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Fashion: Four winter boot trends you'll actually want to wear

From chunky flats to stiletto heels, these are the boots to be seen in this season, says Katie Wright...

Dune Sibella Black Flared Heel Knee-High Boots, £150, available from Dune
By Katie Wright, PA Fashion and Beauty Editor

WINTRY weather has begun and now the fashion forecast is clear: it’s boots season. More specifically, long boots are taking over from the ankle-high kind and they’ll be here to stay until spring.

Want to get on board with the latest catwalk-inspired looks? Whether it’s for stomping about in puddles or glamming up for evening, these are the coolest boot trends of the season…

1. Chunky boots

River Island Khaki Knee High Boots, £60

River Island Khaki Knee High Boots, £60, available from River Island

Originally seen on the runways of Celine, Balmain and Bottega Veneta amongst others, tread-sole rubber and leather boots were a bit of a sartorial slow-burn.

Embraced by alternative fashion fans to begin with, they’ve now gone well and truly mainstream – which is great news, because they’re warm and hard-wearing too.

Office Kuala Chunky Pull On Boots Black Suede, £99

Office Kuala Chunky Pull On Boots Black Suede, £99, available from Office

2. Riding boots

Hotter Belgravia Dark Tan Boots, £149

Hotter Belgravia Dark Tan Boots, £149, available from Hotter

With just a hint of a heel and some subtle buckle detailing, riding boots are comfy to walk in and go with almost anything.

Suede styles have more of a casual feel, while shiny black leather boots can be dressed up with jeans and a statement blouse.

Lilley Womens Black Riding Boot with Buckle, £19.99, Shoe Zone

Lilley Womens Black Riding Boot with Buckle, £19.99, available from Shoezone

3. Block heel boots

Classy and cool, Sixties-inspired block heel boots are ideal for teaming with mini or midi dresses.

For even more of a retro-cool vibe, faux snakeskin makes a real statement.

Office Kress Block Heel Boots, £80 (were £130; clothing, stylist’s own)

Office Kress Block Heel Boots, £85 (were £130), available from Office

Marks and Spencer Per Una Leather Knee High Boots, £125

Marks and Spencer Per Una Leather Knee High Boots, £125, available from Marks and Spencer

4. Thigh-high boots

Dune Sibella Black Flared Heel Knee-High Boots, £150

Dune Sibella Black Flared Heel Knee-High Boots, £150, available from Dune

Whatever the heel height, OTK (over the knee) boots look chic with a swishy midi skirt or dress – tights are optional.

Stiletto or flared heel black thigh-highs are glam enough to work with sparkly festive frocks or LBDs.

Lascana Sand Stretchy Over-Knee Boots, £65, Freemans

Lascana Sand Stretchy Over-Knee Boots, £65, available from Freemans

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