As soon as there’s a nip in the air, you know it’s officially boot season. For many of us, that also means riding boots all day, every day. Whether you want to revisit your well-loved standbys or invest in a new shiny pair, there are an infinite number of ways to style riding boots so that your look always stays fresh. So now is your chance to start the season off right and up your boot game with one of these fall-tastic looks.
1. Heavy layers
Make this cozy fall look a key part of your wardrobe this season! It’s all about layering; throw a flannel shirt over a pullover or layer a button-down under a cardigan. Complete the look with riding boots like these ones from Ralph Lauren, which add that final polished vibe with sleek lines and two-tone color.
2. Warm & work-ready
When the weather turns chilly again, getting dressed for your job or internship can seem like an exercise in frustration—the pencil skirt and heels look professional, but your legs are frozen. Fortunately, boots can be made appropriate for the workplace too. Slim-cut slacks, a tasteful blouse and classic blazer make for a smart, go-to outfit. Choose a pair of boots without any flashy embellishments or hardware, and stick with a neutral leather pant to keep the look elegant.
3. Bundled in bohemian
Your favorite breezy, laidback tops and dresses don’t have to be limited to summer. A long tunic looks great over tights and tall boots, and a brown boot with a chunky heel will create the perfect contrast to the soft, feminine fabrics. Fun boot socks and a floppy hat add a bit of whimsy while keeping you toasty.
4. Downtown meets uptown
This look is all about the latest trends and a chic, urban aesthetic. Sleek leather pants contrast perfectly with suede over-the-knee boots—a modern take on the classic riding style. You may also want to try your hand a cape coat, an effortless but elegant statement piece that will become a staple in your closet. Finish it off with a bucket bag, and you’re guaranteed to look like a fashionista straight off the Paris runways.
5. Whimsically refined
Dressing up doesn’t have to mean bearing all only to be left shivering in your stillettos. Boots can just as easily turn fancy; just look for ones with a slight heel or wedge, and pair them with a dress or skirt that hits above the knee for optimum proportions. A fun, furry coat adds a touch of Hollywood glam and much-appreciated warmth for those bare arms. Finish with an adorable bag for an evening outfit that’s anything but boring.
Whether you can't wait to break out your riding boots every year, or you're new to this stylish staple, there are so many ways to wear them that you'll never have a boring outfit this season. So collegiettes, how are you going to style your boots this fall?