The best shoes and boots for autumn
Hands up who can’t wait to upgrade their footwear for autumn! We’ve done the legwork for you and found all the best autumn shoes and boots that are available to buy in Dundrum Town Centre now. We’ve picked pairs that cover off all the latest autumn trends, too, from cowboy boots to chunky boots; eco-friendly trainers to block heels. Farewell flip-flops, hellloooooo shiny new shoes!
Chunky white boots
Last year we saw hiking boots take the fashion pack and the high street by storm, and this season boots with a chunky black sole are still on our radar. For a new twist on the stomping style, why not try on these white boots from Kurt Geiger? Perfect for weekends and off-duty looks, they’ll look great worn with any floaty silk skirts or floral dresses you’ve got hanging in your wardrobe. Throw on a chunky knit or your leather jacket. (Nirvana playlist optional…) If you’ve got any light jeans, these will work well – black boots can sometimes look too harsh against pale denim.
Our pick: Aldo Gwemma biker boots in white, €130, Kurt Geiger
Block heel shoes
Anyone else a sucker for a colourful court? It’s such an easy way to lift your outfit, working well with anything from denim through to suiting. This year sees red shoes still reigning high, but if you’ve already bought a pair of those, then how about choosing an autumnal mustard-yellow pair instead? Step forward these gorgeous Zara shoes. Block heel shoes are perfect if you’re working 9 ‘til 5. They’ll give your outfit a polished look while making sure your feet aren’t killing you come rush hour. Just check out the pointed toe and sculptural heel on this pair – Zara nails it again!
Our pick: block heel shoes in mustard, €25.95, Zara
Black ankle boots
Ah, the one footwear style that we all have in our wardrobes: the humble black ankle boot. In order to give you an excuse/reason for buying another pair this autumn, we’ve hunted down a new-season pair that have been given an AW19 overhaul… One of our favourite pairs at Dundrum Town Centre – yes, it was hard to choose just one! – is these Autograph boots from Marks & Spencer. They get two big trend ticks from us: one, the on-trend square toe was seen all over the catwalks; and, two, the sculptural flared heel makes them that little bit different from your everyday black ankle boots. What to wear them with? Oh, just everything you already own – jeans, cropped trousers, midi skirts, jumpsuits, you name it.
Our pick: Autograph leather flared heel ankle boots, €110, M&S
Now before you think we’ve gone a bit yee-hah, hear us out. Western-style boots are all over the high street and they CAN be your new boot-friend. They’re honestly wearable in real life, not just on influencers feeds. Take this brown suede pair from Massimo Dutti. Practically speaking, the elongated toe and low heel make them flattering and super comfortable. Keep your legs bare and pop them on with your favourite midi dress. Or add them to your skinny-jeans-and-tee ensemble. They look good with EVERYTHING! And give you instant Insta-cool in the process. Don’t believe us? Head in store and try them.
Our pick: suede cowboy boots, €169, Massimo Dutti
SNAKE PRINT BOOTS
It’s hard to shop anywhere nowadays without seeing leopard print: from coats to bags, footwear to belts, we all love a bit of (faux) leopard. What to crush on next? Snake print! We’ve seen this print on dresses in Dundrum Town Centre but how about snake print boots? It’s a nice way to dip your toe in the trend… We hunted down these brown snake print boots in Aldo. They’re a nice minimal take on the trend, with a wearable block heel and classic almond toe. They’ll look great paired with both your weekend and work-day wardrobes. And we’re pretty sure they’ll inspire serious boot envy from all your friends.
Our pick: Eowaodia ankle boots, €90, Aldo
ECO FRIENDLY TRAINERS
If you’re upping your sneaker game for autumn, then why not choose a fashionable and ethical pair of kicks? Veja is increasingly known for its environmentally friendly trainers, which are made with raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture, using no chemicals or polluting process. In other words, they’re kinder to our world. Get yourself to Harvey Nichols and swoon over their selection of Veja trainers. We’ve put these classic Esplar ones to the top of our shopping list. Sprint you there…
Our pick: Veja Esplar white leather sneakers, €105, Harvey Nichols
PERSONAL SHOPPING AT DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE
We popped in to see Dundrum personal stylist Fiona to find out what she had to say about AW19 footwear trends: ‘I’ve always been a fan of 90s (considering I was a teenager living through trends such as neon flashes of colour, square toes, frayed jeans and graphic tees). Look to Topshop, Mango, Bershka – all who have reinvigorated the 90s square toe classic – and pair with cropped trousers, full skirts or straight denims. I adore ornate detail on footwear, so I am gushing over buckle and feather details that can be seen on the runway, from Chloe to Saint Laurent.’ To book your personal shopping appointment with Fiona or a member of the team, or for more information, visit the website.