I've Worked Out the Boot Trends You're Going to Love in 2021

Much like everyone in the world, I’d quite like 2020 to be over sooner rather than later, thanks very much. I don’t think I’m generalising when I say that this year hasn’t been the best. So then, you’ll forgive me for looking ahead into the new year and the new-season fashion trends to have something to look forward to.

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On the agenda today are the best new boot trends for 2021. While I’m aware that most of us are set with our footwear for winter right now, there are some genuinely exciting boot trends for the new year. As boots are now a year-round item, they’ll work perfect for spring/summer 2021 with summer dresses but are excellent for the colder weather, too. 

Boot trends 2021:

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Below, there are three key looks I’ve identified from the upcoming collections. While there isn’t anything totally groundbreaking, what I like is that there are a couple of more joyful styles as well as boots that are wardrobe classics. Keep scrolling to see the three boot trends I predict you’re going to love in 2021.

1. Colourful Cowboy

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Isabel Marant spring/summer 2021 runway 

While there are a lot of cowboy boot styles around right now, most fit the minimalist aesthetic (think, the current Bottega versions). But for spring/summer 2021, the maximalist aesthetic is back—stripes, purples, pinks, metallics, and embellishments for the ultimate colourful cowboy boots. 

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Isabel Marant spring/summer 2021 runway 

2. Flat Chelsea

Boot trends 2021: Celine runway 2021

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Celine spring 2021 runway 

Say goodbye to the super-chunky sole, as I predict a return to slightly flatter Chelsea boots is on the horizon. The real beauty about this shoe style is that it always looks brilliant with a midi floral dress. Even if we don’t make it to any festivals next year, you can still dress like you’re at one. 

3. Return of the Sock

Boot trends 2021: Balmain boots on the runway spring/summer 2021

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Balmain spring/summer 2021 runway

Yep, it’s back. After its brief hiatus, I can’t shake the impression that the style gods (aka the biggest fashion houses in the world) are signalling a return of sock boots. Seen at Balmain and on street stylers during the most recent fashion week, this is the trend that is a surprising wardrobe classic. Opt for black or brown to ensure its wearability. 

Boot trends 2021: Balmain boots on the runway spring/summer 2021

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