Fall-Winter Guide to Boots

Over-the-Knee:

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Tom Ford Zip-Back Over-the-Knee Boot, $2,950; Tory Burch Simone Over-the-Knee Logo Boot, Chocolate, $525; Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Suede Over-the-Knee Boot, Smoke, $635; Lanvin Suede Chain-Strap Knee Boot, Dark Blue, $1,985; Miu Miu Leather Over-the-Knee Boot, Nero, $1,800

Over-the-knee boots are the chicest cold-weather footwear of choice. Neutral hues and paired-down styles create a sexy, sophisticated, and modern feel. Try an over-the-knee boot with a mod mini and great tights or a pleated midi skirt and curve-hugging top. There is no better way to look gorgeous while trudging through the Autumn leaves.

*All Styles Available at Neiman Marcus

Ankle and Mid-Calf Biker:

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Jimmy Choo Youth Leopard-Print Short Grey, $995; Saint Laurent Rangers Studded Ankle Boot Black, $1,845; Guiseppe Zanotti Croc-Embossed Leather Moto Boot Nero, $1,325; Manolo Blahnik Kaganotta Mid-Calf Biker Boot, $1,475; Burberry Eyelet Leather  Moto Boot, Black, $1,295

Edgy biker boots aren’t just for the street-style set, they look impossibly chic on everyone. This rocker demeanor is all about the added bells and whistles: studs, spikes, eyelets, chains, buckles, laces, treaded heels, and animal prints. Keep your ensemble sleek and simple. Try worn-in skinnies, a tailored blazer, and bed-head hair. Remember, bad-ass boots look best with an attitude to match.

*All Styles Available at Neiman Marcus

Western:

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Brunello Cucinelli Hidden-Wedge Harness Boot, $2,455; Gianvito Rossi High-Heel Suede Western Boot, $1,480; Valentino Side-Fringe Leather Ankle Boot, $1,195; Melissa Extended-Calf Leather Button Boot, $348; Rag and Bone Harrow Nubuck Ankle Boot, $525

Western boots are a major trend this season. They can be worn all day and the best news is that these boots get better looking with age and distress. Keep your ensemble far from costumey by pairing the boots with wise, boho pieces or contemporary staples. Get ready to embrace your inner cowgirl with these Americana favorites.

*All Styles Available at Neiman Marcus

60’s Chelsea

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Gucci Leather Horsebit Ankle Boot, Black, $995; Chloe Studded Leather Chelsea Boot, Biege, $995; Balenciaga Chelsea Spectator Boot, Black, $845; Tabitha Simmons Calf Hair Chelsea Boot, Leopard, $895

Cult-favorite Chelsea boots are a fabulous throwback to the swinging 60’s. This era was ruled by the alluring mix of baby-doll silhouettes and masculine accessories. The updated Chelsea embodies both sides of this extreme duality through glittering extras, feline prints, low heels, wing-tip detailing, and loafer-like styles. If you are thinking of trying a pair, I would take a couple notes from Saint Laurent’s fall 2014 collection.

*All Styles Available at Neiman Marcus

Equestrian:

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Balenciaga Leather Buckled Papier Knee-High Riding Boot, $1135; Gucci Knee Boot with Ankle Bit, Nero, $1495; Burberry Check-Top Leather Knee Boot, Dark Tan, $895; Tory Burch Grace Flannel and Leather Riding Boot, Grey, $495; Prada Pebbled Logo Knee Boot, Nero, $1350

A great pair of equestrian boots are a must-have in every chic woman’s closet. Rich neutrals, boxy shapes, and unexpected details modernize this otherwise classic style. These Equestrian boots, however, are more meant to be photographed at New York Fashion Week than saddled up on your equine.

*All Styles Available at Neiman Marcus

Couture Bootie:

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Gianvito Rossi Sequined Split-Front Evening Bootie, $910; Jimmy Choo Kara Peep-Toe Snake Ankle Bootie, Multicolor, $2250; Christian Louboutin Mandolina Laser-Cut Mesh Red Sole Bootie, Black, $1495; Burberry Runway Painted Ankle Boot, Light Grey Melange, $1695; Alexander McQueen Triple Buckle Sandal, Black, $1230

Booties with a special kind of magic are the eye candy of the season. They have the power to make every outfit extraordinary and instill envy within all passersby. These lust worthy pairs are sophisticated with just the right amount of exotic spice.

*All Styles Available at Neiman Marcus

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

The Chic Peak

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