The Boot Trends for Fall/Winter 2018-2019

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The catwalks have spoken. Boots have been styled or even re-invented to suit any style from conservative to fashion statement making. John Elliot used combat boots. Michael Kors played it up with plaid. Isabel Marant used a cone heel to make a design statement about shape. As such, I have spotted the most intoxicating boot trends that we’ll be wearing this fall and winter from cowboy to combat boots and red hot stilettos to knee high 70’s boots. Animal prints, laces, buckles, glittery shines and animal prints are the tools for a twist to some classic looks that take footwear game to a whole new level. Let’s step into them… shall we?

Love the look of this stylish young woman in a black leather jacket, a leopard print top, denim pants and black ankle boots with buckles. Image by Dorothy Perkins.
Image by Dorothy Perkins.

A new generation of western cowboy boots had me gasping for air. Some of them have been totally re-invented to look like disco  boots. However, a pair of silver metallic color boots is probably the most wearable version of them, that I would pair with a work uniform jumpsuit and a belt bag. Then there are laces and buckles. These two features alone made ankle boots more interesting than ever. But, their actual style is defined mostly by their heel – block, cone or stiletto.

Designers have been surely experimenting with that a lot. Some of the most wearable versions are the peep toe sock boot, the red stiletto boot and most of the animal print ones. Leopard print is still hot, but the new “it” print is the snake skin or zebra. Personally, I think the snake skin print is more wearable than the zebra. Let me not forget – sequins of course. They are making a similarly strong fashion ripple in shoes like in clothes. I bet that we’ll be feeling their party vibe though more during the winter holidays. As for plaid print boots as seen by Michael Kors, well I think that’s where I get off-board. Last but not least, high-thigh boots are all about a luxe look and feel. Hence, suede is one of the best timeless choices that won’t let you down, especially in beige and camel.

A pair of silver western ankle boots. Cut-out image by Sosandar.
Image by Sosandar.
A stylish woman dressed in a blue polka dot dress and silver ankle boots standing in the middle of a street. Image by Sosandar.
Image by Sosandar.
A black pant suit looks super edgy when paired with a pair of burnt orange animal print ankle boots. Image by Oasis.
Image by Oasis.
A snake skin print ankle boot. Image by New Look.
Image by New Look. A snake print boot.
A red stiletto ankle boot with a V side cut. Image by Wallis.
Image by Wallis. You can never go wrong with red.
A sequin peep toe with black laces ankle boot and stiletto heels. Image by Very.
Image by Very.
A black and red sock ankle boot with a peep toe and stiletto heel. Image by New Look.
Image by New Look. A very stylish version of a peep toe sock ankle boot with red stripes against black. One of my favorites.
Love this ochre print dress paired with black ankle boots with several buckles. Image by Marks & Spencer.
Image by Marks & Spencer. I love the juxtaposition of a dress with a romantic vibe against a black ankle boot with straps and buckles.
A combat black boot. Image by New Look.
Image by New Look. John Elliot used combat boots for his catwalk show.
A black ankle boot with lots of straps and buckles. Looks a bit like a combat boot but without laces. Image by Hush.
Image by Hush.
A lovely black dress with a pink flower print, a black cardigan and black combat boots might sound unconventional but look great on this young woman. Image by Miss Selfridge.
Image by Miss Selfridge.
A stylish woman walking down the street in a grey knitted sweater, a black maxi skirt and suede black slouch boots. Image by Pure Collection.
Image by Pure Collection.
Love how these boots look. A young model wearing a dress with print patches wears a pair of black midi slouch boots. Image by River Island.
Image by River Island.
A camel beige slouch midi boot. Image by Next.
Image by Next. The slanted heel inspired by Isabel Marant’s cone heel that we saw on catwalks.
What a combo! A striped rainbow dress with a leopard print bag and slouch suede Monsoon leather boots. Image by Littlewoods.
Image by Littlewoods.

I believe these are the most wearable boot trends for this upcoming season. The good thing is that most of these will be worn for a long time. What do you reckon? Any favorites? Love to know!

Keep smiling and rocking away…

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