It’s officially boots season – arguably the best season of all. In my opinion, there’s nothing that can rival an outfit where shoes are truly the star. Where sandals play second fiddle to sun dresses in summer, come autumn nothing can take the limelight from a stonking great pair of boots. Tall, short, chunky or sleek, the right boots can elevate your entire look in a flash and even breathe new life into older pieces in your wardrobe. Not to mention having the durability required to take on the cold winds and dank weather the season has to throw at you.
As is to be expected, 2022 brings with it a whole new wave of boot styles to try. Right now, a chunky cleated sole is the calling card of the fashion pack, while last year’s gritty, higher-cut style of Chelsea boots are back and stronger than ever. But clodhopper heels aren’t for everyone – and those who favour a glamorous leather knee high boot will not be short of options to wear with their knitted mini dress. And for those among us who finally succumbed to Crocs over the summer, prepare to meet their cosy cold weather counterparts. And that’s not the only unexpected comeback for autumn – UGGs have returned, albeit in a cuter, shorter shape that has been backed massively by celebrities and style influencers alike.