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From laces for days to an ’80s comeback, fall boots are all about making waves. Here are six statement boot trends we have our eyes on that, honestly, we’re going to start wearing now.

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1. Snakeskin Booties

If you’re considering a visually stunning boot, look no further than snakeskin. The print is neutral enough to match a variety of outfits (not unlike leopard, which we’ll get to below), but still striking enough that it can’t help but stand out. A block heel adds an extra dose of fashion-y vibes and is secretly oh so comfortable.

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2. Combat Boots

Sturdy and wearable, these tough boots add an edge to any look. We think they’re best worn with a feminine outfit so that they feel unexpected, extra bold and extra cool. A good trick for learning when to wear them is to swap them in anytime you’d wear white sneakers. Consider them the latest in comfort-chic dressing.

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3. Heeled Leopard-Print Booties

The list of ways we love to wear leopard is endless, and we’re pining for the latest iteration: sharp booties. Wear them in a modern pointy kitten-heel design to keep the classic print feeling fresh.

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4. Slouchy Over-the-Knee Boots

The ’80s were nothing if not bold. Channel throwback vibes this fall with tall, slouchy boots—preferably in a rich black material. Heel or no heel, the height of the leg is key, so look for a pair that hits above your knees. It’s the easiest way to get long-looking stems without a miraculous growth spurt.

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5. Cowboy Boots

While “cowboy inspired” boots have been on the rise for the past few seasons, we’re finally going all the way. Opt for a classic look with tried-and-true brown leather, or up the ante with a bold metallic. Either way, wear them with an outfit that wouldn’t normally read as western so that they stand out regardless of vibrancy.

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6. Lace (All-the-Way) Up Boots

Whether you prefer high or flat heels, the laces should take center stage. Make sure the rest of the bootie feels sleek and toned down (e.g., a light-colored smooth suede with little detailing) so that the lacing remains high-impact with a slightly Victorian feel.

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