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Some call it “back to school” season, but around here, it’s more like “back to boot.” As an homage to our favorite fall footwear, we’ve rounded up the best 50 pairs from ankle to sock to western and every style in between, so you can live your best, most fashion-forward autumn to date.

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vince camuto western boots
Nordstrom

Classic Western

Lasso up a pair of booties in one of this season’s hottest styles.

Vince Camuto ($150)

marc jacobs silver ankle boots
Bloomindale’s

Futuristic Silver

These will go perfectly with your favorite LBD.

Marc Jacobs ($450)

dune london snakeskin black ankle boots
Dune London

Buckled Scales

The texture makes them stand out from the sea of matte black.

Dune London ($236)

sam edelman red cowboy boots
Nordstrom

Bold Red

In the words of Ted Mosby, “Pulling. Them. Off.”

Sam Edelman ($160)

matisse slouchy boots
Nordstrom

Versatile Sock Boots

Yank ‘em up and tie the back drawstring, or let them slouch for a trendy ‘80s vibe.

Matisse ($185)

marc fisher ltd over the knee black boots with buckle
Nordstrom

An OTK Sock Boot

The buckle across the front makes for a subtle but interesting twist on the sleek tall boot.

Marc Fisher LTD ($240)

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sigerson morrison western cowboy boots
Bloomingdale’s

Studded Cowboy

As comfortable as they are stylish.

Sigerson Morrison ($395)

sola sana sock boots with gingham detail
Shopbop

Gingham Knot

Proof than gingham can transcend all seasons.

Sol Sana ($185)

eloquii red ankle boot with kitten heel
Eloquii

Power Red

Just try not to strut in a pair of power booties like these.

Eloquii ($60)

tory burch leopard print ankle boots
Bloomingdale’s

Spotted Booties

Leopard is trending big for fall 2018. Get in on the ground floor with some purr-fect ankle boots. (Sorry, we had to.)

Tory Burch ($448)

ariat black cowboy boots
Nordstrom

Rustic Chic

If you’re worried about looking like you’re in costume while wearing cowboy boots, opt for a black pair instead of classic brown. They’re much more versatile and a little less obvious.

Ariat ($170)

naturalizer beige tall boots
Nordstrom

Classic Beige

A neutral pair of riding boots is a seasonal staple.

Naturalizer ($200)

stuart weitzman black booties with detailed heel
Stuart Weitzman

An Unexpected Heel

Oddly shaped heel details are another big trend for fall, and this Stuart Weitzman pair hits the nail on the head.

Stuart Weitzman ($598)

toms beige and pink ankle boots
Nordstrom

A Touch of Pink

The perfect nod to millennial pink, without going overboard.

TOMS ($119)

charles and keith cowboy boots
Charles & Keith

Modern Rancher

How city girls do the western trend.

Charles & Keith ($79)

louise et cie gold metallic booties
Nordstrom

Metallic Gold

Wear them with jeans to brunch and a cool black jumpsuit for a night out.

Louise et Cie ($150)

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steve madden black over the knee boots
Nordstorm

Low-Heeled Over The Knee

You can walk all over town in these lovelies without any high-heel pain.

Steve Madden ($130)

dolce vita houndstooth ankle boots
Dolce Vita

Gray Plaid

Chic office booties? Check.

Dolce Vita ($150)

dr scholls green ankle boots
Dr. Scholl’s

Tassel Detail

Trust us, these cushioned Dr. Scholl’s booties are just as comfortable as you hope they’ll be.

Dr. Scholl’s ($100)

torrid brown cowboy boots
Torrid

Classic Cowboy

Avoid wearing them with head-to-toe denim lest you get confused for Calamity Jane.

Torrid ($75)

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charles by chalres david shearling over the knee boots
DSW

Shearling Trim

A wintery take on the classic style.

Charles by Charles David ($100)

dr martens burgundy lace up combat boots
Nordstrom

Grown-Up Grunge

The deep burgundy color looks chic without losing any of the edge.

Dr. Martens ($140)

dune london leopard print ankle boots
Dune London

Leopard Block Heel

This print is a neutral, after all.

Dune London ($146)

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sisley high shine patent leather ankle boots
ASOS

High-Shine Faux Leather

Turns out your shoes can shimmer and shine without a single sequin, rhinestone or gem embellishment.

Sisley ($170)

rebecca minkoff western fringe boots
Shopbop

Flirty Fringe

Warning: Uncontrollable desires to kick up your feet and watch that fringe fly may occur.

