It is officially boot-wearing season, and the team at BeautyEQ could not be happier. Style director Louise Hilsz shares her best buys for winter from cowboy-inspired to standout metallics. 

The ankle boot still reigns supreme when it comes to winter shoe trends. And for us, colour and texture define a great boot buy. From studded cowboy boots to the ladylike finish of luxurious velvet, if you don't already have a boot fetish, you will after shopping from the selection below. 
When it comes to styling Hilsz suggests: "Think outside the square and team a great boot with any of your favourite fashion looks. Built for comfort and style they work for the office, they are ideal when worn with leather pants or jeans for the weekend or a sexy dress for a night out." 
Here's the best selection in stores right now.


Mi Piaci Garland ankle boot, $380. Isabel Marant Derlyn Sueded boots from Workshop, $949. Toga Buckle-strap knee-high leather boots, $855. Stewart Weitzman Expert boots from Scarpa, $990. 


Isabella Anselmi Olena ankle boots, $310. Maison Margiela Tabi ankle boots, $1145. Kathryn Wilson Iris boot, $369. Augustine Layla boot, $269.


Balenciaga Vile boot, $1135. Chaos & Harmony Divine boot, $389. Fendi Contrast-panel point-toe sock boots, $1220. Saint Laurant Loulou boots, $1115. 


Beau Coop Anibelle boots, $469.  Sol Sana Axel boots, $309. Junya Wataname Smooth-leather ankle boots, $1010. Mi Piaci Ryder ankle boot, $360.