Step lively in this season's gorgeous boots! We've rounded up the latest and greatest, including runway-inspired ankle stilettos, classic knee-high styles, edgy wedges, and yes, shbooties—along with tips on how to wear them all with flair.
A graphic black-and-white paddock boot gets even more playful when paired with socks. (If this look feels too young for you, opt for opaque black tights instead.) A patchwork play on menswear prints can also add zing to solid black outfits.
Left: Boots, Roger Vivier, $2,395; 212-861-5371. Coat, Diane
von Furstenberg, $598; ShopBop.com. Dress, Black Fleece by Brooks
Brothers, $975; BrooksBrothers.com. Bag, Kooba, $248; Kooba.com. Tights,
Bootights by Shelby Mason, $32; Zappos.com.
Right: Boots, Fratelli
Rossetti, $720; 212-888-5107. Coat, Ella Moss, $278; EllaMoss.com.
Shirt, Osklen, $347; 212-219-8250. Skirt, DKNY, $295; DKNY.com. Socks,
Falke, $24, The Sock Hop; 212-625-3105.