In a time where going out seems like a memory of the distant past, you might be wondering why this year’s boot trends even matter. The answer is simple: Boots are always in style. By checking out this year’s hottest trends, you’ll be able to add to your collection to enjoy now and for years to come. Plus, there’s something to be said about a little retail therapy when it feels like life as we know it has up and left the building, no?
If you agree, keep reading to discover the eight hottest boot trends of 2020, according to stylists.
According to Jené Luciani, style expert as seen on Today and Wendy, E! and bestselling author of Get It! A Beauty, Style and Wellness Guide to Getting Your “It” Together, cute, weather-proof boots are a must this fall. “With our society becoming more outdoorsy than ever lately (hikes and bike riding have replaced the gym!), the rubber style was a staple on the fall runways of Prada,” she says. “The thing I love about rubber boots is that you can find them in all styles, something dressier and suitable for the office, a biker boot style, an ankle boot, or more rugged ala classic mud boot.”
How fun are these reimagined UGG boots? With the same warmth as the original, these new rubberized silhouettes offer a waterproof exterior on top of the brand’s popular wool interior.
We love how these rubber rainboots look like combat-meet-moto boots. So chic!
Nude Crocodile Boots
“One of the classic [styles] trending is the nude croc boots,” Tia says. “They’re a boot that can be dressed up or left classically simple.”
Not ready to go full croc? These half-and-half suede booties will help you segue into the trend.
Neutral doesn’t have to be tan, it can be a cool ivory tone, a light brown—whatever you consider the hue to be really. But truly, just look at these booties. From the angled heels to the simple croc design, we’re swooning.
Tones on Tones
Gone are the days of the plain black boot. OK, that’s not true, but this year, Tia says that tones on boots (as opposed to a simple black silhouette) are very in.
Tones and snakeskin combine for a truly trend bootie for fall 2020.
ICYMI: Cowhide is a must in 2020. Instead of opting for traditional black and white, consider switching things up with this retro mustard hue.
We love a classic biker boot and, lucky for us, Luciani says the silhouette is a must for fall 2020. “Biker boots will be everywhere and understandably so — paired with straight jeans and a leather jacket, it’s a cool yet timeless look,” she says. “For something more unexpected, pair them with a feminine flouncy fall floral dress. It’s no surprise this style is here to stay in times where people are looking for function and comfort but still want fashion.”
Bad. To. The. Bone. And so comfy, we might add.
Prefer a lace-up moto boot? You can’t go wrong with these bestsellers from Ugg.
Nope, we’re not talking stilettos. Instead, Tia says that statement boot heels are major in 2020. Think: bedazzled, wooden, metallic, two-tone — the options are endless. “We’re seeing a lot of fun heels on boots to give that extra touch on style as well,” she shares.
This tortoiseshell heel screams fall, no? Pair it with your favorite tortoiseshell sunnies or hair clips to complete the look.
How fun is the natural wooden heel? Paired with snakeskin, it makes these boots a double-whammy in the world of fall fashion trends.
“I for one am so glad to see these making a comeback,” Luciani admits. “They were a style staple for me the first time around and I think they can turn ho-hum leggings and tunic outfit or a simple dress, into something special.” In terms of prints, she suggests opting for snakeskin, suede, or white leather.
You can never go wrong with a pair of casual slouch boots. They go with everything.
Get ready to earn endless compliments. These black and white slouchy boots are guaranteed to take any outfit to a whole new level.
Over-the-knee boots are a great option to have in your closet. “I love the versatility of these, and that they can be dressed up for a sexier look, or down, and you can find them anywhere from high (Stuart Weitzman) to low (Lulu’s) price points,” Luciani says, noting that suede, leather, and animal print options are the most popular.
From the cognac color to the dainty bow detailing, these over-the-knee boots are simply too pretty to pass up.
There’s no denying that these chic black boots will become a staple in your closet this fall. That’s all.
“There’s nothing we love more than a boot that can be worn weekday to weekend. We love the classic chunky sweater look with denim and a pop of pattern with a snakeskin boot,” says Lindsay Tia, stylist and founder of style lounge, The Cue. “It adds that fun and flirty look that can be worn daily or dressed up for going out.”
Love a cozy, pull-on boot? Slither into these caramel-colored stretchy boots for everyday looks and weekend adventures alike.
Fun fact: These top-rated boots are also available in pale blue snakeskin.
What boot trend are you excited to try this fall? Let us know in the comments below!
xx, The FabFitFun Team