15 Fashion Boots That You'll See Everywhere in 2023
When we think of the most timeless wardrobe essentials, we can't help but think of boots. No matter the temperature or outdoor weather conditions, we find ourselves always wanting to slip into a pair of trendy boots, especially come winter as they're available to shop in so many different styles, colors, and materials. The shoe is also versatile enough to be paired with just about anything — whether you want to dress your boots down with a white t-shirt and high-waisted jeans or dress them up with an evening dress and an oversize coat, they can help to elevate truly any look.
With so many popular boots out there, we know it can be daunting trying to narrow down precisely which one is best for you and your wardrobe — which is why we went ahead and shopped out our picks for the best boots for women to invest in this year, with pairs from beloved brands like Sam Edelman, Steve Madden, UGG, Nordstrom, Timberland, Bottega Veneta, Amazon, and more. It's hard work, but hey, someone's got to do it.
When you spy a pair of cool riding boots on your best friend or spot your favorite celebrity donning thigh-high boots, don't say we didn't warn you. Those styles will be everywhere in 2023; but they're not the only ones. Our team of shopping experts predict that the new year will be rife with everything from ankle boots and Chelsea boots to leather styles and Western-inspired variations; these are the perfect picks to buy now and wear all year long. Plus, we even found the best rain and snow boots for women that no one would guess are made to withstand the winter's harshest temperatures, along with shearling boots that feel like slippers, but look like street style staples.
No matter what your style is, there's a chic pair of shoes to match. Looking for a specific style? Ahead, browse our categories for the best fashion boots for women to sport in 2023 and beyond.
— Additional reporting by India Yaffe
Best Chelsea Boots For Women: Dr. Martens 2976 Chelsea Boot
Dr. Martens 2976 Chelsea Boot ($119, originally $150)
This style is hailed for being one of the most popular boot styles by fashion-lovers and POPSUGAR editors alike — just read our review on the Dr. Martens Zip Chelsea Boots for further proof. The ankle boot is crafted from a durable, bovine leather material that's as long-lasting as it is totally chic, too.
Best Rain Boots For Women: Hunter Commando Chelsea Boots
Rain or shine, these boots will have you covered. The chunky Chelsea boot is crafted from a durable rubber sole material that can withstand even the harshest outdoor weather conditions. We love the boot's breezy, slide-on design and the fact that it's available to shop in a variety of colors. Plus, one POPSUGAR editor even claimed the timeless rain boot was "worth the splurge" in this review on the Hunter Commando Chelsea Rain Boots.
Best Overall Boots For Women: Cougar Stella Faux-Shearling Waterproof Boot
With this option, you can have a weatherproof boot that's totally practical without having to sacrifice style in the process. From the shearling lining to the lace-up design and comfortable, cushioned insole, there's so much to love about this leather boot, and you're sure to get extended use out of the style. Plus, the winter boot even comes POPSUGAR editor-approved — read our review of the Cougar Stella Faux-Shearling Waterproof Boot to learn more.
Best Snow Boots For Women: Sorel Explorer II Joan Cozy Boots
Sorel Explorer II Joan Cozy Boots ($63, originally $165)
Whatever the forecast might say, these boots are ready to endure it all. Unlike other popular snow boots, this style is actually really cute, and we like them worn under bootcut jeans. They're also available in cream and black colors, and these are the boots you're going to reach for all winter long.
Best Riding Boots For Women: Sam Edelman Drina Riding Boot
Sam Edelman Drina Riding Boot ($77, originally $250)
This pair looks so sleek and classic. The riding boot serves as a great throw-on-and-go shoe that will still have you looking polished and pretty. We love the modern square toe that gives the timeless silhouette a little edge.
Best Timberland Boots For Women: Timberland Linden Woods Boot
Timberland Linden Woods Boot ($109, originally $130)
Some trendy boots are so timeless, they maintain their status as bonafide wardrobe staples through different eras, trends, and even TikTok fads. This boot appears to be one of those singular styles that manages to stand the test of time and remain cool to people of all ages. If the camel coloring isn't your preference, the boot is also available to shop in a classic black shade, too.
Best Leather Boots For Women: Bottega Veneta BV Tire Boots
Bottega Veneta BV Tire Boots ($1,450)
These boots are one of the best to own this season (and not just because they're designer), so you'll definitely want to snag yours while you can. The two-toned sole is so unique, and the Chelsea style will be on trend well beyond 2023, so it's an investment you can feel good about.
Best Ankle Boots For Women: ba&sh Caitlin Suede Ankle Boots
These shoes provide a more serious take on a cowboy boot. If you want the western look, but also like something a little more polished, a skinny stiletto heel is the way to go. Plus, users rave that these ankle boots are surprisingly comfortable, and even come in a few different shades.
Best Cowboy Boots for Women: Partlow Christina Brown Boots
Partlow Christina Brown Boots ($1095)
Western influences aren't going anywhere anytime soon, and these stylish boots perfectly embody the trend. Handcrafted with soft leather and unique details, they're totally worth the splurge.
Best Combat Boots For Women: Dr. Martens Jadon Platform 8-Eye Boots
These combat boots are timeless staples that have gotten a fun, glossy refresh for 2023. The platform is cool, and gives us the perfect height boost we're looking for in a boot. These also come in white, which is edgy and unique, but you can't go wrong with the classic black.
Best Walking Boots For Women: UGG Neumel Boots
UGG Neumel Boots ($140)
UGG boots have come back into the mainstream fashion world, and we're not mad about it one bit. With the return of the style, some of the models have been made more fashion forward, like these boots. The popular boots have a little lift and a zip up at the center of the foot, but they still have the same cozy shearling insides you know and love.
Best Heeled Boots For Women: Schutz Maryana Sculpt Nubuck Boot
If you mean business, you need a great heeled boot to help you take your shoe game to new (literal) heights. We love the silhouette of this style. Not only that, this boot is something we'd wear with a skirt, dress, or shorts. We also love it with skinny pants tucked in.
Best Platform Boots For Women: Steve Madden Fantsie Fashion Boot
Platform heels are making a serious comeback in 2023. This style is great for wear day or night. These also have a lug sole, which is essential for the winter season because if the weather gets dicey, you're less likely to slip.
Best Knee-High Boots For Women: Sam Edelman Lydia Tall Boot
Sam Edelman Lydia Tall Boot ($57, originally $65)
Everyone's obsessed with lug-sole fashion boots this year, and this updates the classic tall boot through a more modern lens. It's a good mix between a riding boot and a utilitarian boot, which means there are so many different ways to style them.
Best Over-the-Knee Boots For Women: Bar III Gabrie Over-the-Knee Boots
Looking to embrace an edgier aesthetic come 2023? Look no further than these boots. The over-the-knee boots will have you turning heads on your next night out and make a seriously sexy statement in any room. Plus, the block heel helps to provide a more supportive (and comfortable!) base.