Tory Burch's fall boots are a play on contradictions: sturdy yet refined, tough yet sophisticated, they're an amalgam of urban preppiness and the great outdoors, fit for weekend adventures as much as weekdays on the job. And for anyone who has preconceived notions about what Tory Burch footwear typically looks like, there's not a gold medallion in sight.
The "Lyle" style in particular is at the top of our wish list. Between its just-above-the-ankle height, its rugged lug soles, one serious stiletto heel, and a tasseled kiltie tongue on strap-down, these are the perfect bad boys to pair with a pleated skirt and thick woolen tights (socks optional), rolled-up trousers, or your favorite pair of skinny jeans. Totally schitzophrenic (and that's why we love them), consider these boots the equivalent of five shoes in one.
Available for pre-order from the Tory Burch website.