Winter Shoe Ideas For Women Who Are Bored Of Black Ankle Boots
Resist relying on your black boots this season. With so many new trends to try, it’s all digging your heels into something a little more wild...
We all know that chilly morning feeling. You take a look outside at the glittery frosted pavements and all you want to do is throw on your trusty black boots to keep numb toes at bay. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! This season retailers are proving that good style starts from the feet up, bringing us more options than ever before. Give boots (aka the hardest working piece in your wardrobe) a refresh with western inspired animal prints and fancy finishes, or give boots a miss entirely with flats and shoes that marry form and function. Here are some of the best alternative to women's black ankle boots you can buy right now.
The contemporary mule
With their open structure and tendency to slip off the foot, mules are a shoe typically confined to summer collections. Recently, however, the classic shoe has received a practical winter makeover. These pointed beauties from Jigsaw feature an elasticated upper to ensure both style and comfort, perfect for teaming with a trendy wide-leg trouser or a killer pencil skirt.
The printed boot
Put some oomph into your boots this season with an eye-catching printed pattern. This pair of animal print heeled boots from Missguided is gloriously bold (and just a little bit flirty), the perfect shoes to pair with an LBD on your next night out. Just remember to team with some opaque tights to keep you nice and toasty.
The high leg boot
Bored of the thousands of ankle boots that seem to have lined the shelves over the past few years? So are we! Fortunately, the high leg boot is back with a vengeance, and it’s making a statement. This pair of purple heeled high leg boots from New Look is the epitome of power dressing. Team with a long leather trench coat and slim check trousers for lesson in sharp dressing, Dynasty style.
The chunky fashion trainer
Fear not, lovers of all things retro: the 90s trend has reached the realm of footwear, as chunky trainers take over the high street. This bright red pair from Foot Asylum, for example, will look great with wide leg culottes and a cosy padded jacket.
The Doc Marten
Ever a footwear classic, Dr Martens have upped their game this season. While sticking religiously to their punk style, the classic brand have released some beautiful printed and patterned options for you to get your hands on. This tattoo-style printed pair from Schuh, for example, will look effortlessly cool with almost any casual winter outfit.