From punky combat boots to Ariana Grande-style sexy over-the-knee boots, there are endless ways to work boots into your every day outfits. After all, classic booties are the epitome of fall style. Here are hacks and tips that will keep you on top of the latest boot trends this season.

Master the perfect pant cuff

Why have a cute pair of boots without being able to show ‘em off? Instead of tucking your pants into your boots the old regular way, try a sharp cuff. Cuffing your pants can add a bit of extra flair to your outfit and give your look a completely different vibe.

Leather boots get better with age (if you take care of them properly!)

I love the look of leather as it ages. If you decide to invest into a pair of leather boots, taking proper care of them can extend their life, as well as make them look just as sharp as when you first got them. Invest in a good leather cleaner and brush (you can easily find them on Amazon), and make sure to clean and condition your boots once a week. Your wallet and footwear will thank you!

Switch up your boot laces

This is the most affordable and effective way to change up your look. Buy a fun-coloured shoe lace for any of your lace-up boots! Adding a bright neon coloured lace to a black or brown boot can give them a completely different look.

Play with proportions

I used to only match my boots with skinny jeans – but now I like to mix it up! From wide leg culottes to tapered cargo pants, there are so many different silhouettes you can wear with your boots. Want to get even more daring? One super trendy way to rock over-the-knee boots is called “lampshading” as seen on Gigi Hadid and Ariana Grande. Rock an oversized crewneck sweater or t-shirt as a dress and pair them with your long boots. So simple yet chic!

Go vintage for classic boot style

If you’re looking to add a new pair of boots to your shoe collection without spending a fortune, try looking at your local flea markets or thrift stores. Trends are cyclical, and you can often find a pair that’s super in style — that’s also vintage!

Rocking boots is one of the simplest ways to add some sophistication to your look. Lately, my favourite way to wear them this season is with a pair of oversized denim and a sleek, pointed toe boot. You can check all my looks out on my instagram, @rachspeed! What your fave way to style your fave boots?

Rachel Wong for SliceRachel Spencer Wong is a Canadian Style YouTuber with a love of all things creative! Through the years her channel, RachSpeed has grown into a destination where young women can learn how to cultivate a wardrobe they love while also on a budget.Find her on Instagram @rachspeed