[1] They say a leopard
never changes its spots

Faux pony skin pumps are wonderfully tactile and luxurious for the winter; like wearing a fur coat on your toes. The striking animal print adds vibrant colour and pattern to a simple LBD or shell top with ankle skimming trousers. These ones by Dune come with a patent trim and bow to
the front.

Dune Monica Hair-On Leather
Bow Trim Pumps, Leopard,
£47.20

[4] Modern heritage

You can't go wrong with the classic equestrian riding boot. L.K. Bennett has given these Denise leather knee highs a streamlined look with a clever elasticated panel to the back for easy access, and stylish cross over buckles.

L.K. Bennett Denise Knee
High Riding Boot,
Black, £295

[3] Femme fatal

The slender cigarette heel was seen stepping out on many a catwalk, in all forms of guises from stilettos to foldover ankle boots. Kurt Geiger's Elliot Point Toe court shoe is both a sophisticated and fierce statement that's best reserved for an
evening out.

Kurt Geiger Elliot Pointed
Toe Court Shoes, £200

[2] Golden accents

A chunky heeled biker boot like this one from Carvela artfully encapsulates the boyish charm look. It combines a clean edgy boot with flashes of gold brilliance.

Carvela Swap Ankle Boots,
Black, £128

[5] There is a point to it

Sleek and elegant, these point toe pumps contrast smooth leather with the soft patterning of winter tweeds. The pointed shape adds a contemporary feel, that's both smart for day and evening.

L.K. Bennett Holly Flat Court Shoes,
Tweed, £155.00 - £180.00

[7] Mirror, mirror…

When the months get colder, and the days darker the focus is all about the sumptuous textures and richer tones with a little unexpected drama. These mid heel court shoes from Kurt Geiger represent this well. It comes in a soft lavender grey, pointed toe and chunky reflective mirrored heels.

KG by Kurt Geiger Anna
Mid Heel Court Shoes , Grey, £88

[10] Chelsea goes to the rodeo

A cross between a smart Chelsea boot and more casual cowboy boots, these Carvela Stand Ankle boots are elegant enough to wear with a tweed jacket and dress or dressed down in a pair of old jeans and a smock top. The smooth nubuck leather, elasticated sides and slender strap give it a feminine country feel.

Carvela Stand Ankle Boots, Grey, £120

[6] Buckled over

The brogue shoe is a bit like the boyfriend jean; a comfy must-have staple that can be worn with dresses or trousers. The Livia monk strap buckled shoeshave a smart grown up collegiate feel with feminine fringing and perforated
detailing all over.

Bertie Livia Monk Shoes,
Tan, £60

[8] The ladylike court

Unisa has taken style cues from the trusted brogue shoe and turned it into a smart feminine court shoe. The Unisa Maden court shoe beautifully contrasts the smoothness of leather with soft matte suede, and comes with a comfortable low heel, pointed toe, double stitch detailing and pretty tassels to the front.

Unisa Maden Tassel Court Shoes,
Carbon, £135

[9] The classic ankle boot

If trends that come and go cramp your individual style, then these smart classic ankle boots from Whistles will surely make you smile. They'll go with everything from your favourite bootcut jeans to shift dresses and floaty skirts. Lucille comes in a plush black velvet, with an inner zip and sturdy heel.

Whistles Lucille Ankle Boots,
Black Suede, £120