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When we think of the most timeless wardrobe essentials, we can’t help but think of boots. No matter the temperature or outdoor weather conditions, we find ourselves always wanting to slip into a pair of trendy boots, especially come winter as they’re available to shop in so many different styles, colors, and materials. The shoe is also versatile enough to be paired with just about anything — whether you want to dress your boots down with a white t-shirt and high-waisted jeans or dress them up with an evening dress and an oversize coat, they can help to elevate truly any look.
With so many popular boots out there, we know it can be daunting trying to narrow down precisely which one is best for you and your wardrobe — which is why we went ahead and shopped out our picks for the best boots for women to invest in this year, with pairs from beloved brands like Sam Edelman, Steve Madden, UGG, Nordstrom, Timberland, Bottega Veneta, Amazon, and more. It’s hard work, but hey, someone’s got to do it.
When you spy a pair of cool riding boots on your best friend or spot your favorite celebrity donning thigh-high boots, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Those styles will be everywhere this season and all throughout 2024; but they’re not the only ones. Our team of shopping experts predict that this winter will be rife with everything from ankle boots and Chelsea boots to leather styles and Western-inspired variations; these are the perfect picks to buy now and wear all year long. Plus, we even found the best rain and snow boots for women that no one would guess are made to withstand the winter’s harshest temperatures, along with shearling boots that feel like slippers, but look like street style staples.
No matter what your style is, there’s a chic pair of shoes to match. Looking for a specific style? Ahead, browse our categories for the best fashion boots for women to sport in 2023 and beyond.
— Additional reporting by India Yaffe