11/07/2014 10:48 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kick Start Your Wardrobe With This Season With Four Must-Have Boots


The temperature may be cooling down, but fall footwear is heating up -- and the best way to update your look is by making sure you're a stylish step ahead of the competition in some new on trend boots! With the cooler weather comes a worthy impetus to retire the sandals you wore all summer and test-drive some of this seasons best footwear offerings.

So put your best foot forward with these four must-have boots that I discussed on my latest NBC style segment for Kerri-lee Mayland's show. Ready to get your kicks? Step right this way.

Uptown Chic
Take your style to new heights by grabbing a pair of knee-high boots this season. Whether you opt for a sky-high version or keep things short and sweet, you can instantly transform practically anything in your closet, (including your favorite date night LBD), with knee-high boots. Pair them with skinny jeans for a chic take on a daytime classic or bump up the strut appeal by wearing them with your favorite dress for a night out on the town. Part sophisticate, part uptown girl, the knee high boot is sure to bestow instant it-girl status to whoever dons it.

Ride on:
If your style is more classic, you can't go wrong with a great pair of riding boots. Whether you're indulging in some fall fun outdoors, hitting the streets for some shopping, or going for a long stroll in the city with your beau, these versatile boots will have you riding high on style.

Boot-y call
Its safe to say, the booty is here to stay. Take your look from day to night (or even desk to dinner), by selecting a classic style with a stacked heel or drop it low with a go-anywhere pair that's more downtown cool than uptown chic. Whether you opt for a trendy open toe number or keep things sleek and neat in a classic bootie paired with leggings, denim, or even a dress, you'll instantly add an effortlessly edgy vibe to your look the moment you slip a pair on. Bottom line? The bootie is a good call.

High Standards
Thigh-high boots don't have to scream streetwalker. Promise. On the contrary, a contemporary pair can be chic and dare -I -say -it, practical. As I discussed on my NBC segment, you don't have to be Gisele Bundchen (although it couldn't hurt) with legs for days to pull off this style. Truth be told, the thigh high boot is truly a closet gem as they can polish off a broad range of looks from mini to pencil skirts, and leggings to skinny jeans. Just remember to keep things classy by finding a pair that flatter your legs in either genuine leather or suede. Don't be afraid to pump up the volume by styling your boots with a bright hue sweater dress like I did below with gold jewelry accents and clean simple makeup. Bottom line? When wearing this style its important to let your boots do the talking.

From open-toed booties to sky high numbers, these boots are definitely made for shopping. Are you ready boots? Start walkin...

Stylist: Zoey Gulmi
Boots borrowed from: Nordstrom
Show: NBC CT