Must Have Boots For Fall And Winter

Fall And Winter Boots You Must Have In Your Closet – The Ultimate Guide

Whether you’re apple picking or going out on a brutally freezing weather, boots are essential part of your outfit this fall and winter. And with all the different types of boots out there, it can get overwhelming. Which is why I’m sharing the must have boots for fall and winter that you’ll get to use year after year.

I’ve rounded up the list of fall and winter boots, along with outfit ideas, that will keep your feet warm while also making you look stylish and ready for any activity you want to do this colder months.

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Fall Boots

These boots are perfect for transitioning from summer to fall, and when the breezy fall weather finally sets in.


To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of mules. I didn’t get what they’re for. For me, it’s either sandals or shoes – there shouldn’t be an in-between. That was until I fell in love with a pair of pink mules last Summer. They are very versatile. I get to wear them casually and have even worn them at work.

Mules are also perfect for the awkward transitional weather from summer to fall. Just throw them in with a sweater and jeans or a cami, leggings, and a cardigan and you’re all set.

black cami, black leggings, striped multicolor cardigan, blush snakeskin mule booties - boot must have for fall, Henri Bendel Claremont pink gingham top handle bag, aviator sunglasses - easy fall outfit idea

cami // leggings // shoes // similar bag here and here // similar cardigan here and here // similar sunglasses here

Ankle Boots

Ankle boots are perfect when it gets a little bit breezy during the fall months. But I do find myself wearing my ankle boots in winter too. I love pairing ankle boots with just about anything – dresses, skinny jeans, leggings, and skirts.

brown chunky sweater dress, black newsboy hat, zac posen white eartha bag, Steve Madden Nayna bootie in snakeskin, and aviator sunglasses - easy fall outfit idea

similar dress here and here / similar boots here and here // similar bag here (on clearance!!!) and here // hat // similar sunglasses here

Ankle boots come in a variety of styles – flat, heeled, cutout, lace-up, and so much more! And it’s up to you to decide which style speaks the best to you. But hey, should you decide you need a pair for each style, just go ahead! After all, you can never have enough boots in your closet!

high low floral maxi dress, brown faux leather from Target, Kristin Cavallari peep toe booties - transitional fall outfit idea

similar dresses here and here // similar jacket here // shoes // similar sunglasses here


Sneakers are one of my favorite shoes because they’re very versatile and also very comfortable. They can be worn all year round. You can pair them with shorts in the summer, dress in spring, sweater in fall, and just add a coat to wear them in winter.

Sneakers are perfect when it’s not that chilly outside and you’re going to do a lot of walking.

casual winter look - pink faux fur coat, skinny jeans, henri bendel pink gingham top handle bag, and sneakers, one of the fall and winter must have shoes

coat // jeans // shoes // similar bag here and here

Sock Boots

Sock boots became a trend recently and I am obsessed. I just love how they elevate any outfit you wear them with. I love sock boots so much that I bought 3 of the exact same pairs in different colors (white, red, and fuchsia).

Sock boots are perfect with cropped jeans, leggings, skirts, and dresses. I also love to wear them with pleated midi skirt.

beige sweater dress, express plaid car coat, red obi belt, light blue Givenchy Antigona, white Target sock booties, and Tiffany & Co. rounded sunglasses - chic fall outfit idea

similar sweater dress here // similar coat here and here // similar belt here // similar boots here // bag, cheaper version here // similar sunglasses here

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Winter Boots

These boots are perfect to keep your feet warm and toasty in the chilly winter months while also making sure you’re stylish as can be. Although these boots are listed under winter boots, they can absolutely be worn even in fall.

Dress Boots

A pair of classic dress boots is such a closet staple and can be worn for many years. After I sold most of my shoes (after giving birth because none of them fit me anymore) and I had to get another pair when my maternity was almost over, a pair of black dress boots is what I got; because I know if they’re the only pair of boots I’ll own, I can wear them with almost everything.

