What to Wear: Top 10 Boots
When it comes to black ankle boots, one pair is simply never enough. That’s why we’ve chosen ten. Whether it’s a classic Chelsea boot with a chunky twist or a cowboy boot suitable for the street, read on to discover the new season styles we’ll be adding to our collection this year.
The Sock Boot
Atp Atelier Black Enna 85 Ankle Boots
Taking technical stretch fabric reserved for sportswear and combining with sumptuous leather, these sports luxe boots have become a contemporary classic. These slim-fit styles from Atp Atelier, Amina Muaddi and Fendi are just some of our favourites.
The Chelsea Boot
Burberry Black Leather Chelsea Boots
A classic Chelsea boot silhouette has long been on our list of essentials, especially now that it's been given the chunky treatment courtesy of designers such as Prada and Burberry. Reimagining the style with a thicker sole, this season the Chelsea boot has gone from nice’n’dainty to heavy duty. We’ll be wearing our chunky Chelseas with a knitted midi dress and oversized shirt jacket this autumn.
The Heeled Boot
Yuul Yie Black Amoeba 70 Leather Ankle Boots
For those who like to keep it simple, rework a minimalist silhouette with the addition of a sculpted heel, lending a new meaning to the phrase “well-heeled”. This Autumn, Yuul Yie, Loewe and Cult Gaia have experimented with architectural heels, taking the humble black boot and turning it into a wearable work of art.
The Pointed Boot
Aeyde Black Ruby 40 Leather Ankle Boots
With many designers taking darkness as their starting point this season, we’ll be ringing in Halloween with the purchase of a pair of witchy pointed boots. More stylish than scary, team the likes of Aeyde and Kalda with a dress from Susie Cave’s similarly gothic-inspired label The Vampire’s Wife (broomstick optional).
The Platform Boot
Simon Miller Black High Raid 120 Platform Boots
Taking you to new heights, the ‘70s-inspired super platform saw a resurgence on the runway for AW19. Also offering surprising comfort factor, we’re rivalling Naomi Campbell’s turn on that Vivienne Westwood runway with these styles from Simon Miller, Sacai and Stella McCartney.
The Military Boot
Prada Black Block Sneaker Boots
Combatting the cooler weather with ease, the ‘90s military lace-up boot gives us a grunge edge with which to battle the elements. This autumn, the old school ‘bovver boot’ has us stomping the sidewalk in chunky, flatform soles, continuing the 90s resurgence we’ve been enjoying for the past few seasons. With heavyweight styles from Prada, Miu Miu and Amiri on offer, we’ll be offsetting these with a puff sleeve smock dress from the likes of Cecile Bahnsen.
The Cowboy Boot
Ganni Black Texas 40 Leather Ankle Boots
Fashion’s love of the Western boot has seen no sign of abating since Raf’s Calvin Klein 205W39NYC boots took over last year. With its curved silhouette, pointed toe and slight heel, the cowboy boot is a flattering fit that works as well with jeans as it does with a feminine floral dress. Ganni’s instantly recognisable style remains a favourite, whilst new designs from Paco Rabanne and Golden Goose arrived this season to compete for our affections.
The Kitten Heel
BY FAR Black Laura 30 Leather Ankle Boots
Simple and elegant, the kitten heel added a little lift to our mules, pumps and sandals during the summer months. Now it’s our ankle boots that are getting the micro heel treatment. The perfect style to wear with straight leg jeans and cosy jumpers, this season we’re spoilt for choice with kitten heel boots from BY FAR, Christian Louboutin and Balenciaga.
The Hiking Boot
Diemme Black Everest Nubuck Leather Boots
Following in the footsteps of the high-performance sportswear trend that has been infiltrating luxury fashion over the past few seasons, our fall wardrobe is taking inspiration from the great outdoors. The hiking boot style dominated runways for AW19 and while we wouldn’t encourage tackling Everest in these, you can still look the part with hiking boots from Diemme, Off-White and Stella McCartney.
The High-Cut Boot
Roker X Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY Black JASC 90 Leather Boots
Ready for a step up? If you’re looking to up your ankle boot ante, try a high cut in-between style such as those from Valentino, Chloé and the collab between Roker x Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, ideal for wearing under wide leg trousers or pleated midi skirts.
22nd October 2019
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