Boots are back and firmly on our radar. As the cold weather unfolds, boots will be the footwear you’ll favour for the foreseeable, best invest wisely.
Every occasion demands its own style of boots, from city jaunts to country pursuits, days at the office to after-dark affairs.
Empowered by the elements, our Down to Earth collection celebrates the new adventures that autumn brings, be it ankle boots inspired by outdoor pursuits, knee high boots made for pounding the city’s pavements, or the chunky boots destined for stomping through autumn leaves. Consider a well-crafted pair of boots to be this season’s unofficial uniform.
Scroll on to discover the essential women’s boots to know. The most satisfying purchase of the year? We think so.
Down to Earth
Chunky boots are strides ahead of your average pair, attention-grabbing and entirely practical they’re the boots that will look the part in the city and off the beaten track. Stomper boots and hiker styles grounded with chunky soles and swathed in soft, strokable leathers will never be a bad idea in the throes of winter.
The hardy nature of the Simonetta hiking boots are sure to weather a storm or two, lace them up with your simplest denim and tee ensembles. A wide leg pair of jeans cropped above the ankle will display your boots in all their glory, don’t forget a thick pair of socks to truly nail the hiker brief.
In equal parts classic and comfortable, Chelsea boots with platform soles infuse a classic ankle boot silhouette with a modern (and practical) mood. Pull them on with a mini skirt and layer up with thick denier tights and soft woollen textures in harmonising autumnal hues for a subtle nod to the season.
Hot on These Heels
It’s impossible to compile a capsule collection for the cold season without at least one pair of ankle boots, more specifically a pair of heeled boots.
Perhaps the easiest way to elevate a work or evening ensemble, a slick glossy pair of boots are worthy of taking centre stage, so slip them on with pared-back pieces such as wide-leg trousers and tailored coats for instant polish.
Indeed, the beauty of a classic pair of ankle boots lies in their endless styling options, go for boots with a simple, clean-cut silhouette to get more style mileage. Ankle boots are as hard-working as you are, so always remember block and mid heels deliver all the flexibility (and comfort) you need for long days and longer nights.
Knee High Boots
If you’re going to invest in one pair of boots this season, let them be knee high. Long boots come into their own this season and undoubtedly, they’ll be the boots on constant rotation for months to come.
Knee high boots have the transformative powers to pull together an outfit as soon as they’re slipped on, whether worn over jeans or tucked under mid-length dresses, heeled or flat, their cosy and versatile nature is not to be underestimated.
For work, seek out black leather boots, they’ll be a sound investment that will work with every smart ensemble in your wardrobe. Alternatively, look for heeled suede boots in luscious earth-rich tones to bring a sophisticated twist to your smartest ensembles.
As for weekend affairs? Flat riding boots in classic shades of British tan will hit the casual country aesthetic. Zip them up over blue skinny jeans and layer up with a tailored overcoat.