Swap your summer sandals for something that’ll get you (fashionably) through the cooler months ahead. So, what’s trending this season? Ankle boots with motorcycle-inspired details (such as zips and metal studs) and practical, low-heeled boots in metallics, neutrals and various shades of red. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic black boot, either. Scroll down to see our mini-roundup of the best boots from the autumn/winter 2018 collections.
Leather Weather: Dior
Dior’s artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, gives the classic biker boot a fashionable twist by adding coloured stripes on the side and a practical 4.5cm heel. (Alternatively, you can opt for the higher boot which comes with an 8.5cm heel.) Wear it with straight-leg jeans and an oversized leather jacket when it starts to get chilly.
Heavy Metal: Chanel
Chanel’s low-heeled metallic boots – choose from either oxide gold or bronze leather – reference the colours and textures of the tree bark and autumn leaves décor at the house’s forest-themed ready-to-wear show. Available in three sizes, each shoe features a pointed tone-on-tone heel and a miniature double-C logo. We love.
Neutral Ground: Givenchy
Refresh your autumn wardrobe with a neutral-coloured pair of boots from French fashion label Givenchy. Go for the edgy zip ankle boots (it comes with a diagonal zip which can be folded over) or the elegant soft ankle boots made from lambskin. If you’re in the mood to splurge, then pick ‘em both.
Shine Bright: Roger Vivier
Roger Vivier’s Sin Star Strass boots are adorned with a sparkling crystal star featuring mini letter Vs. The Sin heel on this timeless suede creation is taken from the brand’s archives.
Seeing Red: Aquazzura
Slip on Aquazzura’s Quant ankle boots for work or on the weekend (trust us, they’ll look good with just about anything). Available in four eye-catching styles: red leather, black patent-leather, antique-rose patent-leather and leopard-print calf hair with black leather.
Rock On: Valentino
Made in Italy, Valentino’s velvet ankle boots in burgundy are embellished with the house’s tiny gold-tone metal Rockstuds. The boot also comes with a slim heel and a leather zip pull on the side, making it easier to slip on and off. Team it with one of Valentino’s dreamy day or evening dresses.