No matter what style you choose, booties say a lot about your personality: You’re tough but sleek, prepared to take on the world’s challenges and ready to kick some you-know-what – while still managing to flawlessly match your outfit with your handbag. But the real beauty of booties lies in the range of options you have for pairing them with fall-friendly fashion. Choose these low-cut boots wisely, as each pair makes a bold statement all its own.
Rock and Candy’s Spraypaint lace-ups work in two totally different worlds – they nail the rugged autumnal vibe and also capture the spirit of rock n’ roll. Whether you sport them with skinny jeans while running to the store or pair them with tucked-in leggings and a matching bomber, the slightly weathered tan uppers lend you a worn-in look that really flatters casual wear. Memorable fashion is, of course, all in the details, and the fold-down flannel panels on these booties – which feature a subtle paisley pattern, in addition to keeping you warm – add a little extra pop to any outfit you can conjure up.
Stacked Heel Booties
With their chunky 3-inch block heels, gray-hued Harvest Boots by Carlos by Carlos Santana always look ready to strike. Suede-like uppers give them a subtle softness, but the slick buckles and narrow toes really lend these ankle boots a sense of kinetic forward motion, and the fact that they’re slip-ons makes it easy to pop them on and get going. Choose these booties when you’re ready to make a power play at semi-casual affairs, whether it’s a business presentation among colleagues or your grand entrance at a fall soiree.
If your closet is packed with flowing skirts and dresses, lots of dense texture, hobo bags, jangly accessories and plenty of sheer, you might want to look into a pair of Madden Girl’s Domain wedges. In warm chestnut, these ankle-cut booties keep things earthy. Round toes and a velvety finish exude soft tones, a feeling that really flatters warm layers, such as infinity scarves and knit hats. These wedge booties are versatile enough to be worn running errands, but elegant enough for concerts under the clear autumn sky.
A little black dress. Ballet flats. A statement necklace. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get all kinds of different lists of “must-have” items for a woman’s wardrobe. If versatility is the name of the game, add a pair of black, Cuban-heeled ankle boots – like the Carlos by Carlos Santana Brie – to your list. This unisex look has been around since the early ’60s, and it’s not going anywhere. Simple ankle boots work just as well for ladies’ night out as they do for a day at the office, and the Brie’s faux-leather uppers make them easy to care for, so you can break these booties out season after season.
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Daniel Ketchum has been a professional writer since 2003, with work appearing online and offline in publications such as USA Today and Bazooka Magazine. His fashion background includes years of experience selecting, designing and fabricating theatrical wardrobe, as well as designing film wardrobe and serving as a costuming assistant on the sets of short and feature-length films.