Read our guide to discover the ten autumn and winter boot trends that you need to know about in 2019.
Winter in Ireland can be quite unforgiving on our feet, so it’s important to ensure that they are fully protected against the elements. At the same time, you also want to ensure that your footwear offers a chic finishing touch to your outfits. In this article, we count down the top ten winter boot trends that are dominating fashion in 2019.
1. Animal Patterns
"Leopard, tiger, zebra, cow and serpentine patterns were all over the fall runways of New York, Milan, and Paris, and will likely be dominating the fashion scene through the autumn and winter months… Animal prints are on everything from kitten heels to ankle, knee and thigh-high boots. Invest in a pair or two to play up solid — and especially black — separates. " - Laurean Ossorio, celebrity stylist
With so many options to choose from, animal pattern boots offer incredible versatility. This season, fashionistas are donning tiger and zebra stripes, cow prints, bold giraffe splotches, or cheetah spots. Animal print boots can be used to liven up a monochrome ensemble or they can be paired with jeans and a cosy jumper for a more casual look.
Channelling 1990s grunge, combat boots are making a comeback for the 2019 Autumn/Winter season. In particular, chunky leather styles with a lug sole are enjoying huge popularity at the moment. Pair your combat boots with a more feminine outfit for an eye-catching contrast.
3. Square-Toe Boots
Offering a subtle nod to the 90s, boxy tips and square-toed boots are back in fashion this year. In fact, square toe boots were named “One of the Biggest Trends of 2019” by Glamour magazine. The dramatic silhouette of this style helps to make casual outfits feel sharper and dressier looks feel more relaxed. A basic way to enliven a simple outfit, these shoes go well with pleated midi skirts, straight-leg trousers or cropped jeans.
4. Shearling Accents
Brace yourself for chilly winter days in 2019 with a pair of shearling-lined boots. Chic and comfortable, shearling boots offer a practical option for the colder weather. Opt for ankle boots for casual wear or a knee-high style for added cosiness during extra cold weather.
5. Platform Boots
Platform boots are one of the biggest trends this season, as evidenced by its appearance on the runways of top designers such as Michael Kors, Stella McCartney, and Alexa Chung. Ideal for nights out, 1970s-style platform boots give off a sense of disco allure. For added comfort, go for a style with a chunky, medium heel.
6. Slouch Boots
Evocative of the 1980s aesthetic, leather or suede slouch boots are a great way to add a vintage touch to your outfit. These boots work perfectly with both winter-wardrobe staples and glamorous party pieces. Pull them over a pair of skinny jeans or wear with a midi skirt for a comfy winter look.
Add drama to your winter wardrobe with a pair of flattering and stylish thigh-high boots. Thigh-high boots have a reputation for tawdriness; but they can look very elegant when paired with the right outfit. There are a number of ways you can stop them from looking too over-the-top. For example, you could balance out their close-fitting silhouette by wearing them with oversized or loose-fitting clothing. It’s also a good idea to choose a colour that blends in with the rest of your outfit. When selecting your boots, make sure that the fit is right so that they don’t feel too tight or too loose.
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8. Lace-Up Ankle Boots
The current trend for lace-up ankle boots harks back to Victorian style. Pair with tweeds for a classic country heritage look. Pro tip: pick a style with a side zip, so you can easily put on and take off the boots
With the right level of care and attention, your boots should be able to weather several winters.
Watch more How to Buy & Maintain Shoes & Boots videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/410084-How-to-Care-for-Winter-Boots Winter boots suffer a lot of wear and tear over the season, but care and effort will help them look better and last longer. Step 1: Use a waterproofing product Use a waterproofing product recommended by the manufacturer when you purchase winter boots.