Tune Into Autumn: The Essential Brown Boots To Style This Season

From equestrian style knee-high zip-ups to stylish ankle boots, we explore the autumnal boots every girl should have in their wardrobe

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When the nights draw in, the clocks go back and the sight of dew in the morning makes you wrap your scarf that bit more snug, it's often easy to fall into old habits of stock piling the wardrobe with fail-safe fashion items of black, black, and a bit more black.

However, we forget that autumn is the most opportune time to experiment with rich, warming autumnal tones such as latte-hued camel, burnt sienna, burgundy, blush pink, cream, mustard and hazel-tinted browns.

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You only have to look at the latest covers of ELLE magazine, with stand out cover stars such as Lily James and Amy Adams, to see that the changing season is the time to enrich our fashion choices with shearling, clashing velvets, chunky knits and oversized coats.

But, if there's one colour that undoubtedly defines the quintessential autumnal wardrobe, it's brown.

Here is ELLE's guide to styling the brown boot this season, all available at Clarks:

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Acting Associate Fashion Editor, Sophie VanDerWelle says: 'Boots are a seasonal staple come AW16. A pair of brown boots can be a softer option to the usual tougher black styles and will complement the earthy, rust tones that were seen all over the runway.'

However, if like us you're wardrobe is bursting at the hinges from far too many winter jumpers and coats, the best way to insert autumnal hues into your wardrobe is with footwear.

Team cropped jeans with ankle boots

'The 90s cropped, undone hem is back in a big way and makes a perfect pairing when teamed with a chocolate brown mid heeled boot like the Othea Ruby,' advises Sophie.

'Make sure they skim the ankle for a relaxed vibe.'

Match outerwear to footwear

Sophie explains: 'Mixing brown tones with your outer wear and playing with textures like suede.'

'Add a chunky knit sock underneath a shorter style boot, such as the Carleta Lyon, for a layered look.'

Pair knee high boots with knee-length dresses and skirts

Sophie says: 'Play with proportion by teaming a knee high boot, such as the Tamro Marina, with a longer length dress or skirt, transforming your summer dress into a layering piece you can wear throughout Autumn.'

'Buckled boots are a nod to the military trend and can toughen up any floral dress,' she explains.

Brown boots – the only way to walk into Autumn.

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