Everything you need to know about the 5 essential winter boot styles.
Words: Foyin Ogunrombi | Images: Tarien Bruwer
When it comes to boots, there’s no such thing as owning too many. But this season begs the question: do you own the right ones? In order to answer that question, we decided to give you a breakdown of the key boots for AW19 to make sure you can make a considered buying decision with a clear conscience and an informed mind. Get to know our favourite boots:
With the runway-approved yeehaw agenda out in full force, Western-inspired boots are one to go for. But you don’t need a cowboy hat to rock this trend — pair it with a textured coat and a midi skirt to add a more timeless feel. Or better yet, try them in white.
While not actually equipped for hiking, the hiker boot adds more edge to your outfit. Its thick sole and reinforced toe means it can withstand any turn your night may take. With survivalist fashion becoming a prevailing trend, you may want to grab a pair. You know, just in case.
Over-the-knee boots are still here, and they don’t seem to be going anytime soon. For a fresh take on this boot, opt for a thicker block heel, a rounder or square toe and a more relaxed fit instead of the sleek stiletto of 2018.
Speaking of relaxed fits, the slouchy boot trend pays homage to early 2000s style stars while making a name for itself due to its various iterations. From over-the-knee, below-the-knee and just-over-ankle stilettos, our favourite is the below-the-knee slouch over a pair of jeans.
Whether you’re going for animal printed or textured cuts, being a cowboy or going into combat, the classic ankle boot is one that continues to stand the test of time. The faux-leather wardrobe staple should be the foundation of any boot collection.