10 pairs of boots you can't live without this winter

Along with the seasonal switch from iced coffees to hot toddies, flip-flops to fluffy socks, the advent of wintery weather affords us the opportunity to dust off the heavy-duty coats, cosy jumpers and, most excitingly, invest in a great pair of boots. So which have made their way onto our wish lists this season? Expect snakeskin effect, knee-high styles and chunky silhouettes to find their way into your shopping baskets for 2019. 

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1. Chelsea

Dune London, Quark 2 Boots


Here's a less fussy option for those who would prefer to steer clear of 'trends'. Flat Chelsea boots with a simple, fuss-free finish will go with practically everything in your wardrobe.

Dune London, Quark 2 Boots, £58.00


2. Combat

Aldo, Pompom Pearl Detail Hiker Boots


Suitable for everything from city dwelling to rocky-terrain-walking (read: brunching and shopping), this season’s elevated combat boots are proof that function over form is the next big thing. Wear with autumn/winter's moody florals in the city, and baggy boyfriend jeans and oversized jumpers along the country lanes.

Dune, Pompom Pearl Detail Hiker Boots, £111.00


3. Suede

Linea, Suede Zip Boots


While the soft tactility of suede never fails to make us swoon, we’ll admit that it’s not the hardiest. But as long as you don’t plan on trudging through muddy waterlogged fields, there’s no reason why a pair of trusty suede boots shouldn’t play a starring role in your winter shoe rack.

Linea, Suede Zip Boots, £20.00


4. Western

All Saints, Black Shira Western Boot


We have excellent news for fans of the Western trend - cowboy boots are still appearing on catwalks everywhere for the current season. A simple black pair is an easy way to give your much-loved cosy looks a lease of life – weather it be double denim or a flowy midi dress.

All Saints, Black Shira Western Boot, £175.00


5. Knee high

Tommy Hilfiger, Hardware Detail Leather Knee High Boots


Feel the need for a change from the slew of ankle boots of seasons past? It could be high time to embrace knee-high boots. Not only will they keep your pins free of frost when you want to wear your choice skirts and dresses, they’ll add some interest to your outfit rotations.

Tommy Hilfiger, Hardware Detail Leather Knee High Boots, £140.00


6. Wellies

Ariat, Radcot Ladies Wellington Boots


It’s about time to get out there and brave the frost in these classic, high wellington boots and breathe some fresh air into your lungs. Diminish that familiar feeling of being cooped up and never again be concerned about soggy socks.

Ariat, Radcot Ladies Wellington Boots, £90.00


7. Mock croc

All Saints Berry Croc Katy Ankle Boot


A simple way to elevate any outfit and look more expensive is with sleek, glossy mock-croc footwear. Look to this pair in an earthy, wine-stained hue to elevate your everyday ensembles. They’ll add much-needed texture to a classic jean and jumper combination.

All Saints, Berry Croc Katy Ankle Boot, £63


8. Hiking

Adidas, Terrex Ax3 Mid GTX Womens Hiking Shoes


You won’t be quaking in these practical boots; mud, wind, rain – easy. Brave all of the elements in this grey and blue iteration from Adidas. Complete with Gore-Tex upper and sturdy Vibram soles, you can leave the house in very good company.

Adidas, Terrex Ax3 Mid GTX Womens Hiking Shoes, £85.00


9. '60s tube 

Firetrap Blackseal Poppy Boots


Channel your inner Margot Robbie in Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood with this statement pair. In a bright, white hue and cylindrical heel, this striking mod style will look effortlessly chic with miniskirts, midi dresses and equally retro accessories.

Firetrap, Blackseal Poppy Boots, £56.00


10. Smart 

Mulberry, Point Bt Ld04


With steel toes that could kill, this black pair will turn heads as you walk down the high street. The elasticated sides make for a comfortable fit, and the angular block heel feels contemporary and fresh.

Mulberry, Point Bt Ld04, £529.00