Fashion is constantly changing; what is fresh one season can quickly be old the next.
Last year alone we saw the rise of cottagecore (thanks to TikTok), the debatable tragic fall of skinny jeans and the wholehearted embracement of ‘ugly’ shoes – so anything is possible in fashion.
The one staple that has remained a constant throughout the years though is a good pair of boots. According to reports, this year we are going to see a lot more ’80s inspired platforms, which means chunky heels are here to stay.
Another good thing is that many of these staples are designed to seamlessly fit into your wardrobe throughout the seasons. But which autumn/winter boot trends are worth investing in?
We have curated the top six types of boots you need to have this season.
Just like the classic white sneaker and black leggings, Chelsea boots are a staple that just never goes out of style. Aside from their fashionable look, they are also surprisingly comfortable and can be worn for any kind of occasion.
Whether you’re putting together a weekend look or dressing up for a semi-formal function, these boots make an excellent addition to your outfit.
You can’t go wrong with a leather Chelsea boot, but suede is a good choice as well and is perfect during the warmer months.
2. Platform booties
Platform boots dominated in 2021 and will be making a serious comeback this season. The boots are versatile so they’ll be perfect for both your daytime and night-time looks.
These high-rise statement boots will add a dramatic flair to your wardrobe and you will be surprised how often you end up wearing them.
3. Knee-high boots
Knee-high boots need no introduction. They have been a cold-weather staple for years thanks to their functionality and elegance. These boots can elevate basically any outfit and elongate your legs, which is always a plus!
They come in a variety of styles so if you’re going for a more edgy look then go for a chunkier heel, but opt for a classic stiletto heel if you’re going for a more elegant and formal ensemble.
4. Over-the-knee boots
You have probably seen these boots in high fashion runways and magazines which can make them seem a little daunting for everyday wear, however, thigh-high boots suit everyone and can easily fit into your wardrobe. All you need to do is pick a pair that compliments your style and match them to a good outfit.
Not only do they provide warmth in the colder months, but these boots are also seriously chic and surprisingly versatile. You can rock them at work, during a night out and basically whenever you choose.
5. Contrast sole booties
One of the coolest things to come from the chunky shoe trend are contrast sole boots. These statement-making shoes can transform any outfit into a head-turning look that means business.
They’re super versatile meaning they pair perfectly with anything from a floral dress to a fitted blazer with jeans, and if the recent runway shows are any indication, these booties can be worn through any season.
Plus, there’s no denying their functionality, larger soles and deeply textured bottoms make them one of the most comfortable pairs to own.
6. Cowboy boots
Thanks to Taylor Swift re-recording her country albums and the western-inspired trends on social media, cowboy boots made a huge comeback late last year.
The cute bootie has now cemented itself as a must-have staple of the season with everyone from A-list celebrities to your favourite influencers embracing the trend.
From traditional black leather to simple white with a nude heel, the best way to tap into this trend is by integrating it with your personal style.