Boots are stepping into their very own spotlight this season. Gone are the days that they were pulled up on snowy days or simply a blank canvas for our winter wardrobe. For autumn/winter 2017, they’re taking centre stage with confidence. Who do we have to thank? Mr Anthony Vaccarello of Saint Laurent and those silver sparklers, but don’t get to thinking that blingy is the only way to be.
Those who make pastel the backbone of their summer wardrobe will rejoice in the colour palette crossing over to the cold season. Miu Miu led the way on the catwalk. Knee-highs heavy with hardware came down the furry staircase in lilacs, icy blues and toothpaste-green. The colours said sweet, but the styles screamed sass.
Over at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière had practicality covered by ensuring his warrior princess army was well equipped for tricky terrains. We loved the thick-soled boots girls like Danielle Lashley, Mica Argañaraz and Natalie Westling stomped through the Louvre in.
Dolce & Gabbana ,Erdem and Gucci are all brands that do floral well. So, unsurprisingly they let petals fall down on to styles including buckled bikers, cowboy classics and laced-up Victoriana heels paired with print-clashing dresses. It’s pretty and polite, but never quaint or kitsch. Study the styling.
If you invested well last year and are only in need of one new boot style this season, make it the pointed, thin-heeled sock boot. Now a few seasons nestled in the catwalk zeitgeist, it’s time to make it work for you. Demna Gvasalia – the creative director of Vetements and Balenciaga – champions them being worn with oversized blazers or officey looks, but come party season wear them up to the thigh with a glitzy party dress or an oversized sweater. You’ll turn heads for all the right reasons.
Here are Miss Vogue’s favourite boots to shop right now: