The Best Black Boots to Invest in This Fall
As shopping experts, we know that when it comes to fall fashion, few styles are more timeless than a classic black boot. Not only does the shoe have the potential to be worn with just about anything in your closet (and we mean anything!), but it's also a style that can grow with you through various seasons of your life — meaning it also doubles as a great investment piece for the longterm, too.
Whether you're an edgy teen who is obsessed with black combat boots, an adventurous 20-something-year-old in need of a weather-friendly black rain boot to wear on your most daring adventures, a career-minded woman on the hunt for a polished black bootie to wear to the office, or a fashionista looking to upgrade your fall shoe game with a daring, over-the-knee black boot, there's a style out there for every woman at every age in her life.
We curated a list of our favorite pairs of black boots because they're such a necessary wardrobe staple. From over-the-knee designs to short styles, the shoes truly go with everything. Shop through these cute choices and invest in something for the new season.
— Additional reporting by Macy Williams
Stylish Black Boots: Allegra K Chunky Heel Ankle Boots
Fall and low-rise black booties go together like peanut butter and jelly. From the office to date night and beyond, we're convinced these Allegra K Chunky Heel Ankle Boots ($58, originally $61) will support you through it all — and have you looking seriously chic, too. I'd pair the boots with patent faux-leather leggings or even a wool tight and mini skirt combo to match.
Heeled Black Boots: ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Rescue Mid-Heeled Sock Boots
Few boot styles have had a bigger year than sock boots — and for good reason. As jeans have become more loose-fitting and wide-legged, fashionistas have had to find a slimmer shoe style to meet their relaxed pant needs. As such, they've turned to styles like these ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Rescue Mid-Heeled Sock Boots ($60) to complete their fall ensembles with an edgy yet still '90s-inspired look.
Black Combat Boots: UNIONBAY Hayden Combat Boot
From your teen years through your late twenties and beyond, combat boots really are the perfect boot for any season of your life. If you've yet to make the investment in this timeless style, consider purchasing this classic UNIONBAY Hayden Combat Boot ($25). Not only is the style a top-rated seller on Amazon, it's also refreshingly affordable, too.
Knee-High Black Boots: Steve Madden Higher Knee High Boot
Step up your fall boot game with a style that (quite literally!) raises the bar on what a great black boot should be. We have major heart eyes for this Steve Madden Higher Knee High Boot ($70, originally $110), in particular. Not only is the sky-high style on sale, it's also an essential for wearing with everything from charcoal tights to midi dresses and beyond!
Comfortable Black Boots: UGG Neumel Suede Platform Ankle Boots
Love 'em or hate 'em, UGG boots are here to stay. While we're not the least bit mad about the shoe wiggling its way back into mainstream fashion, we do recommend opting for a boot from the brand that's equally comfortable and cute — just like these UGG Neumel Suede Platform Ankle Boots ($150). They've got a little lift and a zip up the center of the foot, but they still have the same cozy shearling insides you know and love.
Black Cowboy Boots: ASOS DESIGN Andi Flat Western Boots
Even if the cowgirl aesthetic isn't necessarily your vibe, you'll find plenty of excuses to kick up your feet in these ASOS DESIGN Andi Flat Western Boots ($70). The Western-themed style is great for wear in any season, so you can maximize your use of them year-round. And the shoe is made all the more fun with its whimsical, white stitching along the sides.
Black Rain Boots: Jeffrey Campbell Cloudy Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot
These Jeffrey Campbell Cloudy Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boots ($65) are so versatile. Keep them by your door so you can just throw them on and run out. We love the cool matte black, but they also come in a shiny chocolate brown style that's perfect for fall outfits.
Over-the-Knee Black Boots: PrettyLittleThing Black Block Heel Thigh High Boot
If you're looking to give your go-to jeans or faux-leather leggings a break on your next night out, over-the-knee boots might just be your solution for eliminating the need for pants altogether. This PrettyLittleThing Black Block Heel Thigh High Boot ($44, originally $88) style is especially sexy. Not only will the pair elevate any outfit with a more statement-making touch, they'll also keep your legs warm on even the chilliest fall evenings.
Platform Black Boots: Steve Madden Kat Boots
Take your fall shoe game to new (quite literal) heights with these sky-high Steve Madden Kat Boots ($130). The heeled black boots are sexy yet simple, allowing you to easily wear them all day and well into the night, too. And despite their deep heel, the boot's lug sole will help to provide extra stability while walking during even the iciest winter months.
Versatile Black Boots: Everlane The Rain Boot
Contrary to popular belief, rain boots can be both cute and practical — as demonstrated by these sleek Everlane The Rain Boot ($85). This Chelsea boot-inspired style from Everlane is refreshingly simple, meaning it can pair beautifully with any outfit, all while offering a more muted appeal. Rain or shine, this is a style you're sure to wear on repeat this fall.
Best Black Bootie: Kelly & Katie Vestie Bootie
There's no need to overcomplicate your black boot shopping this fall, especially with a style as sleek and charming as this Kelly & Katie Vestie Bootie ($50). This variation blends a Chelsea and combat boot all into one single style, providing maximum versatility. Throw them on with your favorite pair of charcoal skinny jeans or pleated trousers for an outfit that's primed for nonstop fall wear.