4 Reasons Statement Boots are a Must Have for Autumn

Why Statement Boots are a must have
Why Statement Boots are a must have

For those of us looking to add interest to an Autumn/Winter wardrobe, without sacrificing on warmth, statement boots are a great place to start. I recently picked up this pair from River Island and it was love at first wear. The grey suede is neutral but still interesting, and they look much more expensive than they actually were (in my opinion at least!). Comfort factor is 10/10 and one of my favourite things about these boots is a comfort detail. As you know I love to be comfy! The entire inside of the boot is padded, which just makes them unbelievably comfortable to wear. I managed an 8 hour day in London with them with no pain!

For those who are more adventurous with colours and textures in their wardrobe, you may not consider these statement at all. But they are a shoe that can become the focus of an outfit, and qualifies as statement to me.

Why Statement Boots are a must have

They Elevate the Simplest Outfit

In the winter it's all too easy to opt for warmth and comfort over style, and who can blame us?! Choosing to wrap up in a cosy knit and scarf shouldn't be a sin and you can easily make sure your outfit still gets style points, by adding well chosen accessories. A statement boot is the perfect way to elevate the simplest of combinations and you'll instantly look more polished. A chunky jumper, skinny jeans and a statement boot is the perfect Autumn combination. Staying warm without sacrificing the style factor!

When You're Wrapped Up In a Coat, Your Accessories Do the Talking

When your whole outfit is concealed by a cosy coat, be it Teddy Bear style or Shearling. It's up to your accessories to complete the look. A pair of statement boots will draw focus to areas of your ensemble, other than your coat and keep the outfit interesting.

They Are Still Incredibly Wearable

Even though statement boots are a standout piece, they are still incredibly easy to wear. If the rest of your outfit is simple, throwing them on to complete the look is a no-brainer. If you've got other colours and patterns in your outfit then statement boots will simply add another point of interest to your look. To ensure that you can throw your boots on to complete any look, opt for a shoe that is statement in design, yet neutral in colour. Because of their neutral colour, this pair of River Island boots is easy to pair with any outfit. I find myself reaching for them with everything. 

They Are a Great Alternative to Black

It's just as easy to pop on some statement boots when you're walking out the door as it is to throw on your favourite classic black pair. It's one of the quickest and simplest hacks to look like you have put a lot of thought into your outfit, which is something I'm all for!


Shearling Coat

Black High Neck Jumper

Black Jeans

Grey Suede Boots

Why Statement Boots are a must have
Why Statement Boots are a must have
Why Statement Boots are a must have

  • Shannon

    Those boots look so cool! Makes me really wish I could walk in heels haha.

    Shann Eileen | http://www.shanneileen.com

  • Yana Kasekamp

    Loved reading your ideas! Those boots are super cute. I can’t believe you wore them for 8 hours and did not feel pain. My feet always hurt even after wearing the smallest heel lolol Awesome post! 🙂


  • These boots are gorgeous!! I just bought myself my first ever pair of over the knee boots and I’m in love! xx

    Melanie // Lilies Beauty

  • Loved the whole outfit, but the boots really do stand out! Loved how the colour goes with black but also the tones of your coat… I think I need some boots in the same colour as yours hehe. And I couldn’t agree more with the ‘when youre wrapped up in a coat, your accessories do all the talking’ statement. I’ve been hiding under a huge coat for over a month now and basically only care about my accessories hahaha


    Sofia | https://sofiachang.co/

  • ouuuu, those boots are so cute! i love the small/chunky heel on them too – stylish yet comfortable!

    becky @ star violet

  • Love love your boots and they are so statement! I think you can never go wrong with a good statement shoe and a simple outfit such a good balance! xx


  • Lisa Autumn

    You are so right.. boots and coats are the most important to me in Winter 🙂 Love yours!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • omg those boots are amazing! I love the location – perfectly autumnal


  • I totally agree with all of these reasons. I really like your outfit too. Great post! 🙂

  • Ah this is such a gorgeous post – love this time of year with all the leaves, perfect and your outfit is absolutely gorgeous!!! 🙂

    Layla xx


  • Those are real reasons! Mostly when the coat is the whole outfit, the shoes should give a pop 😀


  • The boots are so cool! Love them!




  • Charlotte

    As soon as Autumn/Winter comes around I reach for my boots more and more often. I love how you’ve styled quite a simplistic look with staple boots, they are so lovely!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

  • oh your boots are beautful. i would love to get a nice pair of flat overknee boots.


    • Over the knee boots are on my list too! I just need to find the perfect pair 🙂 xx

  • Those boots are lovely! I’m obsessed with booties lately. I just bought a burgundy pair!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Diana Maria

    These look so comfortable and classic- you can wear them with basically any outfit! Fall and winter boots are probably my favourite shoes to get- I’m excited to wear them. You look wonderful in these photos, Happy Thursday Frances! xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • Me too – I’ve always owned way too many boots, just can’t help myself hehe! Thankyou for your lovely comment 🙂 xx

  • I’ve always said how I hate that in winter you end up covering up your whole outfit with a big old coat, having some banging boots are the perfect alternative!! I totally need to invest in a pair xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

  • I love this look! Autumn is definitely my favourite for fashion – boots, cosy jumpers and coats!

    Kerrabella | xokerrabella.blogspot.co.uk

    • I can never pick a favourite season for fashion , I always get excited when the season changes! I do love cosy jumpers and boots though! xx

  • All such great reasons why you need those boots! I love a good pair of statement boots because when I’m bundled up in a coat, they still stand out and look chic just like you do in this outfit!


    • That’s exactly why I love them too! Such an easy way to elevate an outfit when it’s chilly! xx