Rebecca Minkoff ($195)

sorel waterproof wedge ankle boots in black
Sorel

Waterproof Wedges

The coolest rainboots you ever did see.

Sorel ($170)

ash leopard print ankle boots
Bergdorf Goodman

Mod Spots

We’re 100 percent in love with this unexpected pairing of a mod ‘60s silhouette and moody leopard.

Ash ($265)

splendid slouchy boots
Shopbop

Slouchy Suede

The wooden kitten heel prevents this relaxed style anything but sloppy.

Splendid ($198)

asos wide fit ankle boots with buckle detail
ASOS

Buckle Trio

Style Tip: Wear these with a printed sock that can peek through the buckle gaps.

ASOS Wide Fit ($95)

la canadienne waterproof black tall boots
Nordstrom

Waterproof Suede

Yes, you read that right. These beauties are safe to wear through rain, sleet and snow.

La Canadienne ($498)

nine west gray over the knee boots with criss cross detail up the back
Nordstrom

Criss-Crossed Back

A full 360 degrees of fabulous.

Nine West ($126)

kendall and kylie black ankle boots
Bloomingdale's

Subtle Geometric Detail

The heel may be high, but the wide base means you can walk in these boots all day long.

Kendall and Kylie ($150)

loeffler randall white faux croc ankle boots
Bloomingdale's

White Croc

Terrified of scuffing up a pair of plain white booties? Give this embossed pair a try—the croc detail will wear more gently than totally smooth leather.

Loeffler Randall ($450)

very volatile tall boots with leopard and lace up detail
Nordstrom

Wrap Around

Your favorite sandal style in boot-form.

Very Volatile ($90)

reiss leather and suede black ankle boots
Bloomingdale’s

Two-Tone Black

Texture-blocking, if you will.

REISS ($425)

stuart weitzman lowland over the knee boots in black
Stuart Weitzman

Thigh-High Suede

Perfect for giving your legs some warmth and coverage when you wear your favorite floral mini.

Stuart Weitzman ($798)

carel blue ankle boots with heel detail
Bloomingdale's

Funky Silver Heel

Take a break from your everyday black, brown and beige and slip into something a little more interesting, like bright blue and silver.

Carel ($525)

anine bing black western booties
Bloomingdale's

Western Glam

Where cowboy meets rockstar.

Anine Bing ($699)

see by chloe brown boots
Shopbop

Backward Laces

Equally fabulous with jeans as they are with floral dresses.

See by Chloe ($415)

unisa black leather over the knee boots
DSW

The tie at the back means they’ll adjust to fit your thigh perfectly.

Unisa ($70)

asos lace up ankle boots
ASOS

Chic Lace-Up

For the gal who wants to nod to the hiking boot trend without getting too literal.

ASOS ($103)

no6 shearling boots
Shopbop

Rolled Shearling

Unfurl the shaft to transform these into mid-calf boots.

No.6 ($420)

dolce vita snakeskin booties
Dolce Vita

Color-Blocked Snakeskin

Trust us, you’ll soon be seeing this scaly print much more often come Labor Day.

Dolce Vita ($150)

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stradivarius dark floral ankle boots
ASOS

Moody Floral

Get ready to catch compliments each and every time you break them out of the closet.

Stradivarius ($53)

ugg lace up fur lined ankle boots
Nordstrom

Fur-Lined Moto

These are basically just über-cool slippers that are socially acceptable to wear all over town.

UGG Australia ($170)

charles and keith denim boots
Charles & Keith

Denim Cuff

You know that friend who lives in her jeans day in and day out? Send her this link and she’ll love you forever.

Charles & Keith ($69)

leith white ankle boots
Nordstrom

Stark White

Consider keeping baby wipes on hand to touch up these beauties throughout the day.

Leith ($100)

geox black tall boots with multiple fabrics
Nordstrom

Wrapped Leather

Get the Monica Geller look without any hint of the excruciating pain.

Geox ($295)

marc fisher ltd slouchy boots
Nordstrom

Slouchy Burgundy

The slim fit means you get a Goldilocks-level slouch; not too little, not too much, just the perfect amount.

Marc Fisher LTD ($239)

bernardo blush beige ankle boots
Bernardo

Gold Cylinder Heel

Oh, you thought these were just your average beige bootie? Think again.

Bernardo ($298)

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