Each fall there is a series of boots that call my name from the Nordstrom Fall Boots collection. Days past, the taller boot reigned supreme. These days, the bootie game is strong. They are less warm, but shorter booties are more flattering, easier to find a great fit, and far more comfortable. They are also edgier.
The shorter bootie speaking to me this fall is the lace-up bootie, otherwise known as the combat boot. The combat boot is, in the words of Zoolander’s Jacobim Mugatu, “So hot right now.” The selection is yummy and ranges from waterproof boots for utilitarian purposes to wonderfully fashion-forward options.
How To Wear Combat Boots
Skip the 90s vibe and pair them with your regular fall wardrobe. Combat boots look gorgeous with leggings, midi dresses, short skirt hems, and cuffed skinny jeans. Are you taller and feeling edgy? Pair them with cropped wider leg jeans.
Now, to choose your boot. Scroll down to see which of the Nordstrom fall boots are best suited for your personal style and color palette.
Blondo Ramona Waterproof Lace-Up Boot
These Blondo combat boots are insanely comfortable, waterproof, and only have a subtle combat vibe. My clients are loving these.
Prada Lugged Combat Boot
Of the Nordstrom fall boots I have picked out, these Prada Lugged Combat Boots are probably the most militant of them all, but still quite feminine. Notice, the lean ankle area. A flattering combat boot is all about a tight fit at the ankle. Pair these with a cream sweater dress. These boots are available at Nordstrom, Saks 5th Avenue, and Farfetch.
Timberland Courmayeur Valley Boot
Sorel Cate Waterproof Lace-Up Boot
Caslon Keaton Water Resistant Lace-Up Bootie
These Caslon Keaton Water Resistant Lace-Up Booties give you some great height, the color is delicious, and the shape is one of the least bulky, aka most flattering, on this Nordstrom fall boot line up.
Matisse Moss Lace-Up Boot
Timberland Jayne Waterproof Hiking Bootie
Dr. Scholl’s Guild Combat Boot
Blackstone OL22 Lace-Up Boot with Genuine Shearling Lining
These off-white boots are stunning with lighter wash blue jeans, tan leggings, and light-colored fall clothing.
Red Wing Silversmith Boot
The Red Wing Silversmith Boot brings in that 90s vibe, but not too much. Pair them with leggings, cuffed cropped jeans, or shorter dresses. These boots are available at Nordstrom, Zappos, REI, and Amazon.
Vince Cabria Lace-Up Boot
Ah! How stunning is this off-white Vince Cabria Lace-Up Boot? Pair it with lighter-colored clothing and stand out this fall. These boots are available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Saks 5th Avenue, Zappos, Vince, and Amazon.
Freda Salvador Ace Bootie
These Freda Salvador Ace Booties are really beautiful and will look fantastic with longer skirts because of their pointed toe and leaner look. These booties are available at Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Amazon.