There are a few things on our fall to-do list: Eat all things pumpkin spice, cozy up in chunky knits, and, of course, step into our favorite fall footwear. “The fall 2019 boot game has been updated with a fresh variety of styles, colors, patterns, and details,” says Laurie Brucker, a certified image consultant and personal stylist.

Below, Brucker identifies the top three bootie trends to shop this season.


“Snakeskin has become the new neutral,” according to Brucker. The versatile animal print does it all, from being a head-turning base color to making your heels pop. “Wear them to update a classic fall denim look, or mix and match them with a moody fall floral [to] get high-value style for minimal effort.”

Schutz Women’s Michela High-Heel Booties $225

Brucker picks this stunning stiletto in a comely caramel-brown hue.

Balzac Bottines Laeticia $202

Fans of French-girl style should check out this beloved Parisian brand. The same woodsy python hue becomes more walkable for the daytime.

& Other Stories Snake Cowboy Ankle Boots $162.89

Cowboy-inspired fashions reign this season, and the handy side zipper on this pair makes them easy to pull on.

boohoo Snake Heel Pointed Shoe Boots $24

A contrasting snakeskin heel is the minimalist’s way to go. Pair them with black tights for a cool yet sophisticated flair.

Jessica Simpson Pixille Pointed-Toe Bootie $109.95

We love how these pointed snakeskin booties have subtle hints of Western flair.

Modern Combat Boots

Combat boots always make us feel grounded on days when we’ve got the jitters. “Update your black boot with stylish details like contrasting heels, embellishments, and moody fall prints. Make your black anything but boring,” Brucker says.

Sam Edelman Jennifer Studded Combat Boot $169.95

You can’t go wrong this season with these studded, pebbled-leather booties.

ZARA Flat Leather Moto Ankle Boots $149

Faux pearls, chains, and contrasting laces and soles will make you a street style star.

Quiz Black Patent Lace Up Chunky Hiker Boots $72

Slick patent leather works for both day and night, and lug soles have never looked so good.

Unisa Krissa Combat Boot $59.99

The silver details and subtle brogue accents make these steppers stylist-approved.

J.J. GRAY Peter Military Boot $995

The upscale elegance of these handmade, Spanish combat boots is the fashion-forward way to step into the cooler months.

Not Your Basic Black

We know it’s hard, but try to branch out from all black everything this fall. Brucker says, “Whether you go for a classic tan or kick it up a notch with gold leather, colored velvet, blush suede, or a metal heel detail, you can’t go wrong!”

Sézane Léa Boots $255

Brucker says, “My favorite boot of the season is the Léa boot from Sézane. It’s stylish [and] simple!”

Louise et Cie Valtina Faux Pearl Heel Booties $212

The embellished heel makes these black booties anything but basic.

Betsey Johnson Verona Floral Multi $89

Floral print booties with kitten heels are always tasteful and classy.

RAID Parker Tortoiseshell Heel Ankle Boots $48

A pointed toe and tortoiseshell heel make these modern steppers surprisingly comfortable.

Vince Camuto Sestina Harness Square Toe Bootie $158.95

A statement heel, subtle hardware, and the season’s must-have square toe? Yes, please.

xx, The FabFitFun Team