Boots are THE staple footwear item of every New England woman's wardrobe. After all, we basically wear them three seasons of the year, with summer being the lone exception. For that reason, bringing home new boots deserves some thought. They should be comfortable, high-quality, versatile, and stylish, but classic enough to keep in your closet for a few years. Pondering a new pair? Here are some fall styles in the two versions all women should have in their closets: tall and short.

Short boots: Short styles, with or without a heel, add a nonchalant vibe that instantly ups the cool factor of any outfit.

1. Pippy boot, Nine West

2. Shearling boot (because I KNOW you aren't wearing those UGGs outside the house anymore), Jimmy Choo

3. Suede ankle boot, J. Crew

4. Suede Youth boot, Jimmy Choo

5. Heeled boot, Jimmy Choo

6. Sloane boot, Nine West

7. Leather Youth boot, Jimmy Choo

8. Sabe boot, Tory Burch

9. Landers boot, Tory Burch


Tall boots: Tall, flat boots are a can't -go-wrong classic, especially streamlined, equestrian styles.

1. Yeeha boot, Stuart Weitzman

2. Bristol Riding boot, Tory Burch

3. Darla boot, Jimmy Choo

4. Yule boot, Jimmy Choo

5. Valcaria boot, Nine West

6. Field boot, J. Crew

For more fall boot ideas, check out Five Boots Every Girl Needs.

Kaitlin Madden blogs at Lux & Concord. Find her on twitter at @kaitmadden and @luxandconcord.