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It's boots season! Seriously — the hottest new boots for "cool" weather

boots, Nordstrom, Sam Edelman, "Kit" boot, October 2012
Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Nordstrom
boots, Elaine Turner, Ryan leather riding boots, $395
Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Elaine Turner
sole society booties
Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Sole Society
boots, J. Crew, Harper leather boots, $328, $348 extended calf
Courtesy of Photo courtesy of J. Crew
boots, Rachel Comey, Mars boots, $403
Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Myth & Symbol
boots, Free People Prey ankle boot, $198
Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Free People
anthropologie boots blue
Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Anthropologie
boots, ShopBop, Vince, Greta wedge boot, $650
Courtesy of Photo courtesy of ShopBop

Temps falling to the 60s and 70s means only one thing in Austin: It's boot season! Break out the boots!

Animal print adds a pop of wow to a restrained fall palette. One word: Rawr. Sam Edelman 'Kit' boots, $174.95 at Nordstrom.

Somewhere between grey and brown, the rich taupe and signature hardwear on these riding boots makes them the perfect addition to your collection.

Ryan leather riding boots, $395, at Elaine Turner.

In the Victorian era, even the smallest hint of skin was unabashedly sexual. Keep that in mind with these ankle-exposing booties with an asymmetric edge that make legs look oh-so-long.

Helena low-cut leather bootie, $69.95, at Sole Society.

A simple shape pairs well with footwear in warm tones. Bonus: Extended calf sizes mean you'll never have an issue getting that exposed zipper all the way up.

Harper leather boots, $328-348, at J.Crew.

Rachel Comey was designing menswear when she discovered that ladies were snapping up the smaller sizes of her simple, stylish designs. Now she's making shoes (and more) for women while keeping her masculine edge.

Rachel Comey 'Mars' boots, $403, at Myth & Symbol.

A mix of trendy fringe and hardwear gives these booties a Western vibe that's a little bit cowboy and a little bit Indian.

Prey ankle boot, $198, at Free People.

Jewel tones — like this electric blue — are all over the place for fall, but a slight geometric look and an exposed back zip makes this wedge a stunner.

Dolce Vita 'Pyramid' wedge booties, $219, at Anthropologie.

How do you define a power boot? Sleek, European styling and supple Italian leather is a good start.

Vince 'Greta' wedge boot, $650, at Shopbop.