With the Autumn Winter weather finally upon us it seems fitting to be looking out for your next statement purchase; a good, sturdy pair of winter boots. Not only have boots become chunkier, they have also had a texture make over. Thanks to many designers, the high street is overflowing with tapestry printed boots, lace covered boots and – my favourite – velvet clad boots. Another designer favourite sees thigh high boots take a more wearable form in knee high and riding boots. Below I have collected a few of my favourite footwear in each trend camp, so all you need to do is decide – which one are you?
This look is reserved only for those wishing to convey the ultimate in 90s grunge chic, so pair your boots with a black tulle skirt and tartan top. (Bunches are optional). My favourite velvet shoes come in deep jewel tones, which are also perfect for the Christmas season. For those wishing to amp up an all black outfit, a pair of velvet shoes will do just that.
Another nod to the ninetees exists in the form of big, chunky boots. Pick a pair with a large tread and platform heel – also a great way to discretely add some height. I prefer a more minimal look, but for fun why not try a colored upper texture.
Thigh high boots were all over the catwalks, and if you want to give your look a sixties spin then these boots are the perfect way to do it. The high street has tuned this style into a more wearable practicality, with riding boots donning buckles and high heels for a more modern twist.
Which boot camp are you?