Up until a few years ago, black boots pretty much ruled fall and winter dressing... and summer and spring dressing, too. But as we all know so well, things have a way of shifting from one extreme to another, and thus, the white boot trend was born. Or should I say, re-born.
White boots were a thing in the '60s when they were the go-to footwear for GoGo dancers and fashion enthusiasts alike. After that heyday, however, the style went dormant for a while (at least within the mainstream) until around 2015/16, when the renaissance they are still experiencing today began. Designers including Balmain, Narciso Rodriguez, Prada, Cèline, Vetements, and more championed white boots on their spring and fall 2016 runways, and their step into the daring color trend launched what is now the coolest season-less shoe
Like black boots, white boots go with anything, but they add a certain freshness and a certain pop of brightness to looks that makes them automatically look 10 times more styled and daring. We're used to black shoes grounding a look with a sort of visual weightiness, so when white shoes come in and really shake up the party, the effect turns heads.
Whether you wear them with jeans and a tee, trousers and a button-up, or a de rigeur sweater dress, one of the below pairs of white boots needs to make it into your autumnal wardrobe stat.
If you love to rock all things architectural, modern, and gravity-defying, then these wooden ball-heeled booties need to become your go-to shoes for fall.
These shoes are sexy AF thanks to both their sleek and pointy-toed silhouette and the zippers that run up their front. The stiletto heels don't hurt, either.
Cute, versatile, and comfy — the ultimate wear-me-anywhere kinda boot.
If you can't wear heels day in and day out, no matter how small they are, a good pair of flat boots is a must.
Pretty in Punk
These edgy boots feature a chunky, treaded sole and black laces and detailing, rendering them the perfect style to pair with all of your grungy floral dresses for a particularly '90s effect.
An elevated and streamlined take on the classic heeled cowboy boot renders these a super trendy option for fall. I'd wear them with midi dresses and skirts to ensure their perfectness could really be seen.
Take a Hike
When it comes to hiking boots, the chunkier, the better this fall. This style features suede detailing and a super chunky, treaded sole.
Made in Chelsea
The classic Chelsea boot, but elevated. Literally.
I can imagine feeling about 10 times sexier just by donning these badass boots.
On the Ranch
Americana and Western are still trending for fall, so why not embrace the looks in footwear form? These white cowgirl boots have been streamlined and modernized thanks to black heels, crisp linear detailing, and a sleek design overall.