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Stylish and sturdy: knee-high boots

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Dune Selsie Taupe Over The Knee Boots, £220; Denton Brown Large Monogram Tote Bag, £90, available from Dune (clothing, stylist's own) PA Photo/Handout.

By Katie Wright

There was much talk of ‘clothing as armour’ on the autumn/winter catwalks, with sweeping Matrix-style coats, chainmail metallics and a whole lot of leather on show.

How prophetic that trend would turn out to be, now that we find ourselves battling a global pandemic and craving clothes that protect us from the elements, whether that’s cosy loungewear for working from home, or sturdy footwear for our daily walks and strolls.

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Evans Extra Wide Fit Brown PU Long Boots, £48.30 (were £69), available from Evans. PA Photo/Handout.

That doesn’t mean we’ve totally abandoned our desire to dress well, however – and if you’re looking for a short-cut to lockdown style, you’ve come to the right place.

Knee-high boots are the perfect combination of style and substance, keeping your calves warm while lending your outfit a much-needed dose of edginess – or elegance, depending on your preference.

This season’s best boots fall into those two camps. On the one hand (or should that be foot?), you’ve got butter-soft leather, suede or patent PU styles in classic black, autumnal chestnut and chocolate-brown hues.

Perfect for teaming with extra-long jumper dresses, midi skirts and camel coats, these beautiful boots are a great investment buy and will last you for years to come (as long as you avoid jumping in too many muddy puddles).

If you’re looking for a pair that you can stomp about in whatever the weather, you’ll love the chunky sole trend.

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Next Black Forever Comfort Knee High Leather Boots, £89, available from Next. PA Photo/Handout.

Originating on the Prada catwalk and inspired by tyre treads, these bulky beauties are the most fashion-forward way to boot up right now.

Instagram style stars have been pairing them with everything from oversized track pants and skinny jeans, to puffer jackets and teddy coats.

 

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