Boots are the French girls of the shoe world – effortlessly cool and subtly sexy, they add an edge to every outfit. If you’re looking for a super-hot seasonal update, the Western boot is the way to go, worn with everything from straight-leg denim to floral midi dresses. For a more perennial pair, opt for one (or all) of the three boot styles you will find in every fashion editor’s wardrobe: classic Chelsea boots, knee-high slouched boots and chic pointed ankle boots. And if those aren’t daring enough for you, try the thigh-high boot – wear with skinny jeans and an oversized knit or underneath a floaty dress to tone down their sensuality.
For the ultimate office boot, Gianvito Rossi’s slouchy Laura style is a no-brainer. If you’re someone who lives in black in the colder months, invest in the burgundy version to brighten up a silk midi skirt and a turtleneck for a sleek, modern look. If you need a subtle heel that you can stride around in all day, take your cues from fashion influencers Pandora Sykes and Pernille Teisbaek who are big fans of Tabitha Simmons’ kitten-heeled Emmet lace-ups.
The omnipresent western boot is one of those brilliantly seasonless shoes – just swap your denim cut-offs and ditsy floral-print dresses for suede or leather pants and a chunky cable knit. Chloé, Isabel Marant and Calvin Klein’s iconic styles will become your much-worn favorites, or opt for newcomer Aeydē’s snake-effect Kate design for something more impactful.
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