From sturdy hiking boots to sophisticated knee-length styles, autumn’s best boots are made for walking. Consider these fresh looks your new go-tos
Usher in the new season with a pair of sturdy-yet-stylish hiking boots. Defined by a round toe, chunky sole and contrasting laces, this practical style will work with everything from jeans to floral midi dresses, whether you live in the town or the country. A comfy choice for outdoorsy days, long walks or cosy pub lunches, they’re the perfect pair of boots for making the most of the autumnal weather without compromising your style.
Take your look from safe to standout in seconds with this season’s essential printed boots. Whether you opt for on-trend snake print or classic leopard, keep the rest of your look simple to let your feet do the talking. Pair with a pleated skirt for work and straight-leg jeans at the weekend. A camel coat keeps the look cool and contemporary.
Thanks to Ganni and Isabel Marant, cowboy boots continue to be a key trend for autumn/winter 2019. Forget any associations with the rodeo, these new styles will add a sartorial spin to all your everyday looks. Wear with a midi dress for a lunch date or team with a boxy, relaxed-fit cardigan and jeans for a shopping trip. Instagram likes guaranteed.
Nothing says autumn like a box-fresh pair of luxurious new boots – and a comfy block-heel pair are a wise choice for chilly mornings through to nights out. The flared heel is a key Seventies-inspired shape to look out for, as pictured here, while a patent finish with a contrast heel offers a contemporary twist on the classic design. Wear on high rotation with all your cold-weather outfits – these boots look just as good with knitted dresses as they do tailored trousers.
A natural companion to this season’s knitted separates and pleated skirts, knee-high boots are a style we’ll be embracing for their fuss-free simplicity. Wear with opaque tights to double up on warmth without compromising on style. Take your pick from a range of heel heights for every occasion, from blustery walks through to the Christmas party.
Editor: Dulcie Emerson