Dress boots are perfect for your day-to-day office looks, date nights, night outs, or when a special occasion requires you to dress up.

chic winter outfit idea for work - black sweater, houndstooth mini skirt, tights, red coat, wool beret, red Prada tote, and a pair of black Tory Burch dress boots, one of must have boots for fall and winter

similar sweater here // skirt, another option here // tights // similar coat here and here // beret // similar boots here and here // similar bag here, cheaper option here

Slouchy Boots

I love how slouchy boots add sophistication to any outfit you wear them with. On top of that, they are very stylish and very timeless. You can wear them with leggings, skirts, dresses, and skinny jeans and look stylish any given day.

I’ve had this pair for 6 years and they’re still one of my go-to because they go well with everything.

faux fur trimmed poncho, spanx faux leather leggings, ankle boots, burberry tote - chic winter outfit idea.

similar poncho here // leggings, cheaper option here // bag (pre-loved), cheaper option here // sunglasses // similar boots here and here // similar gloves here

Statement Boots

Statement boots are perfect to brighten anyone’s gloomy day especially this winter. They don’t have to be expensive; in fact, you can find some that are very budget-friendly.

I’ve had these turquoise ankle boots for years and they’ve been my favorite statement boots until recently when I found these plaid boots. I got them for under $50 only!!!

chic winter look - black sweater, leggings, pink coat, Henri Bendel pink gingham top handle bag, cat eye sunglasses, plaid statement boots, one of the winter boot must haves

similar sweater here // leggings // similar coat here // shoes // similar bag here and here // sunglasses

Over The Knee Boots

Over the knee boots made wearing mini skirts and short dresses in winter so much more stylish! Although mini skirts and short dresses can also be worn with tall boots, they look really great with over the knee boots.

Of course, over the knee boots can also be worn with leggings and skinny jeans. Although I don’t wear my over the knee boots as much as my other boots because they’re not that practical for a working mom like me, it’s nice to have a pair in my closet when I want to change things up from time to time.

chic fall outfit idea - black top with lace cuff, corduroy mini skirt, black Tory Burch over the knee boots, black Chanel GST, rounded sunglasses, and black floppy hat

sweater // similar skirt here // similar boots here and here // similar sunglasses here // bag (pre-loved), cheaper option here // similar hat here

Riding Boots

Riding boots are another closet staple you must have in your wardrobe for fall and winter. They go well with everything. Not to mention that they are timeless and can be worn for many years as well.

Two of the things I really love about riding boots are the fact that they can be dressed up or dressed down; and that they are flat so you don’t need to worry about your feet hurting especially when you’re doing a lot of walking.

turtleneck sweater, faux fur vest, embroidered jeans, riding boots, newsboy hat, givenchy antigona - easy winter look.

similar sweater here // similar jeans here // similar vest here // similar boots here // similar sunglasses here // hat //bag, cheaper version here

Lace Up Boots

Lace up boots make anyone effortlessly certifiably cooler. If you like an easy casual look that is youthful, then lace up boots are for you. I also love wearing lace up boots when I know I’m going to be doing a lot of walking because they’re very comfortable; and when it just snowed outside and I had to go out of the house because their traction is good.

Lace up boots can be found in several styles – flats, heeled, platform, and even tall ones. My go to style has always been the flat ones.

winter fashion - white turtleneck, faux fur coat, skinny jeans, beanie, Louis Vuitton eva in damier azur, and lace up boots, one of fall and winter boots must have

similar sweater here // jeans // similar coat here and here // bag (pre-loved), cheaper option here // beanie // similar boots here

Rain boots

Rain boots are made for those rainy days while maintaining a fun overall look. I love that I am able to wear my rain boots all year long (except summer). If you love a good pop of color in your outfit, just like I do, then rain boots are perfect. They can be worn with almost everything but I love wearing mine with leggings.

