The catwalk may have been awash with thigh-high boots last season, but make no mistake, the ankle boot still reigns supreme.
Nothing heralds the start of autumn like a new pair of boots and the high-street is awash with them, showcasing some exciting styles that'll go with everything (is there a better investment than that?).
As a fashion editor, I was lucky enough to see some of my favourite shows and get up close and personal with the new trends, so if you're looking to freshen up your footwear for AW23, here are the key boot styles worth investing in.
Seen during previous seasons at Isabel Marant, Celine, Ganni, Chloe and Molly Goddard to name just a few, it's the ultimate in cool-girl footwear and surprisingly easy to blend in with your everyday wardrobe (I don't recommend going full-on cowgirl like Margot unless it's Halloween). Team them with oversized jeans and a blazer for that ultimate French girl look.
You can't really call it a trend when it never goes out of style, so I'll just say that if you're going to invest in one pair of boots forever then make it the Chelsea boot. Said to take their name from the avant-garde and artistic set that resided in London's Chelsea area in the 60s, the boots are known for tight-fitting, sleek and elegant silhouette which explain their timelessness.
Chunky, track sole boots have been a staple for the past few seasons now, with The Row's zip-front boots and Balenciaga's lug sole styles at the forefront of the trend - and they're so popular they've been restocked by the likes of Matches and Net-A-Porter for yet another season. For AW23, they've been re-imagined slightly, in particular I'm loving Moncler's heeled take as well as Brunello Cucinelli's cosy knitted boots.
Heeled boots are a versatile day-to-night option which will easily take you from the office to the pub. This season is all about kitten heels and a pointy toe, as seen at Toteme, Khaite, Acne Studios and Balenciaga.
A residual of last year's dopamine dressing trend, disco boots were one of the most Instagrammed trend on the catwalk during February's fashion weeks. Remember those Saint Laurent glitter boots circa 2017? Think a slightly more toned down version, in liquid gold and silver.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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