Winter Boots

Each winter season, it seems that we all jump at the chance to get out are best boots, both old and new. And it seems the runways have taken a cue, because there was no shortage of boot options in the Fall/Winter 2021 shows. From classic combats to the 80s platforms, these are the best boot trends from the ready-to-wear collections. The best part is many of them will seamlessly fit into your spring and summer wardrobes in 2022 as well.

First up is bold knee high boots –

Though knee-high boots have been a staple in our wardrobes long before Andrea Sachs wore that iconic Chanel iteration in The Devil Wears Pradathis season’s silhouettes are all about standout designs—the bolder, the better. New York City favorite,  Jason Wu  debuted a selection of leather and suede knee-high boots that speak to power of the metropolitan woman. Ranging from pink pastel styles to luxury textures, Wu wants Gen Z’s approach to dressing, a style that is very unique pieces that scream  “go big, or go home.” Knee hight boots are here to stay this winter and each season every year, you can buy these from any store depending on how much money you want to spend, you could be naughty and purchase a expensive designer pair that will last for years and years from designers like Chanel to Mui Mui or if you dont want to splash the cash on an expensive pair you can get them from places like Asos which have a wide range.

Secondly we have cow boy boots –

It could be due to the fact that Taylor Swift is re-recording her country albums but the Fall/Winter 2021 shows prove that cowboy boots are back on fashion’s front row. From traditional black leather to metallic silver the trick to this trend is tapping into the Western appeal of cowboy boots, think old-school Americana with your style. These are very bold and statement shoes but they can either make or break and outfit, so you need to be careful with your styling of these boots, as you dont want to look like stupid and get funny looks from strangers. A popular place if your wanting a cheaper pair of boots is Nasty Gal, they are well known for this style of fashion so they are stocked up on different styles, colours and textures of these boots, even places like Romwe and Shein have got some really cool style of cow boy boots.

Thirdly Combat boots –

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that comfort is key. And combat boots, with their functional and durable design, promise a footwear option that you’ll rely on for years to come. 

This season, Coach made a case for color with its bottle-green boots. The bright colour shows that this winter it’s all about creating maximum impact and nothing says this better than hitting the streets in a pair of polished leather boots. But while 90s fashion is back in full swing, these new clunky, utilitarian combat boots are not lacking in femininity. These boots are very easy to style and you can chuck them on with any outfit, they go with jeans, dresses, skirts, tights, leggings literally anything. Perfect wardrobe essential. These boots can be bought from anywhere really from hight street shops like primark and new look to online stores like pretty little thing to even designer high end stores like Prada and Bottega Veneta.

Finally but no means last, Cuban heel boots –

What is a cuban style heel? its a broad heel of moderate height with a slightly tapered back and straight front. Sticking with the western theme, Cuban heels are back in a big way. Lanvin took a high fashion approach with its low ankle pastel silhouette that provides a bright pop to any outfit. One top tip for this trend is to lean on the casual side of Cuban heels, for instance match your boots with a relaxed oversized shirt to balance out your appearance. Or if you prefer a worn-in style, complement your brown Cuban heel boots with an ultra-feminine dress for a look that’s cowgirl chic. Some luxury designer brands that do this boot well are classics like Saint Laurent or even All Saints do this boot really well as it matches the theme of there brand but still pricey just not as bad as YSL.

Nicole Hardy