Yes, technically it’s September, but if you’re drinking a pumpkin spice latte today, you’re doing it wrong. A better way to ease into fall is to start browsing boots, and it helps to start somewhere colorful. The 14 statement boots below capture the bright and playful essence of hotter days but will still look great come December.
Velvet boots are trending in a big way this season, from Phillip Lim to Gianvito Rossi. These have a similar feel at a much friendlier price point.
Dorothy Perkins ‘Ariana’ Velvet Boots, $79 at Dorothy Perkins
For your inner peacock.
Daisy Street Star Print Denim Boots, $57 at Asos
Gold is an unlikely neutral, but you’ll be surprised at how well these can coordinate with your everyday basics.
Mango Metallic Leather Ankle Boots, $150 at Mango
The best part about these is you can wear them into spring — prime floral season.
Sam Edelman Campbell Floral Brocade Boots, $160 at Net-a-Porter
Slip on these sock boots with black culottes to create an interesting contrast.
Senso Umar II Metallic Boots, $225 at Selfridges & Co.
Snakeskin boots are decidedly western, but they’re a good way to break up cold-weather blacks and browns.
Free People Cecile Block Heel Bootie, $168 at Nordstrom
If you’re not quite ready to experiment with the other bold choices on this list, a touch of rainbow goes a long way.
YRU Rainbow Road Boots, $115 at Nasty Gal
Before you go for stockings, choose a high boot like these to create the illusion of elongated legs.
Zara Leather High Heel Boots, $279 at Zara
Office Leopard Print Heeled Boots, $110 at Asos
The front zipper lends a modern feel to an otherwise traditional ‘70s block heel.
River Island Silver Zip Front Boots, $90 at River Island
Glitter can be divisive, but you don’t even really have to love sparkles to like these. Call it subtle glitter, if such a thing exists.
Ash Glitter Boots, $214 at Farfetch
Nothing subtle about these.
Matisse Truth Be Gold Leather Boots, $225 at Nasty Gal
The goth way to do statement boots.
Matisse Graffiti Leather Boots, $198 at Matisse
Nothing says opulence like lush blue velvet.
Kendall + Kylie Circle Heel Chelsea Boot, $190 at Neiman Marcus