The Ultimate Fall Boot Guide

With the weather quickly changing to the cool breeziness of a changing season, it’s time to put away your summer shoes and get yourself a pair of sexy boots for fall. The boots you’ll want are far from basic with designers honing in on rock-in-roll embellishments like zippers, studs and buckles. Are you ready to walk-the-walk of a glam girl?
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With the weather changing and a new season upon us, it’s time to put away your summer shoes and get yourself a pair of sexy boots for fall. The boots you’ll want are far from basic with designers honing in on rock-n-roll embellishments like zippers, studs and buckles. Are you ready to walk the walk of a glam girl?

By Qianna Smith

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This Queen of Hip Hop Soul is also the queen of street chic style. Mary J. grooves to her own fashionable beat wearing these sexy thigh-boots at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

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If you think thigh-high boots are only for curve-less girls, think again. Oscar-winning soul sister Jennifer Hudson belts it out on stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she showed off her new body in leather leggings and over-the-knee thigh-boots. Fierce!

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Rock your over-the-knee boots with anything. From leggings to skinny jeans, both short and long skirts, these high towers are versatile enough to get you through both the fall and winter months.
Shoe Credits (left to right): Halston City Suede Thigh-high Boots, $1,895, net-a-porter.com; BRITANY2 Over Knee Boot, $210, topshop.com; Jeffrey Campbell-PW Black Micro Fiber, $140, jildorshoes.com.

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Rihanna embodies “Good Girl Gone Bad” style wearing jeweled trimmed booties that sparkled at the World of Giuseppe Zanotti (GZ) event during Fashion’s Night Out in New York City.

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ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights” star Erica Hubbard is our new red carpet rising style star. The stunning actress looks sleek and chic in all black and calf-high fringed boots.

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Platform strappy top boots are what’s in style right now. The extra embellishment is tough girl chic. Are you bad enough to handle it?
Shoe Credits (Left to Right): Michael Antonio Platform Moto Boot, $88, ardenb.com; Jessica Simpson – Jonas in Black, $148.95, zappos.com; (Center) Christian Louboutin Nitoinimoi 120 Boots, $1,173, mytheresa.com.

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Jeweled tones and neon colors are so “in” for fall. Don’t be afraid to step out in an eye-catching bright hue like actress Gabrielle Union at the BET Awards Late Night After Party in Los Angeles.

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Chanel Iman may be the new face of fashion, but she is also a trendsetter in her downtime. The budding supermodel strolls through New York’s Bryant Park sporting ankle boots that look best when showing off a little leg.

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Rock and roll down the street in style wearing these studded boots that will add instant drama to everything you wear with them.
Shoe Credits (Left Top to Bottom): Wet Seal Studded Peep Toe Bootie, $36.50, wetseal.com; STEVEN by Steve Madden Women’s Xtinct Bootie, $169.95, endless.com; Nine West Façade, $129, ninewest.com; (Far Right) Oscar de la Renta Checker leather boots, $1,695, net-a-porter.com.

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Bravo’s “The Fashion Show” co-host and singer Kelly Rowland sits back and relaxes her pretty stylish feet in side lace-up booties at designer Brian Reyes’s Spring 2010 show during New York Fashion Week.

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Our favorite daytime diva Eva Marcille rocks the latest Balmain Urban Rocker Boots with multiple buckled straps that are so hot right now.

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You may want to buckle up your style this season because it’s going to be a wild ride. Details in both shoes and clothing for fall are heavy in metal.
Shoe Credits (Top Left to Right): Charlotte Russe Buckled Zipper Booties, $39.99, charlotterusse.com; Rocawear – Inna (Khaki), $74.50 (Originally $89), zappos.com; (Bottom Left to Right) Alexander Wang Hanne Zip Boots, $1,231, mytheresa.com; Chloe Terry Calf Lady Boot in Black, $1,175, shopzoeonline.com.

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Model Selita Ebanks knows a thing or two about fashion, so take a cue from the Victoria Secret’s vixen who rocks a sexy peep-toe zipper bootie with a simple shirt dress.

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Whether you like to zip it up or down, just zip it up this fall.
Shoe Credits (left to right): Zigi Soho Zelda Zippered Flat Boot, $79.95, dsw.com; Report Kechi Boot-PREORDER, $121, boutiquetoyou.com; (Center) Luxury Rebel Women’s Jewel Suede Zipper Boot, $289.95, endless.com.

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Prance your pretty little feet around in a flirty pair of boots with lots of frills. This style looks great with basics that need a feminine touch like a sleek jumper or shirt dress.
Shoe Credits (top to bottom): Lovely People Women’s Piper Bootie in Cobalt Blue, $139.90-$143.95, endless.com; Juicy Couture “Izzie” Ruffled Ankle Boots in Coffee, $395, bloomingdales.com; Steve Madden Women’s Tall Duffled Boot, $159.90 (Originally $169.95), endless.com.

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