The rugged classic gets a lift.
Wondering how you’ll work around your wardrobe as summer turns into fall? We’ve found the easiest way to transition your summer outfits — while still getting to indulge in the new trends — is to switch up your footwear from lightweight flats and pumps to booties. While last spring’s mid-heeled boots still work, you might get a bigger boost from the newest bootie on the block. The wedge desert boot is a hybrid of the rugged suede standby and the sleeker wedge, which came back in the mid-00s and has reigned supreme ever since. The result of this overdue union: a versatile ankle boot that goes with everything from jeans to a casual-Friday-ready wrap dress.
To elevate your summer look into fall, pair wedge desert boots with same-color tights (brown with brown, wine with wine) under your best summer frock and top with a nubby sweater or a slouchy blazer and scarf. Bonus: desert boots, even the ones with substantial wedges, tend to be sturdily made, so you can stomp through the newly-falling leaves with abandon.
Here are our top 5 picks for wedge desert boots at or around $200 online now (move fast though…some of these are on sale!):
Surface to Air Bat Wedge Ankle Desert Boot, $201.25, ASOS
Kelsi Fanetta Bootie (in Cognac), $100, KarmaLoop
DV by Dolce Vita “Pascale” Bootie, $89.95, Nordstrom
Wedge Desert Boots, $194, Boden
Rag & Bone Odval Desert Suede Wedge Ankle Boots, $157.50 (sale!), The Outnet