Ever since the ’70s when Karen Miles saw her mother wearing a pair of high chocolate brown boots, she’s been obsessed with recreating her look.
I love boots. I’ll wear them summer through winter. My first pair was your standard black, I had a ’90s moment with cherry red boots (huge mistake) and then I finally found a deep chocolate brown pair just like my mums.
Last winter, I wore my ankle boots almost every day, so I’m super excited to hit the shops to update my autumn boot options.
Here are the three essential boots you’ll need this season (you’re welcome).
1. Tan, Knee-length Boho Boot
Top End Anita Tan Why I love them: the colour is not too yellow and not too pale. The double buckle provides polish while the stitched front panel adds a casual sewn detail.
Wear them with: floral or white lace dresses that fall just above the knee, gypsy maxi skirts with a wrap front or asymmetrical hemline, or textured tights.
More info: leather, man-made sole, 7.5cm stacked heel, side zip, elastic gusset.
2. Black Biker Boot
Ash Black Tatum Leather Biker BootsWhy I love them: this is a classic, timeless biker boot – a little bit of attitude mixed with chic embellishments. All the soccer mums will want a pair when you rock up in these puppies.
Wear them with: black skinny jeans or black tights.
More info: leather, man-made sole, 1.5in block heel
3. Western Boot
Durango Ladies Western
Why I love them: my dream to be on the TV show Nashville just got that much closer. I’ve actually already purchased this classic black boot as my entry point to wearing this western style. They’re not overtly country with their pared back stitch detail and I can’t wait to wear them.
Wear them with: your favourite bohemian dresses, but never denim shorts or denim jeans unless you’re a model or hail from Texas.
More info: leather, composite sole, 2in cowgirl heel, taped side seams
If you love western boots but you just can’t commit, go low.
Tony Biano Frolic Black Phoenix
Wear them with: this shorter length is super versatile – they’ll look great with your black skinny jeans, tights and all your boho dresses.
More info: nubuck leather, 5.5cm heel, pull on heel, pleated side gusset, stitch and silver detailing.