From go-to black ankle boots to on-trend biker styles, our boots guide will help you discover your favourite footwear of the season
Did you snap up a pair of hiker boots last winter? If so, you’ll be pleased to know the trend is still going strong; if not, now’s the time to get involved. As well as being the coolest way to wear ankle boots right now, hiker boots are a practical, supremely comfortable choice, bound to hold their place in your wardrobe for years to come. Try a stylish black leather pair or branch out to brown hiker boots with red laces.
Fierce but feminine, striking but simple, a pair of lace-up boots will serve you well through autumn and winter. A modern take on Victoriana chic, these streamlined boots look great with midi skirts, slim-fit jeans and cropped wide-leg trousers. This stone colour is remarkably versatile, but for traditionalists the boots are also available in black. For a boot that fits to your foot and ankle just so, you can’t beat a pair of lace-ups.
Walk on the wild side this winter with inspiration from the animal kingdom. You may have already tried a leopard-print dress or snakeskin-inspired handbag, but what about a gloriously glossy pair of mock-croc boots? Choose between a black block-heel pair, or, if you’re all about making a statement this winter, opt for blue cowboy boots. Shrinking violets need not apply.
Knee-high boots are enjoying a resurgence among the fashion set this year, although for many of us they are an annual staple. Perfect for pairing with midi skirts and dresses, or for tucking your skinny jeans into, knee-high boots offer an air of polish to your winter looks. Great for hiding your cosiest socks under, too!
Grotty weather calls for hardwearing, durable footwear. When winter kicks in, biker boots will be your best friend, giving your outfits edge while also keeping your toes warm (it’s not all about looking tough, after all). Like all our boots, these leather bikers have Insolia technology, designed to keep your feet super comfy even as you pound the puddle-strewn pavements.
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Words: Sophie Hines