5 Great Wedge Desert Boots for Fall

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

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