The Best Fall Boots | #NSale 2020

Well, today’s the day! As of 9:30 AM ET, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to shop for Nordy Club ICON Level members!

I’m continuing with my deep dive into the most popular categories, where I share my favorites and where I think you’ll get the most bang for your shopping buck.

FYI, I’ve linked all my 2020 #NSale coverage at the top of the blog, and you can bookmark that page for easy reference when it’s your time to shop. Using my links to shop the sale is a way you can support my blog, and it is SO very much appreciated!

As I said in my Fall Wardrobe Essentials, our footwear really sets the tone for an outfit, and it’s a great way to transition our looks with the change of seasons.

When I think of fall fashion, boots and sweaters are the first things that come to mind. We’ll tackle sweaters in a bit, but today, let’s talk about the best fall boots in the #NSale!

The Best Fall Boots | #NSale 2020

This year, ankle boots (or booties) are still a hot trend. They look great with everything from skirts and dresses to jeans and shorts.

I usually wear my ankle boots with jeans, and since I wear jeans almost every day in fall and winter, I like to have a good variety of styles and colors in my closet.

One thing to pay attention to when purchasing ankle boots is shaft height. A higher shaft can be harder to wear with skinny jeans, especially if you have mostly ankle-length jeans. You may need to cuff them or tuck them in to make them work.

But a higher shaft ankle boot is perfect with the straight styles that are trending right now. Ideally, you’ll have some of both, if you wear boots often.


Tall boots are nice to have as well — especially when the weather turns cold, because they provide an extra layer of warmth.

Last year I noticed a shift from the over-the-knee styles that have reigned for the past few years to more knee-high styles, and this year knee boots are definitely taking over. I think we will still see some of each, but this year I’ll be buying knee-high styles.

As far as color trends go, neutrals are still going strong, and they are the most versatile. I’m seeing a lot of taupe, grey, and cognac again this year; but I’m also seeing black and white booties.

Animal prints are also having a moment right now, with python still leading the pack. I realize not everyone likes a snake print, but if you do, you can definitely continue wearing it this season.

I’m also seeing leopard and cheetah prints, camo print, and more! Fashion should be fun. Don’t take it too seriously!

One last final consideration, before I round up my favorites: Be sure to take your climate into consideration when purchasing fall boots.

Fall and winter weather can be messy here in Philly, so while suede is definitely trending, I like to have some leather options as well. Also, more and more brands are making weather-proof suede boots, and they are well worth the investment if you live in an area with messy winter weather.



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