After a long summer season, it is finally time to celebrate…the boot is back, ladies! The best part of fall boots this season is that they are available in plenty of styles and shapes to suit all of your fashion fixations. Here are my top style picks for fall 2011 boots and where to buy them for less than $100.
1970’s styles always make a statement, and this fall it is time to channel your inner hippie. Mix your floral dresses with fur or fringe and top your outfit off with a great pair of wedge boots. Not only does this boot scream style, but it is actually easy to walk in. If you love height but hate stilettos, wedge boots are the perfect boot addition to your wardrobe. Available in black or taupe the Report Waldron boot is available at Nordstrom’s for $99.95. The Report Waldron is also an ideal investment if you are looking for a wedge boot that is fashion-forward without being overly trendy.
Nordstrom – 4 Dallas/Fort Worth locations
Western wear, especially for your feet, is a must if you live in Texas. But, budget friendly boots can be hard to come by. If you are looking for that perfect pair at the perfect price, Cavender’s carries an assortment of “Value Priced Western Boots.” These cheap, chic boots are available in several colors, styles and brands so that you can select a western wear that perfectly complements all of your fall ensembles. At these prices, you may need to buy more than one pair! These white boots by Old West Jama ($99.99) are perfect for cowgirls who love to make a statement.
Cavender’s Boot City – Multiple Dallas/Fort Worth locations
Rain boots are always a wardrobe essential, but it can be tough to find the perfect rain boot that mixes function and fashion. After searching stores and sites all over the DFW area, I have found my favorite rain boot, that isn’t short on sophistication, at DSW. The Chooka Preakness rain boot is $69.95, and best of all, it has black and brown detailing, making it easy to pair this rain boot with whatever you may be wearing when the rainy weather strikes. If you love a little more color when it comes to your rain boot wardrobe, don’t worry, because DSW has plenty of options for under $100 for you as well.
DSW – Multiple Dallas/Fort Worth locations
Riding boots are getting a makeover this fall season as many brands shift their styles to incorporate laces. Love or hate this 1990’s throw-back, lace-up riding boots are a fashion fundamental this fall. Because these boots are oh-so trendy, don’t blow your budget on a single pair. It is undetermined, after all, if this boot trend will withstand the test of fashion time. And, unless you love a gothic look, skip the black lace-up boot and opt for a pair in a brown tone like this Ecote Tall Treaded Boot from Urban Outfitters (only $89.00).
Urban Outfitters – 3 Dallas area locations
Lauren Bailey is the owner of Flawlessly Fashioned, a wardrobe consulting and personal shopping business based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She works with clients of all ages, helping them to develop a flawless wardrobe that fits their lifestyle and career preferences. Learn more about Lauren at www.flawlesslyfashioned.com and follow her on Flawlessly Fashioned’s Facebook page for daily fashion tips.