Mumsnet picks: best autumn boots
There's an autumnal chill in the air, the new school year is underway so naturally our attention turns to the ultimate fashion quest: a pair of boots to keep us both snug and chic for the coming months. Looking for versatile ankle boots or smart knee-highs? We've got the best boots for you
These cosy M&S ankle boots are made with underfoot padding and durable soles, and are available in wide fit for extra comfort. Available in two colours (we want both) these boots would look great dressed down with jeans or leggings, or up with tights and a skirt.Buy now from M&S
Available in two staple colours, these classic Chelsea boots have real leather uppers and a comfy block heel. The almond-shaped toe is universally flattering and, with the stud detail on the back, no one will believe that they were a supermarket find.
“These boots are really comfy and made from leather. They look a lot dearer than £40!”Buy now from Sainsburys
These beauties combine the sleek, smart upper of a Chelsea boot with the nigh-on indestructible Doc Marten sole. Featuring the signature DM pull-on tab, the polished burgundy finish on these boots would make a refreshing change from your usual black ankle boots.Buy now from Office
A wear-with-everything take on the classic riding boot: the Clarks Caddy Belle features an elasticated panel that hugs the back of the calf and ensures the boots are easy to slip on and off. They're available in a range of three colours and, if you're not a fan of suede, the black version comes in leather, too.
“Really great boots for being both flattering and comfortable.”Buy now from Clarks
The suede finish of these Chelsea boots lends an air of casual cool that can be dressed up or down. If you find classic leather Chelsea boots a little too “equestrian” – these are the boots for you.Buy now from FatFace
These Clarks Chelsea boots prove that you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort: the slight heel and Cushion Soft foam layers in the sole mean these boots are made for walking.
“Clarks do some fantastic cushioned boots ones called Taylor Shine.”Buy now from Clarks
These Western-style ankle boots will add a pop of colour to a dreary winter's day – though they are also available in tan or black if red isn't your colour. With real leather uppers and a 6cm Cuban heel, these boots are comfy enough for daytime wear but stylish enough for an evening out, too.Buy now from Next
With a fur lining to keep your feet snug all winter and “Insolia” technology to distribute your weight evenly and increase ankle stability, these boots will rapidly become a wardrobe staple. Plus, M&S have developed a clever new zip that stretches to accommodate a range of calf shapes and sizes.Buy now from M&S
Edgier than your average ankle boot but sleeker than most biker boots, these ASOS boots are the best of both worlds. Even better, they're available in half sizes so you can ensure the perfect fit.Buy now from ASOS
If you're looking for something a little more heavy-duty, these are the boots for you. Like Uggs, but waterproof: Aqualamb boots are handmade in Cornwall from specially treated sheepskin and feature a rugged rubber sole.
“I actually love Celtic & Co. I have the Aqualamb ones which they're waterproof. I've literally never worn anything as warm and cosy. I'm a convert.”Buy now from Celtic & Co