27 Bad-Ass Boots For Fall

We know you love inaugurating your cool-weather wardrobe with a new pair of boots for fall as much as we do. Really, after a season of sporting flimsy sandals and summery slip-ons, there's nothing quite like slipping into a sturdy and stylish pair of boots, be they the highest wedges or the sexiest stilettos. In order to make your new purchase a slam-dunk, we've sourced not just one or two categories, but eight to give you full gamut of what's out there, and what we love most. And since value is always on our radar, we've got a few pairs starting as low as $68...so there's nothing stopping you from picking up an extra pair for the road.
1. Autumn Colored Boots—Offering up a nice change from the standard black and brown leather, autumn's warm and spicy shades give these boots a little extra pizazz.
Above, from left: KG by Kurt Geiger Victor High Suede Ankle Booties, $247.50, available at My Wardrobe; Seychelles Suede Hiker Boots, $168, available at Urban Outfitters; Rag & Bone Odval Desert Suede Wedge Boots, $450, available at Net-A-Porter.
2. The New Western Boot—Inspired by your favorite riding or cowboy boots, the New Western style is sturdy and wearable but also super stylish...very Hèrmes.
Above, from left: Acne Pistol Sue Knee-High Boots, $650, available at Acne Studios; Madewell Archive Leather Boots, $298, available at Madewell; Banana Republic Rodeo Versatile Boots, $225, available at Banana Republic.
3. Tailored Combat Boots—Swap summer's beat-up boyish boots for this season's more tailored combat styles.
Above, from left: Dolce Vita Joelle Lace-Up Boots, $230, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Madewell Workwear Biker Boots, $230, available at Madewell; Seychelles Meteor Shower Boots, $150, available at Revolve Clothing; Rag & Bone Combat Heel Boots, $495, available at La Garçonne.
4. The Modern Chelsea Boot—The bootie of the moment, the Modern Chelsea is a great little slip-on with lots of attitude.
Above, from left: MICHAEL Michael Kors Astor Booties, $195, available at Michael Kors; New Kid Tonk Boots, $170, available at Gargyle; Tory Burch Leather Troy Booties, $425, available at Tory Burch.
5. Shearling & Knit-Lined Boot—If you want cozy and chic, don't hesitate over this lush little batch of lined options, which add a bit of texture to a simpler look.
Above, from left: Loeffler Randall Fritzy Knit Trim Combat Boot, $495, available at Loeffler Randall; KG by Kurt Geiger Warrick Shearling Cuffed Ankle Bootie, $247.50, available at My Wardrobe; Zara Flat Sole Wool Ankle Boots, $79.90, available at select Zara stores; Aldo Allday Shearling Booties, $120, available at Aldo.
6. Extra Feminine Boots—Coinciding with the season's more ladylike trends, these boots boast more feminine silhouettes and features, giving them a slightly sexier, grown-up vibe.
Above, from left: J. Crew Amelia Platform Ankle Boots, $350, available at J. Crew; Belle by Sigerson Morrison Feminine Bootie, $295, available at Belle by Sigerson Morrison; Zara Two-Tone Ankle Boots, $109, available at select Zara stores.
7. Wedge Boots—Still going strong, fall's wedge boots are even higher and more luxurious looking than last season.
Above, from left: Nine West Radcliff Boots, $99, available 10/26 at Nine West; KORS Michael Kors Channign Wedge Booties, $295, available at Zappos; Deena & Ozzy Lace-Up Wedge Booties, $78, available at Urban Outfitters; Tory Burch Howard Wedge Hiking Boots, $395, available at Tory Burch.
8. The Motorcycle Boot—Another year-round favorite, fall's motorcycle boots are tougher and cooler than ever.
Above, from left: Rag & Bone Moto Boots, $595, available at Ssense; Opening Ceremony Cropped Harness Cowboy Boot, $330, available at Opening Ceremony; DKNY Margo Chain Leather Boots, $325, available at Net-A-Porter; Tory Burch Rainelle Motorcycle Boots, $495, available at Shopbop.