The boot trend that’s going to make you embrace autumn

Courtesy of Valentino and Moschino

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Courtesy of Valentino and Moschino

Remember when we all went crazy for striped trousers last year, basically after we saw Olivia Palermo in her Zara trousers? Well stripes are officially back again this season, except this time, they will be on your boots, all thanks to Moschino, Valentino et al.

We first spotted the trend at Milan Fashion Week, where many a Fashion editor wore the multicoloured Valentino Garavani boots. Although they're a statement piece, they proved wonderfully versatile.

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Some wore them over jeans (yep, that trend's coming back too), and others with floaty floral dresses for a more 70s feel.

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The Resort shows were quick to embrace them too, with Moschino sending models down the catwalk in sporty platform boots with stripes and the Moschino logo stamped on them.

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Meanwhile, while Kenzo didn't exactly have striped boots, they made the socks with sandals combo cool by pairing normcore shoes with thigh high striped socks.

The wonderful thing about this trend is that there are stripes to suit everyone. You could go down the sporty route and go for knee-highs with simple stripes down the side, paired with an oversized sweatshirt or distressed denim - basically an outfit Gigi or Bella Hadid would wear.

If you're after more of a 70s vibe, try the Valentino look, with horizontal striped boots in soft leather, paired with corduroys or a floaty dress.

Either way, you'll be a winner if you embrace this boot trend come autumn.

Penny Goldstone

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, 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.