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7 Fall Boots That Aren’t Black Booties To Help You Refresh Your Seasonal Style

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A pair of boots that are stylish, versatile, and comfortable are the holy grail of autumn footwear: They're hard to track down, but once you do, you never want to take them off. In this arena, the easiest option is a simple pair of black ankle boots, but easy doesn't always mean better. If you're itching to embrace the fall 2019 boots trends that eschew simplicity, then it's time to acquaint yourself with the season's offerings. Earlier this year, designers showed their Fall/Winter 2019 collections in New York, London, Milan, and Paris and a slew of stylish boots marched down the runways, leaving hints of what was to come below the knee this fall.

Now that it's September, the boots you saw months ago are finally arriving in stores, which means the time has come to weigh which style will best fit into your wardrobe for the coming season. Ahead, discover seven fall boots trends that fashion designers and influencers alike are endorsing. Included, you'll find easier additions like a fresh texture to make your outfit pop and a toe shape your grandma would give her stamp of approval on, but there are bolder options to explore too. See the looks, shop your picks, breathe new life into your wardrobe ... you know the drill.

Croc Effect

The croc-effect trends has been steadily picking up traction the last couple of seasons and for fall 2019 it's full steam ahead. Max Mara incorporated the look into its autumn collection and proved this subtle pop of texture is an easy way to elevate your everyday essentials.

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Winter White

It's not winter just yet (thank goodness), but the concept of winter white is all about embracing ways to translate this traditionally summery tone to colder months. This time around, try it out with a pair of fall boots as seen in Alberta Ferretti's Fall/Winter 2019 runway collection below.

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Head West

Cowboy boots may have entered the scene a couple of seasons, ago but this autumn it's all about an edgier interpretation of the Western essential. Choose a sleek silhouette, like the Versace look below, in a sleek black that you can mix and match with your different closet pieces, cowboy-inspired or otherwise.

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Animal Print

Although python print is among the more notable fall animal patterns to wear this fall, don't forget about your other four-legged friends. Zebra, cheetah, and even cow prints are worth trying out with a pair of boots, as seen on the Ulla Johnson runway.

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Platform

Skip the stilettos and head straight for a pair of platform boots à la Stella McCartney, seen below. They give off a retro vibe without feeling too overt and are a comfortable way to give yourself some extra height if you so desire.

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Slouchy

Key runways like Celine and Jacquemus included slouchy boots in their fall collections this year, which means it behooves you to consider a pair for your own closet. Wear them with a midi dress that extends just below the top of the boots for an easy look that can be professional and party-appropriate.

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Square-Toe

Square toes are swiftly replacing the razor-sharp silhouettes we saw at Balenciaga a couple of seasons ago. Proenza Schouler and Bottega Veneta have embraced a boxier toe shape and you ought to as well.

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