Sneaker season is coming to an end so I have found you loads of new stylish footwear to look and feel fab in for the drizzly season ahead!
The Busy Bee Over the Knee Leather Boot
Perfect for cold winter days and wet evenings, these boots are a warm, comfortable and elegant option for everyday. The chunky sole gives you grip for real life and the leather can be easily cleaned off. In my experience, boots this high keep you much warmer than ankle boots and you can wear them under dresses or over jeans – tuck jeans into your socks for a smooth on/off process. Also available in tan!
The Chelsea Update
The timeless Chelsea Boot has had a 2019 update with a burgundy croc effect upper and a deep cut V elastic. Cute and stylish for running about town, wear with skirts and tights or roll trousers to just above the top of the boot to show what I call ‘winter ankle’. NOTICE – Only wear if you have long legs as ankle boots cut your leg up and effectively shorten them!
The Leopard Print Boot
An autumn showstopper these fun and funky boots will brighten up the darkest of winter days and easily take you from day to night. I love the modern, contrasting prints and zip loop detail. When you wear these let them do the talking by keeping the rest of the look clean and simple. Pick out either black or shades of brown to wear from the ankle up!
The Sale Steal
These ladylike boots are effortlessly elegant and will never go out of style. The delicate buckles are flattering and the-to-the-knee cut is great for shorter or wider legs. They can be smart work boots or worn with a floral dress and tights at the weekend. Real leather and on sale! What’s not to love?!
The Party Boot
Glitzy and Glamorous, these bad boys would work for women across the generations! A block heel means that as you celebrate you won’t be putting yourself through too much heel-related trauma and they are chic enough for women under 20 and over 50 to all enjoy! This is a great option to dress up an all black ensemble or wear with colour as the silver work as almost neutral.
The Wide Fit
Also available in burgundy and black, as well as ‘regular’ width, this cute suede booty will be a very handy wardrobe staple. The heel on this pair is tall enough to give you a lift but small enough to be wearable all day and with Marks & Spencer’s comfort technology and quality promise, you can be sure this pretty pair will see you through.
The Trendy Western Style
Western boots are the new season’s biggest shoe trend. Available across the high street in more subtle tan brown and black versions, I love this bonkers pair with its metallic detailing and thick heel. To me, these will replace my everyday white sneakers in rainy weather and I will wear them with midi skirts and dresses. Not wearable with dark skinny jeans because I am not a fan of dark legs and light feet, I will wear light wash jeans with these and invest in some grey tights to make them work with shorter skirts.
Good Girl Gone Pearl
Pretty yet tough, this pearl studded biker boots were built for strong, feminine women! A cool style for a casual look, wear with jeans and an oversized jumper or tights and a leopard print skirt.
Walking on Water
If you have to be out and about during a downpour or are going skiing this winter, these waterproof booties from Aldo are just the ticket. Less ugly than other hiking styles, they still have all the elements you need to be practical such as a solid grip and a tight fit around the leg. Plus the faux fur lining is a stylish flair that you can match with the hood of your puffa coat!
The Out Out Booty
Wearing a nude ‘sock’ booty is a leg lengthening tip from the fashion gods. They will make your legs look super long and toned with their barely-there appearance and bum-lifting stiletto heel. If you need to wear black tights go for the black version instead but I would advise braving the cold and making use of the peep toe by matching a red nail colour to your lipstick!
With a waterproof leather upper and a rubber sole these boots are super practical for winter, which isn’t surprising from winter wear brand Sorel. What is surprising however, is the secret 3 inch wedge concealed inside the boots along with a cushioned insole. If you want to add some height to your frame wear straight or boot cut black jeans over these and don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone 😉
The ‘it’ Boot
These boots caused a fashion frenzy last winter with the blogger crowd starting riots in Zara stores to get their feet into croc beauties like these. This winter V by Very have a very similar pair on offer. Don’t be scared off by the amount of pattern, these go gorgeously with sweaters and black or brown midi skirts in leather, silk or suede in the daytime or a colour blocking slip dress and fur coat in the evening. Glamazon!
A simpler take on the pearl stud biker boot earlier in this list, I love the timelessness of this classic rebel boot. They look amazing with any variety of leather and/or denim to complement a rock n’ roll look or toughen up a more girlie one. Try a denim skirt and a leather jacket one day and leather leggings with a borg jacket the next.
Cosy, comfortable and Christian Louboutin! This gorgeous pair of shearling and leather ‘hiking’ boots are too good to reserve for the mountains. Splurge over a grand on them and wear them everyday to get your monies worth!
The White Boot
The white boot trend has been gently growing for the past couple of seasons and is still a controversial choice for winter. They look best when worn with traditionally summer colours. Think pastel and ice cream shades like pink, blue, lilac and green. Picture these boots with a soft and cosy grey marl roll neck midi dress or an oversized mint sweater dress. Tres chic!
With so many decent pleather options available, being stylish and conscious has never been easier! A pair of understated knee-high boots are super wearable whoever you are and will definitely be your go-to shoe for chilly winter mornings. Subtle gold detailing give this pair an added edge.
A Workwear Wonder
These beautiful leather and suede boots by Ted Baker are so elegant and stylish. The benefit of the khaki is that they can be worn in replacement of basic black as your new neutral tone alongside most other colours. For formal working environments they are perfect with black, navy, burgundy, brown and rust colours. Think of them as natural earthy tones and you’ll soon see how to mix them in to your everyday work wardrobe (they do also come in black and tan.)