The temperature is officially dropping, which means it’s time to put away those sandals and bring out the boots. This year, we’re seeing the rise of styles such as over-the-knee boots as well as mid-calf options. With so many boots in different colours, patterns, materials — and now — different heights on offer, picking the right pair isn’t always easy. Fear not: we’ve put together a simple list of our favourite picks, along with style suggestions for you to look your best this season.
Thigh-high boots are one of the season’s biggest footwear trends, and for good reason. Not only do they keep you warm, but they’ll also help you create a stylish and seasonal look with ease. That being said, keep in mind that a design that covers most of your legs might weigh you down and make you appear shorter than you actually are. For that reason, it’s ideal to choose a pair that comes with heels for an extra height boost. To further draw the eyes upwards and create the illusion of an elongated figure, opt for a short hemline as well as a blouse with a high neckline or perhaps a turtleneck jumper.
Our pick: Highland boots (approx. HK$6,189) by Stuart Weitzman
Knee-length A design we keep going back to season after season, knee-high boots are classic and versatile. With military style trending this fall, we recommend picking a pair with military-inspired elements to give you an edgy and devil-may-care attitude. And because it’s fun to mix and match different styles, pair them with a streetwear-inspired sweater for an interesting combination.
Our pick: ‘Monroe 65’ boots (HK$8,965) by Jimmy Choo
A relatively new addition to the footwear arena, mid-calf boots are extra slimming thanks to their ankle-wrapping feature (also known as ‘sock-fit’), and are guaranteed to be a favourite amongst the ladies — especially for those with slightly bigger calves. Create a balancing visual by pairing these slimming boots with a dress and an oversized, sculptural sweater or jacket.
Our pick: Astrocouture-appliqué suede ankle boots (HK$9,235) by Valentino
Ankle boots continue to be an incredibly popular style thanks to their personality and timeless appeal. We like these from Lanvin which are crafted from a tactile mix of grained leather, then completed with velvet laces. The best way to wear these boots is with jeans, and don’t forget to roll them up to show just a little bit of skin.
Our pick: Velvet lace leather ankle boots (HK$8,036) by Lanvin