After an uncharacteristically warm start to the winter months, we can no longer evade the need for boots. Up until now we've largely been making do with shoes and tights, but the time has officially come to make the investment. And seeing as we have plenty of timeless boots from seasons gone by, it seems only right to splurge on a pair that feel so 2018.
Balenciaga has the most instantly recognisable pair, with logo-emblazoned toes and sharp points. Western detailing, however, is also high on the boot agenda, as evidenced by Isabel Marant's latest knee-high offering, as well as Calvin Klein's sleek leather iterations.
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1. BALENCIAGA'S BB BOOTS
Balenciaga's pointed-toed boots embody all that was good about '80s fashion—brash logos, wide ankles (ideal for tucking your jeans into) and winkle-picker points. Wear them with a chic suit for a cool Christmas party alternative.
2. Chloé Rylee Boots
This is the second season for the Rylee boots, but they're proving as popular as ever. The likes of Sienna Miller and Chrissy Teigen have worn these lace-up ankle boots with cutout details. Even better, they're now available in numerous prints and colours.
3. Isabel Marant's Sandy Boots
Isabel Marant's sand-coloured, knee-length cowboy boots have fast become a fixture on our Instagram feeds—wear them with sheer black tights and prairie dresses as Marant intended.
4. Calvin Klein's TEX Boots
You might have gathered that cowboy boots are a key boot trend for 2018, and leading the charge are Calvin Klein's 205W39NYC metal-toe ankle boots.
5. BY FAR'S ESTE BOOTS
If your style is more minimalistic, look no further than By Far's Este boots. Having lately become part of Lucy Williams's daily uniform, we guarantee these ankle-grazers won't stick around for long.
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