Parisian Women Have Been Wearing This One Boot Colour for Decades

We know what you're thinking: When it comes to putting your fail-safe black boots to the side, how can you manage? And most importantly, why would you do that? Well, because brown is the key colour for autumn/winter 2018 (we've already put them to the test). Not only that, but French women love incorporating brown into their footwear—especially boots. Oh, and it's also the colour of some of our favourite things (aka brownies and chocolate), so it's only right we start adding it to our footwear collection too.

With so many pairs out there, it's difficult to know which ones will see us through the transitional (and basically arctic) winter months while still looking chic with all our outfits. This is where we come in. We've found 15 pairs so strong that your next big decision will be how much your credit card limit is.

From Chloé's over-the-knee riding boots and Saint Laurent's Western-inspired wonders to the ASOS lace-up booties you'll wear on repeat, you're guaranteed to find a pair that will suit you. It's not just shades of tan, brown and caramel either—look to A/W 18's key trends like leopard print and snakeskin to inspire your choice.

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A pair of tan ankle boots will complement any outfit for autumn/winter and beyond.


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Look to the Wild West for footwear inspiration, and you can't go wrong. Case in point? Emili's cowboy boots.


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They don't have to be plain brown, either—make like Madelynn and go for a catchy python print. 

Shop Brown Boots

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Now it's time to see and shop the designer bags that'll go with your new boots.

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Freelance Fashion Editor

Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning. Back to Who What Wear. With hundreds of published stories on site, Harriet knows what the WWW reader wants. Keeping up to date with the latest It buys and runway trends, she can guarantee to keep you one step ahead of the most stylish people. When not writing or styling, Harriet loves to go shopping (yes, more fashion). If she’s not in a local Hackney bar or restaurant, you can find her forever searching for her next holiday destination.