Style

Stomping season

The arrival of autumn means the return of the all-weather boot. From the heeled to the chunky soled, there’s a design to suit, whatever your sartorial sensibility.

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Chunky soles

Chunky soles are here to stay. A returning trend for the past couple of years, platforms have remained in the style charts for the new season. Whether it’s a seventies-esque flatform or an upgraded Doc Marten, these boots all feature a thick rubber tread – a match made in heaven for more feminine pieces.

Offset the sturdy style by pairing them with your floaty floral mini dresses from summer – layered over a thin polo neck or beneath one of this season’s cosy cardigans, of course.

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Dizzying heights

Fashion’s enduring favourite, the knee-high boot has grown up. Whether layered over everyday denim or worn beneath flowing midi skirts and dresses, this season’s go-to design reaches over the knee and comes in both ultra-tight and slouchier silhouettes.

For an investment buy that’ll work year after year, opt for a pair in butter-soft brown leather or black suede. To bring a little colour to your autumn wardrobe, be brave in white or red shades.

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Well heeled

While flats may allow you to stomp around comfortably from morning till night, a heel has the power to elevate any look. Add a pointed-toe ankle boot to casual denim and you suddenly have restaurant-worthy style. A heeled pair of knee-high boots? They’re the perfect upgrade to turn your floaty frock into business attire. The new arrivals have been given a slick update with abstract heels: think curved wedges and cone heels.

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Cowboy inspired

From the fringing on your new season knitwear to the classic cowboy boot – it’s time to get obsessed with Americana. With pointed toes and Cuban heels, these Western-inspired boots are made for dancing.

Wear them with unexpected fabrics, such as a silk slip or futuristic metallics to avoid your outfit feeling like a costume.

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Biker chic

Biker or combat: whatever you call them, these tough boots usually come adorned with look-at-me buckles and straps. And this season there’s added hardware in the form of chunky chains. A true wardrobe classic, this wear-with-anything boot comes in both knee-skimming and ankle lengths – all with the identifiable lace-up front.

Style these like you would the chunky soled shoes – juxtaposed against feminine dresses – or with distressed boyfriend jeans.