Welcome to boot season. Yes, it’s that time of the year where the trusty boot is the must-have footwear, and while the classics will always be a reliable go-to for stylishly completing any outfit, there are also plenty of fresh trends to explore this season.
While knee-high boots are undoubtedly the silhouette of the season, when it comes to boot trends, there’s a plethora to choose from. On the sultry end of the spectrum are the croc-effect and patent leather styles, which can range from the more discreet ankle boot to the high-octane thigh-highs. Then there are the more aesthetic-inspired trends, western and biker, that are sure to fuel a badass persona. And just in time for festive season, there are the party boots—silver and gold metallic heeled designs that will transform any outfit into a dancefloor-ready look.
Whatever your personal aesthetic, whether minimalist or maximalist, there’s sure to be a boot trend to suit you. Scroll on to discover my pick of the top five boot trends to embrace this winter, as co-signed by some of our favourite influencers.
Style Notes: If there’s one boot that can make an outfit look effortlessly polished, it’s a croc-effect leather boot. With just the right amount of shine, these add the perfect amount of texture to a minimalist look.
This is one of the most popular Staud styles.
Ideal for those who like a shorter block heel.
The name says it all.
These ultra-high boots are very on trend this season.
I’ve spotted these on so many of my favourite influencers.
Style Notes: It’s a style that always come back into fashion, and this year it’s top of fashionable minds. Pair yours with tailored trousers or long dresses for a sleek rather than cowboy look.
These would look equally great with jeans and long dresses.
So many stylish Scandis have been spotted in these boots.
A more affordable version of the embroidered Ganni style.
Paris Texas make some of the best boots on the market, and these incredible cowboy boots only further prove the point.
These two-tone beauties are extremely popular amongst the fashion set.
Style Notes: Put your best party foot forward with a dancefloor-ready metallic boot in gold or silver. In fact, as Marianne proves, these statement boots can even work for daytime wear, adding a glimmering touch to a darkly toned, tailored outfit.
Go for gold this season.
The ultimate disco boot.
These would look amazing peeking out from black jeans or tailored trousers.
The dream western-party-boot crossover.
These mirrored boots will have you competing with the disco ball.
Style Notes: These buckled boots can add a tough edge to even the most delicate outfit. Embrace the contrast by styling them with silk slips or floaty dresses.
These look more than ready to stand up to the elements.
Black boots, but make them biker.
This styling shows how well biker boots can work with a slinky slip skirt.
Chunky in the best possible way.
Who knew Jimmy Choo made such cool biker boots?
Style Notes: This winter, go patent. Glossy boots are the style du jour, adding a brilliant contrast to soft knits, suedes and wools.
Just the right amount of shine.
The slightly crinkled leather, the heel, the sharp point—I love it all.
For a seriously glossy look.
These are the ultimate going-out boots.
If you want to invest in a timeless patent leather style, these are the boots to go for. Unbelievably chic.