2019 the best shoes and boots for autumn
Planning your footwear for the new season? Here’s our guide on where to shop.
Hands up who can’t wait to upgrade their footwear for autumn! We’ve done the legwork for you and found all the best autumn shoes and boots that are available to buy in Brent Cross Shopping Centre now. We’ve picked pairs that cover off all the latest autumn trends, too, from cowboy boots to chunky boots; eco-friendly trainers to block heels. Farewell flip-flops, hellloooooo shiny new shoes!
Chunky white boots
Last year we saw hiking boots take the fashion pack and the high street by storm, and this season boots with a chunky black sole are still on our radar. For a new twist on the stomping style, why not try on these white boots from Kurt Geiger? Perfect for weekends and off-duty looks, they’ll look great worn with any floaty silk skirts or floral dresses you’ve got hanging in your wardrobe. Throw on a chunky knit or your leather jacket. (Nirvana playlist optional…) If you’ve got any light jeans, these will work well – black boots can sometimes look too harsh against pale denim.
Our pick: Aldo Gwemma biker boots in white, £120, Kurt Geiger
Block heel shoes
Anyone else a sucker for a colourful court? It’s such an easy way to lift your outfit, working well with anything from denim through to suiting. This year sees red shoes still reigning high, but if you’ve already bought a pair of those, then how about choosing an autumnal mustard-yellow pair instead? Step forward these gorgeous Zara shoes. Block heel shoes are perfect if you’re working 9 ‘til 5. They’ll give your outfit a polished look while making sure your feet aren’t killing you come rush hour. Just check out the pointed toe and sculptural heel on this pair – Zara nails it again!
Our pick: block heel shoes in mustard, £25.99, Zara
Black ankle boots
Ah, the one footwear style that we all have in our wardrobes: the humble black ankle boot. In order to give you an excuse/reason for buying another pair this autumn, we’ve hunted down a new-season pair that have been given an AW19 overhaul… One of our favourite pairs at Brent Cross – yes, it was hard to choose just one! – is this pair at Kurt Geiger. They get two big trend ticks from us: one, the on-trend square toe was seen all over the catwalks; and, two, the sculptural red heel makes them that little bit different from your everyday black ankle boots. What to wear them with? Oh, just everything you already own – jeans, black trousers, midi skirts, jumpsuits, you name it.
Our pick: Selma ankle boot, £179, Kurt Geiger
Now before you think we’ve gone a bit yee-hah, hear us out. Western-style boots are all over the high street and they CAN be your new boot-friend. They’re honestly wearable in real life, not just on influencers feeds. Take this calf-length pair from Mango. Practically speaking, the elongated toe and low heel make them flattering and super comfortable. Keep your legs bare and pop them on with your favourite midi dress. Or add them to your skinny-jeans-and-tee ensemble. They look good with EVERYTHING! And give you instant Insta-cool in the process. Don’t believe us? Head in store and try them.
Our pick: leather cowboy ankle boots, £99.99, Mango
SNAKE PRINT BOOTS
It’s hard to shop anywhere nowadays without seeing leopard print: from coats to bags, footwear to belts, we all love a bit of (faux) leopard. What to crush on next? Snake print! We’ve seen this print on dresses in Brent Cross, but how about snake print boots? It’s a nice way to dip your toe in the trend… We hunted down these amazing knee-high brown snake print boots in John Lewis & Partners. Their AND/OR range is really hitting all the fashion marks for autumn, so if you haven’t checked it out yet – make it your first stop on your next shopping trip. Knee-high boots are back on the radar for AW19, and this pair will work with any knee-length, midi or maxi skirts and dresses you own. Go for neutral colours if you don’t want to be too OTT.
Our pick: AND/OR Viola leather snake print stiletto knee-high boots, £219, John Lewis & Partners
ECO FRIENDLY TRAINERS
If you’re upping your sneaker game for autumn, then why not choose a fashionable and ethical pair of kicks? Veja is increasingly known for its environmentally friendly trainers, which are made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, using no chemicals or polluting process. In other words, they’re kinder to our world. The range is also vegan – so none of the components used in their kicks is animal-derived. Get yourself to Anthropologie and swoon over their impressive range of Veja trainers. We’ve put these retro styled pair, which use vegan suede, to the top of our shopping list.
Our pick: Veja Rio Branco trainers, £105, Anthropologie
PERSONAL SHOPPING AT BRENT CROSS
We popped in to see personal stylist Eva at John Lewis & Partners. She had this to say about AW19 footwear trends: ‘We'll see heavy platforms coming back. There will be lots of square toes, combat boots and knee-high boots. Animal print shoes and boots will still be on trend! Look out for eco-friendly trainers, too. Sustainable and vegan shoes and boots make positive fashion – it’s the way to go!’ To book your personal shopping appointment with Eva or one of the team, or for more information on the service, call 020 8732 3870, head in store or visit the John Lewis & Partners website.