These boots are made for walking..

With Fall just around the corner, I'm already reaching for my boots as the days get cooler and the nights get longer. Living on the West Coast of Vancouver Island though I am limited to the boots I can wear. I have the typical Hunter gumboots for those really rainy days and a pair of Blundstones for muddy walks but I don't actually enjoy wearing either of them. I do however, love wearing my recently purchased pair of black leather Chelsea boots from Topshop and I am already planning all my outfits around them. They look great with a pair of frayed jeans or a dress with or without tights (weather dependant), they really are all around a universal pair of boots. Even though I do love them, I still have my favourite boot trends, that although they might not be practical for a place like Tofino, I will continue dreaming of them. Maybe one day when I'm back in the city I'll purchase a pair from the list below. I also have a pair of suede over the knee boots that still live in Victoria, as suede is not going to fair well on the rainy West Coast, however, I do plan on wearing them when I'm back or traveling to Vancouver. Same goes for my beloved navy blue velvet booties I purchased from Office in Ireland last Christmas. Those two pairs of boots are right behind my love of my black leather Chelsea boots and I can't wait to pull them out for the winter season when I'm back home. Stay tuned on how I will be styling them! 

    Dolce Vita, Marra Side Zip Leather Booties   , $190 available at The Bay

A trend I never thought I would get on board with was the white boot trend. But after seeing it gain in popularity over summer, seen as a major staple for street style I can definitely get behind the trend. The style above is from Dolce Vita and I think the black block heel and zip on the side give it some edge, making it a little more wearable than some pairs. This is definitely a transitional shoe worn throughout the summer with dresses and shorts and perfect for the cooler days to come. This boot elevates any outfit to the next fashion level automatically. 

    Topshop, Amy Rose Leopard Print Ankle Boots   , $175, available at The Bay

Leopard print is definitely not something new in fashion but the mod, low heeled bootie is something we haven't seen a lot of. I love leopard print especially when it comes to accessories like scarves or shoes. I still regret to this day not buying a pair of leopard print booties in London a few years back, same goes for a pair of loafers in the same print. I think that although some people may be afraid of the wild print, it acts really well as a neutral and definitely gets you noticed when you pair them with your outfit. I could definitely see myself pairing these with a simple black dress or even a casual outfit of jeans and a tee.

    Steve Madden, Dicey Leather Booties,    $150, available at The Bay

Steve Madden, Dicey Leather Booties, $150, available at The Bay

Black ankle boots are always a staple in my closet. I wear them to work, casually during the day and even dress them up at night. If you don't already own a pair of simple black booties you better start looking now. This pair above are similar to a pair I just recently purchased from Topshop in the Chelsea style with the elasticated band around the ankle. Mine have a smaller heel which is better for me at work and are already in high rotation in my wardrobe. I love at this time of year that you can still get away with wearing a dress without tights, but paired with booties change the look completely from the sandals or flats you were wearing all summer. 

    Steve Madden, Gabriana Over-the-Knee Boots   , $150, available at The Bay

Steve Madden, Gabriana Over-the-Knee Boots, $150, available at The Bay

Over-the-knee boots were in style last fall and winter and are back just as strong as ever this fall season. They are the chicest shoe of the season and can be worn in so many different ways. Perfect for those chilly days to come, these boots will definitely keep you in style while still keeping you warm. The style has changed to make these shoes perfect for day or night, depending on how you style them. These boots above have a very small heel, similar to a pair I bought last winter. However, if you prefer a heeled boot there are many options to choose from out there. Pair them with a oversized knit sweater and skinny jeans for the day or with a floral dress for night, showing a little bit of skin above the boot.