After a long and patient wait, it’s finally here. And no, I’m not referring specifically to autumn, but instead, each year, I count down to the best season of all: boot season. It’s that perfect time of year that’s just cool enough to layer up, but there’s still a little sun. Not too much wind, but just the right amount of crispness in the air to warrant shoes that are a little more substantial than sandals. And now, after wearing a scarf for the first time this year, I can confirm we’re in the swing of autumn, and the first thing on your shopping list should be a good pair of boots to see you through the next six months and beyond.
In my opinion, there’s nothing chicer than a simple, understated outfit with statement boots, and after racking up a collection of knee-highs, combats, lace-ups and ankle boots, I’ve tried on enough shoes to know which go the distance. But no matter how well you might have curated your wardrobe, a trend-led pair of boots can bring every other item you own bang up to date, so if you’re looking for an easy way to refresh your wardrobe, I’ve put together a comprehensive guide on all of the autumn/winter boot trends that you need to know about now.
Fashion month is always a heady mix of the wonderful, the wearable and the downright wacky, but out of the hundreds of pairs to make their way down the New York, London, Milan and Paris runways, a few key trends have risen to the top. Whether you’re a high-heel devotee or a chunky-boot fan, there’s a little something for everyone among this season’s key trends, and you can rest assured that unlike some of the flash-in-the-pan fashion trends we’ve seen come and go, a good pair of boots will be just as good in a year’s time as they are now. So without further ado, keep scrolling for seven of the most noteworthy boot trends of A/W 22.