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5 Fresh Ways to Wear Boots at the Office

These boots were made for walkin'...wherever the day takes you.

The Best Fall Boots For Every Workplace
Andrew Stinson

Think boots are NSFW? Reality check: They could be the missing ingredient to a pulled-together office outfit. Whether they're daring over-the-knee stunners, fun ankle booties or comfy ones for your commute, there's a boot for everyone. (And every work-related situation.) No matter what you do, here are five looks that will take you from 9 to 5 in *prime* style.

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If Your Yearly Review is Today...

Don't let your nerves stop you from looking 💯. Black suede conveys confidence and we promise, these knee-highs will become an eternally stylish staple in your wardrobe. Pair with a modest midi skirt and button-down blouse to keep your look ~classy~ enough for your manager. A killer boss-lady bag (that fits your laptop, duh) is a must! 

Nine West boots, $140, nordstrom.com; Equipment shirt, $214, equipment.com; Frame skirt, $395, nordstrom.com; Coach bag, $750, nordstrom.com

If You Have an Important Client Meeting...

Make a strong impression to seal the deal. Take a cue from the Saint Laurent, Fendi, and Erdem runways and get funky with our favorite fall boot trend – patterns. Add a bold, conversation-starting bootie to your lewk and finish it off with a bag in THE color of the season: power red. 

Sam Edelman boots, $160, nordstrom.com; Elizabeth and James dress, $445, nordstrom.com; Rag & Bone bag, $395, rag-bone.com; Elizabeth and James earrings, $175, nordstrom.com

If It's Casual Friday...

Dress up your favorite denim with sleek over-the-knee boots and a streamlined blazer. This combo will easily become your favorite comfy yet sophisticated pairing. When you're off duty, just ditch the all-business topper. 

Stuart Weitzman boots, $798, nordstrom.com; Paige jeans, $189, nordstrom.com; Vince sweater, $320,nordstrom.com; The Kooples blazer, $495, thekooples.com; Halogen earrings, $35, nordstrom.com

If You Walk or Bike to Work...

For days when it's basically a monsoon outside, non-clunky rain boots will totally save you (and your look). Wear them with a shift dress, tights, and a just-edgy-enough backpack for a vibe that's fun but still says, 'I'm a professional.' 

Hunter boots, $195, nordstrom.com; Theory dress, $315, nordstrom.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim bag, $550, 31philliplim.com; So Fine tights, $9, nordstrom.com

If You Have Plans with Bae Right After Work...

It's ALL about white on your feet this season, and these retro-inspired Steve Madden block-heeled babies are eye-catching but not wallet-busting. Pair 'em with flared leather pants and and head-turning shopper for a look that'll take you from office to date night in a snap. 

Steve Madden boots, $130, nordstrom.com; ALC pants, $995, alcltd.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim sweater, $395, nordstrom.com; Elizabeth and James bag, $495,nordstrom.com

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