There is one chief priority for us come September. And that’s not checking whether the radiator needs bleeding (honestly, what does that even mean?). It is, of course, to make sure we are completely, one hundred percent clued up on the hottest autumn boot trends. There are a few key styles to get to know for AW17 – statement over-the-knees, pillar box red boots and pointed toes so sharp they could do some serious damage are all big news, but there is one overarching trend we can’t wait to wriggle our pins into. And that’s the slouch boot. The slouch boot perfectly encapsulates that look we spend our lives trying to emulate: effortless cool. The Parisians are masters of it - all bed-head mane, perfect-fitting denim and biker jackets insouciantly slung over shoulders. The slouch boot is the AW17 accessory that’ll get you as close to this look as is humanly possible. Fact.
Rihanna upped the trend ante when she wore jewelled slouch boots with a pair of distressed blue jeans and an oversized biker. Take a leaf out of the fashion risk-taker’s book with Kurt Geiger London’s show-stopping, sparkling silver 'Violet' boots. Team them with your favourite skinny jeans, a cami and leather jacket for a night out. A modern take on evening dressing, it plays up the juxtaposition between statement glitz and casual denim. Hey, if it works for Riri, right? The electric blue Kurt Geiger London 'Vita' boot has an equally high-voltage feel, finished in the hue of the season (see the Balenciaga and Off-White catwalks for proof).
By day, you may want to pare things back a tad. Carvela Kurt Geiger Special boots (coming soon!) are made to be worn with this season’s floral midi dresses - modesty is back in the chicest of ways, FYI. This is all about nailing proportions - avoid looking frumpy by cinching in your waist with a chunky belt. Combing the slouch shape with a standout structural heel, Carvela Kurt Geiger’s 'Scrunch' boot comes in black or grey. Wear them while temperatures are still mild with bare legs and a printed mini dress then, come winter, keep warm by adding a pair of black opaques (a leg-lengthening technique we swear by).
For those who live and breathe all things fashion, there is no better slouch boot than the Kurt Geiger London leopard print 'Vallence'. Wear them with head-to-thigh black and let them be the focal point of your look. Wallflowers need not apply.