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It's winter, it’s raining and all of a sudden that arctic whip of wind about the ankles means trainers just simply won’t do.
It's boots o’clock, but which to rock?
This winter there really is something for everyone, as an eclectic mix of booties prevailed. Western vibes, snakeskin and white hues retain their place on the menu, while new seasonal staples come in the shape of lace-up Victoriana boots and stomping platforms.
Whether you’re pulling your old faves from the back of the cupboard, raiding your mum’s wardrobe (hello 70’s knee-highs!) or planning on splashing the cash, these are the boots to buy now.
Knee-high (Imaxtree) If you buy one pair of boots this winter, make them chestnut suede or croc, and knee-high. Oozing 70s vibes, they're great with last autumn's midi dress and this season's mini, but also really rather good with pale denim tucked in. Shop the look: CREDIT Croc-Embossed Leather Knee Boots, £620, Paris Texas. Shop them here DEBIT Croc leather knee high boots, £205, & Other Stories. Shop them here Clompy (Szymon Brzoska - The Style Stalker) I take last year's ugly trainers and raise you: the ugly boot. Ankle length, and the clompier the better - she who dares, wins. Shop the look: CREDIT Double sole boots, £556, MM6 Maison Margiela, available at Goodhoodstores.com, Shop them here DEBIT Quad boots, £169, Dr Martens. Shop them here Victoriana Imaxtree Lace-up Victoriana boots are the unexpected granny hit of winter 2019, with Manu Atelier’s duck boots a particular fashion editor favourite. So much so they keep selling out online - act fast, they've just been restocked. Shop the look: CREDIT Duck lace-up boots, £4320, Manu Atelier. Shop them hereDEBIT Celeste Kitten Heel Lace Up Ankle Boots, Black, £225, Whistles. Shop them here White (Imaxtree) White boots have been big in the sartorial game for several seasons now, and judging by the street style set this fashion month, they're not going anywhere for winter 2019. Opt for kooky styles and interesting fabrications to keep it chic. Shop the look: CREDIT Dythey leather ankle boots, £705, Isabel Marant. Shop them here DEBIT Concrete heel knee-high white boots, £89, Charles & Keith. Shop them here Two-tone (Imaxtree) From dual-panelled shirts to bi-coloured trousers, two tone cropped up all over this season's runways. It's colour blocking 2.0 and, frankly, why have one tone when you can have two? Shop the look: CREDIT Two-Tone Leather Boots, £860, Jacquemus. Shop them hereDEBIT Double Take Two-Tone Boot, £55, Nasty Gal. Shop them here Platform (Imaxtree) You probably haven't worn platforms since your rebellious days at school - if indeed at all. Yet everyone from Dries Van Noten to Alexa Chung sent girls stomping the runways in big, bad vertiginous platforms. Even if you don't need the height, perhaps you'll be tempted by the general bad-assery? Shop the look: CREDIT Leather platform ankle boots, £370, Chloe. Shop them here DEBIT Snake platform boots, £59, Topshop. Shop them here Snake (Imaxtree) Animal prints have been prowling around our wardrobes for several seasons now and, this season, snake is most definitely the skin to be in. Shop the look: CREDIT Toni boots, £495, Sophia Webster. Shop them here DEBIT Reed heeled ankle boots in natural snake, £30, ASOS. Shop them here Golden (Imaxtree) If we had a pound for every time we saw a pair of gold knee-high boots walk the cobbles at fashion month, we would definitely be able to afford... a pair of these shiny beauties... Shop the look: CREDIT Slouch 100mm heeled boots, £1250, Zimmermann. Shop them here DEBIT Metallic kitten heel boots, £69.99, Zara. Shop them here Western (Imaxtree) Lastly, anyone who invested in the Western trend last winter will be pleased to know that cowboy vibes continue to rule the saloon for autumn. If you're yet to invest, go bold - colours and patterns are the street style set-approved way to rock the trend. Shop the look: CREDIT Jade black suede croc boots, £340, Aeyde. Shop them here DEBIT Leather Khaki Snake Western Boots, £79, Topshop. Shop them here More about: | ankle boots | Boots