The best black boots to see you through autumn/winter in style

From biker boots to knee-high stompers, these are the best black boots to invest in now and wear all season

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Autumn dressing calls for one thing: the best black boots. The one piece of footwear that can work for absolutely any outfit or occasion, it pays to invest in the perfect pair of black boots that will see you through this season and beyond in both comfort and style.

Although black boots are a timeless staple, they are also one of the simplest things to buy to update your look without moving too far out of your comfort zone. The autumn/winter shoe trends predict that '70s-inspired pointed toes and lace-ups are set to be huge over the next few months, and both can easily be worked into your black boot collection with a few simple upgrades to classic shapes. 

If your current best winter boots were selected for practicality rather than fashion, it might be time to choose a pair that can offer both. From the best Chelsea boots to heeled ankle boots, the best new-in boots in black offer a stylish answer to cold and wet weather footwear. Whether you need a new pair of office-worthy stompers or you want a trendy set of biker boots to add some edge to every ensemble this season, these are the best black boots to shop right now. 

The best black boots for the new season

When selecting the best black boots for your autumn capsule wardrobe, think about versatility and the occasions you wish to wear them. There is no number of black boots you can or should have in your capsule wardrobe, and you may want both smart and casual styles, like the best wellies, to cover all bases. We've rounded up a host of styles for all occasions that you can shop now and wear this season and beyond. 

Amelia Yeomans
Senior writer

Amelia joined woman&home in 2022 after graduating with an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University and is now a senior writer. She began building her career as a lifestyle journalist after completing a fashion journalism course at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in 2019, writing for a variety of titles including OK! magazine, New! magazine and Notion on topics such as sustainable fashion and entertainment. She specialises in fashion and beauty content, covering everything from product reviews and nail art trends to reporting on fashion weeks and the best-dressed celebrities at red carpet events. With a keen eye for lifestyle trends, she is always on the lookout for the latest products and brands to hit the market.