Style + Weekend

Ask the Edit: Casual Boots for Fall

Summer has officially ended.  It’s time to talk about fall footwear.  Because boots are the best part of fall fashion.

Hi Abra,

It’s not really fall weather in Maryland yet, but I’m thinking about boots anyway.  Can you help me find a pair of casual ankle boots with a 3″ heel or less?  Something brown?  Cognac, taupe, whatever?  I want to spend under-$100.  I need to spend under-$175, non-negotiable.

The blog has been so good recently.  I hope it’s because you’re feeling better.  Sincerely, Gretchen

Thanks for the good thoughts.  I am feeling better.  It was a really rocky six months, but things are definitely looking up.

Tall boots aren’t as popular as they once were, but I still like mine.  Though, I do find myself wearing my ankle boots more.  An ankle boot with a bit of a heel is a great piece for fall.

I was able to find a lot of lovely brown choices in a variety of under-3″ heel heights.  So let’s help you find the right pair; here are some great options.

Michael Kors Margaret Booties ($165)

Lyriq Ankle Boot ($99)

Franco Sarto Devon Booties ($139)

Macy’s is offering 30% off one pair of select shoes; 40% off of two pair.  This pair is included.  As is the next one.

Aqua College Nancy Waterproof Booties ($150)

Hello, waterproof?!?!

Steve Madden Nyna Boot ($99)

This also comes in a fabulous black and a snakeskin.

Rhilynn Ankle Boot ($99)

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  1. J says:

    Ooh, love that last pair!

    October 2, 2018/Reply
  2. M says:

    Drooling over the first and last pairs! And glad to hear things are on the up

    October 2, 2018/Reply
  3. Mandi says:

    Can we talk about good ways way to style pants and ankle boots? Cuffed? Hemmed? I think Abra May have posted before that she cuffs her pants on the “inside,” if that makes sense? Help!

    October 2, 2018/Reply
    • Jessica says:

      I would love a post on this also!

      October 2, 2018/Reply
    • Amelia says:

      I’ve tried Abra’s recommendation to cuff on the inside and it worked, but I still struggle styling the pant and ankle boot combo. Would also love a post on this!

      October 2, 2018/Reply
    • anna says:

      Agreed! I’ve held off on buying casual booties because I have no idea how to style them with pants, especially in a way that won’t make my legs look shorter/hips wider.

      October 2, 2018/Reply
      • Belle says:

        I wear ankle length jeans with them or flare leg jeans that are longer.

        October 2, 2018/Reply
    • Lauren says:

      love these but need styling advice! How do I not look shorter or wider with these?

      October 2, 2018/Reply
  4. Eleni says:

    Love those Steve Madden booties! I have been on the hunt for a pair of side cut out booties!

    October 2, 2018/Reply
  5. Diane says:

    I’d love to see posts on styling boots in general, ankle boots for work, and outfits where tall boots still work!

    October 2, 2018/Reply
  6. Christine says:

    These are more on the flat side rather than heeled, but I’ve been drooling over them the last few weeks.

    October 3, 2018/Reply
  7. cait says:

    DSW has about a million options for this. Happy hunting!

    October 9, 2018/Reply