The A/W style guide: boots

With autumn well and truly underway and winter only around the corner, it’s time to (reluctantly) bid farewell to warm weather and adapt our footwear to a colder climate. If you’re looking to buy a new pair of shoes in the coming weeks, a good pair of boots will be a worthy investment and see you through to next summer. And with a wide range of styles to pick from to suit any occasion, shoe lovers will be spoiled for choice this season.


Chelsea boots have been circulating the fashion world for quite some time now, but have remained popular due to their stylish design, level of comfort and ability to match with most outfits. seems to be the best place to buy these at the moment, with the Tia Chunky Cleated Heel and Matilda Block Heel boots both on sale for the affordable price of €29. Team them up with a skater dress or dress them down with skinny jeans to create a stylish and sophisticated look.


Calf boots have been dominating shoe shops all over the country in recent weeks and it is easy to see why – they are flattering, feminine and guaranteed to make any outfit stand out due to their unique design. Korky’s are currently stocking gorgeous black calf boots for €40 – a fair price for a practical style of boot which you can wear over and over again. These look best worn with skater skirts, playsuits and culottes.


Pointed block heel boots are beginning to gain popularity in recent weeks and for the foreseeable future due to their ability to add a sense of sophistication and style to classic daytime outfits. Office are currently stocking both suede and leather versions. They are currently priced at €100 and although this may seem steep the high quality and wear ability of the shoe means you definitely get your money’s worth. These boots look best worn casual so wear them with a pair of jeans to add something extra to your outfit.


Over the knee boots have been around forever seemingly, and although they remain extremely popular to this day, why not have some fun and experiment with them? This year, instead of opting for or rewearing your classic over the knees, instead invest in an eye-catching pink satin or red suede pair, both of which are currently stocked by River Island. Like the block heel boots, these shoes are again on the pricier side – the pink satin pair cost €113 and the red suede pair €114. However, if you want to treat yourself next payday these are definitely worth an investment to make you stand out from the crowd on any night out – and look incredibly stylish while doing so.


Michelle Townsend

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