The change of seasons isn’t all doom and gloom. When the mercury plummets, so too does one’s pedicure bill, and cold mornings herald our favourite time of year: boots season. Step your feet firmly into AW20 with the best pairs to buy now.
The unofficial uniform of well-heeled women everywhere, lofty leathers step up the game of any ensemble – from sleek midi dresses to light autumnal separates. Rich, natural hues, from merlot to umber, echo the palette of the season perfectly.
A good pair of ankle boots is our feet’s equivalent to a loyal best friend, albeit one that flatters your calves on a daily basis. Classic black leather is a favourite, of course, however Loewe’s stompy Chelsea boot iterations are utterly en vogue.
If, like us, you’re not yet ready to abandon bare legs altogether, over-the-knee boots will be your autumn shoe salvation. The thigh’s no limit where these vertiginous pairs are concerned; Bottega Veneta and Stuart Weitzman deliver a lesson in getting it right.
What cowboy boots were last autumn/winter, sleek riding boots are for 2020 – the latter, being a sleek evolution of the two styles’ shared equestrian roots. Gucci’s sophisticated knee-high pair, emblazoned with the brand’s tiger signature, are the cream of the (riding) crop.
Biker boots, combat boots... Prepare to stomp forth and conquer with this season’s XXL pairings. Identified by a chunky caterpillar sole, twining laces and a solid leather construction, this hardy silhouette will do battle in the urban jungle – however harsh the conditions.
All things bold and beautiful is our battle cry du jour – and the same can apply to footwear. Fierce python, glamorous leopard, logomania – we’re starting our print portfolio from the ground up. Too much is never enough.