Here are a few of my favorite fairly understated neutral boots for Fall 2015. I live in short ankle boots almost year round, but lately I've been trying to branch away from simple black leather chelsea boots. Look for fun detailing, buckles, stitching, zippers, lacing, or cutouts to make your toes stand out. Some of the best quality boots I've ever found have been from Frye, but this collection should give you a head start in shopping.
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