Is anyone else feeling that hint of crispness in the air in the mornings, telling us winter is on its way? Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking... either way, cold weather is definitely in the not-too-distant future! And there’s no time like the present to get your winter shoedrobe up to par. So here are the five pairs of shoes you need to keep your feet looking hot (and feeling warm) in the chilly season.
Black ankle boots
This is a style of shoe to really invest in, as a good black ankle boot should be a timeless winter staple. Don’t be afraid to spend; hunt around for a good quality pair that will last you for a few seasons. And they don’t have to be totally flat or sky high either. A mid-height boot with a chunky heel can take you from the office to drinks like nothing else.
Stylish sneakers can be rocked year round, so find yourself that perfect balance of all-day comfort and easy style and watch as your athleisure game is lifted!
Over the knee boots
All hail the OTK boot! These are fierce, fabulous, and keep your legs warm right up to the thigh – what could be better? To get maximum wear, find a pair in black, charcoal or dove grey, in fabrics like suede or velvet. If you want to go a little bolder but still versatile, opt for a khaki or military green.
The party boot is where you can have a little fun with the current trends. It’s a statement boot to liven up the office or a night out, so go wild! We love Perspex boots, crushed velvet in lustrous winter shades, and sock boots à la Kendall Jenner.
On days when you don’t want to wear heels but sneakers won’t quite cut it, enter the stylish flats. A ballet flat is always a good option, and you can look for unique touches like an ankle strap or detailing. Bright colours will add a pop of fun to your wintry ensembles, or go for classic elegance if that’s more your thing.
Hanna Sloan is studying a Creative and Professional Writing degree at QUT. She grew up wanting to be either a writer or a professional dancer, or both. Nothing has changed. She is passionate about performance, fashion, and social progress, and is a confirmed #NastyWoman. Hanna is the proud curator of a shoe collection surpassing sixty pairs, and always thought Andie Anderson in 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' was crazy for not wanting to write about shoes for a living. In her spare time Hanna can be found devouring a book or magazine, watching 'Friends' or asking her parents for Snapchats of the family’s two beagles.