Everyone needs a basic black bootie to round out their wardrobe. They go with absolutely everything, like the little black dress of shoes.
Take a note out of John Wayne's book and upgrade from basic cowboy boots to dessert booties. Sandy washed out colors, like beige and forest green, and buckle details give you some edge without going over the top.
Shoe + bootie = shootie! It took me awhile to come around to these short flat boots, but now I absolutely love them. Think of flat shooties as fall and winter's alternative to basic flats. Wear them just as you would you go to flats, except this time without the frostbitten toes.
Every girl needs a pair of over the knee boots to keep her legs looking long, lean, and warm throughout fall and into winter. Stick with a basic black, maybe with some interesting detailing and definitely without the sky high stiletto to keep this look from heading in the Pretty Woman direction.
Want to add a little glam rock to your outfit? Why not start with your shoes? Look for stud details, animal prints, and boots that generally have a little extra flash and fun, like these from Carrano.
You may not think of the peep toe as a go to look for fall, but with a bootie version they stay cute and relevant long past August's end. Wear them with socks or au natural as an excuse to continue with those bi-weekly pedicures you are so used to getting.
Last but not least, the rain boot is a necessity for every woman's closet. Fall rain isn't as refreshing as the storms of the spring, but that doesn't mean your boots need to be dark and brooding. Instead, opt for a fun color like forest green, purple, or even bright yellow to brighten your rainy day mood.