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10+ Pairs of Boots for the Office that Will Elevate Your Work Wardrobe

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Struggling to find the right shoes for work? With the UK’s weather usually a bit too bleak for year-round sandal appreciation (it rains 156 days a year on average), it’s probably best to go for a pair of boots. Amp up your style with our edit of the best boots for the office, featuring picks from Jimmy Choo, Chanel and Chloé.

Which boots can you wear to the office?

Now you can’t just show up to work in any old pair of boots. There’s an unspoken dress code when it comes to office footwear, but British shoe retailer Clarks suggests that some of the things to consider include:

  • Neutral colours – think black or brown, but depending on your workspace you could wear brighter colours
  • Material – leather and suede are the go-to materials for boots, and are typically considered the smartest
  • A pointed toe – go for a pointed or almond toe if you’re after a more sophisticates style, as this will help extend the leg
  • Heels – if your office is more casual you can opt for a chunkier heel, but formal officewear will usually call for a slimmer heel

Before you buy, see if there’s anything at home first. Re-wearing old clothes is the best way to be sustainable, but if you can’t avoid it then try to shop consciously at responsible retailers, as well as rental and resale sites.

Boots for the Office that Will Elevate Your Work Wardrobe

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Black boot

Edward Green

Newmarket Ladies Boots, £1,220, 

Black leather ankle boots with low heel


The Mid Heel 60 Leather Ankle Boots, £570,

Black boot with a buckle


Sabine II Boots (Size 6), rent from £11 per day or buy secondhand for £90,

Black ankle boots with silver buckle


Saint Germain Ankle Boot, rent for £149 for three days,

Black riding boots


Leather Riding Boots (EU36.5), £160,

Black knee high boots

Saint Laurent

Jane Monogram Boots, £1,325,

Black Calf Leather Knee-High Boots

Jimmy Choo

Karter 85 Black Calf Leather Knee-High Boots, £1,225,

Black suede ankle boot


Black Kate Mini 80 Suede Ankle Boots, £315,

Black heeled boot


Meganne Ankle Boot, £775,

Black suede ankle boot


Black Saint Honoré 50 Suede Ankle Boots, £645,

Black bangle-embellished leather heeled boots

Jimmy Choo

Dreece 95 Bangle-embellished Leather Heeled Boots, £1,425,

Black tall boots with Chanel buttons


Calfskin CC Turnlock High Boots (EU36.5), £450,

Red-soled black heeled boots

Christan Louboutin

So Kate Booty, £825,

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