The best shoes and boots for autumn
Hands up who can’t wait to upgrade their footwear for autumn! We’ve done the legwork for you and found all the best autumn shoes and boots that are available to buy in Cabot Circus now. We’ve picked pairs that cover off all the latest autumn trends, too, from cowboy boots to chunky boots; eco-friendly trainers to block heels. Farewell flip-flops, hellloooooo shiny new shoes!
Chunky white boots
Last year we saw hiking boots take the fashion pack and the high street by storm, and this season boots with a chunky black sole are still on our radar. For a new twist on the stomping style, why not try on these white boots from Kurt Geiger? Perfect for weekends and off-duty looks, they’ll look great worn with any floaty silk skirts or floral dresses you’ve got hanging in your wardrobe. Throw on a chunky knit or your leather jacket. (Nirvana playlist optional…) If you’ve got any light jeans, these will work well – black boots can sometimes look too harsh against pale denim.
Our pick: Aldo Gwemma biker boots in white, £120, Kurt Geiger
Block heel shoes
Anyone else a sucker for a colourful court? It’s such an easy way to lift your outfit, working well with anything from denim through to suiting. This year sees red shoes still reigning high, but if you’ve already bought a pair of those, then how about choosing a suede mint pair instead (save them for dry days…) Step forward these gorgeous & Other Stories shoes. Block heel shoes are perfect if you’re working 9 ‘til 5. They’ll give your outfit a polished look while making sure your feet aren’t killing you come rush hour. Just check out the on-trend square toe on this pair - & Other Stories nails it again!
Our pick: suede block heeled pumps in mint, £85, & Other Stories
Black ankle boots
Ah, the one footwear style that we all have in our wardrobes: the humble black ankle boot. In order to give you an excuse/reason for buying another pair this autumn, we’ve hunted down a new-season pair that have been given an AW19 overhaul… One of our favourite pairs at Cabot Circus – yes, it was hard to choose just one! – is this pair at Kurt Geiger. They get two big trend ticks from us: one, the on-trend square toe was seen all over the catwalks; and, two, the sculptural red heel makes them that little bit different from your everyday black ankle boots. What to wear them with? Oh, just everything you already own – jeans, black trousers, midi skirts, jumpsuits, you name it.
Our pick: Selma ankle boot, £179, Kurt Geiger
Now before you think we’ve gone a bit yee-hah, hear us out. Western-style boots are all over the high street and they CAN be your new boot-friend. They’re honestly wearable in real life, not just on influencers feeds. Take this calf-length pair from Mango. Practically speaking, the elongated toe and low heel make them flattering and super comfortable. Keep your legs bare and pop them on with your favourite midi dress. Or add them to your skinny-jeans-and-tee ensemble. They look good with EVERYTHING! And give you instant Insta-cool in the process. Don’t believe us? Head in store and try them.
Our pick: leather cowboy ankle boots, £99.99, Mango
SNAKE PRINT BOOTS
It’s hard to shop anywhere nowadays without seeing leopard print: from coats to bags, footwear to belts, we all love a bit of (faux) leopard. What to crush on next? Snake print! We’ve seen this print on dresses in Cabot Circus, but how about snake print boots? It’s a nice way to dip your toe in the trend… We hunted down these amazing Isabel Marant brown snake print boots in Harvey Nichols. Wandering round Harvey Nichols, spying the new-season range from Isabel Marant made us weak at the knees. It’s the perfect brand if you’re a bit boho at heart. These ankle boots, with an elegant cone heel, will look great paired with both your weekend and work-day wardrobes. And we’re pretty sure they’ll inspire serious boot envy from all your friends.
Our pick: Isabel Marant Archenn 100 snake-effect leather ankle boots, £680, Harvey Nichols – order online and try in store
ECO FRIENDLY TRAINERS
If you’re upping your sneaker game for autumn, then why not choose a fashionable and ethical pair of kicks? Veja is increasingly known for its environmentally friendly trainers, which are made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, using no chemicals or polluting process. In other words, they’re kinder to our world. Get yourself to Harvey Nichols and swoon over their selection of Veja trainers. We’ve put these classic V10 ones to the top of our shopping list. Sprint you there…
PERSONAL SHOPPING AT CABOT CIRCUS
We popped in to see personal stylist Iona at Harvey Nichols. She had this to say about AW19 footwear trends: ‘Moving on from the thigh high, I am loving the wave of knee-high boots coming in. I have just ordered in a pair of gorgeous slate grey Jimmy Choos in croc which I absolutely adore! Pair these with a baby blue shirt dress from Alexa Chung for autumnal evening drinks. Or, for daytime, swap for knee-high Isabel Marant cowboy boots. They prove to be going nowhere this season and will make you instantly feel like a cool Parisian girl.’ To book your personal shopping appointment with Iona, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org