WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT
Reboot your autumn wardrobe with ankle-grazing styles from and Bottega Veneta, Legres and Neous.
We are already in November, which means we’re more than halfway through autumn, which basically means it’s nearly Christmas. Okay, we might be getting ahead of ourselves, but where did the time go? In any case, it is now irrefutably boot weather. Boots for working in, boots for walking in, boots that will take you from A to B without breaking a sweat. Essentially, everyday boots that you can trust. You need something comfortable, versatile and easy to wear, but still incredibly stylish. Our ‘everyday’ might look a little different this year. At a time when our plans can be interrupted, re-scheduled or even cancelled at a moment’s notice, a pair of trusty, reliable boots is not just desirable, but essential. This season look for chunky treads, modern cowboy boots and elegant square toes to elevate your everyday look. Here are some of our favourite ankle boots of the season.
This season, the western boot acknowledges, rather than imitates, actual cowboy boots. A modern interpretation of the real thing, expect contemporary silhouettes and understated details alongside familiar western motifs. Give a nod to the Wild West with easy-to-wear ankle boots from Khaite, Bottega Veneta and Neous.
SHOP MODERN WESTERN BOOTS
You’ve surely heard this before, but lug soled Chelsea boots is your best shoe investment this season. The thick soled, pull-on boots that reached celebrity status last season is still going strong as designers like Bottega Veneta has extended the collections into new colour ways. For the best high-street version, look to Arket.
SHOP CHUNKY CHELSEA BOOTS
BLACK SQUARE TOE BOOTS
The LBD of winter footwear, black boots are a fail-safe option for everyday dressing. Keep things fresh and refined with square toes. The silhouette has become so ubiquitous that it’s moved out of the trend cycle and into our permanent collection. We’re coveting second-skin styles from Manu Atelier and The Row.
SHOP SQUARE TO BOOTS
Tread soles and military boots are the order of the day this season. The utility boot has had a lace-up upgrade thanks to Legres and Ann Demeulemeester. A close cousin to the other big (literally) trend of the season – the chunky Chelsea – these boots tend to have laces and come just above the ankle. Get ready to channel some goth-chic vibes.
SHOP LACE-UP BOOTS
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