shoes

“A woman with good shoes is never ugly.” – Coco Chanel.

Take this as carte blanche to wear a duvet outside, as long as it’s paired with incredible shoes. From cloud-like shearling-lined walking shoes to the less comfortable but game-changing stiletto sock style, these boots have you covered for any winter occasion.

1. Ganni Marlyn Cowboy Boots, £460

If you’re on social media, you’ll have seen these Ganni boots on your feed. A summer trend that’s made its way into autumn, cowboy boots aren’t going anywhere. Black and white with a little heart motif, these cowboy boots bring the trend out of your dad’s favourite western and onto the most fashionable city streets.

2. Doc Martens 1460 Smooth, £130

Unapologetically chunky, these classic Docs are instantly recognisable by their yellow stitching and grooved sides. An iconic shoe, they’re suitable for all occasions, whether they’re toughening up a floaty dress or worn with high-waisted jeans for a 1990s look. It takes a few wears to break the leather in, so be prepared for a little discomfort at first – it’s worth it because they’re yours for life.

3. Mango Snake-Effect Ankle Boots, £50

With a stiletto heel, these Mango boots may not necessarily be snow friendly but they will definitely meet all your winter party needs. Deep red textured snake print, these punchy ankle boots are sure to give any outfit a little oomph. If they’re good enough for Gigi Hadid, they’re good enough for us.

4. Moncler Blanche Shearling-Lined Leather Ankle Boots, £470

Chic and practical, these Moncler boots are a winter staple worth the splurge. Lined with shearling and featuring comfortable padding around the cuffs, you’ll feel like you’re walking on a cloud. They come in range of colours, but the white smooth leather and contrasting red details on these make them our favourite.

4. Church’s Genie Leather Ankle Boots, £491

An investment, sure, but every wardrobe needs a quality pair of Chelsea boots. Timeless, trans-seasonal and versatile, this is what you throw on when you’re in a rush, safe in the knowledge that they look good and will get your from A to B sans blisters. The grooved sole and brown welt are a chic touch on a traditional classic.

5. Ganni Sarai Leather Hiking Boots, £370

A sneaker-boot hybrid, this Ganni shoe is perhaps the most comfortable footwear you’ll ever own – and it doesn’t scrimp on the style stakes. The shape and eyelet lace-ups are indisputably hiking boot, but a rubber sole and suede inserts scream 1990s athleisure. Whatever they are, they make a very cool addition to any shoe collection.

6. Zara Flat Stretch Boots, £50

The Stuart Weitzman thigh-high boots are iconic, but if you’re finding this sexy look a little intimidating (price-wise and style-wise) then this pair from Zara are a perfect segue into the trend. With a small block heel and leather-look upper sole, the boots are a great daytime option. Wear with a mini skirt, floaty dress or over skinny jeans.

7. All Saints Alda Boot, £228

With multi-wrap laces, industrial-style eyelets and a wrap-around buckle, you can’t help but feel like a badass when you’re wearing these military-inspired boots. Glossy patent leather make them nighttime appropriate, while the high top and studded block heel give extra edge on snowy nights.

8. Miista Carlota Mahogany Croc Leather Boots, £265

Similar to midi-dresses, calf boots can seem like an awkward length – but when they look good, they look really damn good. The croc-stamped mahogany leather may be dramatic but stay with us because it goes with everything. Plus, the looser fit around the calf makes them a little more casual despite the generous block heel. Pair with tights and a midi-skirt or culottes to best show them off.

9. Topshop Harriet Lace Up Suede Boots, £85

Featuring lace-ups all the way down to the toe, this boot is simultaneously Victorian and risqué. Fashion week street style stars went gaga for the lilac version, and you’ll be surprised by how well the new “in” colour goes with your wardrobe. While light colours and suede don’t exactly scream “easy winter wear”, these boots are worth the risk.

10. Stradivarius Zebra Print Heeled Ankle Boots, £66

A bold pattern that manages to go with everything, it’s a surprise zebra print isn’t seen more often. With an angled block heel, black elasticated side and pointed toe, this Stradivarius shoe pairs a classic silhouette with a striking print for maximum wearability. Pair with denim and a chunky neutral knit for easy winter style.

11. Miu Miu Shearling-Lined Suede Ankle Boots, £740

Made from thick and fluffy shearling-backed suede, you’ll feel warm just looking at these dreamy Miu Miu ankle boots. The exposed buckle and hiking silhouette are bang on trend, while the platform sole gives you a little extra lift up from the wet pavement. Best worn with some ankle showing so brave bare legs (and compensate with a heavier coat).

12. Arket High Heel Leather Boots, £250

In a light tan, these soft-leather boots are 1970s chic and probably the most versatile pair of boots you’ll ever own. A little slouchy and wide enough to fit in a pair of trousers (and two pairs of tights underneath), they’ve got their ratios just right for winter. Plus, the heel’s small enough to still be comfortable after hours traipsing around town, as well as being tall enough to add a little height.

13. 3.1 Phillip Lim Satin Sock Boots, £198

Fashion doesn’t seem so important when you can barely bring yourself to get out of bed, so a pair of game-changing, colour-popping shoes are key. While these hot-pink satin sock boots may not keep you warm in the minuses, they will definitely transform the most boring of looks into a knock-out ensemble.

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