Sayonara, sandals – it’s boots season at last. Have you been counting down the days, too? There are a lot of cool styles to get excited about as the winter collections land in shoe departments, and we’re here to help you sift through the top trends. Inspired by the catwalks, there’s a retro feel to many of the new drops, with ankle boots dominating the retail shelves. However, if it’s over-the-knee glamour you’re after, you’re in good company – celebrities have been wearing this style non-stop this season, and there are plenty of amazing looks to choose from. These are our picks.
Designers such as Isabel Marant, Marni, and Marc Jacobs were throwing it back to the 80s with their Fall/Winter 2019 footwear in the form of slouchy and cone-heeled boots. Whether calf length or higher, these are great day-to-night boots – they look just as cool with a pair of faded blue jeans (tucked in, of course) or a miniskirt and black tights.
The Western trend gallops on this season, with Louis Vuitton, Versace, and Alberta Ferretti all kitting out their models in cool cowgirl boots. Bored of black or brown? Take your cue from Alberta Ferretti and try white for a fresh feel.
The most glamorous boots of the season? It’s got to be the glossy over-the-knee styles seen at Max Mara, Celine, and Salvatore Ferragamo. We love a classic black version that goes with anything, but this season’s selection also made a strong case for trying them out in a brighter color.
At Chanel and Celine, models stomped down the runway in the coolest snow boots we’ve ever seen. If you’re planning a break anywhere that has the potential for wet and snowy weather, pack these. When wet weather strikes, you’ll still be on trend with your functional footwear.
Animal print has been one of the biggest fashion trends of the year, and it’s not going anywhere. On the runway, snakeskin boots were seen at Erdem and Rejina Pyo, while it was all about crocodile texture at Chloé and Max Mara. From croc and snake to tiger and leopard, take your pick from the animal kingdom – as long as they’re of the faux persuasion, of course.