A black boot is an all-purpose shoe that can be dressed up, dressed down, and look fantastic with any outfit from a sundress to a parka.
But what's the right black boot for you?
After we escaped the Ugg trend of the 2000s, for awhile in the 2010s a pair of black riding boots was essential. Then came a revival of the combat boot, quickly followed by a brief revisitation of the always classic chelsea boot. Now, according to the runways, we should expect to see plenty of cut-out boots, platform boots, over-the-knee boots, and even cowboy boots mixed in with the more classic styles. We particularly love a reimagined black combat boot with a heel or a platform, a sleek riding boot with a twist, and an all-purpose ankle boot like you might find from Sam Edelman.
If the year so far tells us anything, fall of 2020 is certain to be full of unexpected twists and turns. Make sure you're ready for anything with a pair of dependable black boots. This is your one stop shop for all your black boot needs.
Here is our one stop shop guide:
There's nothing wrong with a little croc-print patent leather. These classic yet eye-catching pair of knee highs are surprisingly versatile. Pair them with a white button up, statement jewelry, and black slacks to make them pop, or wear a midi-dress with a funky print to make them blend in to you ensemble. Customer reviews emphasize how comfortable these boots are, plus they feature a nylon back panel for the right amount of stretch.
You may not have heard of this Swedish brand, but we promise they're worth taking for a test spin. With an emphasis on comfort, Gram boots exist in the space between sneakers and boots. We love the futuristic platform on this pair of distinctive boots, along with the beige edging.
AllSaints is known for their killer leather jackets, but not as many people know that they make incredible boots as well. We love the heavy hardware on this pair, combined with a low heel for comfort and style. Pointed toes are sure to be in this season, so a solid pair of cowboy-esque boots like these will be a great addition to your wardrobe. Pair these with a flowy sundress or a pair of ripped jeans for an easy going out (with a mask, of course) look.
Naturalizer is a comfort shoe brand that has recently started to release shoes that are as stylish as they are comfy. A good pair of black leather riding boots will never go out of style, and we love the low block heel on this pair. Wear these with a midi dress or jeans to immediately add a touch of class to your look.
When you think of Timberlands, you probably think of yellow work boots, but the brand has upped their game since then. All of their shoes are constructed with high-quality materials and are certain to last for years. This wear-everyday low-heel chelsea boot can be dressed up or down and will match any outfit!
Another iconic brand's take on the chelsea boot, this pair of Doc Martens adds a refined touch to the punk classic. The super-structured sole means these are way more durable and comfortable than your average chelsea boot, and the adjustable straps ensure a perfect fit. Plus Doc Martens can double is a perfect pair of rain boots.
While thigh-high boots are slightly less versatile than other options on this list, if you're really looking to make a statement, this affordable pair is for you.