Autumn and winter boots: what to buy this season

Colder days are the perfect excuse (should you need one) to buy some new footwear. From slouchy ankle boots to luxe thigh-highs, Mumsnetters have come up with a wish list of new season styles

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Heeled Chelsea boots

If in doubt, you can't go wrong with these. New colours and subtle updates to the details mean you really *do* need a new pair - even if last year's are hiding in the back of the wardrobe. 

1. Asos Chelsea boots £38


"Chelsea boots with a slight western heel rather than the traditional sole seems to be the order of the day."


2. Joules Westbourne Chelsea boots £130


"I've just bought some Chelsea boots from Joules in tan/brown. They're quite comfy."


3. Steve Madden Piero heeled Chelsea boot £109

"I love Steve Madden shoes. I have some that are really comfy!" 


Over the knee boots

Put your best foot forward in the boots of the moment - paired with bare legs and autumn dresses or jeans in deepest winter, they'll give your wardrobe an instant style update.

1. Marks and Spencer stain away suede boots £99


"I'm short, but I love them, especially over skinny jeans. And because they are suede my legs don't look too much like shiny sausages." 

2. New Look flared heel over-knee boots £44.99


"I'm going for thigh-highs this year. I'm 5'8" with long, decent legs so hope to pull it off."


3. Steve Madden Odine back tie over-knee boots £125


"There's loads of suede boots around this year. I've just bought my first pair in years - wonder how long it'll take for me to trash them!"


Slouch boots

If you love the relaxed, boho feel of slouchy boots these look great with everything. Win. 

1. Dune Relissa slouchy calf boots £90


"I have these in rust - they are really comfy."


2. Dorothy Perkins Tess slouch boots £39


"I've got some suede boots from a couple of years ago that are kind of slouchy round the top. They need re-heeling, but the consensus seems to be that I can wear them without being laughed at."


3. Next black leather casual strap ankle boots £65


"I'm hoping they will go well with black skinnies - I haven't worn them yet, but who cares? I love them."


Sock boots

Looking for comfort and a new style? Done. The sock boot is stretchy, giving a snug fit with sleek lines.

1. New Look sock boots £29.99


"Pretty cool and I like the shape of the heel"


2. Topshop Magnificent sock boot £79

"Sock boots with a chunky heel seem to be en vogue." 


3. Schuh sock boot £55 


"Ooooh I like those sock boots!" 

Velvet block heel ankle boots

These luxe boots will be seen on many fashionable feet this season. Opt for striking colour to lift a dark outfit, or choose a more muted shade for day-to-day wear. Wear them with a classic shift dress and opaque tights for a slick 60s look.

1. Office Literally velvet block heel boots £64

       "The colours drew me to them!"    


2. River Island zip back ankle boot £40


"Ankle boots with skirts or dresses can look really nice."


3. New Look block heeled ankle boots £27.99 


"Seems to be a lot of big platform soles around. Also lots of buckles and chunky heels."  


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