Trust Me: No One Will Believe You Found These Boots on the High Street

As a boot obsessive, it's safe to say footwear is my forte. Although now my shopping habits have changed to focus on quality rather than quantity, over time I've amassed almost 70 pairs of shoes, and the majority are high-street. One of my favourite pairs is from Mango. They're a slouchy heeled knee-high that make strangers stop to ask me where I got them from. And recently, I've been wearing River Island cowboy boots on repeat. I've usually always been an ankle-boot girl, but I wear knee highs so much more now . Although my 18-year-old self would add them over the skinniest of jeans, I now style them with mini skirts and tights or under midi dresses instead.


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Style Notes: Camille's Mango knee-highs naturally sold out within minutes, but you can get a similar pair from Zara to style with minis or midis.

When it comes to knowing which pairs to buy, there are some tricks I've learned in my time as an editor to ensure high-street boots look expensive. Firstly, the colour plays a big role—it's often best to stick to classics such as black, brown and even burgundy. And secondly, leather styles are best to go to for longevity as you can spray them to make them look better for longer. That's not to say there aren't good non-leather and vegan leather styles out there, though. Keep scrolling to see the 26 best boots on the high street right now.


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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.