Between the mercury dropping and the threats of snow beginning to spiral like, well, snowflakes, from the mouths of Met Office officials, you might just be thinking about switching up your workaday ballerinas for something a little more practical… Enter the construction/worker boot, that perennial favourite of the hip hop style set. Championed by A-listers and Kardashian-West boys and girls of all ages (from 2-year-old North through to pushing-60 Kris), who’ve rocked them – with equal panache – with jeans and suits alike, you can’t go wrong.
Your classic Timberland/CAT bootie will set you back at least £100 (though we really won’t blame you if you plump for these leopard print beauties – they are a wear-forever investment, after all) – but, if you’re saving up for Christmas and can’t quite justify self-gifting on such a scale, never fear.
Guys – go classic with the tan leather Welton Boot from Dickies – at £54.95, you can snap up a pair at a fraction of the cost you’d fork out for your standard Tim, without compromising on any of the quality (these padded, ergonomically designed guys are favoured by actual
Girls – channel Gwen and go bold with these £5 (yes, really!) hot pink babies from Everything £5.
The golden rules? If you wear them with trousers (although skirts are also acceptable – just ask Mr West), tuck them in – the greater the taper, the greater the chic factor. And neatly tied laces? Only OK on actual construction sites.