Top Boot Trends from O Magazine
Here they come, striding into fall: O took hundreds of pairs for a test-walk, and these are the top dogs—from over-the-knee to ankle-high, neon to neutral, glamourous to ruggedly chic. See more than 70 styles in O's Boot Guide!
By Katherine B. Weissman
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Exposed zippers are everywhere—sometimes functional, sometimes decorative. On this midcalf boot, above left (Casadei, $990), they're both, enabling you to wear the pair half-fastened (the flare makes calves look slimmer) or at their full height. Dress, Michael Kors. Coat, J.Crew. Ring, Mawi.
Beastie Boy: The shoe-bootie with an animal-print cuff, right (Christian Louboutin, $975), is like a perfect pump that grew up and went to Hollywood. Skirt, Erin Fetherston. Rings, Mawi.
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Give black boots some pop with brightly colored bags (fuchsia clutch, Krocoa; blue purse, Chanel) or mood-changing patterned tights (pinstripes, Hue; lace, Falke).