Winter trend update: The boots you'll be wearing in 2020

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Winter trend update: The boots you'll be wearing in 2020

As we speak, boots of all shapes and sizes are taking the world by storm. They're stomping down international runways, heading out for their first Saturday night drinks and starring in street style pics on Instagram. This can only mean one thing: winter is here, and it's time for a footwear update.

In great news for shoe addicts everywhere, there are a lot of styles to choose from: boots with razor-sharp stilettos, boots so shiny you could apply your lipstick in their reflection, boots with a heel that resemble a lovely vase, and boots that a chic cowgirl might wear. Just to name a few. Note: these are not the kind of boots that you keep by the front door and throw on mindlessly after you're dressed - they're the star of the show. They might just give your autumn outfit a run for its money. Here's our roundup of the trends you need to get acquainted with now.


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Below the knee

For a while there, thigh high and knee high boots reigned supreme. They had a good run, but it now seems that boots are inching further down the leg. Below the knee boots are your best option if you want that effortless Parisian vibe - just add cat-eye sunglasses, camel coat and baguette. Go for wear-with-everything black, chocolate or tan, or take a risk with a pop of colour or animal print.

Need a new go-to boot? Find these at Hannahs, Glassons, Mi Piaci or Merchant 1948.


Image via Mi Piaci


Image via @merchant1948

Western chic

Consider yourself more of an ankle boots gal? Upgrade your trusty basic black boots to western boots instead. They're just as comfortable, versatile and daytime-appropriate, plus they bring a little extra 'fashion' to your look. In terms of colour, consider a cream, grey or butter pair over traditional black or tan staples. These look beautiful with billowing maxi dresses, straight-leg blue jeans and trench coats, among other things.

Get your chic western boots upgrade at Mi Piaci


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An unusual heel

Who came up with the genius idea of heel shapes resembling wearable art? What was once a "interesting" runway trend has now filtered down into our favourite stores, and we're not sorry. Last year we saw this look mostly in the heels department, but a quick shop at shoe stores reveals it's made its way to boots, too.

Check out this runway-inspired trend at Mi Piaci


Image via @hannahsnz Instagram

Punk rock

If you've been scrolling Instagram the past month, chances are you've spotted a few pairs of these - maybe you've even screen-shotted some. It seems the style set have fallen in love with this trend, and we can see why. They go with everything, working just as well with a leather jacket and black jeans as with a feminine midi dress, and thanks to the low heel, they scream comfort!

Keen on a pair of punk boots? Head to Hannahs