These boots were made for walking ... and that’s just what they’ll do.

This selection of new season boots will see you through autumn and winter with their slick, updated, utility styling and subtle equestrian-inspired details.

Practical footwear is a key focus right now as designers develop luxe interpretations on sneakers (Celine, Dior, Chanel), and also man-style tailored loafers. A good pair of boots is one of those seasonal footwear necessities particularly when the weather takes a turn. The latest boot offerings work just as well worn over jeans as they do with this season's longer skirt hemlines for a sartorial nod to the 70s. The classic two-tone Church's boot from Scotties boutique is the perfect option for all-day, everyday wear paired with a pair of jeans and a belted, oversized coat.

For his pre-autumn 2014 collection, Alexander Wang focused on boots that went even higher than the knee, grazing the thigh for a new direction and creating an interesting silhouette in the process. His current footwear collection also highlights some serious boot offerings such as the "Muse" boot, complete with signature Wang cut-out heel.

You don't have to know about dressage either to take full advantage of riding boot styles.

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Equestrian style boots have a lean and elegant look about them, making it easy to work into office or weekend looks. The Mi Piaci "Nella" boots are inspired by classic riding boots in a sleek black leather fitted close to the legs (perfect for keeping those pins warm) and with a sensible heel for added height that won't leave you with vertigo.

Check our favourite fall fashion boots here:

Stockists

Hannahs
• Little Stitch (09) 214 6848
Lonely Hearts
Mi Piaci
Net-a-Porter
• Runway (09) 522 0808
Sabatini
Scarpa
• Scotties 09-366 1664