Boots are a must-have for the chilly weather days ahead, but the best always sell at the beginning of the fall season. Rather than scavenging Zappos at the last minute, get your boot fix on sooner rather than later. From fashion forward wellies to floral Dr. Martens, bold animal prints to classics like Bean boots, here is your complete list of boots to buy right now for before winter strikes.

1. Bean Boots
Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 4.37.24 PMThese legendary weather-proof boots are simple and neutral, making them a classic you will wear for years to come. Style them with jeans and your favorite cozy sweater.

2. Riding Boot
Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 4.26.33 PMDefinitely make these boots a part of your go-to outfit this fall. Tuck your skinny jeans into these sophisticated riding boots, and pair an oxford button-down layered with a vest and statement necklace. This look is so classy that people may mistake you for Kate Middleton (probably not though, sorry).

3. Rag & Bone Hunter Rain Boot
Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 4.27.00 PMThese contrasting rain boots are the perfect example of how navy and black can look utterly chic together. These boots are fashion forward enough to wear with sleek dresses and other statement pieces. And yes, they are splurge-worthy. Don’t even think twice, or check your bank account…just maybe skip your daily Chipotle meal for a solid month or so.

4. Open-Toe Booties
Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 4.27.38 PMOpen-toe booties are the shoe of the moment, but they won’t serve you long with slushy snow days ahead. Purchase an inexpensive yet versatile pair like these tan faux leather booties from Target, or as I like to pronounce it, “Targét” – it’s French, duh.

5. Feminine Lace-Up Boots
Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 4.29.14 PMStyle these white lace-up boots with dresses, skinny jeans, skirts, and more. These boots are white-hot and will get you loads of compliments and way too many Instagram likes for your own good — just don’t let it get to your head, alright?

6. Dark Floral Boots
Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 4.30.03 PMDark florals are a huge trend for this fall and winter, so why not indulge in this trend with some edgy footwear. These tough boots would look divine by juxtaposing them with feminine and flowy dresses.

7. Minimalistic Booties
Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 4.30.38 PMThese elegant ivory booties perfect the transition from fall to winter to spring, so you will get plenty of use out of them. Wear them with warm knit socks scrunched at the ankle to look fashionably on point.

8. Animal Print Booties
Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 4.31.33 PMIf you are the life of the party, live on the edge, can’t stop-won’t-stop type, then these are the boots for you. The bold animal print beautifully contrasts with bright gold details making these boots quite a statement.

9. Edgy Hiking Boots
x354Hiking boots with textured soles were all over the runways this fall — I’m looking at you, Tommy Hilfiger — and should be in your closet as well. Not only are these shoes fashionable, but they are warm and slip-proof for snowy days.

10. Wear With Everything Boots
Screen shot 2014-09-11 at 4.34.01 PMIf there’s one pair of practical boots you should buy this fall, these are them. The neutral color, simplistic design, and elegant shape make them perfect for any outfit you could put together.

Jessica Mattern
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Fashion MATTERS to Jessica Leigh Mattern, Philly native and style writer/blogger. Her goal: to be First Lady of the United States. Her motto: Fake it ‘til you make it. Her advice: Smiling is key to being fashionable and scarves should be worn daily. Seriously.

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