I'm a Stylist—7 High-Street Brands I Always Rely on for Expensive-Looking Boots


(Image credit: @_livmadeline)

Liv wearing COS knee-high boots. 

When it comes to shoes, I know my stuff. As somewhat of an obsessive, I could tell you the best brands to buy certain pairs without even have to search for them. And while Dear Frances, Essēn and The Row (of course) are some of my favourite designers when it comes to boots, often, I find myself heading to the good ol' British high street for new season styles. 

It's all about finding those expensive-looking details, shapes and colourways that scream premium from every angle. And if you track down the perfect pair, no doubt they'll elevate your outfits as much as the designer counterparts. Whether you're searching for a cowboy boot (Mango has a chic pair), a riding boot (& Other Stories have nailed the trend) or you want to snap up COS' could-be designer Acne Studios lookalike, I've put my shoe obsessive knowledge to good use to find the 21 best high street boots to add to your repertoire. But like all good things, they sellout first, so I wouldn't hang around with this lot. 

Scroll down to discover the best high-street boot brands out there.

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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.