It’s officially decorative gourd season, but how can you think about shellacked vegetables at a time like this? There are too many new fall arrivals to be spending your money on, folks—and in the words of the viral article’s author, they’re going to make your shit look “so seasonal.” Oh, and in case we’re not convincing enough, none other than Anna Wintour agreed that boots are the best fall accessory to invest in, so you might as well listen to us already.
After sifting through new arrivals as well as street style photos from fashion month, I decided to narrow down the best fall designer boots into three categories: lug-soles, heeled boots, and lace-up versions. If you can’t stop staring at Aimee Song’s golden Chanel boots in the photo above, you’re not alone—they’re perhaps the shiniest, most showstopping eye candy I’ve seen in a while. Scroll down to shop the best new designer boots for fall.