HIGH TIDE: THIGH AND OVER-THE-KNEE HIGH BOOTS
Stuart Weitzman has a lot to answer for, the footwear icon re-releasing its popular Highland boot once again this season, in leather or suede. But how do you wear these contraptions if you're not a leggy Gigi Hadid traipsing around Soho? The thigh-high does double duty, offering perfect all-over coverage, peeking out from underneath A-line skirts and dresses with a nod to the 70s, that era that keeps on giving; as well as over jeans for added warmth.
1. Stuart Weitzman 'Highland' boot, $1200, from Runway.
2. Charlotte Olympia stocking boot, about $554, from Net-a-Porter.
3. Mi Piaci 'Mercy' boot $520.
BEES' KNEES: KNEE-HIGH BOOTS
Firm favourites, the knee-high boot this season has a lower, block heel, referencing the Mod heights of the 60s.
4. Andrea Moore 'Studded Poem' boot $695.
5. Country Road 'Alina' boot $399.
6. Miss Sofie boot, $330, from Shoe Connection.
EN POINTE: POINTY-TOE BOOTS
The 80s pointed boot makes an unexpected return this season. Take a leaf out of Loewe's current silhouette and team with an irreverent wide-leg pant. R.M. Williams' Millicent boots are the pick of the bunch. With Western styling, they are the perfect pointed boot option to wear with denim.
7. La Tribe, 'N.Y Point' boot $419.90, from Superette.
8. R.M. Williams 'Millicent' boot, $499, from Yarntons.
9. Kathryn Wilson 'Jacqueline' boot $389.
ANKLE GRAZERS: ANKLE BOOTS
Worn with tights, the ankle boot is the perfect option for the workplace when teamed with tailored dress or a smart skirt.
10. Topshop 'Magnificent' boot $200.
11. Witchery 'Savannah' boot $299.90.
12. Ziera 'Othello' boot $300.
OUTSIDE THE BOX: NON-TRADITIONAL BOOTS
New boots this season are anything but boring, with designers exploring patterns, colours and textures that are unapologetically unconventional.
13. Mi Piaci 'Woodlark' boot $340.
14. Beau Coops x Romance Was Born 'Mysteria' boot, $550, from Scarpa.
15. Karen Walker 'Mackie' boot $490.
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