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 Bullring & Grand Central 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!
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. Now’s the perfect time, then, to invest in a pair of iconic Doc Martens. You won’t regret it, trust us. For a new twist on the stomping style, why not try a white pair instead?
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: 1460 smooth Doc Martens in white, £139, Doc Martens
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 Bullring & Grand Central – 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 Office. 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: Kalvin Western calf boots in black leather, £125, Office
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 Bullring & Grand Central, 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? Good News, a label stocked in Selfridges, sells trainers that are only made from organic cotton and recycled rubber, plus they use fewer manufacturing processes (meaning less pollution).
Who said eco-friendly trainers had to be white and boring? We’ve put these cool yellow check high-top trainers to the top of our shopping list. Sprint you there…
Our pick: Good News softball check wool high-top trainers, £160, Selfridges