It’s that time of year when the focus moves away from trainers onto boots. This autumn it’s a tale of two boots as at one end of the trend spectrum it’s all about knee high numbers while at the other edgy, flat hiking numbers rule. Here are my top picks including some other options if neither appeals:
Take a Hike
The key to these hiker boots is to soften the toughness by pairing with tights and a floaty skirt or dress. They also work with skinny jeans but be careful if you have shapely or short legs as these styles tend to come quite high up the leg so can turn yours into tree trunks, hiding your ankle and cutting off your leg at an unflattering point. If that is the case then try with a skirt or dress before you completely discount the trend.
Practically speaking, these are perfect for pavement pounding throughout the winter.
These are pretty out there but do also come in black.
These are more feminine and an easier wear than the lace up numbers.
These also come in leopard print.
Last season I bought a pair of flat boots from Zara kids because I am short and have small feet. So if you are finding all these styles too tall and clumpy, head to Zara’s kids section where there are lots of good options and they go up to a size 6:
Tall heeled boots are also big this season and also work well under dresses and skirts as well as worn over your skinny jeans.
I have a pair from M&S last winter that are very similar to these and which I love, so these are my top pick at a great price for this autumn.
These come in black and tan.
Yep slouchy boots are making a come back and these are a rather gorgeous grey suede.
If you struggle to find a knee high boot that fits your calf and doesn’t gape then try these stretchy ones which will give a snug fit. They come in black, navy and burgundy.
If you’re not sold on either of these styles, then go for a Cowboy boot which is a much easier wear.
Go for snake to jazz things up. They do also come in black.
These come in black leather, croc or tan suede.
If you want something more exciting than plain black, a bit of studding could be the answer. These are only in stock in sizes 4-6.
And if you are just after a very comfortable and wearable boot that will go with everything these this is a great style:
It comes in black suede, leather and a tan suede.
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