Even if you completed your academic journey years ago, the return of cold weather can definitely bring back lots of back-to-school fashion feelings. Cute wide calf boots are an essential ingredient for fab fall style, whether you're looking for a cozy pair of equestrian boots or a sexy new thigh-high design, there are quite a few great trends out there to choose from.
If you normally have trouble finding boots you love with enough room in the calf, look for details like elastic panels, adjustable buckles, and lacing to customize your fit. If you want to invest in a great design you'll wear for years, brands like Ted & Muffy (previously DUO Boots) offer custom sizing and high quality all-leather construction. But there's plenty of less expensive fashion boots to be had as well.
This fall, look for luxe materials like suede and velvet to upgrade your footwear, or add extra interest with details like broguing, eyelets, or lace-up embellishments. Stay comfortable with flat styles or chunky heels, or go all-out glamorous with sky-high, over-the-knee designs. This list of on-trend fall boots has it all, and will keep your feet cozy and your style on point through any weather.
1. Eye-Catching Eyelets
Krissy Flat Boots, Sizes 7W - 12W, $118, Addition Elle
Add style to autumn outfits with eye-grabbing details and a cool, gray shade. The flat heel and back elastic panel make this a trendy style that will keep you feeling comfortable, even on the longest days.
2. Dashing Details
Marvel Boots, Sizes 5 - 12 with custom calf widths, $360, Ted & Muffy
For the ultimate blend of classic style and rugged ease, these knee-high lace-ups from Ted & Muffy can't be beat. The rich, cinnamon leather, textured rubber tread, and vintage-inspired broguing all add up to a boot you'll love for years to come.
3. Suede Sophistication
Over-The-Knee Faux Suede Boot, Sizes 7W - 12W, $149.90, Eloquii
Stay warm on your next night on the town in over-the-knee heeled boots in rich, wine-colored faux suede. An adjustable drawstring at the back allows you to customize your perfect fit.
4. Olive Love
Lace-Up Platform Heel Boots, Sizes 6 - 13, $84.90, Torrid
A dusty, olive shade and sexy, lace-front make this platform style from plus size brand Torrid a fall fashion winner. Stomping through falling leaves has never been so glamorous.
5. Texture Twist
Wedge Heel Boot, Sizes 6W - 12 W, $105, Evans
Add a little extra height without compromising stability with a stylish wedge design, like these black, buckled boots. The mix of leather and suede textures is a super-chic take on monochromatic black.
6. Fierce Fringe
Sole Diva Fringed Boots, Sizes 6 - 10WW, $124.99, Simply Be
For fashion-loving free spirits and edgy boho babes alike, these fringed boots will have you slaying all season long. The flat heel make these as walkable as they are fierce.
7. Street Chic
Kitten Heel Studded Boot, Sizes 7W - 11W, $89.95, Lane Bryant
For a ladylike look with a twist, this kitten-heel style will take you anywhere you want to go. The chic shape and subtle detailing can go from work to date night with ease.
8. Velvet Vixen
Velvet Lucite Knee-High Boot, Sizes 8W - 12W, $79.50, Ashley Stewart
Let your inner diva run the show in the sexiest knee-high boots you'll ever own. Crushed burgundy velvet and a clear lucite heel make this design an of-the-moment masterpiece.
9. Everyday Ease
Sabrina Faux Suede Boot, Sizes 6 - 11, $59, Maurices
Snag the perfect, wear-everywhere knee boot for a steal with this gray, suede style from Maurices. A simple shape, neutral hue, and low heel all add up to create the ultimate in versatility, for endless cute outfit combinations.
10. Essential Equestrian
Arizona Dakota Riding Boots, Sizes 5 - 11, $90, JCPenney
It's hard to find a more classic, fall fashion staple than the leather riding boot, and this traditional equestrian style from JCPenney doesn't dissapoint. A rich, cognac shade and crossed ankle buckles add just the right amount of panache to an essential shape.
11. Romantic Ruching
Faux Suede Ruched Knee Boots, Sizes 6W - 13W, $78.90, Torrid
Want boots that have a little something extra, without going over the top? Then these raspberry-hued lovelies just might be the answer to all your wardrobe wishes; get some lift with a high, block heel, while soft, subtle ruching adds shape and style.
12. All Tied Up
Laced Knee-High Boots, Sizes 7 - 10, $48.99, Charlotte Russe
Take a walk on the wild side with black, lace-up boots that will transform even the simplest outfits. Plus, the lacing and buckle-back allow for easy adjusting.
13. Off The Cuff
Halston Over-The-Knee Boot, Sizes 6 - 10 with custom calf widths, $520, Ted & Muffy
Go over the top with a super-luxe, cuffed, over-the-knee style. The contrast of olive green suede and rich chocolate leather only makes these boots even more covetable.
Falling temperatures are no reason to hide your style away, and with wide-calf boots like these, you won't have to. Slip on one of these styles for back-to-school looks so good, bad weather won't stand a chance.
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