I've Worked Out the Boot Trends You're Going to Love in 2021

Elinor Block
·3-min read

Much like everyone in the world, I’d quite like 2020 to be over sooner rather than later, thanks very much. I don’t think I’m generalising when I say that this year hasn’t been the best. So then, you’ll forgive me for looking ahead into the new year and the new season fashion trends to have something to look forward to.

On the agenda today is the best new boot trends for 2021. While I’m aware that most of us are set with our footwear for winter right now, there are some genuinely exciting boots trends for the new year. As boots are now a year-round item, they’ll work perfect for spring/summer 2021 with summer dresses but excellent for the colder weather too.

Below, there are three key looks I’ve identified from the upcoming collections. While there isn’t anything totally groundbreaking, what I like is that there are a couple of more joyful styles as well as classic boots that are wardrobe classics. Keep scrolling to see the three boot trends I predict you’re going to love in 2021.

1. Colourful Cowboy

Isabel Marant spring/summer 2021 runway

While there are a lot of cowboy boot styles around right now, most fit the minimalist aesthetic (think the current Bottega versions). But for spring/summer 2021 the maximalist aesthetic is back. Think stripes, purple, pinks, metallics and embellishments for the ultimate colourful cowboy boots next season.

Isabel Marant spring/summer 2021 runway

Isabel Marant Leesta Cowboy Boots (£775)

Jimmy Choo Bear 65 Studded Suede Cowboy Boots (£886)

E8 by Miista Elodie Contrast Toe Leather Western Boots in Tan and Blue (£175)

Isabel Marant Lyork Studded Suede and Leather Knee-High Boots (£1465)

Khaite Dallas Metallic Leather Knee Boots (£1255)

Golden Goose Wish Star Low Embroidered Textured-Leather Boots (£680)

2. Flat Chelsea

Celine spring 2021 runway

Say goodbye to the super chunky sole, as I predict a return to the slightly flatter Chelsea boot is on the horizon. The real beauty about this shoe style is that it always looks brilliant with a midi floral dress. Even if we don’t make it to any festivals next year, you can still dress like you’re at one.

Ganni spring 2021 collection

Arket Classic Chelsea Boot (£150)

& Other Stories Teddy Lined Leather Chelsea Boots (£135)

Proenza Schouler Topstitched Leather Chelsea Boots (£765)

Maison Margiela Tabi Split-Toe Patent-Leather Chelsea Boots (£740)

Loewe Rubber-Trimmed Leather Chelsea Boots (£495)

3.1 Phillip Lim Alexa Leather Chelsea Boots (£450)

3. Return of the Sock

Balmain spring/summer 2021 runway

Yep, it’s back. After a brief hiatus, I can’t shake the impression that the style gods (AKA, the biggest fashion houses in the world), are signalling a return of the sock boot. Seen at Balmain, as well as on street stylers during the most recent fashion week, this is the trend that is a surprising wardrobe classic. Opt for black or brown to ensure its wearability.

Paciotti Suede-Trimmed Mesh Sock Boots (£585)

Gianvito Rossi 70 Stretch-Knit Sock Boots (£695)

Aquazzura Saint Honore 85 Suede Sock Boots (£620)

Office Aniseed Angled Heel Sock Boots Khaki Knit (£25)

By Far Audrey Stretch-Leather Ankle Boots (£455)

Dune Stretch Sock Ankle Boots (£120)

Next up, the biggest winter 2020 fashion trends to know.

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