Our guide to women’s boots is here to help you discover your favourite footwear of the season, from go-to black ankle boots to on-trend biker styles
Grotty weather calls for hard-wearing, durable footwear. When winter kicks in, biker boots will be your best friends, giving your outfits edge while also keeping your toes warm (it’s not all about looking tough, after all). Details like shearling linings, statement hardware and cleated soles add extra style points.
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, practical hiking-style boots are a supremely comfortable choice, bound to hold their place in your wardrobe for years to come. Try a cosy shearling-lined pair of boots or branch out to chunky hiker boots with red laces.
There’s nothing more classic than the tried-and-tested Chelsea boot. However, this season’s spin is toughened up à la Bottega Veneta, Prada and Ganni. A pair of chunky Chelsea boots with a texturised rubber sole and elasticated sides will add instant edge to floaty midi dresses in the autumn; alternatively, team with an oversized jumper and straight-leg jeans. If you’re all about making a statement this winter, opt for block-heel boots, which are having a serious fashion moment and are great for stomping about in the country or the city.
The most adaptable addition to your footwear wardrobe, a pair of simple, block-heel ankle boots will go with almost anything. They add practicality and polish to skirts, jeans and trousers, as well as keeping your feet comfortable, thanks to our clever Insolia technology. Choose between plain black and colourful options, as well as suede and leather finishes.
Long 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 to tuck your skinny jeans into, knee-high boots offer an air of polish to your winter looks. Fancy a change from regular black or brown boots? Try a sleek beige leather pair with a block heel to introduce contrast to dark-coloured outfits. And a pair of rubberised flat-soled boots is great for hiding your cosiest socks under on long wintry walks.
Words: Sophie Hines and Dulcie Emerson Images: Agata Pospieszynska Styling: Niki Brodie Hair: Chris Sweeney Make-up: Adam De Cruz Model: Lorelle Rayner at Established