Fall has officially begun, which means it’s time to let our toes get toasty with a chic pair of statement boots. So which fashion-forward styles should we be investing in this season? While there are plenty of trendy styles for the taking—from lace-up boots to chunky Chelsea stompers and square-toe silhouettes—there is one type of boot that has already gone viral, dominating our Insta feeds one stylish sole at a time. Knee-high mock-croc boots are everywhere right now, with two designer brands in particular taking the fashion scene by storm. Jimmy Choo’s Mavis 85 Croc-Effect Leather Boots have been seen on practically every street style star throughout fashion month, with cool girls styling them with floral dresses, leather separates, sequins, tweed, shorts, tailored trousers, and knitted skirts alike. They come in three popular and (very wearable) shades—dark green, black, and tan—and add a serious dose of sophistication to every outfit.
Paris Texas is another brand that has gained a loyal following among celebrities and the fashion set (Emily Ratajkowski, Eva Chen, and Chiara Ferragni are huge fans), and its knee-high snake-effect and mock-croc styles have officially reached cult status. While both boots have pretty hefty price tags, you can still get the trendy look for less with these chic, budget-friendly picks we’re sharing below.