With the fall season slowly creeping in, footwear trends have been transitioning from sandals to closed-up shoes. Like the best friend that always has your back, boots are fall shoe staples that you’ll never tire of. From the classic Chelsea boots to the trend-conscious sock boots, these footwear choices come in a myriad of styles and colours. But one way you can really shake things up is to get yourself a pair of white boots this fall.

While not exactly a brand new trend, white boots have been slipping in and out of the fashion radar ever so often. It was first and most notable in the 60s as go-go boots. Those thigh-high heels were strikingly white, worn by disco goers bent on dancing their legs off. Over the decades, they’ve evolved in appearance to be less over-the-top. They reappeared again last year in street styles of fashion week goers and have basically established themselves as a permanent fall addition — alongside pumpkin spiced latte.

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Seen on the streets during recent fashion weeks this year — the white boots.

Style stalkers with a keen eye might have noticed an influx of fashionistas sporting the trend during the past few fashion weeks, including London Fashion Week, Berlin Fashion Week, and even the latest Copenhagen Fashion Week and Oslo Fashion Week. It’s a great transition footwear from summer into fall when dresses are still light in weight but with longer hems.

In fact, more than several fashion brands have debuted white boots for the latest season — a true testament that the style is well and truly stable. Wear the white boot however you like: cowboy style from Tibi, ankle boots with kitten heels from Balenciaga, scrunched-style from Isabel Marant, or a classic Chelsea style from Acne Studios. Like them chunkier? Marc Jacobs has a pair too, combat-boots style.

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Clockwise from top left: Marc Jacobs, Acne Studios, Tibi, and Balenciaga all have white boots in their latest collections.

One of the several great reasons why you should begin trying out the white boot trend is that it immediately lightens the overall look of your outfit. Black and tan boots are commonplace, but they make an outfit look “heavier”. Try swapping your black Chelsea boots with white ones when you wear light denim and you’ll see the difference for yourself. With white boots, your outfit is given a fresher look. Don’t limit it to just denim either. They go great with dresses and skirts with longer hems too.

Could the white boot slowly be cementing itself into footwear classicism just like the ubiquitous white sneaker has managed to achieve? We won’t know for sure, but you’ll be well ahead of the curve if you get yourself a pair now.

PohNee Chin
Associate Editor
Poh Nee is the associate editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.