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Calling It: These Will Be the Most Popular Designer Boots of Fall 2019

Calling It: These Will Be the Most Popular Designer Boots of Fall 2019

I know what you’re thinking, But Anna it’s not even August yet, how could you possibly be talking about boots already?! I realize that I’m jumping the gun a bit on fall trends and even as I type this, I’m wearing a tank top and have my A/C unit on full blast. But alas, we all know that fall will return once again, whether you’re in denial about it or are secretly counting down the days until you can dust off your boots and sweaters.

Speaking of fall trends, there’s a lot to love about the shoe trends on offer for this season. From the romantic lace-up pairs leading the pack from Brock Collection to the heavy-duty stompers Prada showed, the boots styles on the menu for fall really cater to every taste. But not every designer pair will go on to earn It status and promptly sell out come Read the rest

I'm 5'11", and I Swear By These 5 Boot Styles

I'm 5'11", and I Swear By These 5 Boot Styles

At 5’11”, I’m what most people would consider tall. I’m so tall, in fact, that I’m regularly stopped and asked what basketball team I play for. Not if, but what—as if being tall somehow means I’m automatically in the WNBA. Regardless, I love my height. I love standing out in a crowd. I’m thrilled I can wear maxi dresses all summer long without worrying about tripping. I actually enjoy being similar in height to my 6’2″ boyfriend. No awkward couples photos here, thank you very much.

That are, however, certain considerations that must be made when you’re 5’8″+. For example, I tend to veer away from miniskirts, as what might be mini on others is practically invisible on me. Likewise, I prefer a lower heel like a mule over a stiletto. I like meeting my boyfriend eye-to-eye, but I’m not trying to pat him on the head … Read the rest

Our Editors Weigh In: The Best Boot Brands on the Market

Our Editors Weigh In: The Best Boot Brands on the Market

Regardless of the season, boots will always have a place in our wardrobes. Whether it’s an everyday ankle boot or a statement-making knee-high option, these shoes have a way of carrying an undeniable level of versatility for any occasion—all while adding a cool touch to our ensembles.

We simply can’t stop wearing quality boots. However, there are some boot brands that we, as fashion aficionados, will always turn to, whether it’s due to the way they fit or their overall comfort. To give you an idea of the best boot brands on the market, we’re sharing our go-to choices with you.

Tried and true, these are the brands our editors can’t get enough of, and you’ll quickly see the ones that have become favorites across the board. Scroll down to check them all out below, and then shop each brand to see firsthand why we love them.

“Paige
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The Fall Ankle Boot Trend I'm Buying Before Everyone Beats Me to It

The Fall Ankle Boot Trend I'm Buying Before Everyone Beats Me to It

I know, I know. July 4 just happened and I’m already thinking about the fall shoe trends I’m going to wear (when it isn’t 100 degrees). The thing is, the fall collections debuted on the runways four months ago, and I’m growing weary of my summer wardrobe, so I’m understandably anxious to at least start thinking about my future fall purchases.

I typically start my fall shopping with boots, jeans, and outerwear (in that order), and I’ve officially decided that the first boot trend that everyone will buy is platform boots. Over the years, the platform boot trend has crept in and out of relevance, and the decades that most quickly come to mind today are the 1960s and ’70s and again in the 1990s.

Now, as evidenced by many of the F/W 19 runways (think Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors, Alexachung), platform ankle boots are set … Read the rest

A Podiatrist Says This Top Shoe Trend Is Killing Your Feet

A Podiatrist Says This Top Shoe Trend Is Killing Your Feet

We all know this feeling. You slip into a new pair of shoes, walk a few minutes, and immediately regret the decision. But beauty, er, style is pain, right? Um, no. The whole concept of enduring anything uncomfortable in the “name of fashion” is not only an age-old concept but flat-out ridiculous at this point. To that, it’s smart to err on the side of caution when it comes to many footwear styles—yes, even the most gorgeous pairs out there. Sure, some silhouettes may be fun to look at, but if they’re ultimately a pain culprit, it’s just not worth it. And believe it or not, there’s currently one It shoe trend we all might need to reconsider, despite its popularity.

We touched base with podiatrist Miguel Cunha, founder of Gotham Footcare in NYC, to fill us in on the popular shoes that could be killing your feet. The offender? … Read the rest

And Now, the Foolproof Way to Wear Ankle Boots to Work

And Now, the Foolproof Way to Wear Ankle Boots to Work

When you think of the word “necessity,” it can often apply to things such as food, water, and shelter. Of course, it can also refer to items in your wardrobe such as everyday basics. You know the ones, those simple and timeless pieces in your closet that always form a solid foundation to an outfit. Well, it’s no secret that classic booties, an effortless option for nearly any occasion, are one such staple.  And if you’re looking for fresh, cool ideas on how to wear ankle boots to work, you’re in luck: The number of ways to style them is virtually infinite.

Ankle boots, much like pointy-toe pumps or strappy sandals, have a way of going seamlessly with anything you wear, which means they’re essentially a classic. Sure, they’ll always go well with a pair of vintage-inspired jeans and a classic white T-shirt, but if you’re looking … Read the rest