Chunky boots, crocodile patterns or nude tones: We have the coolest ankle boots and boots trends for autumn and winter 2023.
The temperatures are slowly falling and the sneakers also have to give way to warmer models. But which boots and ankle boots are currently trending? Overknees or mid-height boots? Heeled or flat? Colorful or subtle? We have the most important boot trends for 2023.
1st trend: over-the-knee boots
They have been an indispensable part of the shoe closet in recent years and will continue to find their way into our fashion repertoire in autumn and winter 2023: . However, they shouldn’t necessarily come with high (block) heels and only in black. Much better: a version made of leather, suede or patent, optionally in nude tones, brown or rusty red. And if in black, then it’s best to wear it flat with a casual cut or a slight shine that looks cool. This means the boots immediately become eye-catchers and it doesn’t take much to create a cool autumn look.
Styling ideas for overknee boots
A simple, plain dress with subtle tights or a cool jeans-shirt combination is enough. So the overknees can look great on their own. Add a cool bag, either plain or in a color that matches the boots, and a little jewelry, plus an extra-long coat or trench coat and you have the perfect autumn look.
2nd trend: Chunky (ankle) boots
Just elegant? No way: autumn and winter 2023 will be casual. And with . For everyone who doesn’t yet know what this boot trend is all about: Chunky ankle boots impress, similar to ugly sneakers, usually with a noticeable profile and rubber sole. They appear extremely bulky – but that also makes them particularly cool. And chunky boots now come not only as ankle boots, but also in other models – such as mid-height or over-the-knee boots.
Styling ideas for chunky (ankle) boots
The chunky boots are particularly cool as a style break element: For example, they can be worn with a romantic floral dress or a model with puffed sleeves. But the cool boots also look good with a combination of a leather skirt and knitted sweater or skirt, shirt and blazer.
3rd trend: mid-height boots
The question of whether it should be over-the-knee boots or mid-height boots this year is unnecessary: both models are on trend. may come in 2023, especially in the flat version. They can also be lace-up and have buckles or platform soles, such as patent or leather over-the-knee boots or in more eye-catching colors. Or as a chunky version.
Styling ideas for mid-height boots
The mid-height boot version works best with a dress: whether it’s a shirt dress or a maxi model. Either wear tights with a low denier count or – if the weather permits in autumn and winter 2022 – without them.
4th trend: boots with crocodile print
While leopard or snake print was more in vogue in previous years, 2023 is all about it in the spotlight. It looks elegant and can be combined very easily – you just have to be careful not to overdo it with the pattern mixes.
Styling ideas for croc print boots
Since the crocodile embossing only creates subtle accents, the rest of the look can be eye-catching. Other prints and patterns are also possible: a blouse or shirt with stripes, leather trousers or jeans and a boot version with a crocodile look, for example, go well together. But a simple dress with which the shoes can work is also an exciting combination option.
Which boot trends are outdated?
Cowboy boots have been the shoe trend par excellence in recent years. However, this trend will level off somewhat in 2023. Sock boots can also stay in your shoe closet this fall and winter. They get significantly less attention than was the case recently. In addition, the metallic look is on the decline in terms of fashion.
The right care for trendy boots
Of course, to ensure that the trendy shoes stay in good condition for as long as possible, they need the right care. Because if they are worn throughout the fall or winter and then simply disappear in the shoe closet, you will certainly not have anything of them beyond 2022. You should always waterproof leather and clean the boots with a damp cloth after wearing them. In addition, you can either hang mid-height boots or over-the-knee boots on a boot rack or lay them flat in the closet. You should make sure that the shaft is fully spread out to avoid kinks. And then you can still enjoy the boots next year.
I am an author and journalist who has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. I currently work as a news editor at a major news website, and my focus is on covering the latest trends in entertainment. I also write occasional pieces for other outlets, and have authored two books about the entertainment industry.