Boots are always trending, but with such a diverse offering of shapes, sizes and prints available, deciding on a pair (or two!) can be quite the sartorial challenge.
Need some help narrowing things down? Below are 5 of the hottest styles of winter boots to warm up your cold-weather wardrobe.
It’s clear the animal print trend has some serious staying power. A few years ago, purchasing a printed boot might have been a risky move, but the versatility of animal prints is endless. The ever-popular snakeskin, mock-crock and leopard print are major trends in the winter boots department this season. Base your print choice on whatever compliments the colours you wear most, and you’ll be strutting your stuff through winter and beyond.
Have a little fun with your footwear by investing in a sculptural or abstract heel. An unexpected silhouette is the perfect way to spruce up an otherwise tired-looking winter outfit. Perfect for if you’ve fallen into a classic cold-weather style rut! Fancy a warped stiletto or spherical heel? This particular footwear style is trending big time right now, so there’s a huge variety to choose from.
Winter boots in the truest sense of the word, the rainboot is here to keep your feet cosy and dry throughout the chilly season. Footwear has followed in the, erm, footsteps of the wider rainwear trend. Transparent trenches and plastic pea coats have been a street style favourite lately, so we’re glad to see that this ultra-practical boot is coming along for the ride. Perhaps the chunky rain shoe is the new combat boot?
Western style influence has been back in a big way across menswear and womenswear this year. While we love a badass cowboy-style winter boot, it can feel a bit too costume for some. Embellishments and hardware can give a more subtle western feel, as can styles that fall lower on the calf. This style usually involves a chunky block heel, which is a bonus for keeping comfortable.
Keep your calves cosier than ever with some form-fitting knee-high or over the knee winter boots. Tall boots are perfect for styling with winter layers and add interest to the simplest of outfits if the cold has you feeling a little lazy. This style makes a subtle statement no matter what, and you can always turn things up a notch by opting for an animal print or acid bright.
Stay warm, street stylers!
If you’d like to see more about how to rock knee high boots this winter, check this post.