Cooler temperatures mean strappy sandals and flip flops are out, and boots — in all lengths and materials — are in. Here are our top six picks for traipsing around in New York City this season. By Krissy Dolor.
Shades of Suede
Slip on these soft, worn-in boots when your toes are feeling chilly. The soft Italian suede is sure to win you over. These work well either dressed up in dresses or down with skinny jeans. See how many zip codes you can walk with these chunky heels on! (The Zipcode Boot in Suede, $198.00)
Into the vintage look? Ankle boots were all the rage last season – and now they’re back. Lace up theis old-school looking pair, which have an exotic lizard skin print. Black laces and gold hardware will make you look like one tough cookie. (New Kid — Isuke Boots, $189.00)
Black is classic. So are knee-high boots – a quick way to add sophistication to any outfit. Pull these knee-high boots up over jeans or leggings. The leather pairs well with those fall fabrics, and the subtle heel will give you an edge on the New York City streets. (Ld Tuttle — The Lost Boot, $725.00)
Need some height in your life? Tie these wood wedges up and you’ll add a few more inches to your stance. (Suede Wedge Ankle Boots, $119.99)
For a night out, slip your feet into these faux suede booties. Polished hardware adds extra detail to this going out shoe. Just watch the thin metal heel if you’re walking along cobble stones. (Metal Heel Platform Booties, $34.80)
If there’s one footwear item a New York City lady needs, it’s rain gear. And when there’s stormy weather, try these rubber rain boots on for size. Harness details and ankle cut off are great for commuting in the rain … or riding around on a motorcycle. (Stormette Motorcycle Rain Boot, $125.00)