I wrote about the three must-have jackets in your wardrobe this fall, but you know what else you need in order to complete your stylish outfits? Boots! 

Personally, I love shoes, and I know that many people agree with me on this sentiment. And since you already know that fall is my favorite season, it’s pretty easy to infer that boots may be some of my favorite shoes. 

And while there are a lot of boot options on the market right now, these three types of boots are essential for your fall wardrobe. 

Knee-high Boots

You can either go the high-heeled or flat route with these, and either way, they'll be a classic. My favorites of this style are the Stuart Weitzman brand, in both versions, because they’re so flattering on everyone and made out of really high-quality material. I will say that they are a bit of an investment, but I’ve had mine for several years now, and they still look and feel brand new. 

You can style knee-high boots with jeans, skirts, or dresses, and I really love a skirt/sweater/boot combo for during the day, with a nice blouse, skinny jeans, and boots at night. Plus, they’ll keep your legs real cozy in those later fall months. 

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Short Booties

These can be high-heeled and flat, too, but I kind of prefer a heel with these because they elongate the whole body. Sometimes, various styles in the flat version can look a little stubby. But of course, anything can work with the right proportions and styling. The short bootie is such a great casual shoe for fall because you can wear it to the office, on the weekend, or even to a night out. I love one with a chunky block heel, which still gives you length and height, but allows you to walk long distances. The brand Rag and Bone makes great neutral boots that go with any outfit. They’re also an investment, but as you may have picked up, shoes are always worth the money, especially ones that will last. 

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Lace-up Boots

These have gone in and out of style in many different ways, and you can choose to incorporate laces in a way that fits your personality. Some prefer to wear lace-up combat boots, which give an edgier feel to your look and are great for every day, especially if you live in an urban environment where you walk a lot, like Washington, D.C. 

If you’re looking for something with lace-ups that are a little fancier, go for a delicate heeled boot, with a skinnier heel and intricate details. You won’t be able to walk very far, but you’ll look fabulous. Wear these to an evening event or a hot date. 

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When thinking about any kind of boot, keep in mind the material. Boots are best in a leather or suede and tend to cost more in those materials, but there are many options available at all different price points on the market. 

Check out some of my other fashion pieces including how to transition your favorite summer clothing into the fall, the five essentials all women (and men) should have in their wardrobe, as well as trendiest new prints of the fall season you should definitely try. 

Tell me, what are your favorite kinds of boots to wear in the fall? Let’s start a discussion in the comments below!