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How to Style & Wear Desert Boots in Fall/Winter

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When the temperatures drop and the weather shows its dark side it becomes crucial what you put on your feet. If your main concern during summer was which trending style to show off, in Autumn the game changes a bit. You literally have to check the weather forecast every time you leave your bachelor pad. However there is one time-saving and all-weather friendly solution, the ultimate shoes style – Desert Boot. It’s simple shape is easy to style and the form will make sure you stay warm and dry during those god-awful days. To help you steer between unlikable weather and your stylish attires, we prepared a short guide on how to style and wear Desert Boots in Fall and Winter.

Check out 10 Best Ways to Style Men’s Desert Boots.

An Autumn Boot


Although Desert Boots can be worn all year long, on bear feet and with denim shorts in Summer or all bundled-up in Winter, they’re really a perfect Autumn shoe. Not too closed and not too lightweight, but just right for the weather. What we love so much about this style is that they’re simple, without being to minimal, which makes them very easy to incorporate in almost any look. If you don’t believe us then just check our 10 best ways to style men’s desert boots.

Being so sleek but at the same time having its massive boot form, they can quickly become your favorite off-duty footwear or on the other hand an essential piece of your work look. They’re just as easy to be worn with casual outfits as with sharper and more formal wardrobe. That’s what makes Desert Boots so awesome – their ability to adjust to any look. This can be assigned to the variety of different materials and colors available. Classic brown suede, black leather, red velvet, navy suede, camo prints, grey cotton and probably most popular amongst them beige suede, are just some of the many great styles available.

Life, Tailored tip: Suede looks perfect paired with the shape of a Desert Boot but in wet Autumn weather it’s necessary to protect it from those unfriendly conditions. When it’s all new and untouched it looks all soft and luxurious but not taking care properly and it will quickly look like a huge mess. With suede it’s necessary to use protection. It’s smart to invest in a high-quality suede protector, that will defend your desert boots against stains and moist. Spray them regularly to maintain the protection. When the shoes get wet, try to absorb as much moisture as possible before leaving to dry naturally.

How to Wear Desert Boots in Fall/Winter

We browsed through Pinterest and found great examples of street style featuring Desert Boots that will hopefully help you with incorporate them in your everyday looks.

How to Wear Desert Boots in Fall Winter

Photo: Pinterest, Lookastic

How to Style Desert Boots for Work

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Wear your suede desert boots with a suit in natural shades, such as browns and grays. When it gets frosty just pop a trench or an overcoat in complementary colors on top and you’re off to work.

Lutwyche Brown Prince of Wales Suit $6,670

Charvet Blue Gingham Shirt $545

Burberry London Polka Dot Tie $165

Tod’s Suede Desert Boots $545

How to Style Desert Boots When it Rains

How to Style Desert Boots When it Rains

For a rainy day go for something more casual. These Rag & Bone Desert Boots with a rubber sole are perfect for gloomy days like that, they’ll keep you dry and your outfit on trend. Style them with classic jeans, war knit sweater and a waterproof parka.

Our Legacy Resin Blizzard Parka $438

Levi’s Made & Crafted Jeans $310

Bedwin and the Hearthbreakers Sweater $344

Rag & Bone Kent Desert Boots $260

How to Style Desert Boots When it Snows

How to Style Desert Boots When it SnowsWith slush covering the sidewalks, a strategic choice of footwear is needed. Desert Boots really show off in these kind of situations, just make sure to switch suede for leather and you’ll be fine. Style them with wool trousers, a flannel shirt and wrap up in some knits.

A.P.C. Unstructured Tweed Overcoat $720

J.Crew Cashmere Sweater $225

Grayers Checked Flannel Shirt $95

Hackett Wool-flannel Trousers $355

Rick Owens Leather Desert Boots $1,365

William Lockie Ribbed Cashmere Scarf $225

Men’s Desert Boots for Fall/Winter

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Mark McNairy Suede Desert Boots $350

H by Hudson Cruise Desert Boots $225

Hogan Dress Boot $328.71

Men's Desert Boots for Fall-Winter (2)

John Varvatos Star USA Hipster Boots $198

Sergio Rossi Contrast Sole Desert Boots $721.12

Cole Haan ZeroGrand Suded Desert Boots $280

Men's Desert Boots for Fall-Winter (3)

Jil Sander Panel Detail Desert Boots $1,058.99

Ermenegildo Zegna Lace-up Boots $515.74

To Boot New York Hunter Suede Boots $350

Final thoughts on Desert Boots

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We complete this round-up with some last thoughts on this versatile footwear. Desert boots are the perfect crossover between casual and formal, and will work within almost any look – from preppy to sportswear. If you’re looking for the perfect Autumn footwear then desert style boots are definitely a smart choice giving that they’re formed as a durable boot but also possess an elegant look.

Get inspired by our styling suggestions and the street style looks, and let us know how you wear your desert Boots!

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