We may not have fully come to terms with the fact summer will soon be a distant memory, but as we wave goodbye to our trusty Havaianas (yes, flip-flops made a high-fashion return in 2018), we can say hello to all the boots. Naturally there are tonnes of styles popping up all over our favourite sites, but how do you choose the winning pair? With our help, of course. The fashion editor–approved pairs we’ll all be wearing have something in common that we love: animal print. Adding it to your closet is the first step to curating your autumn capsules, and it’s made even easier thanks to this lot.
Take a note from Ada and flash a pair of knee-high snakeskin boots under a sleek coat.
Love leopard? Wear it all at once.
Fail-safe leopard print is always expected to make an appearance around this time of year, but it’s the whole animal kingdom that’s got us talking. From statement cow prints (yes, really) to jazzy zebra, there are so many pairs out there making a serious case for animal-inspired footwear. Now that these printed boots have every influencer’s approval (along with our own), it’s time to take note. But how do you wear them? There’s no right or wrong way (although, updating your jeans-and-T-shirt combo has never been so simple), but believe us when we say you have to wear them with confidence. These are the pairs you’ll be buying now and wearing forever. It’s time to take a walk on the wild side.
Leandra’s own pair.
These tick off so many trends: Western, animal print and the Chelsea-boots shape.
We’ll be joining the Chloé girls pronto.
Cruella de Vil, eat your heart out.
How do you make a pair of snake-printed knee-high boots even more fabulous? Add a glitter heel, of course.
These also come in a calf-length Western style, FYI.
This subtle jewel-toned pair is perfection. We love how the snake texture is somewhat hidden by the colour.
One word: wow.
Jewel-adorned boots are the way forward.
Your new party boots are here.
Detailed heels gain extra style points.
Just add a knit midi skirt to complete a winning autumn look.
Hurry and get these bad boys before they sell out.
These are just asking to be paired with a roll-neck and a printed miniskirt.
Lace-up styles always look sharp.