There are plenty—and we really do mean plenty—of new fall 2019 boot trends to relish in. Slouchy boots have been reigning supreme on the street style scene for weeks, cowboy boots are back and bolder than ever, snakeskin booties are the best way to wear the ever-popular animal-print trend come autumn, and square-toe boots that hearken back to the '90s have become increasingly sought-after. But regardless of all the new, fresh footwear crazes the season has ushered in, there's one timeless style that simply can't be beat: Chelsea boots.
The appeal of Chelsea boots is in the ever-versatile, no-fuss design. They're close-fitting, hit at the ankle, and have that signature elastic side panel that's both practical and stylish. They also tend to have a loop or stretchy fabric on the back, both design details that make slipping in and out of them incredibly easy, which is a huge plus because, well, no one likes trying to cram their foot into a boot, especially when rushing out the door.
So while trend-forward options might be tempting to buy right now, consider shopping a pair of the best Chelsea boots for women below.
Jeffrey Campbell Cloudy Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot ($60)
These have seriously rave reviews.
Steve Madden Subtle Snake Embossed Chelsea Boot ($130)
Snakeskin not your thing? No worries, because these are available in a bunch of different finishes.
Marc Fisher Ltd Yale Chelsea Boot ($180)
One word: classic.
Charles by Charles David Dodger Chelsea Boot ($130)
The stud detailing takes the cool factor to a new level.
Cole Haan Newburg Waterproof Chelsea Boot ($200)
These are waterproof and therefore perfect for rainy fall days.
Timberland Courmayeur Valley Chelsea Boot ($150)
You can trek through snow and sleet with these.
Louise et Cie Valtina Chelsea Boot ($198)
Pearl detailing is still big for fall 2019.
Sarto by Franco Sarto Heather Chelsea Boot ($150)
So sleek you can wear them with everything.
Vagabond Kenova Lugged Chelsea Boot ($140)
We love a good platform boot, which is exactly why these are in our shopping carts right now.
Bernardo Scout Boot ($325)
These are too cool to pass up.
Cougar Kensington Chelsea Rain Boot ($70)
These are perfect for the practical yet stylish dresser.
Paige Willa Studded Chelsea Boot ($375)
Western boots meet city-cool.
Clarks Orinoco Chelsea Boot ($110)
The sturdy rubber sole is a game changer.
Vince Denver Chelsea Boot ($395)
You can always count on Vince for minimalist perfection.
Ecco Shape Motion 55 Chelsea Boot ($200)
We love white boots, and these are really good.
Botkier Chelsea Faux Shearling Lined Boot ($248)
Your feet will thank you for this purchase.
Prada Lug Sole Chelsea Boot ($790)
If you're willing to splurge, splurge on these.
Chloé Croc Embossed Chelsea Boot ($1060)
These are drool-worthy.
Vaneli Ladan Chelsea Boot ($225)
Studs add a dash of edge to a classic shoe.
Next up, the best boots to buy, according to editors.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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