Although they said you’re not supposed to wear your rain boots in snow because they’re unlined, I’ve survived a few winter storms wearing mine. I’ve worn 2 socks in them but I was only outside for a maximum of an hour. I don’t think I will last for more than 2 hours playing in the snow wearing rain boots without being too cold though.

winter style - cozy sweatshirt, black leggings, baseball cap, tory burch crossbody bag, pink hunter rain boots - one of the winter must have

similar sweatshirt here // leggings // cap // bag, cheaper option here // similar sunglasses here // shoes

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collage of different fall and winter outfits with a text in the middle that says Must Have Boots for Fall & Winter

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  1. Em
    February 5, 2019 / 9:46 AM

    great roundup! I love my sneakers, ankle boots & Otk boots for fall/winter!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 2:58 PM

      Thanks Em!

  2. February 5, 2019 / 10:43 AM

    oh my gosh what an amazing roundup because im loving all the colors and choices you made for such great boots for all season- it can be so tricky to find some great sneakers and boots to go through a few inches of snow to a few feet! great styles and cant wait to share with my friends!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 2:58 PM

      Thanks Cait! I’m glad you loved this post!

  3. Liz
    February 5, 2019 / 10:57 AM

    Wow you have so many different types of boots!!I didn’t care for mules at first either but now I love them. Love all of these 🙂

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 2:58 PM

      Same here! I didn’t know they’ll be so pretty when worn. LOL

  4. February 5, 2019 / 12:49 PM

    Love this collection! I love those pink boots and the rain boots!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 2:59 PM

      Thanks Taylor!

  5. February 5, 2019 / 1:35 PM

    You picked out so many cute style!! I really need a pair of rain boots! I love the ones you shared!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 2:59 PM

      Thanks Marisa!

  6. February 5, 2019 / 1:40 PM

    I love the light pink heeled mules! They’re so fun and easy to change in to after your morning commute.


    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 2:59 PM

      That is such a great point! I’ve always used sneakers when driving, I didn’t think about wearing a pair of mules instead. It’s so much easier!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 2:59 PM

      Thanks Ashley!

  7. Stephanie
    February 5, 2019 / 7:12 PM

    I definitely agree that owning ankle booties and sneakers is important. They’re what I wear more than any other shoe!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 2:59 PM

      Glad you feel the same way!

  8. February 5, 2019 / 8:21 PM

    You have the best shoes for fall and winter! I really love how you styled each pair!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:00 PM

      Thanks Caitlin!

  9. February 5, 2019 / 9:34 PM

    I really love the styles of all of this. The plaid knee hogs are a win.

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:00 PM

      Right? Aren’t they the best?

  10. February 5, 2019 / 10:41 PM

    I love Fall and Winter for this reason!! I love the otk boots and also these cute mules!

    cute & little

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:00 PM

      Thanks Kileen!

  11. February 6, 2019 / 6:10 AM

    So many different types of boots! Sock boots look the best.

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:00 PM

      I love sock boots too!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:00 PM

      Thanks Laura!

  12. Ruthie Ridley
    February 6, 2019 / 11:03 AM

    So many good pairs here! You look amazing!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:01 PM

      Thanks Ruthie!

  13. Kelsie
    February 6, 2019 / 3:05 PM

    I love a great statement shoe! Those snake skin booties are my fav!!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:01 PM

      Aren’t they pretty?

  14. Laura Leigh
    February 7, 2019 / 8:24 AM

    Definitely agree with all of these. Total must haves! My favorite are ankle boots and rain boots!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:01 PM

      Thanks girl!

  15. February 7, 2019 / 9:36 AM

    Love all your picks! Especially those pink mules and fun patterned gray boots! I’m with you on the mules, I didn’t really like them until this year and I found a pair I loved!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:01 PM

      Thanks girl! I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t fall in love with mules upon seeing them.

  16. February 11, 2019 / 7:37 PM

    So many great options! I especially love ankle boots!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:01 PM

      Thanks Lindsay!

  17. Jess Scull
    February 12, 2019 / 4:05 PM

    Ooh I love these! I’m a huge fan of ankle boots!

    • Belle
      February 13, 2019 / 3:01 PM

      Thanks Jess!

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