When it comes to the perfect pair of shoes for autumn dressing, is there anything better than classic black boots? Until recently, we thought not. But that was before we caught sight of the A/W 17 shoe trend poised to take over Instagram: black patent boots. Super shiny with their high-gloss finish, these are the black boots for the unapologetically bold dresser. Not to mention any scenario from Monday morning at the office to Friday night drinks and well into the weekend. Be it an ankle boot, a Chelsea or a statement knee-high, this is the season to make it shiny.
Naturally, we’ve already curated our ultimate list of must-have black patent boots, and we’re pleased to report that it’s a trend you can pull off on any budget. From the £40 crocodile-effect boots we’re already planning this weekend’s outfits around to the buckled Miu Miu ankle boots that mean total business (and have just gone into sale—praise be!), you don’t need an A-list bank balance to get involved. So what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling for our pick of the best black patent boots to shop right now.