settings. Commonly worn when skiing, moon boots are thick, bold, and seemingly futuristic. In 2021, clearly, nothing is off the table when it comes to fashion and the industry is seeing this footwear trend heavily. What makes them great is that they are as functional as they are newly deemed fashionable and people love their versatility. From knee-highs to ankle cut, to furry and shearling-lined, these boots are kicking their way onto runaways across the globe.
Cowboys Around the World
Whether you live in bustling New York City, Texas, Milan, or even Paris, trending cowboy boots do not discriminate. While they offer protection on the ranch for cowboys, they offer fashion to everyone else and the runways cannot keep these boots away. The bolder the better when it comes to this fad. Pinks, purples, stripes, glitter, metallic, and beads create the ultimate trendy cowboy boots this season and are expected to be carried into next Spring and Summer as well.
Add a Little Spice with a Spike
Spike-toed boots are as huge this season as they once were in the early 2000s. Just as they were sported back then, this style is being utilized similarly and being paired with knee-length skirts, jean shorts, and baggy jeans. Of course, classic animal prints, like snakeskin, dominate this style. Gianvito Rossi and Jimmy Choo are topping the industry with this make as well.
Made for Combat
These military-style boots are back, but did they ever really leave? This bold design is best known for its lug sole, contrast stitching, and many straps. What sets them apart from past looks, though, is they are being seen in patterns like never before this season. From floral print to pastels, combat boots are not so tough-looking anymore, we suppose. The industry is surely loving their softer vibe.
To Color or Not to Color- That Is the Question
Color trends change the quickest in this industry, making it difficult to keep up. While black and brown shades are timeless and always in, those wanting the hippest boots need more than those hues in their closet. Well, this season, boots are the most viewed when they are purple, pink, or white. Put those classic black boots back on the rack and reach for those violet knee-highs to stay relevant this season.