The AW14 Boot Edit

This year there are so many great boots, both on the high street and the designer collections, that choosing just one seems impossible. So we’ve done the hard work for you, trawling through hundreds of pairs to pick out the ones that are really worth your attention.

The Bohemian Boot
There are a lot of thigh-high boots out there this season, but this pair from Topshop stands out thanks to its rich, autumnal colour. If you’re planning to channel a Bohemian vibe this winter (and why not? It’s the cosiest way to survive the colder months, as well as the most vibrant), these are the boots to invest in. They’ll look perfect with your oversized shawl and chunky knits.

The Leopard Boot 
These flat √Čtoile Isabel Marant boots are seriously special if you’re looking for a designer pair. Their calf hair texture, with a black elasticated panel at the side, keeps them casual enough for everyday wear and weekend walks but there’s no denying that they’re a statement piece. Dress them down with denim or style them up with leather for a versatile Autumn/Winter 14 hero.

The Party Boot 
Aldo have gone to town on these boots. Coated in glitter, with a pointed toe and chunky, 3.5” heel, you should be dancing all night in them. The silver-black tone of the glitter is just about subtle enough to stop you from looking like a four year old playing dress up, but still makes a strong statement on nights out. Team them with bare legs to draw focus to your feet, and revel in the compliments.

The Chelsea Boot
This season Tory Burch has offered up the most elegant Chelsea boot we’ve ever seen. A minimalist, black suede upper is beautifully offset by the gold hexagon heel, which gives them a more fashionable edge, but they still feel classic. They’re perfect for day and night, so definitely worth the splurge.

The Velvet Boot 
Velvet’s definitely a trend this season, but not everyone has been daring enough to put it on footwear. You might spot it on the occasional slipper, but ASOS has taken it new heights with this mid-height Chelsea boot. The stacked heel and elasticated panel are classic, but the midnight blue makes them very of-the-moment. Buy them now and wear them to death this year; who knows whether this is a trend that will last.

The Slingback Boot 
Slingback boots and open toe boots might not make sense from a practical point of view, but they look great. That unexpected flash of ankle, or your new manicure, makes the chill you might suffer completely worth it. This Whistles pair comes in sleek grey leather and suede with an almond toe: feminine and minimal at the same time, with an impressive 9cm heel for extra height.

The Acne Boot
Nobody does ankle boots quite like Acne. While the Pistol and the Alma are their most famous styles, we’ve got our eyes on this newcomer, the Jensen. With a low heel and the softest tan suede, contrasted with a pointed elastic insert, it’s one of those styles that will only look better the more love worn it becomes. Invest now and wear forever.


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