I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of boots that can’t handle a little moving and shaking. As someone who’s living, breathing proof that the whole “nobody walks in L.A.” thing is false (I will gladly proffer my iPhone’s step-counter data as proof), I require boots that knock the whole cost-per-wear algorithm out of the park, and given that I happen to work in fashion, said footwear’s also gotta look good. That means fast-fashion fixes are pretty much out, as are $$$ designer finds I’d be too worried about roughing up the first time I wear them.
The happy middle ground? I’m glad you asked. This season, I realized there’s actually one specific boot style that makes the grade where fall is concerned. Sperry’s Saltwater Duck Boots are classics that happen to be weatherproof (a must, even here on the West Coast—our rainy season is no joke), but there’s also something inherently street style about them, thanks to their interesting texture and shape. Need proof? Keep on scrolling to see and shop three fun, functional, trend-heavy fall looks I’ve put together—anchored, of course, by my boots of choice. Bookmark now and thank me later!