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It's inevitable that different fashion trends will pop up every season. Whether there are street style looks that everyone seems to be rocking or particular pieces that retailers can't seem to keep in stock, it can be tricky to tell which trends will actually stick around for more than a season.
Luckily, there is one shoe that will always be in style: the simple black bootie. Whether you want to wear your black boots with a pair of denim, a dress or a skirt with tights, you really can't go wrong when wearing these neutral must-haves. However, there's a lot of competition when it comes to finding the truly perfect black boot... but don't worry, we have found two amazing options (with both save and splurge-worthy price tags) that any wardrobe would warmly welcome. Watch the video above to see what we really thought about the boots, and shop them below!
Splurge: Everlane The Modern Chelsea Boot, $198
The Modern Chelsea Boot from Everlane is made from 100 percent full-grain Italian leather and our pick for if you want to splurge on black booties this year. Running true to size with a 3/4" heel, these boots are total classics, but their slightly pointed toes keep them feeling modern.
Having garnered almost four and half stars out of five on Everlane's website, reviewers have described these boots as "sleek and stylish, with an edge." But since these are made out of high-quality leather, you'll want to remember to give yourself time to break these bad boys in!
Save: Steve Madden Dover Chelsea Bootie, $99.95
If you aren't looking to spend hundreds of dollars on shoes this season, the Dover Chelsea Booties from Steve Madden are a great option! These sleek boots have a 1 1/2" heel and a more rounded toe when compared to the Everlane style.
These booties also have great reviews on Nordstrom (four out of five stars, to be exact) with reviewers describing the shoes as "super comfortable and probably the lightest weight booties I’ve owned" and "perfect for fall." One thing to keep in mind is that these boots are said to run slightly small, so you might want to consider ordering a half a size or more up!