TThe ankle boot is a classic in winter footwear – reliable whatever the weather and the occasion. Main Street has designs that follow the trends – see the cowboy bootie with a twist. If you want to invest, a durable hiking style or chunky-soled Chelsea boot will last for several seasons.
Or maybe you are looking for something a little more glitzy. Heeled boots that have an overnight feel are plentiful at rental sites. Dare to rock’n’roll with a snakeskin or choose midnight blue velvet for a luxurious touch. Pair them with a rented evening dress for a “wow” effect.
And if you don’t mind walking in someone else’s shoes, you can shop for second-hand designer boots for a bargain. Those in leather are doing particularly well; or if you’re lucky you might find an unworn pair.
Heavy cream, £ 240, essential-anvers.com
These work with wide jeans and midi dresses.
Cowboy ankle, £ 119, zara.com
A twist on a classic, these boots will be fun with an evening dress.
Black lace-UPS, £ 118, nae-vegan.com
Made from vegan leather, with a flexible sole that prevents blisters.
Crocodile-look, from £ 43, by Paris Texas, hurrcollective.com
Pair them with a long knit dress.
Black lace-ups, £ 14 for three day rental, by Karen Millen wearmywardrobeout.com
Lace-up ankle boots are the perfect addition to a tailored suit.
Blue velvet, from £7 per day, by 3.1 Phillip Lim, mywardrobehq.com
Slip into high heels easily with this on-trend style.
Burgundy leopard print, £ 75, us.vestiairecollective.com
Get a good deal: these unworn Calvin Klein are a real find.
Black suede, £ 35, cosresell.com
Suede is always versatile – just make sure you protect it from the elements.
beige lace-up, £ 44, marketplace.asos.com
These lace-up shoes will be the focal point of your look – wear with a floral dress.