As soon as the nights start to draw in and leaves on the line becomes a viable excuse for being late for work, I start thinking about what pair of boots will take me through the dark months until the verdant shoots of Spring.
This year there is an amazing range of boots for all styles. But which ones should you be looking for? And how will they take you through the variety of styles that have arrived in the shops for AW15?
With some of the key styles for this season being Victorian Gothic, Boho chic, colour blocking and some fantastic brocade patterned suits how do you find the right pair of boot that will take you through the winter? It is a tricky decision but we are here to help.
Knee High Boot
The classic knee high boot is always a good staple for the autumn winter months, it can take you from the office, to the pub. Dress, trousers or jeans, it is a good ‘go to boot’. But it doesn’t have to be practical, these beautiful suede boots (that also come in a gorgeous merlot suede), will have you walking tall and would help you rock the colour blocking trend as well as the Victorian Gothic.
However if you want a boot to be a little more practical and all round plus adding a heavier tread, those wet leaves can get slippy, have a look at these. The buckles, and I love buckles, give these boots a more casual feel. It comesin brown and black.
I’m a sucker for ankle boots, they can make an outfit, bring a quirkiness and personality without feeling as if you are going over the top. They are the playful members of the boot family. There are so many fantastic different ankle boots out there although you have to be careful for the style if you are wearing a dress versus jeans or trousers.
Monk straps have crossed over from menswear into womenswear, giving a feeling of the Edwardian dandy. These are one of my favourite pairs of boots, the contrasting blue stitching adding that certain something that raises it above the ordinary. With brocade trouser suits or velvet devore, these boots will take you through the winter.
With the return if boho chic, the cowboy boot is making a renaissance, not that they ever went anywhere for me. There are a lot of cute ankle/mid length boots. These boots will look good with longer skirts or jeans. They’ll stand out and be a talking point.
A good shoe boot can be a great addition to any winter wardrobe. They really are the versatile members of the boot family. Chunky or slim heeled they can make an interesting alternative to a shoe and give your feet a bit more coverage and dare I say, warmth?
I can’t help but let loose my inner Bet Lynch whenever I see animal print. These boots leapt off the shelves at me and I battled to put them back. Whether with opaque tights and a black skirt or skinny jeans, these boots will dress it up.
So whatever your style is this season there are boots for everyone and if you are feeling a bit flush, maybe more than one…