Fashion: Key boot trends to complete your autumn/winter look
Step out in style with these perfect pairs, says Katie Wright...
REJOICE, fashion fans, because boots season is here – that wonderful time of the year when it's cold enough (or at least we convince ourselves it is) that no outfit is complete without a pair of everyone's favourite autumn/winter footwear.
So what's hot in the boots department this season? From practical to party-ready, here are the four major trends you need to know about now…
CHUNKY CHELSEA BOOTS
An evolution of the humongous tread sole boots that Prada and Bottega Veneta pioneered – a huge hit with influencers and celebs – this season's Chelsea boots are a more manageable size.
Slim on the ankle and with a low heel, high street versions come in classic black as well as paler shades, ideal for teaming with an autumal look or winter whites.
Toms Black Combat Boots, £115
Bobbies Ivy Mohair Taupe Boots, £225 (clothing, stylist's own)
Deichmann White Tall Chunky Chelsea Boots, £24.49 (were £34.99)
Part of the noughties revival adopted by fashion-forward celebs like Dua Lipa, Emily Ratajkowski and Kendall Jenner, cowboy boots are here to stay.
This time around, however, you don't have to adopt a full-on cowgirl look complete with bootcut jeans and denim shirt – modern western boots are minimalist and go with everything from flowy skirts and oversized blazers to party dresses.
Oliver Bonas Floral Print Puff Sleeve Pink Mini Dress, £69.50; Grey Suede Leather Tall Cowboy Boots, £139.50
V by Very Sequin Star Skater Dress, £55; Stud Sole Western Boots, £45
The most elegant option when it comes to autumn/winter boots, snug-fitting long styles were seen at Burberry, Balmain and Rick Owens.
Whether leather or suede, knee-high or over-the-knee, pair yours with midi dresses (so you don't need to wear tights) or miniskirts and oversized knits to tap into the preppy trend.
Dune Savoir Black Boots, £200 (clothing, stylist's own)
M&Co Wine Cable Knit Poncho, £36; Multi Twist Front Printed Dress, £44; Chocolate Classic Leather Belt, £18; Black Knee High Suedette Boots, £49.50
The ultimate style statement for autumn, as seen on the catwalks at Versace and Saint Laurent, platform boots are making a big comeback right now.
Leather or rubber versions are perfect for daytime teamed with denim and a puffer jacket, while sleek, satin styles are party-season perfection.
Sedai Marlo Womens Black Chunky Ankle Boots, £44.99, Shoezone
River Island Pink Satin Platform Ankle Boots, £48 (were £60)