4 boots trends that are going to be everywhere this year

Ask any true fashionista and she’ll tell you that shoe shopping is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

Coveting a pair of killer heels and making them yours is a dopamine-inducing delight – and there’s none of the agony that comes with browsing for bikinis or jeans, because the size of your feet doesn’t really fluctuate.

There’s something particularly pleasurable about buying boots, because unlike strappy sandals or sky-high stilettos that are reserved for holidays and special occasions, you can wear boots day in and day out, almost all year round.

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They spark joy way more often than those delicate court heels that stay hidden in a box at the back of your wardrobe most of the time – wouldn’t Marie Kondo approve?

So what’s trending in the boot department for 2019?

One thing’s for certain, ankle length is where it’s at – these shorter styles will take you from winter to spring with ease, and with lots of cool colour and print options, they’re anything but boring.

Ready to find your perfect pair? Here are four boots trends that are set to dominate this year…

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1. Bright boots

Break up wintry dark outfits with a pop of red, yellow or orange. Fiery hued kitten heel boots make a chic addition to a floral maxi skirt, or will brighten up a casual jeans and jumper combo.

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Tu at Sainsbury’s Online Exclusive Orange Sock Ankle Boots

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JD Williams Marigold Flexi Sole Kitten Heel Ankle Boots

2. Zebra print boots

Taking over from this season’s ubiquitous snake print, zebra stripes are galloping into fashion for 2019. Team with a leather mini skirt and a zebra jumper, if you really want to be on trend.


Sosandar Zebra Print Leather Pull On Ankle Boots

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Dorothy Perkins Multi Coloured Zebra Design Leather Attitude Ankle Boots


Office Mojo Shoe Boots Zebra Pony Effect

3. Patent boots

A high shine finish gives block heeled boots a luxe feel, and this season’s coolest pairs come with metallic or heel detailing too. Make these patent pretties your party stars.


Office All Right Block Heel Boots


Topshop Houston Ankle Pointed Boots

4. Minimalist cowboy boots

The cowboy comeback continues, but now it’s all about pared back, sleek styles in soft hues. Powder pink or white are ideal for pairing with floral frocks from now until summer.

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Miss Selfridge Brooke White Western Boots


Dune Priotry Boots


Faith Pink Suedette Bestie Block Heel Ankle Boots, Debenhams

- Press Association

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