Boot-spiration: AW trends and boots for wider calves
Be honest: even though the warm weather is coming to an end, are you a little bit excited to get back into your boots? Us too! (Not to mention, our jeans, coats, leather and scarves...) Boots have an ability to make every outfit they touch just that little bit cooler, and in some cases, they can be the outfit (thigh high red stiletto boots, we're looking at you.)
If you've been shopping lately, you'll notice boots are starting to make their way into store, and there is SO much more to play with than your trusty black ankle boot. This season, it's all about making a statement - and therefore, taking a risk.
To get you prepared, we've done the ground work and found the three most popular boot trends and our favourite styles for each (and of course, what we'd wear with them). If you're often left out of the over-the-knee boot game because you're blessed with wider calves, we've got you sorted too; keep scrolling for five pairs that were basically made for you.
Western boots are EVERYWHERE right now, and they're more versatile than you think. Be more creative than denim by pairing yours with feminine dresses and floaty maxi skirts.
Pictured, left to right: Maxi Dress from Dotti; Tan boots from Novo; Black ankle grazers from Mi Piaci; Black higher boots from Mi Piaci; Brown western boots from Merchant.
Too cold for a heel but want to take it up a notch for night? The answer is crystals, studs and metallic sheen! Ankle boots like these will dress up everything from jeans and a nice top to your favourite LBD.
Pictured, left to right: Pant suit from Max; Boots from Merchant 1948; Navy boots from Novo shoes; Black and tan boots from Mi Piaci; Zip boots from Novo shoes.
The snake print trend has crept it's way out of our wardrobe and onto our shoe rack, taking over everything from our heels to sneakers to boots! Choose a long boot to make a loud statement, or an ankle boot to elevate your outfit.
Pictured, left to right: Outfit from Decjuba; Snake ankle boots from Hannahs; orange snake boots from Mi Piaci; Western snake boots from Mi Piaci.
Boots for wider calves
Wider calves, rejoice! This season, there are loads of knee high and thigh-high boots that will actually fit. If you like them skin-tight, look for boots with an elasticated back or sock texture. If not, there's a move towards boots with much more space around the calf and thigh that will be perfect for you too.
Pictured, left to right: Dress and boots from Glassons; Black Boots from Number One Shoes; Leopard Boots from Merchant 1948; Black boots from Mi Piaci.